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IG-64
02-06-2004, 12:41 PM
I just learned that the girl from the surveylance camera was found dead. :(

what's up with all these child abduction cases?

STTCT
02-06-2004, 12:43 PM
WHAT!!!

I was so praying for her!!!!

how awful!

XERXES
02-06-2004, 12:44 PM
oh man...
:(

Sivy
02-06-2004, 12:48 PM
the world is a sick and twisted place.

i think punishment for crimes of this nature should be more of a deterrent than just a few years in prison, because that doesn't seem to stop people from doing this. maybe if they would have their dicks cut off or something more severe, the sick and twisted would think twice about committing these crimes.

IG-64
02-06-2004, 12:57 PM
Here's the guy's mug shot:
http://i.cnn.net/cnn/2004/US/South/02/06/missing.girl/vert.smith.jpg
Now here's her:
http://i.cnn.net/cnn/2004/US/South/02/06/missing.girl/vert.carlie.jpg
Taken from this article (http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/South/02/06/missing.girl/)

leXX
02-06-2004, 01:03 PM
Originally posted by Siv
maybe if they would have their dicks cut off or something more severe, the sick and twisted would think twice about committing these crimes.

Well said.

It's scary to think that this guy has three daughters. Sick f***! :mad: I hope he makes a nice little friend in prison.

STTCT
02-06-2004, 01:06 PM
Well at least they had that video. Now they can FRY his ass! I mean they have the video - they have all the forensic evidence from the car - your looking at a dead man.

IG-64
02-06-2004, 01:12 PM
But just look at her.... now look at him...... it's just.... so... terrible...

Hang him high, I say. Scum like that shouldn't exist in the world.

STTCT
02-06-2004, 01:20 PM
If I have a little girl she's not leaving the house...okay...without a big shotgun.

Druid Bremen
02-06-2004, 01:36 PM
I. Really. Feel. Like. BEATING. UP. THIS! GUY!

Crow_Nest
02-06-2004, 01:40 PM
Yeah, this really sucks.

Hope that guy dies in prison. :mad:

El Sitherino
02-06-2004, 03:04 PM
I've said it for years now, and I'll say it again, "castrate all rapists, and molestors." then place a big block of salt over the wound.

Seriously, these people make me sick. It's a f*cking kid, I mean... come on.

It sickens me that rapists, practically get a slap on the wrist, what they do could be considered worse than murder, in this case it was a double slice to the heart.

Breton
02-06-2004, 06:36 PM
Well, that's sad, but...

Originally posted by Siv
the world is a sick and twisted place.

i think punishment for crimes of this nature should be more of a deterrent than just a few years in prison, because that doesn't seem to stop people from doing this. maybe if they would have their dicks cut off or something more severe, the sick and twisted would think twice about committing these crimes.

Do you really believe that carrying out sickly brutal, violent and barbaric punishments on such people would make them any less criminal? Two wrongs does not make one right, perfoming sick and twisted punishments upon the sick and twisted is only twice as bad.

I'll assume that you by "sick and twisted" mean "having mental problems". You'll have to understand that mental diseases and physical diseases are actually quite similar to each other, so what's up with people always treating the two completely different? I mean, if a person got sick with cancer, you'd feel bad for him, but if that person is sick with OCD, you'd want to perform brutal inhuman punishments upon him.

Hang him high, I say. Scum like that shouldn't exist in the world.

Not to be rude, IG-64, but you do not know this person, you know nothing about his mental health, nothing about his childhood, nothing about his genes, nothing about his family... you have absolutly no right to judge him. That counts for all of you. In short, don't judge people you don't know about. Keep in mind that provided the right situation, it might have been you who would kill that little girl (still talking to everyone).

Don't let anger cloud your judgement. Please.

(BTW: Sorry for making this discussion serious, but it's a serious topic and should not contain only the arguments of one side)

ZBomber
02-06-2004, 06:43 PM
"Not to be rude, IG-64, but you do not know this person, you know nothing about his mental health, nothing about his childhood, nothing about his genes, nothing about his family... you have absolutly no right to judge him. That counts for all of you. In short, don't judge people you don't know about. Keep in mind that provided the right situation, it might have been you who would kill that little girl (still talking to everyone). "

Doesn't matter. We should let him off, just because hes mentally ill? Not all people who are retarted go and ****ing rape/kill some one!
:mad:

ExcelsioN
02-06-2004, 06:49 PM
Only sad people who have a strange idea of the world do this. It just shows how sick and twisted the world really is.

swphreak
02-06-2004, 07:05 PM
They should bring back capital punishment.

Being retarded is no excuse. Any health condition is no excuse.

ZBomber
02-06-2004, 07:31 PM
Originally posted by StarWarsPhreak
Being retarded is no excuse. Any health condition is no excuse.

Exactly. If they have no control over what they are doing, they should be kept in one of those home things where people take care of them. They shouldn't be on the streets where they can cause harm to others.

BawBag™
02-06-2004, 07:51 PM
Originally posted by Breton
Well, that's sad, but...



Do you really believe that carrying out sickly brutal, violent and barbaric punishments on such people would make them any less criminal? Two wrongs does not make one right, perfoming sick and twisted punishments upon the sick and twisted is only twice as bad.

I'll assume that you by "sick and twisted" mean "having mental problems". You'll have to understand that mental diseases and physical diseases are actually quite similar to each other, so what's up with people always treating the two completely different? I mean, if a person got sick with cancer, you'd feel bad for him, but if that person is sick with OCD, you'd want to perform brutal inhuman punishments upon him.



Not to be rude, IG-64, but you do not know this person, you know nothing about his mental health, nothing about his childhood, nothing about his genes, nothing about his family... you have absolutly no right to judge him. That counts for all of you. In short, don't judge people you don't know about. Keep in mind that provided the right situation, it might have been you who would kill that little girl (still talking to everyone).

Don't let anger cloud your judgement. Please.

(BTW: Sorry for making this discussion serious, but it's a serious topic and should not contain only the arguments of one side)
It would be different if it was your child. :(

rick ulo 11103
02-06-2004, 08:02 PM
Originally posted by Breton
Well, that's sad, but...



Do you really believe that carrying out sickly brutal, violent and barbaric punishments on such people would make them any less criminal? Two wrongs does not make one right, perfoming sick and twisted punishments upon the sick and twisted is only twice as bad.

I'll assume that you by "sick and twisted" mean "having mental problems". You'll have to understand that mental diseases and physical diseases are actually quite similar to each other, so what's up with people always treating the two completely different? I mean, if a person got sick with cancer, you'd feel bad for him, but if that person is sick with OCD, you'd want to perform brutal inhuman punishments upon him.



Not to be rude, IG-64, but you do not know this person, you know nothing about his mental health, nothing about his childhood, nothing about his genes, nothing about his family... you have absolutly no right to judge him. That counts for all of you. In short, don't judge people you don't know about. Keep in mind that provided the right situation, it might have been you who would kill that little girl (still talking to everyone).

Don't let anger cloud your judgement. Please.

(BTW: Sorry for making this discussion serious, but it's a serious topic and should not contain only the arguments of one side)


i agree with you. i say they should help him and if all else fails put him in a mental home

MennoniteHobbit
02-06-2004, 08:05 PM
Originally posted by StarWarsPhreak
They should bring back capital punishment.

Being retarded is no excuse. Any health condition is no excuse.

I highly agree... with everything I quoted you from above... I mean, nowadays anyone who has done something seriously wrong that looks like they're retarded just puts that in the record... so that they will be excused and get a lighter sentence...

Poor girl, at least they found her body and know exactly who did it... I hope the guy gets punished harshly...

Breton
02-06-2004, 08:22 PM
Originally posted by ZBomber

Doesn't matter. We should let him off, just because hes mentally ill? Not all people who are retarted go and ****ing rape/kill some one!
:mad:

...which only proves that certain people need more help than others. The question is, will you give it to them, or will you hang them for being ill?

Oh, and BTW: My Demon Hunter is cooler than yours :D ;)

Being retarded is no excuse. Any health condition is no excuse.

How come? If a football (soccer) player gets a disease which forces him to amputate his leg, then it's not like anyone would be pissed at him for not playing, since it wasn't his fault that he can't play anyway. Why should it be any different with mentally ill persons? It's not as if they choose to be "retarded".

Exactly. If they have no control over what they are doing, they should be kept in one of those home things where people take care of them. They shouldn't be on the streets where they can cause harm to others.

I can agree that if they are a danger to others, they should be kept out of harm until they are capable of living in society once again.

It would be different if it was your child.

True, but that's mostly because the case would be more emotional, so you wouln't be able to think properly when it comes to the guilty one.

i agree with you. i say they should help him and if all else fails put him in a mental home

Thanks :)

I highly agree... with everything I quoted you from above... I mean, nowadays anyone who has done something seriously wrong that looks like they're retarded just puts that in the record... so that they will be excused and get a lighter sentence...

I highly doubt prison would be effective to "cure" mentally ill persons. However, just throwing them back away from prison is not a good idea, mentally ill persons should recieve proper treatment so that they will be capable of functioning in society. Prison doesn't do this, so you'll have to look at other methods (and no, hanging is not a good idea either).

Keep in mind that all criminals are mentally ill in one way or another. Well, we all are, actually. Sort of.

rick ulo 11103
02-06-2004, 08:51 PM
Originally posted by Breton
...which only proves that certain people need more help than others. The question is, will you give it to them, or will you hang them for being ill?

Oh, and BTW: My Demon Hunter is cooler than yours :D ;)



How come? If a football (soccer) player gets a disease which forces him to amputate his leg, then it's not like anyone would be pissed at him for not playing, since it wasn't his fault that he can't play anyway. Why should it be any different with mentally ill persons? It's not as if they choose to be "retarded".



I can agree that if they are a danger to others, they should be kept out of harm until they are capable of living in society once again.



True, but that's mostly because the case would be more emotional, so you wouln't be able to think properly when it comes to the guilty one.



Thanks :)



I highly doubt prison would be effective to "cure" mentally ill persons. However, just throwing them back away from prison is not a good idea, mentally ill persons should recieve proper treatment so that they will be capable of functioning in society. Prison doesn't do this, so you'll have to look at other methods (and no, hanging is not a good idea either).

Keep in mind that all criminals are mentally ill in one way or another. Well, we all are, actually. Sort of.






woah you just said everything i wanted to say in my last post but i was to lazy to

IG-64
02-06-2004, 09:03 PM
Originally posted by Breton
...which only proves that certain people need more help than others. The question is, will you give it to them, or will you hang them for being ill?

Oh, and BTW: My Demon Hunter is cooler than yours :D ;)



How come? If a football (soccer) player gets a disease which forces him to amputate his leg, then it's not like anyone would be pissed at him for not playing, since it wasn't his fault that he can't play anyway. Why should it be any different with mentally ill persons? It's not as if they choose to be "retarded".



I can agree that if they are a danger to others, they should be kept out of harm until they are capable of living in society once again.



True, but that's mostly because the case would be more emotional, so you wouln't be able to think properly when it comes to the guilty one.



Thanks :)



I highly doubt prison would be effective to "cure" mentally ill persons. However, just throwing them back away from prison is not a good idea, mentally ill persons should recieve proper treatment so that they will be capable of functioning in society. Prison doesn't do this, so you'll have to look at other methods (and no, hanging is not a good idea either).

Keep in mind that all criminals are mentally ill in one way or another. Well, we all are, actually. Sort of.

Well, then, what if he wasn't mentally ill and he was just weak and gave into his wrath in a selfish act to kill an innocent child and then was given "proper treatment" and was praised for his ruthless act? And if he is mentally ill then it seems he is so i'll enough to not be thinking about any of his actions therefore he has no chance in life and should be stopped before he hurts another soul.

swphreak
02-06-2004, 09:28 PM
Health conditions shouldn't matter period. It's just a tactic they use to get out of their punishment.

