Alabama’s Gruesome Prisons: Report Finds Rape and Murder at All Hours

May 2012
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#81
So, you approve of rape when you disapprove of the victim.
Absolutely.

If they made others suffer then my sympathy for them ends. In fact I would go beyond rape and include torture and their eventual murder into it.

The suffering to the end is the most important part however.
 

Ian Jeffrey

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#82
Not to Machiavelli lol.
Well, to anyone with a moral sense.

But seriously ... even Machiavelli would ask the question. His set of criteria for answering, however, would not include what most of us think of as "morality," though certainly it would be his own version. If my time was not already taken up with other things, I would go back and re-read The Prince (a copy of which is still on my shelf from college), but ... well, I cannot do everything ...
 
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Ian Jeffrey

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#83
Absolutely.

If they made others suffer then my sympathy for them ends. In fact I would go beyond rape and include torture and their eventual murder into it.

The suffering to the end is the most important part however.
So you have no objection to rape in principle, so long as you sufficiently disapprove of the victim. We have a word for that kind of thinking...
 
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highway234

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#87
Alabama, like Mississippi and my own home state of Texas, has been long defined by its unusual degree of brutality when it comes to incarceration.