Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Call me a fascist by all means, but I'd say if a killer has "incomplete moral development of mental functioning" (a description that could be applied to most, if not all murderers, surely?), they should be locked up for the protection of society as a whole, not given the option of early release because them being a nutter means "their responsibility was diminished". Yes, that's right - I'm advocating the incarceration of sociopaths, psychopaths, and basically anyone who's a bit mental and violent.

Oh, and while we're on the subject of legal reforms, I'd also advocate the elimination of all age restrictions currently in place when it comes to sentencing - utterly illiberal not to have everyone equal under the law, after all. If you're old enough to commit a crime, you're old enough to be convicted for it. It might also act as a bit of a deterrant to those little brats who reckon they can get away with anything just because they've yet to reach legal maturity.

And now I'll try and stop sounding so much like a Daily Mail editorial for a bit.

2 Comments:

Blogger Devil's Kitchen said...

*claps enthusiastically*

Quite right, NM. Especially on the loonies...

DK

12/21/2005 01:11:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh alright, you're a fascist by all means, if it makes you feel better.

Bear in mind that the practice of releasing homicidal maniacs to roam the streets was introduced by the great and glorious Margaret Hilda as a cost saving exercise, so they could close a lot of loony bins. Care in the community, dontcha know old chap. How she squared the idea that the community was going to make sure these people took their medicine with the conviction that there was no such thing as society is a question which has baffled the best minds of my generation.

When I was a tot, the age of criminal responsibility was 8, which was too low. Whatever it is now is evidently too high. I can see the logic of not banging the little bastards up with others of their kind who will teach them how to be better burglars and car thieves, but it seems to me we should go after their parents, hard. If we don't want to lock up the parents and take the kids into care (see previous statement), we should find ways of making their lives hell until they accept some responsibility. [/rant]

12/22/2005 05:59:00 pm  

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