They may have not "chose" to be "retarded," but they "chose" to commit the crime.

DarkLord60
02-06-2004, 09:57 PM
Tis a sad world we live in. What a shame to hear this happen.

Orca Wail
02-06-2004, 10:25 PM
Originally posted by StarWarsPhreak
Health conditions shouldn't matter period. It's just a tactic they use to get out of their punishment.

They may have not "chose" to be "retarded," but they "chose" to commit the crime.

First, I am shocked and disgusted at this crime. I wouldn't wish it on my worse enemy(rape and such). I would like a bat and a few minutes with our prize-package here...

...but eneogh of that. Whats happened has happened, and his punishment is out of our hands.

Phreak is right, however. Sometimes its true, but its no excuse.

Its sounds very Darwinistic...
...but if someone is homocidal/pediphile/suicidal, something has to be done to protect ourselves.(well, suicidal, we protect them from themselves)

kingdomwinds
02-06-2004, 11:24 PM
sick @!#$s like him should just get executed. Mental illness is just a poor excuse. He does not deserve to be taken care of in a special place

Breton
02-06-2004, 11:37 PM
Originally posted by IG-64
Well, then, what if he wasn't mentally ill and he was just weak and gave into his wrath in a selfish act to kill an innocent child and then was given "proper treatment" and was praised for his ruthless act?

Anyone who murders another person on "purpose" is acting outside of sanity and thus can be classified as mentally ill, in some way or another.

And if he is mentally ill then it seems he is so i'll enough to not be thinking about any of his actions therefore he has no chance in life and should be stopped before he hurts another soul.

I'm not sure that you realise what you are saying here. Unless I am very wrong, you say that because he is so ill, he deserves to die - myself, I think that being seriously ill is only a reason for needing more help, and he should not be killed for something that is none of his fault and that he is unable to do anything with.

and should be stopped before he hurts another soul

You have my opinions totally mistaken if you believe I simply want the court to say "You are seriously mentally ill, so you can go home now as a free man". People who are unable to function in society should not be released back to it untill they have regained that function.


Basically, you have three choices about this man. You can put him in prison for 10-20 years, but then he will likely be even more dangerous and mental when you let him out again. Or you can put him in for life or deal with him with death penalty, but both of those kills an innocent life and are cruel and injustful. Or you can choose to give aid to the man in form of putting him into some clinic, in hope that he will one day be able to get back to society as a normal man, and he will not be released before that.

So all in all, you can either let a seriously dangerous man free in society after a certain amount of years, or you can take an innocent life, or you can make an attempt on "rescuing" this man and killing or harming no one for the best of all. I favor the last.

Health conditions shouldn't matter period. It's just a tactic they use to get out of their punishment.

As I said earlier, all criminals are mentally ill in some way or another. The idea of punishment for crimes is a horrible flawed one, and it mostly does not work (most criminals are in prison several times, but they don't get any less criminal, do they?). But as I have said too many times already, criminals should not be let free even though they have a poor mental condition.

They may have not "chose" to be "retarded," but they "chose" to commit the crime.

Since the crime is a direct consequense of them having mental issues ("retarded" is not a good word, many mentally ill people are intelligent), I fail to see how you come by the conclusion that they choose to commit the crime when they do not choose to have mental issues.

First, I am shocked and disgusted at this crime. I wouldn't wish it on my worse enemy(rape and such). I would like a bat and a few minutes with our prize-package here...

Two wrongs does not make one right, period.

Its sounds very Darwinistic...
...but if someone is homocidal/pediphile/suicidal, something has to be done to protect ourselves.(well, suicidal, we protect them from themselves)

Inprisonment is a poor way of doing this, death penalty is brutal and injustful and takes a life, but at a clinic this person will not go free until mentally normal again. The third choice is the safest way of protecting themselves and others from mental illness.

swphreak
02-06-2004, 11:57 PM
Or you can put him in for life or deal with him with death penalty, but both of those kills an innocent life and are cruel and injustful.

I fail to see how a murderer, rapist, ect is innocent.

I still believe in death penalty. It may not be "right," but I prefer it over babying criminals in their "prisons."

Jedi Luke
02-07-2004, 12:05 AM
Damn, it is a sick world that we live in. Yes he MUST be punished by being sent to prison. None of this 'he's got a mental disorder', or some crap like that. That doesn't make him innocent, this is a young little girl who had her whole life ahead of her that was taken away by this crazy guy. Lifetime is prison suits it.

IG-64
02-07-2004, 12:05 AM
What I was reffering to was that after doing something like that I don't think he'll ever "regain function"

besides, not everything is a mental illness, if you cry or beat the table when your mad, it's not a mental illness, there is a thing called wrath, you know. Some people just give in to thier weakness, and it's not always 'cause their brains are broken.

ZBomber
02-07-2004, 12:10 AM
"Oh, and BTW: My Demon Hunter is cooler than yours "

Well, I gotta agree with you on that. ^_^

BongoBob
02-07-2004, 12:38 AM
Dude, I just checked the webster site...

Breton(BRETON):
(noun) see "Bleeding Heart for Criminals"

:)

Jed
02-07-2004, 01:28 AM
Originally posted by Breton
I can agree that if they are a danger to others, they should be kept out of harm until they are capable of living in society once again....



I highly doubt prison would be effective to "cure" mentally ill persons. However, just throwing them back away from prison is not a good idea, mentally ill persons should recieve proper treatment so that they will be capable of functioning in society. Prison doesn't do this, so you'll have to look at other methods (and no, hanging is not a good idea either).

Keep in mind that all criminals are mentally ill in one way or another. Well, we all are, actually. Sort of.

Sorry man, but I completely disagree with you. You're under the impression that everyone that goes to jail is there because they're mentally ill, and that they're there to be corrected so they can be put back in society.

People who kill, maim, and rape innocent people, and in this case children, deserve death. I don't care if the guy can be "cured" or not - if he's sick enough to take a human life in a cruel and inhumane way, then I want him dead.


My thoughts are out for the family of the girl. And may God have mercy on that sunuvabitch, because I know we sure as hell won't.

leXX
02-07-2004, 01:44 AM
Originally posted by Breton
Anyone who murders another person on "purpose" is acting outside of sanity and thus can be classified as mentally ill, in some way or another.

Rubbish. If that were the case, every murderer out that would be using that as an excuse and there would be no prisons, just half a world of mental hospitals.



I'm not sure that you realise what you are saying here. Unless I am very wrong, you say that because he is so ill, he deserves to die - myself, I think that being seriously ill is only a reason for needing more help, and he should not be killed for something that is none of his fault and that he is unable to do anything with.

None of his fault? He raped and murdered a young girl. Who's fault is it, ours? We are all responsible for our own actions and should be held accountable for them. If such actions were without concequence (such as a life term in prison or the death penalty), then what would this world be like? I shudder to think.



but both of those kills an innocent life and are cruel and injustful.

What about this young girls "innocent life" which he chose to take? Hmmmm? He should either have his bollocks cut off or he should fry, full stop.

So all in all, you can either let a seriously dangerous man free in society after a certain amount of years, or you can take an innocent life, or you can make an attempt on "rescuing" this man and killing or harming no one for the best of all. I favor the last.

Lets see. I think I'll pick... FRY.



As I said earlier, all criminals are mentally ill in some way or another.

Untrue. Some are, some aren't. You simply cannot generalize like that. Don't confuse mentally ill with evil.

The idea of punishment for crimes is a horrible flawed one, and it mostly does not work (most criminals are in prison several times, but they don't get any less criminal, do they?). But as I have said too many times already, criminals should not be let free even though they have a poor mental condition.

So you are suggesting that everyone who commits a crime needs to see a shrink instead of going to prison. That is beyond laughable.

The Cheat
02-07-2004, 01:50 AM
the world is full of sick people. i feel so sorry for the girls unfortunate family. i hope that guy gets a severe punishment for what he has done. its terrible that we are fighting terrorism when we have these sickos in our own country

Redwing
02-07-2004, 01:58 AM
Who is saying the abductor in this case was mentally ill? And what mental illness causes you to abduct and kill young girls?

if that person is sick with OCD, you'd want to perform brutal inhuman punishments upon him.

Having had a father with OCD, I can safely say I have no idea how that was connected with reality. o_O

leXX
02-07-2004, 02:13 AM
Oh, and I'd just like to add that I have two young daughters, and if anything like this happened to one of them, I would personally seek the MF out and without hesitation cut his dick off. And no, I'm not just saying it, I mean it. Would that make me mentally ill? I don't think so.

ZBomber
02-07-2004, 02:46 AM
Originally posted by leXX
Oh, and I'd just like to add that I have two young daughters, and if anything like this happened to one of them, I would personally seek the MF out and without hesitation cut his dick off. And no, I'm not just saying it, I mean it. Would that make me mentally ill? I don't think so.

"in the bedroom, the mighty bedroom, the husband sleeps tight"

*1 minute later*

" A weiner chop! A weiner Chop! A weiner chop!"



I'm so sorry, i just couldn't resist. ^_^

I agree with Jed on this. Seems like you are alone on this one Brenton.....

Jedi Luke
02-07-2004, 02:57 AM
i'm with Jed on this too. A girl with her whole life ahead of her taken away cos of this b@$+@rd.

Originally posted by LeXX
Oh, and I'd just like to add that I have two young daughters, and if anything like this happened to one of them, I would personally seek the MF out and without hesitation cut his dick off. And no, I'm not just saying it, I mean it. Would that make me mentally ill? I don't think so.

I agree with what you said about the criminal bit. Mind you, there ARE some criminals that have mental disabilities but most of them are those immoral pr!cks. But you say that every criminal has a mental disorder. If every criminal is a criminal because of there mental disability, then you can count everyone here (99.99%) a criminal for things like vandalism, stealing, speeding, not putting a dog on a leash, not reporting bank transaction errors in your favour, riding your bike on the footpath. Therefore we here are all criminals with mental disorders. So ridiculous that I'm laughing at it right now!

IG-64
02-07-2004, 04:40 AM
Originally posted by ZBomber
"in the bedroom, the mighty bedroom, the husband sleeps tight"

*1 minute later*

" A weiner chop! A weiner Chop! A weiner chop!"



I'm so sorry, i just couldn't resist. ^_^

I agree with Jed on this. Seems like you are alone on this one Brenton.....

don't laugh, don't laugh, do--- :Prplgh: :lol: :rofl:

Darth Groovy
02-07-2004, 07:17 AM
:(

Kain
02-07-2004, 07:49 AM
No, let him reform like Breton says. Let him live with the guilt of his crimes. If he doesn't get reformed, then...well I'm a fan of the guillotine myself...

Breton
02-07-2004, 10:49 AM
Originally posted by StarWarsPhreak
I fail to see how a murderer, rapist, ect is innocent.


All your actions are decided not by you, but by how your brain works, how you were raised and what's happening around you. Neither of these three things do you have any control of. That's why I say criminals are "innocent", because they have no control what-so-ever over what they do, as their actions are preceeded by factors they have zero choice over.

I still believe in death penalty. It may not be "right," but I prefer it over babying criminals in their "prisons."

Killing people because they have solvable problems? In that case, kill everyone who gets below C at school. Killing people because they are ill? In that case, kill all patients at hospitals. Two wrongs does not make one right, honestly.

Originally posted by Jedi Luke
Damn, it is a sick world that we live in. Yes he MUST be punished by being sent to prison. None of this 'he's got a mental disorder', or some crap like that. That doesn't make him innocent, this is a young little girl who had her whole life ahead of her that was taken away by this crazy guy. Lifetime is prison suits it.

