- Jul 14, 2004
Yes, because he hasn't himself killed anyone. I believe he is scum and deserves punishment, but I don't believe we need to send him to jail to control him, or kill him to prevent future incidents. I do believe that if he had proper supervision and his access to unlimited self-gratification was cut off, that he might develop into a better person. Or, he might kill himself or his guardians/supervision...but hopefully they'd recognize any sort of physical aggression before it got out of hand. Worst case, he could be required to wear a straitjacket, I guess.
So a mob boss that orders his hitman to kill someone is innocent because "he himself hasn't killed anyone"? What about a corrupt military officer that orders someone to kill a prisoner of war? I'm not trying to antagonize you, I'm just trying to understand your logic. I think if he called regular police on the guy and said something stupid like "I hate cops", maybe I could agree that it was more like a prank so give him a slap on the wrist, but the call was very specifically aimed to cause as much mayhem as possible with the intent for the police to kill someone.