Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Free will, it's a beautiful thing............

‘She’s a twat Lauren.’
‘Abused as a child, not her fault.’
‘Do you actually believe that shit or are you just being difficult?’
‘I’m trying to see both sides of the story, we have to look into why they do what they do, just sending them to prison and leaving them there isn’t going to help them.’
‘I haven’t got a problem with throwing the bitch in jail, then throwing away the key and sticking food through her letter box at meal times.’
‘It’s like prostitutes, they have issues too.’
‘Yeah like what, where and how to get their next fix? Oh i’ve got an idea, let’s shag random strangers for money, it’s better than mugging people or robbing cars. Or perhaps better still, they could not get hooked on scag in the first place.’
‘Same old Joe, you don’t care about people, you don't take the time to find out why they get where they do.’
‘Tell that to the kid who I helped social services take away to a safe place after his mother and father treated him like a rag doll. He’s worth caring about, for him i've got all the time in the world.’

A quote from 'God's Cop: The Biography of James Anderton' helps to illustrate your point:

'Alive, the 42 year old prostitute had not been a pretty sight. Dead, she made even hardened Police Officers retch........................as the coat parted, so Vera's intestines spilled to the ground, unveiling a madman's mutilation.'

People who perpetrate heinous crimes, of robbery, of rape, of drug dealing, of murder, should be sent to jail, no matter what happened to them in childhood, in adulthood. No one forces them to do what they do, they have something called 'free will' it's a beautiful thing, 'responsibility' is a beautiful word, it's just a shame some people will try anything to avoid it, to be an exception to it, the only way is to force it upon them.


At 7:01 PM, Blogger fjl said...

I think also there is a culture of making exceptions out of victims- as if they're the ones who don't deserve justice for some reason or another. It's just another way of making excuses and trying to get out of it. Alas, this is so widespread, and you do well to quote the prostitutes' case.

Been reading the ripper have you. :-)

At 8:23 PM, Blogger Joe90 said...

You're right, it's just another way of making excuses, sadly it's becoming an epidemic.

'God's Cop: The Biography of James Anderton.' I thoroughly recommend it.

At 12:45 PM, Blogger fjl said...

ha I knew you were one of the good ones. :-)

At 9:01 PM, Blogger totallyun-pc said...

hello joe - popped in via a link.... good blog.


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