Problem is, the entire reason for why you want to send him to prison is as revenge. You seem to believe that everything will be fine if you ruin two lifes rather than one. This is, however, very untrue. One life is already gone, and there's nothing to do about it. The question is, would you want to get another life gone?

]Originally posted by IG-64
What I was reffering to was that after doing something like that I don't think he'll ever "regain function"

I would say it's well possible he will regain function if provided sufficent care. And if he don't, well, then we try further, no one will let this guy back to society when still dangerous.

besides, not everything is a mental illness, if you cry or beat the table when your mad, it's not a mental illness, there is a thing called wrath, you know. Some people just give in to thier weakness, and it's not always 'cause their brains are broken.

Pretty much all of you keep the border for mental illnesses way too high. Despite the popular belief, having mental disorders does not mean being psycho. If you are unable to function in society (i.e. being criminal), then that's a mental disorder in itself. Not being able to deal with your anger is also a mental disorder. So all criminals are mentally ill, as I said.

Originally posted by Jed
Sorry man, but I completely disagree with you. You're under the impression that everyone that goes to jail is there because they're mentally ill, and that they're there to be corrected so they can be put back in society.

And this impression is false? Why? And BTW, prison can't correct very many minds, it's a bad way of punishment as the criminals often get worse during their time locked away from society.

People who kill, maim, and rape innocent people, and in this case children, deserve death. I don't care if the guy can be "cured" or not - if he's sick enough to take a human life in a cruel and inhumane way, then I want him dead.

Just as Jedi Luke, your only argument for wanting him dead is as revenge. I hate to repeat myself, but revenge only makes it twice as bad. Why take another life? You won't bring back the little girl by killing someone, in case you didn't know.

My thoughts are out for the family of the girl. And may God have mercy on that sunuvabitch, because I know we sure as hell won't.

Yeah, I'm sure the girl's family will get so much happier if you kill another innocent.

Originally posted by leXX
Rubbish. If that were the case, every murderer out that would be using that as an excuse and there would be no prisons, just half a world of mental hospitals.

My point all along is that mental disorder among criminals is not an excuse, it's a fact. And why is the idea of no prisons and only special clinics so repulsive to you? Making criminals be able to understand their actions and thus be able to function in society is a much better alternative than locking them up and throwing away the key.

None of his fault? He raped and murdered a young girl. Who's fault is it, ours? We are all responsible for our own actions and should be held accountable for them. If such actions were without concequence (such as a life term in prison or the death penalty), then what would this world be like? I shudder to think.

It's nobody's fault. It simply happened, and I for one, unlike certain others, am not going to try to find a scapegoat to put the blame on. And you are wrong if you believe my opinion is that such actions should be without consequence, I simply believe that these consequences should be to discover why this happened, and then attempt to solve the problem when you've found it. This is an opinion that is not based on emotions of hatred and despise, nor pity and love for eveyone, but rather by what's the best for all.

What about this young girls "innocent life" which he chose to take? Hmmmm? He should either have his bollocks cut off or he should fry, full stop.

The girl's innocent life taken away was a pity, but it's already happened and that's it. Being unnecissary brutal and inhuman won't solve anything, it won't bring anyone's life back.

Lets see. I think I'll pick... FRY.

Then you choose vengeance above understanding. Sad. :(

Untrue. Some are, some aren't. You simply cannot generalize like that. Don't confuse mentally ill with evil.

Read what I said to IG-64. And the idea of evil is a religious one, and as this is not a religious discussion, I have no plans on discussing this. Suffice to say, I don't believe in it, and neither should you.

So you are suggesting that everyone who commits a crime needs to see a shrink instead of going to prison. That is beyond laughable.

Why? If you are so sure of it, why don't you provide me with some counter-arguments?

Originally posted by The Cheat
the world is full of sick people. i feel so sorry for the girls unfortunate family. i hope that guy gets a severe punishment for what he has done. its terrible that we are fighting terrorism when we have these sickos in our own country

Just as many others at this forum, you want to punish people for being ill. Isn't that "sick"?

Originally posted by Redwing
Who is saying the abductor in this case was mentally ill? And what mental illness causes you to abduct and kill young girls?

1. Read my response to IG-64
2. I doubt you can point at a single illness and say "That's the one!". However, he is unable to function properly in society as he seems unable to understand his actions, and that's a mentall illness in itself.

Having had a father with OCD, I can safely say I have no idea how that was connected with reality. o_O

Sorry, just a bit of translation problems. But my point remains the same, OCD was just an example of what he might have suffered of (which he didn't (translation problems)).

Originally posted by leXX
Oh, and I'd just like to add that I have two young daughters, and if anything like this happened to one of them, I would personally seek the MF out and without hesitation cut his dick off. And no, I'm not just saying it, I mean it. Would that make me mentally ill? I don't think so.

Giving into anger like that rather than sense and understanding, you'd make a horrible Jedi...and cutting off people's genitals like that does indicate that you would be unable to control yourself when facing a highly emotional situation, so that's a way of mental disorder, I'm afraid. Keep in mind that this was not meant as an insulting remark in any way.

Originally posted by ZBomber
I agree with Jed on this. Seems like you are alone on this one Brenton.....

Oh, I'll manage ;)

Originally posted by Jedi Luke
I agree with what you said about the criminal bit. Mind you, there ARE some criminals that have mental disabilities but most of them are those immoral pr!cks. But you say that every criminal has a mental disorder. If every criminal is a criminal because of there mental disability, then you can count everyone here (99.99%) a criminal for things like vandalism, stealing, speeding, not putting a dog on a leash, not reporting bank transaction errors in your favour, riding your bike on the footpath. Therefore we here are all criminals with mental disorders. So ridiculous that I'm laughing at it right now!

Again, I'll have to point at what I responded to IG-64. And yes, we all have a mental disorder in one way or another, but as everyone else here, you seem to believe "mental disorder" means "totally phsyco", something which is not the case. No one are mentally similar, so we all have mental disorders, indeed. It's just that some disorders are worse than others, and needs to be cured for this person to be able to function in society, even though most disorders are of no problem.

Copernicus was laughed at too, anyway.

Jedi Luke
02-07-2004, 11:34 AM
Originally posted by Breton
All your actions are decided not by you, but by how your brain works, how you were raised and what's happening around you. Neither of these three things do you have any control of. That's why I say criminals are "innocent", because they have no control what-so-ever over what they do, as their actions are preceeded by factors they have zero choice over.

What are you on about that we have no control over ourselves?!? :confused: . Us (humans) act on self awareness, not by instinct. That being said, he is AWARE of what he did to this young girl.

Btw, I am therefore innocent for vadilising, stealing, speeding, underage drinking, even when I knew what I was doing. :p

Originally posted by Breton
Killing people because they have solvable problems? In that case, kill everyone who gets below C at school. Killing people because they are ill? In that case, kill all patients at hospitals. Two wrongs does not make one right, honestly.

People who get C's at school, patients at hospital do not abuse and take away someone's life. I bet the girl's family are next to a nervous breakdown as for such a terrible loss and to bury their own child. [/B][/QUOTE]

Originally posted by Breton
Problem is, the entire reason for why you want to send him to prison is as revenge. You seem to believe that everything will be fine if you ruin two lifes rather than one. This is, however, very untrue. One life is already gone, and there's nothing to do about it. The question is, would you want to get another life gone?

Answer: YES!! Would you let this guy walk free because he has a 'mental problem and no control over himself?' More children would fall victim to him. More innocent lives (not him) will be spent.

Originally posted by Breton
I would say it's well possible he will regain function if provided sufficent care. And if he don't, well, then we try further, no one will let this guy back to society when still dangerous.

It may be possible but unlikely. You are born the way you are. It's all in the genetic makeup. He cannot deny his natural attractions, therefore is a danger to society, therefore must be secluded from society in some way. To keep others safe.[/B][/QUOTE]

Originally posted by Breton
Pretty much all of you keep the border for mental illnesses way too high. Despite the popular belief, having mental disorders does not mean being psycho. If you are unable to function in society (i.e. being criminal), then that's a mental disorder in itself. Not being able to deal with your anger is also a mental disorder. So all criminals are mentally ill, as I said.


Well, I'm a mental case then, and I think 99.999999% here are.

Originally posted by Breton
And this impression is false? Why? And BTW, prison can't correct very many minds, it's a bad way of punishment as the criminals often get worse during their time locked away from society.

OMG!!! They've KILLED SOMEONE, DESTROYED A FAMILY and you're talking about 'that's too harsh a punishment?!?!?!?!?!?!? No punishment subconciouslly makes people tell themselves that they can do it again and again.

Originally posted by Breton
Just as Jedi Luke, your only argument for wanting him dead is as revenge. I hate to repeat myself, but revenge only makes it twice as bad. Why take another life? You won't bring back the little girl by killing someone, in case you didn't know.

No we can't bring the girl back but we can stop the same guy from taking MANY MORE YOUNG GIRLS' LIVES. His death vs 16 other girls: I choose his death.[/B][/QUOTE]

Originally posted by Breton
Yeah, I'm sure the girl's family will get so much happier if you kill another innocent.

They'll feel happy knowing that the guy who took their own child has been taken care of. They will not sympathise with that guy at all

Originally posted by Breton

My point all along is that mental disorder among criminals is not an excuse, it's a fact. And why is the idea of no prisons and only special clinics so repulsive to you? Making criminals be able to understand their actions and thus be able to function in society is a much better alternative than locking them up and throwing away the key.

Making them understand their actions?!? Hahahahahahah :D, don't make me laugh. These guys have ABSOLUTELY NO MORALS OR CONSCIENCE AT ALL!!!! You can't give them one as it's the way they are!!

Originally posted by Breton
It's nobody's fault. It simply happened, and I for one, unlike certain others, am not going to try to find a scapegoat to put the blame on. And you are wrong if you believe my opinion is that such actions should be without consequence, I simply believe that these consequences should be to discover why this happened, and then attempt to solve the problem when you've found it. This is an opinion that is not based on emotions of hatred and despise, nor pity and love for eveyone, but rather by what's the best for all.

It doesn't SIMPLY happen. Killing someone isn't something SIMPLE that you wake up and think 'I think I might simply kill someone today'. The fact is that HE KNOWS WHAT HE DID and he must be punished!!

Originally posted by Breton
The girl's innocent life taken away was a pity, but it's already happened and that's it. Being unnecissary brutal and inhuman won't solve anything, it won't bring anyone's life back.

That being will result in it happening again and again.


Originally posted by Breton

Again, I'll have to point at what I responded to IG-64. And yes, we all have a mental disorder in one way or another, but as everyone else here, you seem to believe "mental disorder" means "totally phsyco", something which is not the case. No one are mentally similar, so we all have mental disorders, indeed. It's just that some disorders are worse than others, and needs to be cured for this person to be able to function in society, even though most disorders are of no problem.


You make it sound so simple to 'cure' someone when it really isn't. The fact is that it CANNOT BE CHANGED, HE CANNOT CHANGE, it's sad, but that's the way he is. He knows what he did and cos he has no conscience or morals, he doesn't give a $h!t. Therefore this guy who took away a little girl's life MUST, I repeat MUST be punished!!!

Datheus
02-07-2004, 12:33 PM
Originally posted by Breton
Then you choose vengeance above understanding. Sad. :(

I... just. Agh. I don't even know what to say. Just.

VOMIT!

What kind of pappy crap have you been fed?

Vengeance isn't the best thing in the world, but by no means will I empathize with him.

IG-64
02-07-2004, 12:55 PM
Originally posted by Breton
All your actions are decided not by you, but by how your brain works, how you were raised and what's happening around you. Neither of these three things do you have any control of. That's why I say criminals are "innocent", because they have no control what-so-ever over what they do, as their actions are preceeded by factors they have zero choice over.



