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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:43 PM
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35. "perhaps their socio-economic condition makes this calcuation rational"
Well, that means that they have little value for human life. Or perhaps not "little" but "less".


This is a fairly common situation. Many people have risked their lives for money, honor, and/or fame, whether it's in the Guiness Book of World Records, the bloody trenches of World War One France, or rising in the ranks of an urban gang.


But if they are from that socio-economic calculation, that means that they are MORE dangerous, not less. It means they come from a culture where theft and interpersonal disrespect are routinely resolved with violence, including deadly violence. Not only will they steal your car, but they might well decide that taking your life to remove a witness that could put them in jail is rational. Or maybe because you tried to keep them from taking "their" truck, and they want to watch you die for your audacity.

So again... how is letting those felons steal your truck unmolested helping society? Yeah, I would prefer it if they were arrested and processed properly through the criminal justice system; that's best for everybody involved.


Spin your tales all you want. Maybe I'll spin one about how the critical the vehicle was to the lives of an entire family facing homelessness. Whatever. None of that is apparent at the moment the crime is committed by strangers. There is no backstory, no records, no grades... unless the victim and the perp know each other.
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