Quote from Atomik
I don't have a problem with him killing himself if he wants to (or anyone else killing themselves, come to that). The problem I have is with people taking pleasure in it or wanting to see him suffer.
That's a ridiculous argument. On that basis, we'd execute every criminal.
I am not saying that I would take pleasure in it - I'm saying that if he wants to top himself, fine!!!! If the crim doesn't choose to top himself then that's fine too - we'll keep him alive! I WAS actually saying that I wouldn't want others to kill him cos that would just condone violence!
On the other hand, put him in a room with people who've been abused - the 'victims' never seem to be given justice. Our society seems to be all in favour of "oh the poor crim, stuck in his cell with his own TV/Rights", that we totally forget those who have been affected by his/her actions!
Unfortunately many of these people don't end up with people checking up on them several times a day - once the initial media interest (if there is any at all) has gone, they are often left to their own devices and depression. Poor crim is checked on several times a day, own TV, exercise/education programme ...........
I accept that some people are mentally ill and cannot help their actions - if the problems mean that they are going to persistently search out people to kill, wouldn't it be kinder to 'put them down'. After all, if any of us recognised that we were doing such appalling things to others, would we want to live??
Just a thought ........ rant over!