Would you?

@krupesh (2608)
India
February 27, 2009 1:46pm CST
If a criminal is caught red handed stealing something or murdering someone..etc..etc...would you want the law to take its own course or would you like to take the law into your own hands? I prefer the second option as the law takes a long time to decide with all the witness going to the court for hearing & then giving a verdict which might be a lesser punishment than the crime has done.It would be better if he is tied to a pole in the centre of the city & asked by public to throw stones at him.Whts your say?
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@eichs1 (1934)
• Philippines
5 Mar 09
You have a very good point. Aside from the long process of justice, it is also costly. But my question is, how would we take the law into our own hands? If somebody commits murder, we kill him/her too? If someone steals, we will crush or cut his/her hands so he/she will not do it anymore? And how will we punish someone who commits adultery? Then aside from deciding on what punishment should be given, it will also be a big question as tho who will be the executioner of the punishment? The more I think about the process that should have to be in-placed for such speedier justice system, the more I cringed. There will be lots of loopholes that can be abused and it will actually bring more trouble than meting out solutions. I definitely want a faster means to resolve cases but definitely, not into the hands of the civilians.
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@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
27 Feb 09
I see your point and agree to it much. If it worked that way then we should be able to take care things ourselves and not even have lawyers represent us and use confusing languages... but we would need to know as much as them to be able to do that. If we were all educated enough, it may work.
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• Australia
27 Feb 09
The trouble these days is that the law is bound by laws aswell, meaning that a lot of the time, people who should be brought to justice simply aren't. So many people who should be in jail aren't whether it's because of loopholes in the justice system, having a good lawyer or any number of reasons. I'd love vigilante justice. Bring on the Batmen heh.
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@agrim94 (3811)
• India
21 Mar 09
Well i would want the law to take its own course as if i take law in my hand then whats the difference between him and me though in India it is getting more and more common for people to take laws in their hands which i find quite repulsive and mobs do many a times kill or beat up innocent people and they get scot free..so no taking of law in my hand.
@sharay (2776)
• India
5 Mar 09
I would say both....beat him up and hand him over to the people, two in one, that is really needed, we should not just let him go into the hands of the law for some people might free themselves through hook and crook, so, give them nicely as much as you can before handing them over