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Old 21st Dec 2009, 16:12
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nickyboy2702
 
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As a society we have developed a judicial system to mete out justice based on the laws of the day. As soon as we accept anyone other than the judiciary doing so it is the thin end of the wedge

Reasonable force in defending oneself, family or posessions - OK. Chasing someone down a street, catching them and beating them - vigilante justice - not OK

Anything other than a guilty verdict (although I may choose to question the severity of the sentencing) would send out a message that it is OK for an individual to mete out justice. Before you know it we will be pulling "suspected" thugs out of their homes and beating them too, then where does this end?
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