Killing people because they have solvable problems? In that case, kill everyone who gets below C at school. Killing people because they are ill? In that case, kill all patients at hospitals. Two wrongs does not make one right, honestly.



Problem is, the entire reason for why you want to send him to prison is as revenge. You seem to believe that everything will be fine if you ruin two lifes rather than one. This is, however, very untrue. One life is already gone, and there's nothing to do about it. The question is, would you want to get another life gone?



I would say it's well possible he will regain function if provided sufficent care. And if he don't, well, then we try further, no one will let this guy back to society when still dangerous.



Pretty much all of you keep the border for mental illnesses way too high. Despite the popular belief, having mental disorders does not mean being psycho. If you are unable to function in society (i.e. being criminal), then that's a mental disorder in itself. Not being able to deal with your anger is also a mental disorder. So all criminals are mentally ill, as I said.



And this impression is false? Why? And BTW, prison can't correct very many minds, it's a bad way of punishment as the criminals often get worse during their time locked away from society.



Just as Jedi Luke, your only argument for wanting him dead is as revenge. I hate to repeat myself, but revenge only makes it twice as bad. Why take another life? You won't bring back the little girl by killing someone, in case you didn't know.



Yeah, I'm sure the girl's family will get so much happier if you kill another innocent.



My point all along is that mental disorder among criminals is not an excuse, it's a fact. And why is the idea of no prisons and only special clinics so repulsive to you? Making criminals be able to understand their actions and thus be able to function in society is a much better alternative than locking them up and throwing away the key.



It's nobody's fault. It simply happened, and I for one, unlike certain others, am not going to try to find a scapegoat to put the blame on. And you are wrong if you believe my opinion is that such actions should be without consequence, I simply believe that these consequences should be to discover why this happened, and then attempt to solve the problem when you've found it. This is an opinion that is not based on emotions of hatred and despise, nor pity and love for eveyone, but rather by what's the best for all.



The girl's innocent life taken away was a pity, but it's already happened and that's it. Being unnecissary brutal and inhuman won't solve anything, it won't bring anyone's life back.



Then you choose vengeance above understanding. Sad. :(



Read what I said to IG-64. And the idea of evil is a religious one, and as this is not a religious discussion, I have no plans on discussing this. Suffice to say, I don't believe in it, and neither should you.



Why? If you are so sure of it, why don't you provide me with some counter-arguments?



Just as many others at this forum, you want to punish people for being ill. Isn't that "sick"?



1. Read my response to IG-64
2. I doubt you can point at a single illness and say "That's the one!". However, he is unable to function properly in society as he seems unable to understand his actions, and that's a mentall illness in itself.



Sorry, just a bit of translation problems. But my point remains the same, OCD was just an example of what he might have suffered of (which he didn't (translation problems)).



Giving into anger like that rather than sense and understanding, you'd make a horrible Jedi...and cutting off people's genitals like that does indicate that you would be unable to control yourself when facing a highly emotional situation, so that's a way of mental disorder, I'm afraid. Keep in mind that this was not meant as an insulting remark in any way.



Oh, I'll manage ;)



Again, I'll have to point at what I responded to IG-64. And yes, we all have a mental disorder in one way or another, but as everyone else here, you seem to believe "mental disorder" means "totally phsyco", something which is not the case. No one are mentally similar, so we all have mental disorders, indeed. It's just that some disorders are worse than others, and needs to be cured for this person to be able to function in society, even though most disorders are of no problem.

Copernicus was laughed at too, anyway.

Ok, let me clear this up for you, first of all, who are you to tell me what I should, and should not believe? Secondly, if I get my wallet stolen, and I get mad because of it, it's not because I have a "mental disorder". No matter what you say about it, that is still just an assumption and I do not believe it is true. I'm mad at you right now and the reason for that is that I am a human being and I have emotions, the brain is far more complex than you think, I feel sympathy towards her and wrath towards him, that is a normal emotion and it is not from some twisted ecuation from my childhood. You have the assumption that if a human isn't happy then he is mental and anyone that studies human consciousness or even has just a bit of common sense can tell you that that is wrong. You can sit there and ponder in your own little twisted world but leave me alone about it because I believe in human desision and there is nothing you can say about it, so stfu.

Jedi Luke
02-07-2004, 12:57 PM
Originally posted by IG-64
Ok, let me clear this up for you, first of all, who are you to tell me what I should, and should not believe? Secondly, if I get my wallet stolen, and I get mad because of it, it's not because I have a "mental disorder". No matter what you say about it, that is still just an assumsion and I do not believe it is true. I'm mad at you right now and the reason for that is that I am a human being and I have emotions, the brain is far more complex than you think, I feel sympathy torwards her and wrath torwards him, that is a normal emotion and it is not from some twisted ecuation from my childhood. You have the assumtion that if a human isn't happy then he is mental and anyone that studies human consiousness or even has just a bit of common scence can tell you that that is wrong. You can sit there and ponder in your own little twisted world but leave me alone about it because I believe in human desision and there is nothing you can say about it, so stfu.

Cheers IG! You tell him! ;)

ZBomber
02-07-2004, 01:29 PM
Yeah, I'm sure the girl's family will get so much happier if you kill another innocent.


Another innocent?! Please, he is FAR from innocent.

Astrotoy7
02-07-2004, 01:30 PM
I would like to thank Breton for turning this into a valid discussion, rather than the redneck lynch mob it was turning into.

To cite the example, "youd want to kill this guy if it was your own daughter/sister" yes, that may be true, grieving for such a tragic loss is a very complex emotional process, of which anger and being powerless(to rectify events) are dominating emotions. The taking of the perpertrators life sates these emotions. If someone close to the girl turned up and killed the man in question, *their* motivations can be understood(and dealt with by a court of law accordingly). I simply think it is unhealthy for an entire society to develop this same mindset. It all comes down to fear in the end, and the fear that a horrific event like this would generate in the broader community. Unfortunately, a community bred on fear is an inherently violent one.

now I am beginning to see what Mike Moore was talking about in "Bowling for Columbine", I am glad I do not live in the US......


Revenge is not Justice.......Justice is not Revenge

rather than getting into a flame fest which would be *completely disrespectful* to the young lady's memory - I will instead dedicate this verse to her. May her soul swim to Heaven quickly

* * *

from The Soul's Storm by Emily Dicksinson

I went to heaven
'Twas a small town,
Lit with a Ruby,
Lathed with down.
Stiller than fields
At full dew,
Beautiful as pictures
No man drew.

***

IG-64
02-07-2004, 02:06 PM
Originally posted by Astrotoy7
I would like to thank Breton for turning this into an interesting thread, rather than the redneck lynch mob it was turning into.

To cite the example, "youd want to kill this guy if it was your own daughter/sister" yes, that may be true, grieving for such a tragic loss is a very complex emotional process, of which anger and being powerless(to rectify events) are dominating emotions. The taking of the perpertrators life sates these emotions. If someone close to the girl turned up and killed the man in question, *their* motivations can be understood(and dealt with by a court of law accordingly). I simply think it is unhealthy for an entire society to develop this same mindset. It all comes down to fear in the end, and the fear that a horrific event like this would generate in the broader community. Unfortunately, a community bred on fear is an inherently violent one.

now I am beginning to see what Mike Moore was talking about in "Bowling for Columbine", I am glad I do not live in the US......


Revenge is not Justice.......Justice is not Revenge

rather than getting into a flame fest which would be *completely disrespectful* to the young lady's memory - I will instead dedicate this verse to her. May her soul swim to Heaven quickly

* * *

from The Soul's Storm by Emily Dicksinson

I went to heaven
'Twas a small town,
Lit with a Ruby,
Lathed with down.
Stiller than fields
At full dew,
Beautiful as pictures
No man drew.

***

Fine I'll go with that, I don't like the idea of him turning this into an "intresting" thread and us turning this into a "disrespectfull flame" thread but oh well.

Astrotoy7
02-07-2004, 02:17 PM
Originally posted by IG-64
Fine I'll go with that, I don't like the idea of him turning this into an "intresting" thread and us turning this into a "disrespectfull flame" thread but oh well.

I felt quite early on that 'interesting' wasn't the appropriate word, I've since changed it.....

I really don't want to comment on this topic anymore, I've said what I wanted to say already....

IG-64
02-07-2004, 02:22 PM
Deepest sympathies to Charlie Brucia and her family
http://i.cnn.net/cnn/2004/US/South/02/06/missing.girl/vert.carlie.jpg

Astrotoy7
02-07-2004, 02:45 PM
Originally posted by IG-64
Deepest sympathies to Charlie Brucia and her family
http://i.cnn.net/cnn/2004/US/South/02/06/missing.girl/vert.carlie.jpg

... and may her soul rest in peace :heart3:

leXX
02-07-2004, 04:42 PM
I won't bother responding to all of your answers because I feel my feelings on this matter are clear, and they are not going to change, and I would just be repeating myself. I must however respond to this ...

Originally posted by Breton
Giving into anger like that rather than sense and understanding, you'd make a horrible Jedi...and cutting off people's genitals like that does indicate that you would be unable to control yourself when facing a highly emotional situation, so that's a way of mental disorder, I'm afraid. Keep in mind that this was not meant as an insulting remark in any way.

I'd make a horrible Jedi? I'm not trying to be a Jedi, I am a mother...MOTHER. Ponder that word for a moment. It is something you will never be, and have absolutely no understanding of. You cannot even begin to imagine the overwhelming love I feel for my daughters. I carried them, I look after them, see to their every need, keep them from harm. They are my life, my soul, my very existence.

You are right, I would not be able to control myself in that situation. I would want the person responsible for harming my precious daughter to die a long and painful death. Would it bring my daughter back? No it wouldn't, but it would give me immense satisfaction knowing that they were dead too and had suffered as much pain as my daughter did. It is not a mental disorder to feel like this, it is a perfectly natural emotion in that situation.

You seem to be under the impression that anyone with an emotion of anything but love and understanding has a mental disorder. I feel sorry for you.

El Sitherino
02-07-2004, 07:35 PM
I can somewhat understand what you say, Breton. But keep in mind, people would use this to take advantage of the justice system, if we just brushed this off as a mental disorder, that no control could be taken over, it's just foolish. Your analogies are all wrong too, while I understand them, They hold no merrit to the situation. You are taking the extreme by saying we kill those who make c's, to truely match up the analogies, it wouldn't be kill the c student it would be, ground the c student. when they see what they have done is wrong they will change their ways, but then again in the nature of self preservation and elimination of threat we are to take neccesary action upon those who could do us harm. By jailing this man, even killing him we are maintaining a safer place. To punish the c student we would ground them or take away distractionf from their goal of doing better. I suggest you watch an episode of Law and Order: SVU where they discuss a situation exactly like this, and where they get into a discussion exactly like we are having. Simply because certain things we can't control doesn't mean we can excuse them. I have ADHD and ADD and many other mental disabilities, but I'm still able to slightly control them. I was raised in a somewhat aggressive enviroment, but I am able to contain my rage right now, because I have also learned self control. While he can't control his emotion and mental thought, he can control his bodies reaction to these thoughts, While we have come a long way in interpreting the body and brains connection, you are stuck back in the 70's transformation of these ideas. Remember, we may not have control of our thoughts, but we can decide if we act upon them or not. Just as a jedi. Obi-Wan felt anger at many a thing, but he didn't always act on it.

The_One
02-07-2004, 07:37 PM
Can I just make one, very simple, yet completely relevant point:

You can never be totally moralistic, for many morals contradict others.

Therefore, no-one can ever be completely guilty, or innocent - as everything is relative.

