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Re: “Heart of the city

This is all really about the lack of justice. The topic of "justice" of course is very broad, and can be debated forever. So, let's focus on the important part of criminal justice which, in theory, should be a deterrent to prevent crime. Laws are presently structured so that only our government has the right to use violence to prevent crime. Unfortunately, as the NRA likes to remind us, "when seconds count, the police are minutes away". Further, criminals breaking into cars and houses - or similar property crimes - even if caught, will be quickly released regardless of the number of prior offenses. Why should they fear getting caught? At least if you'd called the police, that poor homeless man might have a warm place to sleep and a meal at the local jail - assuming they kept him long enough.

So, until citizens get the stomach for real justice - public executions broadcast on the 10:00 PM newscasts are my suggestion - you're going to live in fear and continue to be a victim of crime, because your government can not and will not protect you. On the other hand, if anyone contemplating a crime against you knew with certainty that they would be quickly apprehended, tried fairly and executed if found guilty (by the judicial system), don't you think that would make them think twice before breaking into your house or cars yet again?

But until that happens, we must support "stand your ground" laws extended to our property boundaries - at least we can provide the deterrent of a well-armed and determined populace, legally allowed to execute robbers and thieves for good cause. If you can't support that, then don't complain when you're a victim again.

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Posted by butchkravitz on 11/20/2017 at 12:49 PM


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