An Eye for an Eye?

Discussion in 'THREAD ARCHIVES' started by Cotillion, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. From: http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/justiz/0,1518,762508,00.html

    I remembered this from a while ago. Couldn't find more info on if it was carried out or not, but that's not the point I'm trying to make.

    What are your thoughts on her choice, and more importantly, the law that allows her to do this?
     
  2. Honestly, in some cases I think it's totally fair. What sort of lunatic is going to assault someone with acid and totally disfigure them over being rejected. >> That's something crazy serious.

    But I don't think "eye for an eye" should work for ALL cases. D: There's plenty of situations in the heat of the moment where people can be rehabilitated, or just server jail time, etc...
     
  3. Two things:

    Wow, they actually judged in favor of the woman!

    Second, the tired old refrain is that revenge begets more revenge. I have no comment about this case as I am unsure of how to feel, but I am still in general a supporter of the death penalty.
     
  4. I read this last night...

    She refused.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/wor...ned_her_face_with_acid_from_similar_fate.html

     
  5. That was my first thought as well. Good thought, too.

    It's... hard to make a blanket statement whether she should've done it, whether she shouldn't've. For me, forgiveness would have made me feel better than revenge, but I can't say the same for her. I can't say that everyone can forgive as easily as I can.
     
  6. It's easy to say such a thing, from an outside looking in perspective. All we in America tend to hear is how bad Iran is. Funny that it's only the countries or territories we have a difference of opinion with that are bad, right?

    Is Iran's legal system something that we as Americans don't understand? Certainly. After all, I'm no American legal expert, so how could I even begin to understand how Iran's legal system works?

    Iran is a lot more free than the media in the western world makes them out to be, despite what we may perceive to be some pretty backwards thinking, legally speaking.
     
  7. I figured this thread would be about this:

    http://articles.cnn.com/2010-08-20/...mnesty-international-saudi-arabia?_s=PM:CRIME
     
  8. Actually, Alan, I would have the same reaction if this had happened in the U.S. Because women are always the ones to blame for the bad things that happen to them.
     
  9. As one who believes in death sentence over life in prison I think the eye for an eye treatment is fair. It would lower the amount of crime in general because only the true psychos would be willing to do these terrible acts knowing that the same thing could happen to them.
     
  10. Our sysadmin is a cruel warden.
     
  11. Diana is, in fact, a cruel warden.

    Eye for an Eye, tooth for tooth. It's something I've always believed in. If someone were to attack someone, I believe that the assaulted party has every right to retaliate, if the attacker is found guilty in due process. It's something that obviously needs to be controlled, but I think that it has a good outcome in the idea of violence, theft, and murder; murder being avenged upon by a third party, of course. If some jackass took my eye, damn right I'd take his, before or after his prison sentence, it matters not. I also think serial rapists should get the shaft - literally.

    Yeah, I'm pretty hardcore about it, but I think it is a justifiable way to beget punishment.