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← It is not part of anyone’s culture to be abused

King of NH's Avatar Jump to comment 29 by King of NH

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There is a fine line between justice and vengeance. We have built justice to prevent revenge. I want to personally beat this father to a bloody (both British and dictionary definition) heap. So to protect my own morality and sanity, I would prefer to leave it to courts and prisons.

This is a British crime, but there was an American philosopher of some sort, I can't remember who, that said (paraphrasing) of Western justice, "It is better that a thousand criminals run free than one innocent man should be unfairly punished." It is better that we are just, civil, and humane toward the even very worst of criminals then we should give in to vengeance.

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 15:44:00 UTC | #424327