Sounds silly, but think about it.

Then consider the contents of this thread and you will find that everyone is right, and wrong in their own way. Due to this undeniable complexity of human emotion, there have to be simple rules. I think these rules are fair: murder/rape etc.. = prison. If you were going to be completely moralistic, anyone who murdered a murderer should be given the same punishment. But it simply does not work like that.

Ok, I lied, that is not that simple to understand - but read it over and you will ;)

El Sitherino
02-07-2004, 07:39 PM
Originally posted by The_One
Can I just make one, very simple, yet completely relevant point:

You can never be totally moralistic, for many morals contradict others.

Therefore, no-one can ever be completely guilty, or innocent - as everything is relative.

Sounds silly, but think about it.

Then consider the contents of this thread and you will find that everyone is right, and wrong in their own way. Due to this undeniable complexity of human emotion, there have to be simple rules. I think these rules are fair: murder/rape etc.. = prison. If you were going to be completely moralistic, anyone who murdered a murderer should be given the same punishment. But it simply does not work like that.

Ok, I lied, that is not that simple to understand - but read it over and you will ;) you totally ripped off confucious :P

good on ya though mate.

Breton
02-07-2004, 07:57 PM
Originally posted by IG-64
Ok, let me clear this up for you, first of all, who are you to tell me what I should, and should not believe?

I was merely stating my opinion about what people should believe (or know) in general for the world to be the best possible.

Secondly, if I get my wallet stolen, and I get mad because of it, it's not because I have a "mental disorder". No matter what you say about it, that is still just an assumption and I do not believe it is true. I'm mad at you right now and the reason for that is that I am a human being and I have emotions, the brain is far more complex than you think, I feel sympathy towards her and wrath towards him, that is a normal emotion and it is not from some twisted ecuation from my childhood. You have the assumption that if a human isn't happy then he is mental and anyone that studies human consciousness or even has just a bit of common sense can tell you that that is wrong. You can sit there and ponder in your own little twisted world but leave me alone about it because I believe in human desision and there is nothing you can say about it, so stfu.

I'm not sure it will help, but I will once more state my opinion to avoid people misunderstanding them, like you and leXX have done.

I think we all can agree that having a mental disorder equals having a mentality outside of what's normal, at least that's my definition of it. And as no one are mentally similar, no one are what you would call "normal", and thus have a disorder. It's not "normal" to respond to a post about human psyche at a forums, thus responding to this post will be a mental disorder. It's not "normal" to like Star Wars, yet another mental disorder. Or if a person doesn't like chocolate, then that's a mental disorder too. Some would of course call this simple diversity in mentality, but in that case, why isn't not being able to understand one's actions simple diversity?

However, there is no need of help for these disorders unless they are a problem for either you or others or makes you unable to live on the clean side of the law.

Having emotions is very normal, but no one gets the same emotions and the same amount of emotions as what's "normal" in different situations, so that's that.

Originally posted by Jedi Luke
What are you on about that we have no control over ourselves?!? . Us (humans) act on self awareness, not by instinct. That being said, he is AWARE of what he did to this young girl.

Us humans act on impressions of what's happening and what's happened around us and our own mentality. You have no control over what's happening around you, and you have no control over your own mentality. Choice, as you know it, does not exist.

Btw, I am therefore innocent for vadilising, stealing, speeding, underage drinking, even when I knew what I was doing.

You present it as sarcasm, but you are actually correct.

People who get C's at school, patients at hospital do not abuse and take away someone's life.

Irrelevant. People who get below C's still have problems at school, patients at hospitals are still ill. It seems to me you didn't understand properly what I was saying.

Answer: YES!! Would you let this guy walk free because he has a 'mental problem and no control over himself?' More children would fall victim to him. More innocent lives (not him) will be spent.

Please, read my posts, they are there for a reason. If you had done this, you would discover that I am in no way suggesting that they should walk free.

It may be possible but unlikely. You are born the way you are. It's all in the genetic makeup. He cannot deny his natural attractions, therefore is a danger to society, therefore must be secluded from society in some way. To keep others safe

Genes have little to do with your mentality The impressions you make during your life count way more, and the mentality created by these can be changed.

Well, I'm a mental case then, and I think 99.999999% here are.

Your estimation is 0.000001% too low, I'm afraid. ;)

OMG!!! They've KILLED SOMEONE, DESTROYED A FAMILY and you're talking about 'that's too harsh a punishment?!?!?!?!?!?!? No punishment subconciouslly makes people tell themselves that they can do it again and again.

As many others, you see punishment as revenge, the bigger the crime, the more brutal revenge. But as I've said 4 or 5 times already, revenge solves nothing and only makes it twice as bad. Treatment is as I see it the best way to prevent it from happening again, changing the mentality of criminals to make them able to function in society is the best way to take them away from crime.

No we can't bring the girl back but we can stop the same guy from taking MANY MORE YOUNG GIRLS' LIVES. His death vs 16 other girls: I choose his death

As I believe I've said plenty of times before, I am not suggesting letting them go free.

Making them understand their actions?!? Hahahahahahah , don't make me laugh. These guys have ABSOLUTELY NO MORALS OR CONSCIENCE AT ALL!!!! You can't give them one as it's the way they are!!

Unsupported assertions. All mental disorders can be treated in one way or another, and if the attempt fails, then we've lost nothing.

It doesn't SIMPLY happen. Killing someone isn't something SIMPLE that you wake up and think 'I think I might simply kill someone today'. The fact is that HE KNOWS WHAT HE DID and he must be punished!!

No one who is capable of knowing what they are doing would kill a little girl. If they were capable of knowing it, they would understand that they are taking an innocent life and bringing harm upon other humans for no reason, and would not do it.

That being will result in it happening again and again.

Again, I do not suggest to let them go free.

You make it sound so simple to 'cure' someone when it really isn't. The fact is that it CANNOT BE CHANGED, HE CANNOT CHANGE, it's sad, but that's the way he is. He knows what he did and cos he has no conscience or morals, he doesn't give a $h!t. Therefore this guy who took away a little girl's life MUST, I repeat MUST be punished!!!

More unsupported assertions, mentalities can always cbe changed by giving new impressions to change the old ones.

Originally posted by Astrotoy7
I would like to thank Breton for turning this into a valid discussion, rather than the redneck lynch mob it was turning into.

You're welcome. :cool:

Originally posted by leXX
I'd make a horrible Jedi? I'm not trying to be a Jedi, I am a mother...MOTHER. Ponder that word for a moment. It is something you will never be, and have absolutely no understanding of. You cannot even begin to imagine the overwhelming love I feel for my daughters. I carried them, I look after them, see to their every need, keep them from harm. They are my life, my soul, my very existence.

You are right, I would not be able to control myself in that situation. I would want the person responsible for harming my precious daughter to die a long and painful death. Would it bring my daughter back? No it wouldn't, but it would give me immense satisfaction knowing that they were dead too and had suffered as much pain as my daughter did. It is not a mental disorder to feel like this, it is a perfectly natural emotion in that situation.

You seem to be under the impression that anyone with an emotion of anything but love and understanding has a mental disorder. I feel sorry for you.

I am deeply sorry for saying this, leXX, but making this person die a long and painful death because he did the same with your daughter would make you no better than this person in the first place. "He did it first!" is no valid excuse, the two actions would be similar and that's what counts.

And if your emotions would make you do things outside of the law, then that's not normal and would be a mental disorder.

I feel sorry for you.

Please don't, there's no reason to.

Jed
02-07-2004, 08:03 PM
Just as Jedi Luke, your only argument for wanting him dead is as revenge. I hate to repeat myself, but revenge only makes it twice as bad. Why take another life? You won't bring back the little girl by killing someone, in case you didn't know.

You may not bring that little girl back, but you'll certainly prevent the guy from doing it again. And it's a lot more effective than trying to cure the guy, and then letting him out on the streets to do the same crime to someone else.

Yeah, I'm sure the girl's family will get so much happier if you kill another innocent.

Yep, they'll be real sad to see a poor, innocent rapist and murderer get wiped off the face of this earth.

The fact of the matter is, even if we could cure these people, do you realize how much it would cost the government? A lot more than putting them in prison. Why should taxpayers pay for the "correction" of murderers, serial killers, and rapists, when the correction may not even work, while the American public is paying for the "correction" and their own health expenses! Let's make the national debt soar even further without effectively solving the problem!

You want to tell me I'm mental for thinking this way? Go for it. The fact is that we don't live in a perfect world. We solve things the most effective way so that people are safe - and yes, I know this is a bad choice, but it is a lot safer to kill these people. And no more of this innocent talk - these people are far from that.

So let's agree to disagree. Your opinion won't change, and neither will mine.

Giving into anger like that rather than sense and understanding, you'd make a horrible Jedi

And for the record, this has absolutely nothing to do with this conversation, ya nerd :p

EDIT:

Unsupported assertions. All mental disorders can be treated in one way or another, and if the attempt fails, then we've lost nothing.

If the attempt fails, we lose more lives. That's not nothing.

I am deeply sorry for saying this, leXX, but making this person die a long and painful death because he did the same with your daughter would make you no better than this person in the first place. "He did it first!" is no valid excuse, the two actions would be similar and that's what counts.

And if your emotions would make you do things outside of the law, then that's not normal and would be a mental disorder.

My brain hurts just from reading that - no comment.

El Sitherino
02-07-2004, 08:08 PM
85% of rapists, usually go back to their degenerative ways.

obi
02-07-2004, 08:13 PM
I think the guy should fry. What a sick minded freak! The world would be better without him!

Breton, you may not see any gain by killing him, but innocent little girls would see other wise.

As for your comments towards leXX, I say shush. The next time you have a thought, just let it go.

IG-64
02-07-2004, 08:27 PM
Well, I'm gonna let this thread go. Good luck on your emotionless desisionless, simple, non-imaginative view on life, Breton.

El Sitherino
02-07-2004, 08:38 PM
I dont think we should kill this guy, but rather put him in isolation, then send him to every shower, let him get what he gave. then we pretty much starve him. Poor salt in his wounds. :)

Jedi Luke
02-08-2004, 12:09 AM
Well, I've put in my two cents. I'm just glad that I'm innocent for vadilising, stealing, speeding, underage drinking, when I was aware of what I was doing at the time. I'm not gonna argue with that! :p

Reborn Outcast
02-08-2004, 12:48 AM
Breton did you know that people such as Issac Newton and Galileo were considered criminals in their day, yet they were not mentally ill. (I hope you understand what I'm getting at here.)

leXX
02-08-2004, 09:18 PM
Originally posted by Breton
I I am deeply sorry for saying this, leXX, but making this person die a long and painful death because he did the same with your daughter would make you no better than this person in the first place. "He did it first!" is no valid excuse, the two actions would be similar and that's what counts.

I can quite honestly say that I have never read so much rubbish in my whole life. I would be no better than him? I don't go around raping and killing. The two actions are far from similar. He is killing because he is a sick, twisted and evil individual. I would be killing out of love for my daughter. I would accept the concequenses of my actions, and I wouldn't care if I spent the rest of my life in prison. I would be satisfied in the knowledge that my daughter could rest in peace, and I had removed this man from the planet so he couldn't harm anyone else's daughter.

And if your emotions would make you do things outside of the law, then that's not normal and would be a mental disorder.


I just downloaded an mp3. Oh no, that's illegal. Quick, someone call me a shrink. I have a mental disorder!

RoxStar
02-08-2004, 09:43 PM
Originally posted by |GG|Crow_Nest
Yeah, this really sucks.

Hope that guy dies in prison. :mad:

Jeffery Dahmer was beaten to death in prison.

