- Jun 2014
- Cleveland, Ohio
If guilt were absolutely clear, no possible justification or mitigation, the due process issues would largely disappear.This kind of shit is why I, sometimes, feel the methods of justice here in the civilized world, especially in such cases, are inferior to the way things like this s are handled in the Caucasus Mountains, where I was born.
You don't report shit to police there. You complain to your clan elders. And your clan then seems violent revenge on your (or your daughter's) behalf
Of course that can (and often) does also turn into so-called "blood feuds", which may go on for generations over there, with revenge killings back and fourth between rival clans...
So, yeah, that system has own downsides as well.
But, at least it's quick and simple, over there lol
But this is not so.
I can see the appeal of vigilantism, but in too many cases, they punish the wrong person.
And, not for nothing, but this is a 16 year old. He might well be beyond help, but it is remotely possible he is not. If he can be rendered into a decent human being, we have a duty to try.
It's possible this defendant was raised by evil parents who taught him his wealth means he can commit crimes without consequences, as long as the victims are not also rich.
Remember the "Affluenza killer"?
A history of Texas 'affluenza teen' Ethan Couch and his family's troubles with the law | Crime | Dallas News
Appallingly shitty parents. He's been off home monitoring awhile now, and has evidently kept out of trouble.