El Sitherino
02-08-2004, 09:44 PM
Originally posted by RoxStar
Jeffery Dahmer was beaten to death in prison. don't forget raped, he was raped too. They all get what's coming ot them.

Reborn Outcast
02-08-2004, 10:49 PM
First off Breton...
Mental Illness: Any of various conditions characterized by impairment of an individual's normal cognitive, emotional, or behavioral functioning, and caused by social, psychological, biochemical, genetic, or other factors, such as infection or head trauma.

Now, what's your definition of normal. Getting a C on a grade is NORMAL. It is AVERAGE. I don't see how that is a mental disorder. Lucasforums a disorder? *snickers* It doesn't seem to be an impairment to any of those things listed above. What dictionary are you getting the definition of mental disorder from?

Originally posted by Breton
Us humans act on impressions of what's happening and what's happened around us and our own mentality. You have no control over what's happening around you, and you have no control over your own mentality. Choice, as you know it, does not exist.

If there's no choice, then there's no opinions, so your opinion is non-existant and therefore irrelevant. :rolleyes:


Originally posted by Breton
Please, read my posts, they are there for a reason. If you had done this, you would discover that I am in no way suggesting that they should walk free.

Yes you are. All they have to do is fake being cured. :rolleyes:

Originally posted by Breton
Your estimation is 0.000001% too low, I'm afraid. ;)

I'm afraid that you have a mental disorder, or multiple mental disorders. You're wasting the valuble time of your on Lucasforums, thats a mental disorder. Unless I'm interpreting your version of a mental disorder incorrectly as the dictionary seems to have done...

Originally posted by Breton
Unsupported assertions. All mental disorders can be treated in one way or another, and if the attempt fails, then we've lost nothing.

WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT??!?!?! IF THE ATTEMPT FAILS THEN WHERE DOES THE RAPIST GO??????? TO PRISON WHERE YOU SAID HE SHOULDN'T GO IN THE FIRST PLACE???? OR BACK OUT ONTO THE STREETS? *takes deep breath* Your plan is FLAWED. You say put them in institutions, but if it doesn't work, put 'em back on the streets because the death penalty is used only for revenge. IS THAT WHAT YOU'RE SAYING?!?! What a joke. :rolleyes:

Originally posted by Breton
No one who is capable of knowing what they are doing would kill a little girl. If they were capable of knowing it, they would understand that they are taking an innocent life and bringing harm upon other humans for no reason, and would not do it.

So the billions upon billions of people who have fought in wars since the beginning of time were all out of their mind?

Originally posted by Breton
Again, I do not suggest to let them go free.

See my above rant where I used all bold case letters.

Originally posted by Breton
More unsupported assertions, mentalities can always be changed by giving new impressions to change the old ones.

"All mental disorders can be treated in one way or another, and if the attempt fails, then we've lost nothing."

Stop contradicting yourself.

Originally posted by Breton
And if your emotions would make you do things outside of the law, then that's not normal and would be a mental disorder.

Once again, unless I'm mistaken, then you're contradicting yourself by saying that things such as people who get belows C's in school have a bad mentality and therefore have a mental illness, even though they aren't breaking the law, like you're saying people with mental disabilities always do in this sentence.

MysticSpade
02-08-2004, 11:23 PM
any time something like this happens it makes you realise how much you love the ones who are close to you. but that guy deserves to meet a huge dude named tiny in prison. and i hate to say but i hope he doesn't make it out.

Captain Wilson
02-08-2004, 11:50 PM
they shouldnt kill him or mutlite him at all. leave him in a room 6 foot by 6 foot by 6 foot in complet darkness for the rest of his life with no comminaction with one piece of bread and one glass of water a day. and dont let him see the person giving the food. If he wasnt insane when he commited the crime, he soon will be and if he was mentaly ill, well, no real change.

Agen
02-09-2004, 12:03 AM
Ok, I haven't read all of this.
I think this is quite simple - Maybe 1-5% of criminals have a mental disorder, doing something bad is usually down to choice, we all have free will, I've done some crap things, I am not going to go and say it's because of my mental health :rolleyes:. If laws were so slack then everyone would claim mental illness and get back into society once they're 'cured' to probably resume their criminal life.
Also, it's perfectly natural for a mother to go and seek revenge... She's not nuts, most people would.... Killing because your a sick criminal or killing because a sicko killed your daughter......hmmmmmm.

Us humans act on impressions of what's happening and what's happened around us and our own mentality. You have no control over what's happening around you, and you have no control over your own mentality. Choice, as you know it, does not exist.
I'm sorry but that's pure BS. I can control what's happening with a lot of things, I could type sdogjsd;ls, punch the wall, smash the window, kill myself. I chosoe that. We get impressions of everything, of course if you;re mentally ill it's not right but your choices and what you take from those choices made define your personality etc. It is crazy to suggest choice doesn't exist (or as we know it). Even if it was fate, fate is what is destined from our choices that we will make. The choices are set.

If you get robbed, you get angry, this effects your mentallity... If you stab some and see they're in pain, you wouldn't like it if it happened to you and usually won't do it again unless you think it's justified, also effects mental state. People are able to control these things, even if they want to kill. I've came close to punching people but didn't. These people who kill/rape don't care or think they'll get away with what they're doing... they're tempted and let the control go. Going into prison will usually make them care if they don't. Do not confuse control with mental illness, it all depends on how much something means to a person, they could have chose the other way. Like I said, thinking you'll get away also has a big effect.

I'm tired so some of this will be a bit of rabble, pick me up on anything and i'll fix it or take it back *yawns*

leXX
02-09-2004, 12:33 AM
Let's get deep here.

The meaning of life. Survival of the species. Our very instinct is to have children, then protect them. We only differ from animals because of laws and consequences.

If someone or something threatens my children, I will protect them with my life. If they were killed as a consequence of another person’s actions, it is an instinct to instantly remove that threat to prevent it happening to any more of my children. We only try to suppress this instinct because of fear of consequence. In most cases, your instinct will be too overwhelming to suppress.

Other people also want to remove that threat. Knowing that there is someone out there who is a threat to his or her children or future children, and not remove that threat is something that instinct will not allow. This is why we instantly feel discust and hate when we see a child who has been killed.

Instinct is not a mental disorder.

ET Warrior
02-09-2004, 02:02 AM
I think the biggest problem with your arguments Breton, is the our current knowledge of psychology and how the human mind works is still so basic that it's not so simple to just know they have a mental disorder and treat it. We dont know HOW to fix the mind of someone who is a murderer or a rapist.

And therefore simply saying we will reform them just doesn't work. We CANT until we understand the human mind a LOT more.

swphreak
02-09-2004, 11:43 AM
We're just going around in circles, and I believe this Breton is doing this for kicks.

Our beliefs stand, and nothing we say or do will change it.

El Sitherino
02-09-2004, 11:52 AM
Originally posted by StarWarsPhreak
We're just going around in circles, and I believe this Breton is doing this for kicks.

Our beliefs stand, and nothing we say or do will change it. the pretty kitty is right.

STTCT
02-09-2004, 12:15 PM
The man was pretty sane when he told the police a couple of years ago that he wasn't going to hurt the girl he "attempted to kindnap!"

Sure

And he certainly knew how to keep his mouth shut and wouldn't help police find her when he knew she was dead.

He was STUPID enough not to know there was a video camera there.

Yes, people like this should go to jail, people like this should have their dicks cut off.

Why - because they have no useful purpose for it.

Maybe that makes me a bad person, to not be forgiving of his actions, but I guess its just like what leXX said, its human instinct.

Why should this guy get to have a life, when he took someone elses away from them, not to mention the horrible hell they went through before he took it away.

Its kinda like when you were bad as a child, you learned there were consequences.

Aparently he's just going to learn that a little later in his life.

I hope he is convicted and this world is rid of him.

Astrotoy7
02-09-2004, 12:37 PM
Originally posted by StarWarsPhreak
We're just going around in circles....

Our beliefs stand, and nothing we say or do will change it.

Thats one thing that is resoundingly true.

Personally - I think this thread should be closed, ppl are just getting upset, and the topic in question is one that society at large hasnt been able to solve, let alone a pack of SWfans/swampies like us......

I say let it go, and let us mourn for Charlie *together*

MTFBWYA

leXX
02-09-2004, 01:49 PM
Unless people start flaming each other, there is no reason to close this thread. People are free to express their opinions for as long as they want.

However, I agree we are going around in circles. I've said my piece and I won't be adding anything more.

Breton
02-09-2004, 02:57 PM
Originally posted by Reborn Outcast

Now, what's your definition of normal. Getting a C on a grade is NORMAL.

I said getting below C, and I never said this was a mental illness, I said it was a solvable problem. I think everyone can agree that getting below average at school is a problem, and that it is possible to solve.

Lucasforums a disorder? *snickers* It doesn't seem to be an impairment to any of those things listed above. What dictionary are you getting the definition of mental disorder from?

*sigh* I defined a "mental disorder" by "mentality that is ouside of normal". It's not normal to respond to a topic about human psyche on a forum, thus this is not normal, and thus a disorder. If you are going to attack something, attack the definition, beucase my statement is undebatable if my definition is true.

If there's no choice, then there's no opinions, so your opinion is non-existant and therefore irrelevant.

It is really that hard to imagine? If it is, try actually reading my arguments.

Yes you are. All they have to do is fake being cured.

If tested properly, faking will be very difficult, close to impossible. Which it should be.

I'm afraid that you have a mental disorder, or multiple mental disorders. You're wasting the valuble time of your on Lucasforums, thats a mental disorder. Unless I'm interpreting your version of a mental disorder incorrectly as the dictionary seems to have done...

...your point?

WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT??!?!?! IF THE ATTEMPT FAILS THEN WHERE DOES THE RAPIST GO??????? TO PRISON WHERE YOU SAID HE SHOULDN'T GO IN THE FIRST PLACE???? OR BACK OUT ONTO THE STREETS? *takes deep breath* Your plan is FLAWED. You say put them in institutions, but if it doesn't work, put 'em back on the streets because the death penalty is used only for revenge. IS THAT WHAT YOU'RE SAYING?!?! What a joke.

Alright, firstly, cut the caps. There's nothing to be upset about, and yelling in a post it horribly unproper.

Secondly, you have misunderstood me completely. Again, this would not have happened if you had read through my arguments. As I've said plenty of times already, they will not be released until cured, so if the attempt fails, it will be attempted again and again until cured or died of old age. Of course, the first is the most preferable, and will also be the most common by large.

So the billions upon billions of people who have fought in wars since the beginning of time were all out of their mind?

In a way, yes.

"All mental disorders can be treated in one way or another, and if the attempt fails, then we've lost nothing."

Stop contradicting yourself.


The attempt can fail due to many reasons, such as failure in treatment, incompetance amongst the psychiatrists, and the criminal dying before the treatment is finished. It is, however, always possible.

Once again, unless I'm mistaken, then you're contradicting yourself by saying that things such as people who get belows C's in school have a bad mentality and therefore have a mental illness, even though they aren't breaking the law, like you're saying people with mental disabilities always do in this sentence.

What you believed I said: "People with mental disabilities always break the law."
What I said: "People who break the law always have a mental disfunction, as they are incapable of functioning in society."

Once again, an error created by not reading my arguments properly.

Originally posted by Jed
You may not bring that little girl back, but you'll certainly prevent the guy from doing it again. And it's a lot more effective than trying to cure the guy, and then letting him out on the streets to do the same crime to someone else.

This person would not be let free until cured.

Yep, they'll be real sad to see a poor, innocent rapist and murderer get wiped off the face of this earth.

Just as I've said a horrible amount of times already, illness is not a reason for guilt. If a person has broken his leg, you may very well say that he is guilty of not painting the house, but as it wasn't his fault in the first place that he wasn't able to paint the house, I wouldn't call him guilty of not painting it.

The fact of the matter is, even if we could cure these people, do you realize how much it would cost the government? A lot more than putting them in prison. Why should taxpayers pay for the "correction" of murderers, serial killers, and rapists, when the correction may not even work, while the American public is paying for the "correction" and their own health expenses! Let's make the national debt soar even further without effectively solving the problem!

Firstly, I can't believe we're talking about expenses when it's about saving lives.

Secondly, two years in a clinic will cost way less than forty years in prison. Most criminals wouldn't take long to cure, and you wouldn't have them going in and out of prison all the time.

Thirdly, as the amount of crimes will decline (most serious crimes are committed by people who have already been in prison, and prison only make them more criminal) so will the expenses. Crimes cost society a lot.

The fact is that we don't live in a perfect world. We solve things the most effective way so that people are safe - and yes, I know this is a bad choice, but it is a lot safer to kill these people. And no more of this innocent talk - these people are far from that.

Killing innocents to make sure that they don't kill innocents...in that case, we might as well kill off half the world's population, as there is a chance someone of this half will kill a person of the other half.

And I've already commented the innocent thing.

So let's agree to disagree. Your opinion won't change, and neither will mine.

That is something I can't do. Everyone's opinion can be changed, and everyone should let their opinions be changed if opposed with better arguments that their own. It's a matter of opinion whose arguments is the best, of course, but unjustified stubborness about one's opinions is something I strongly dislike.

If the attempt fails, we lose more lives. That's not nothing.

If the attempt fails, we make another attempt. No uncured criminal should be let free in society.

Originally posted by InsaneSith
85% of rapists, usually go back to their degenerative ways.

...something which is evidence that today's prison system does not serve the purpose it should.

Originally posted by InsaneSith
I dont think we should kill this guy, but rather put him in isolation, then send him to every shower, let him get what he gave. then we pretty much starve him. Poor salt in his wounds.

Once again, this opinion is based only on the thought of revenge. Once again, I will have to say: Two wrongs does not make one right.

Originally posted by Reborn Outcast Breton did you know that people such as Issac Newton and Galileo were considered criminals in their day, yet they were not mentally ill. (I hope you understand what I'm getting at here.)

They were incapable of following the laws of the society at that time, which would be a mental disorder.

]Originally posted by Agen_Terminator
Ok, I haven't read all of this.
I think this is quite simple - Maybe 1-5% of criminals have a mental disorder, doing something bad is usually down to choice, we all have free will, I've done some crap things, I am not going to go and say it's because of my mental health .

Firstly, incapability of following a society's laws and rules when you are physically capable of doing so, is a mental disorder in itself. Another way of saying it is that to be a criminal is a mental disorder in itself, though that sentence does not explain the argument very well.

I'm sorry but that's pure BS. I can control what's happening with a lot of things, I could type sdogjsd;ls, punch the wall, smash the window, kill myself. I chosoe that. We get impressions of everything, of course if you;re mentally ill it's not right but your choices and what you take from those choices made define your personality etc. It is crazy to suggest choice doesn't exist (or as we know it).

If you smash a fly on the wall, then this would be a choice, right? Not really, actually.

Firstly, the prime reason for why you smashed that fly was because the fly was there. If the fly hadn't been there, you wouldn't have smashed it. Now, you have absolutly no control over the fly, so you can't choose if the fly would be there or not, thus you weren't able to choose whether or not you would smash a fly.

Further on, you will discover that there was loads of other reasons for why you smashed that fly. Such as: It made noise. If it hadn't made noise, you wouldn't have bothered smashing it. Yet, you can't choose whether or not the fly would make noise. Yet another evidence that you smashing that fly was not your own choice.

Next one: The noise annoyed you. If the noise hadn't annoyed you, you wouldn't have bothered. Yet, how could you choose what would annoy you and what would not?

Another one, one of the prime reasons you smashed it: You were there. Now, you might say "It was my choice that I was there!", but if you look at the reasons for why you were there at that specific time, you'll see that it isn't true. Such as, you quit school early that day. You didn't choose your school schedule, so that's obvious. And others: Why were you inside? Well, perhaps it was raining, and that's why you were inside. You don't choose whether or not it rains. And perhaps it happened while you were sitting in your living room. Why were you sitting? Perhaps your legs ached. Yet another thing you can't choose.

And why didn't you let the fly out instead of smashing it? Perhaps you were angry at it for annoying you. You can't choose whether or not to be angry either. One does not choose one's mentality.

And so you can go on and on and on. There's close to an infinite amount of reasons for why you smashed this fly, and close to and infinite amount of reasons for why each of these infinite reasons were existant. The only thing all these reasons have in common is that you have absolutly no control over any of them.

Originally posted by StarWarsPhreak
We're just going around in circles, and I believe this Breton is doing this for kicks.

Then you believe wrong. I would like nothing more than to make people understand what I am trying to make them understand. But it does bother me that people seem so stubborn about their beliefs that they are closed to all other points of view. I would gladly change my opinion if people would come with arguments that I believe are stronger than my own, but right now I feel that I can respond to all the relevant counter-arguments.

Astrotoy7
02-09-2004, 03:49 PM
Originally posted by Breton
I would like nothing more than to make people understand what I am trying to make them understand.

.....But it does bother me that people seem so stubborn about their beliefs that they are closed to all other points of view.


....I would gladly change my opinion if people would come with arguments that I believe are stronger than my own, but right now I feel that I can respond to all the relevant counter-arguments.

Breton you have my deepest respect for your committment to the integrity of the discussion. Indeed, in circumstances such as these, many will find it difficult to separate reason from emotion ; in fact, in many it may be quite impossible(and perhaps with some justification?)

However, my earlier point about society at large adopting a closed mindset as a dangerous thing, still stands. I also still stand by my point about America's attitudes towards violence, plz refer to Mike Moore's "Bowling for Columbine" for a better explanation than I can give....

Certainly, if I was you, I would just let things be. Many seem intent to knock you arguments down, without actually having argued the point themselves, but rather presenting a series of judgmental statements from their perspective.... Its a really hard thing to talk about....

Whatever you decide, I am sure you will maintain your integrity to the debate, and to Charlie's memory, which in *no* way have you sulllied...

Feel free to PM me, Its really nice to come across a reflective and analytical mind....

_PerfectAgent_
02-09-2004, 04:32 PM
Originally posted by Breton
I said getting below C, and I never said this was a mental illness, I said it was a solvable problem. I think everyone can agree that getting below average at school is a problem, and that it is possible to solve.
But that is much different from a rapist and murderer.

*sigh* I defined a "mental disorder" by "mentality that is ouside of normal". It's not normal to respond to a topic about human psyche on a forum, thus this is not normal, and thus a disorder. If you are going to attack something, attack the definition, beucase my statement is undebatable if my definition is true.
People have different mentalities. So since my mentality is different from yours, I must say that you have a mental disorder, and vice versa.

If tested properly, faking will be very difficult, close to impossible. Which it should be.
To cure what?

Secondly, you have misunderstood me completely. Again, this would not have happened if you had read through my arguments. As I've said plenty of times already, they will not be released until cured, so if the attempt fails, it will be attempted again and again until cured or died of old age. Of course, the first is the most preferable, and will also be the most common by large.
But there is nothing to cure!

The attempt can fail due to many reasons, such as failure in treatment, incompetance amongst the psychiatrists, and the criminal dying before the treatment is finished. It is, however, always possible.
But if the psychiatrists insist there is a mental disorder, yet there is none, then the "treatment" will never finish.

What you believed I said: "People with mental disabilities always break the law."
What I said: "People who break the law always have a mental disfunction, as they are incapable of functioning in society."
They are capable of functioning in society, they just decide not to.

This person would not be let free until cured.
Cured from what?

Just as I've said a horrible amount of times already, illness is not a reason for guilt. If a person has broken his leg, you may very well say that he is guilty of not painting the house, but as it wasn't his fault in the first place that he wasn't able to paint the house, I wouldn't call him guilty of not painting it.
But if the person's leg is not broken, then they can be accused of not painting the house.

Firstly, I can't believe we're talking about expenses when it's about saving lives.

Secondly, two years in a clinic will cost way less than forty years in prison. Most criminals wouldn't take long to cure, and you wouldn't have them going in and out of prison all the time.
Again, what if there is nothing to cure?

Thirdly, as the amount of crimes will decline (most serious crimes are committed by people who have already been in prison, and prison only make them more criminal) so will the expenses. Crimes cost society a lot.
Decline? The person just needs to fake "being cured" to get out.

Killing innocents to make sure that they don't kill innocents...in that case, we might as well kill off half the world's population, as there is a chance someone of this half will kill a person of the other half.
How is someone who raped and murdered someone innocent? We're not predicting if they might kill someone, but people who had done it.

If the attempt fails, we make another attempt. No uncured criminal should be let free in society.[/quote
But how can they be cured from something they don't have?

[quote]Once again, this opinion is based only on the thought of revenge. Once again, I will have to say: Two wrongs does not make one right.
But it keeps him from doing it again.

They were incapable of following the laws of the society at that time, which would be a mental disorder.
They were capable, they just didn't choose to.

Firstly, incapability of following a society's laws and rules when you are physically capable of doing so, is a mental disorder in itself. Another way of saying it is that to be a criminal is a mental disorder in itself, though that sentence does not explain the argument very well.
They are also mentally capable of doing so.

If you smash a fly on the wall, then this would be a choice, right? Not really, actually.
You can choose whether or not to smash it.

]Firstly, the prime reason for why you smashed that fly was because the fly was there. If the fly hadn't been there, you wouldn't have smashed it.
It would be too far away!

Now, you have absolutly no control over the fly, so you can't choose if the fly would be there or not, thus you weren't able to choose whether or not you would smash a fly.
I've seen people in the presence of a fly not try to smash it.

Further on, you will discover that there was loads of other reasons for why you smashed that fly. Such as: It made noise. If it hadn't made noise, you wouldn't have bothered smashing it. Yet, you can't choose whether or not the fly would make noise. Yet another evidence that you smashing that fly was not your own choice.
The noise doesn't bother me, I actually like it a bit. :D

Next one: The noise annoyed you. If the noise hadn't annoyed you, you wouldn't have bothered. Yet, how could you choose what would annoy you and what would not?
But I have a choice to smash it or not.

Another one, one of the prime reasons you smashed it: You were there. Now, you might say "It was my choice that I was there!", but if you look at the reasons for why you were there at that specific time, you'll see that it isn't true. Such as, you quit school early that day. You didn't choose your school schedule, so that's obvious.
Actually, I chose the schedule!

And others: Why were you inside? Well, perhaps it was raining, and that's why you were inside. You don't choose whether or not it rains. And perhaps it happened while you were sitting in your living room. Why were you sitting? Perhaps your legs ached. Yet another thing you can't choose.
I can be outside when it rains, I just use a rain coat. Sitting? I like to sit!

And why didn't you let the fly out instead of smashing it? Perhaps you were angry at it for annoying you. You can't choose whether or not to be angry either. One does not choose one's mentality.
I actually smashed a fly on some occasions and let it go on other occasions.

And so you can go on and on and on. There's close to an infinite amount of reasons for why you smashed this fly, and close to and infinite amount of reasons for why each of these infinite reasons were existant. The only thing all these reasons have in common is that you have absolutly no control over any of them.
Untrue. Given by all the other examples.

Reborn Outcast
02-09-2004, 07:46 PM
Sorry about that Caps on the last post, I fogot to comment on that after my post.

Originally posted by Breton
*sigh* I defined a "mental disorder" by "mentality that is ouside of normal". It's not normal to respond to a topic about human psyche on a forum, thus this is not normal, and thus a disorder. If you are going to attack something, attack the definition, beucase my statement is undebatable if my definition is true.

But your definition is not true. It's your personal idea of what it means to have a mental disorder. Also, who in this world defines what is normal and what's not? I could say that your opinion on this matter is not normal, therefore you have a mental disorder that should be cured. "Normal" is a very broad term, and it's unable to be defined in society for a great many things. So posting in this thread could be very normal indeed, but who's to say what's normal and what's not?

Originally posted by Breton
Secondly, you have misunderstood me completely. Again, this would not have happened if you had read through my arguments. As I've said plenty of times already, they will not be released until cured, so if the attempt fails, it will be attempted again and again until cured or died of old age. Of course, the first is the most preferable, and will also be the most common by large.

But what if there really is nothing wrong with the person? It's a never-ending cycle then. You're attempting to place everything not normal (but then again, who's to say what's normal and what's not?) into a category of a mental disorder. You can't generalize like this, or everyone in the world would be getting "cured" including the doctors themselves. No one would ever be without a mental disorder, and if they were, then they would be PERFECT, which is impossible to achieve, because throughout history it has been said over and over that humans are naturally drawn to evil, therefore making it impossible for a person to be fully "cured."

Originally posted by Breton
The attempt can fail due to many reasons, such as failure in treatment, incompetance amongst the psychiatrists, and the criminal dying before the treatment is finished. It is, however, always possible.

Leading to the doctors needing treatment for incompetance and so on and so forth. Your plan is flawed.

Originally posted by Breton
What you believed I said: "People with mental disabilities always break the law."
What I said: "People who break the law always have a mental disfunction, as they are incapable of functioning in society."

Once again, an error created by not reading my arguments properly.

Society is what we make it. Society is not a solid object, or a definable one. If this was true, then according to your theory, no one would be able to function in "society." And before you even say that not everyone breaks the law, I'll bet that 99.99999999% of human beings have broken the law in some way or another, leading them to be incapable of functioning in society. Society is what humans make it, it is not a tangable object, making your statement false.

Originally posted by Breton
This person would not be let free until cured.

But since most people have broken the law in some way, including the doctors, according to you, they should also be in a mental institution being cured. So who would be left to cure those who need to be cured? Your theory is flawed.

Originally posted by Breton
Firstly, I can't believe we're talking about expenses when it's about saving lives.

Then don't talk about the expenses of prison, because prison keeps the murderers and rapists off of the streets, keeping people safer.

Originally posted by Breton
Secondly, two years in a clinic will cost way less than forty years in prison. Most criminals wouldn't take long to cure, and you wouldn't have them going in and out of prison all the time.

I highly doubt you know an amazing amount about human psychology, so why are you generalizing all criminals by saying that they are easy to cure? On what proof, what basis do you have to say this, even if they have anything to be cured of at all?

Originally posted by Breton
Thirdly, as the amount of crimes will decline (most serious crimes are committed by people who have already been in prison, and prison only make them more criminal) so will the expenses.

Actually, the most serious crimes are committed by dictators and monarchs who have lived in power all their life, or who havn't been in jail. EX: Hitler, Saddam, every single monarch of Middle Ages and after Europe.

I would like to see some proof that all serious crimes are committed by people who have already been in jail.

Originally posted by Breton
Killing innocents to make sure that they don't kill innocents...in that case, we might as well kill off half the world's population, as there is a chance someone of this half will kill a person of the other half.

But your theory isn't based on chance, it's based on "curing" "diseases."

Originally posted by Breton
That is something I can't do. Everyone's opinion can be changed, and everyone should let their opinions be changed if opposed with better arguments that their own. It's a matter of opinion whose arguments is the best, of course, but unjustified stubborness about one's opinions is something I strongly dislike.

How can you say this? Let's say that I'm argueing with someone of a higher education that me, someone who has a larger vocabulary than me, someone who has influence and power in the government or a group, and they are able to present their arguement on why the entire population of Europe should be killed better than my arguement against his. Does his better educational background leading to his better presentation of his arguement mean that I should change my mind about what I know is morally right, and just right in general?

Originally posted by Breton
If the attempt fails, we make another attempt. No uncured criminal should be let free in society.

Well then I should be in an institution because I took cookies from my lunchroom in my school without paying, which is a crime. Oh, and my doctor who's curing me should also be cured because he cheated on his taxes... the cycle never ends in your theory.

Originally posted by Breton
They were incapable of following the laws of the society at that time, which would be a mental disorder.

So genius is now a crime? It is not a mental disorder if I am able to prove a theory wrong involving anything from the cosmos down to this theory that you're presenting.

Originally posted by Breton
Firstly, incapability of following a society's laws and rules when you are physically capable of doing so, is a mental disorder in itself. Another way of saying it is that to be a criminal is a mental disorder in itself, though that sentence does not explain the argument very well.

But those who created the laws in the first place were mental, because they were supporting a democracy that formed when the Pilgrims broke laws of England. Once again, in your theory, who's to say if the law itself wasn't formed by some "mentally disordered" person, rendering it wrong to be followed. See what I'm getting at?

Originally posted by Breton
If you smash a fly on the wall, then this would be a choice, right? Not really, actually.

I have the choice on whether I wanted to smash it in the first place.

Originally posted by Breton
Firstly, the prime reason for why you smashed that fly was because the fly was there. If the fly hadn't been there, you wouldn't have smashed it. Now, you have absolutly no control over the fly, so you can't choose if the fly would be there or not, thus you weren't able to choose whether or not you would smash a fly.

Actually the prime reason was because I don't like flies, and flies sometimes carry dangerous diseases.

Originally posted by Breton
Further on, you will discover that there was loads of other reasons for why you smashed that fly. Such as: It made noise. If it hadn't made noise, you wouldn't have bothered smashing it. Yet, you can't choose whether or not the fly would make noise. Yet another evidence that you smashing that fly was not your own choice.

I could choose to exercise self control and leave the area, or just ignore the noise.

Originally posted by Breton
Next one: The noise annoyed you. If the noise hadn't annoyed you, you wouldn't have bothered. Yet, how could you choose what would annoy you and what would not?

It all depends on your mood at the time. Say I made a choice earlier in the day that annoyed me, and made me ornary for the rest of the day. Therefore, the noise from the fly, which normally would not have annoyed me, did, leading to my choice to smash it.

Originally posted by Breton
Another one, one of the prime reasons you smashed it: You were there. Now, you might say "It was my choice that I was there!", but if you look at the reasons for why you were there at that specific time, you'll see that it isn't true. Such as, you quit school early that day. You didn't choose your school schedule, so that's obvious. And others: Why were you inside? Well, perhaps it was raining, and that's why you were inside. You don't choose whether or not it rains. And perhaps it happened while you were sitting in your living room. Why were you sitting? Perhaps your legs ached. Yet another thing you can't choose.

Umm, but I chose to quit school, I chose the classes for my schedule, I chose not to get wet, and I chose to sit on the couch, and not the chair downstairs, which was away from the fly.

Originally posted by Breton
And why didn't you let the fly out instead of smashing it? Perhaps you were angry at it for annoying you. You can't choose whether or not to be angry either. One does not choose one's mentality.

Why didn't I move away? Why didn't I put on some Bose headphones to take away the noise? In fact, the question your asking is a choice in itself. It presents two options which I could have done, making it a question about choice.

Originally posted by Breton
And so you can go on and on and on. There's close to an infinite amount of reasons for why you smashed this fly, and close to and infinite amount of reasons for why each of these infinite reasons were existant. The only thing all these reasons have in common is that you have absolutly no control over any of them.

My mother and father chose to have sex so that I would be born. I was born because of a choice my parents made.

Druid Allanon
02-10-2004, 09:28 AM
Breton, your compassion for humans is respectable. *salutes* However...

Anyone who murders another person on "purpose" is acting outside of sanity and thus can be classified as mentally ill, in some way or another.

This is wrong. You murdered my dad. I got angry. I murdered you back. Does that mean I'm mentally ill? No, I acted out of love for my dad. If I'm really mentally ill just because I killed the murderer, after a few years, when I got over the whole incident, does that mean I've been 'cured', without going to the doctor at all?

I think that being seriously ill is only a reason for needing more help, and he should not be killed for something that is none of his fault and that he is unable to do anything with.

Admirable statement. However, I wouldn't be so forgiving if I were the girl's parent.

All your actions are decided not by you, but by how your brain works, how you were raised and what's happening around you. Neither of these three things do you have any control of. That's why I say criminals are "innocent", because they have no control what-so-ever over what they do, as their actions are preceeded by factors they have zero choice over.

I was thinking whether to call my crush to ask her out a few weeks ago. I finally decided to call her. That is choice.

Two wrongs does not make one right, honestly.

I absolutely agree with you. But then again, I wouldn't be so forgiving if I were the girl's parent.

Giving into anger like that rather than sense and understanding, you'd make a horrible Jedi...and cutting off people's genitals like that does indicate that you would be unable to control yourself when facing a highly emotional situation, so that's a way of mental disorder, I'm afraid.

I think we all can agree that having a mental disorder equals having a mentality outside of what's normal

Majority of us can't control our anger, I bet, when their loved ones are killed. And majority of us are normal. So does giving in to your anger = mental disorder? Don't think so. ;)

You have no control over what's happening around you, and you have no control over your own mentality.

I believe that our life is in our hands. You reap what you sow.

We're just going around in circles, and I believe this Breton is doing this for kicks.

You are merely angry just because his opinion differs from yours, no offense.

To cure what?

According to what Breton said, to cure their 'mental disorder', if they have one.

The noise doesn't bother me, I actually like it a bit.

Strange, I find it irritating.

Darth Rythe
02-10-2004, 09:44 AM
wow!
What is this the big post compertition?

swphreak
02-10-2004, 05:37 PM
Originally posted by Druid Allanon
You are merely angry just because his opinion differs from yours, no offense.

I am not angry that he has an independent mind, and his own opinion. I just can't believe he considers criminals "innocent."

And with all of this "treatment" he suggests, where is the money going to come from? Government? State? The people? I would rather pay off our huge national debt, than spend the ton of money it would require to "cure" the "mentally ill" criminals.

The_One
02-10-2004, 07:22 PM
incapability of following a society's laws and rules when you are physically capable of doing so, is a mental disorder in itself.

That is possibly the most fundamentally flawed argument I have ever read, and trust me, I've read a lot.

Last time I checked, being human was not considered to be a mental disorder. But what do I know, I just study politics...

ET Warrior
02-10-2004, 09:39 PM
You've failed to even address my argument Breton.

You're looking at this whole situation in such a simplistic, black and white method, that I'm truly shocked. Your arguments are well laid out and well explained, implying great intelligence, yet you fail to see the basic flaw in your reasoning.

We (humans) dont understand our minds well enough to do what you suggest we should do. We dont know WHY those criminals kill or rape people, we don't know what causes a person to choose to break the law. And if we don't know WHY they do it, how can we treat that?

Our knowledge of psychology is just so primitive and basic we can't DO anything about this. We understand that neurons are the basic building blocks of data transfer in our brains. We know that there are Neurotransmitters carrying information through the neuron's, passing that information into other neurons, and so forth. But we don't know what exactly those Neurotransmitters say, nor de we fully understand how our brain encodes and decodes those messages.

We don't know why two siblings raised in the same household with similar genetics and identical up-bringing can have completely different personalitites, and even different levels of intelligence.

And until the day that we finally figure these things out, we NEED prisons to hold those who have broken the laws of our society.

_PerfectAgent_
02-10-2004, 11:23 PM
Originally posted by Darth Rythe
wow!
What is this the big post compertition?
This is the big post contest: Get the biggest post that still makes sense!