Monday, October 11, 2010

What Do You Think?

I am posting something that bothers me a lot. I would like to hear your comments on this. If you do not want to comment, I will understand, this is a touchy issue.

It makes me so mad when I read or see on TV the people that are abduct, torture, molest and sometimes are killed. Most abductors get only a few years and sometimes they will get out on good behavior. We need to change our laws on sex offenders, they are treated too good.

I do think most end up serving time, with clean clothes daily, free meals, recreation privileges and can finish school or take up a hobby. Is this justice for what they have done? What about the victims and their families, that try to face each day

The living victim is scared for life and has nightmares about what has happened., and probably looks over their shoulder when out and about. The victim that did not make it is dead and gone forever and the family suffers their loss forever.

So the question is, do we petition our Senators to petition for stiffer laws, laws that put a more severe punishment? You have to look at this through the eyes of the survivor or the families of the ones left behind to cope with their loss., their heart will ache forever, for those they can never say "I love you" again or hug them close to their heart.

This is such a real issue and it is happening again and again. Now we are having our doors kicked in, these home invasions are frequent. Just like the doctors family that was tortured, raped and their home burned down around them.

Be safe my friends, for we never know, are society is changing, so we have to be alert to what is going on around us.


Holly said...

Criminals do get to much privilege in prison. For some reason entities seem to be more concerned about 'their' human rights.
I do not have the answers but I am bothered by alot of that too.

Why did the chain gang go by the wayside? No one wanted to be in prison then I bet.

I say that but in the same breath there are the few who are falsely accused in prison, and human rights for those folks seem to put the application in perspective a bit.


Hi Margaret,
I so agree with you! The system totally forgets the victims and the bad guys should have NO RIGHTS

dr.antony said...

I had written a blog once" Human rights or terrorist rights?"
I am with you. You are acting like an ordinary human being.We decried the way terrorists were treated at Guantanamo,on the quality of their food,and also on lack of facilities!! I am at a place, where they chain people admitted to hospital for petty crimes,and are treated like animals.

People who do inhuman things have no right to human rights. Isn't it simple? Human are the only species which kill for fun. Animals kill only when they are hungry.Killers do not deserve sympathy.

They destroy lives of innocent people and like you said,walk out of the prison,to repeat the same offences. Those of the terrorists who were released had all gone back elsewhere to repeat their crimes.

In India,the maximum punishment is "life imprisonment".And that is a joke of 12 years. With public holidays, good behavior and all,the majority walk out in 6 or 8 years!! Isn't it a good bargain?.

Our laws are obsolete. They were written at times when people were more humane. In India,they still follow the rules left behind by the British.
"An eye for an eye,a tooth for a tooth".Compassion and kindness are stories of the past.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I disagree that prsioners should get special previleges, while their vistims suffer a lifetime of memories that remain with them.

Take care,

Judy said...

I agree with you totally. I see so many young children in my neighborhood running around by themselves that could be abducted in a minute's time. These abductors are looking for people constantly. Scares me to death.

Anonymous said...

I think it's a shame that we are keeping these people alive and in prison. We fed, warm, and with their health benifits. It's a slap in the face to the people that have suffered at their hands. It's so wrong.

Midlife Mom said...

I agree with every word you wrote! The perpetrators of these horrendous crimes should have no rights at all. I go along with the warden out west that keeps his prisoners in tents in the heat, bologna sandwiches every day and pink underwear!!! Should be more of that to deter people from living a life of crime. Some never had it so good as in prison with three meals a day, health care, dental care, warmth, schooling, etc.... It's wrong, totally wrong for these people that commit these horrible crimes against people like the doctors family! My heart breaks every time I see that doctor on tv!

A New Beginning said...

Such people who indulge in crime give a person the feeling of being unsafe even if we're in a close environment coz we never know when calamity may strike...such people should be punished so that the threat to the society is lessened.
A very thought provoking post Margaret..I totally agree with you!

Merle said...

Dear Margaret ~~ I totally agree with you and it is just the same here in Australia.
It is always the rights of the prisoner
and not the victim's rights.
We all need some laws to change and stricter sentences to be brought in.
I am glad you liked the kid's jokes and stories. Take care my friend, and have a nice week and weekend. Love, Merle.

Patty said...

Good morning Margaret. I so agree. Even when they commit a murder, their sentence is way too soft for the crime.
Like the saying, an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. If they commit murder, their should be no sentence other then the death sentence and then carry through, not let them sit there on death row for years and years, trying to get out of it, and still being fed, clothed and taken care of. When so many times the victims don't even receive care as well as the prisoners.

Child molesters should all be shipped off to some island, and let them fend for themselves. Although I have heard when a child molester is sent to prison and the other inmates find out, his life is a living hell. But don't know if it works that way anymore. There are so many sick people in the world. Every country has them and when you hear about it, makes you wonder, what happened to that person at birth to make them so different. I do believe some are just born bad.

I was without a computer yesterday, internet problems. And I was all ready running behind reading the blogs I like to check on everyday. We've been having beautiful weather here, do wish we would get some rain. Take care. Hope hubby is doing better.

Linda said...

I totally agree, Margaret!! It's something I've considered often when living in a relatively small town of 12,000 with 40 registered/known sex-offenders living here, understanding that circumstances are different for each case, but still - some are so horrendous and why are they allowed to just live out in society with us, serving little if any time. I've said it before and I'll say it again - freedom and rights are not always put to use in this country for the right purposes. The courts allow for far too much manipulation by the crinimals whereas the poor victims and their families have to suffer, oftentimes throughout their entire lives (for instance, in cases where horrendous criminals come up for parole every so many years, and the poor victim's family has to go through the process again and again throughout their life). To me - this is utterly, completely ridiculous and yes - it should be changed.

Anonymous said...

I think we already have the laws but the problem is the judges and juries and prosecutors do not use them to punish criminals. I think the jails and prisons are filled to over flowing and the only thing left is to leave somebody out and they are now doing that. There was a time in this country when people were the justice and administered it themselves. That may come back if the lawyers leave enough crime go unpunished.

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello Margaret:)

If a person commits murder with rape,he should be given death sentence.If some one is only convicted of rape, he should be give given life long imprisonment and should not be allowed to live in society.

I feel rape cannot be stopped unless there is proper education of the seriousness of rape.This should be done in schools to start with.

Best wishes:)

caspersmom said...

I truly agree with you, the laws and prison term should be much stiffer. The offenders with murder, rape, or torture should get the death sentence. I was going to also say life but why should taxpayers pay for their luxury in prison. Sometimes I think that it would be nice to be in prison at least you would get medical care there. (LOL.) It's getting mighty wild out there in the world today. Spells out the soon coming of Christ.

Becky and Gary said...

I have to agree with several of your comments. Prisioners have way too many priviledges. Some of them live better than plenty of our good citizens.I'm not sure what the correct punshiment is, but I certainly feel that the death chair is the easy way out, but then again why should we have to pay for their comfort.In our area a man ( David) has been on death row since 1986 for kidnapping a woman because her husband wouldn't give him ( David)a loan at the bank. He tortured this poor woman before shooting her in the back of the head. Now we have been paying for his keep, and comfort, free medical care, access to a library so he can plan more appeals, and he continues to thrive. I don't know what the correct answer is, and maybe there isn't one, but we must continue to search.
Stay safe.

Merle said...

Hi again Margaret ~~ It is good to see so many comments about this subject.
Thanks for your comment and I was pleased with the doctor report. Glad you liked The Speeding Ticket story and enjoyed the jokes.
Take care, my friend and have a good week.
I hope your husband is well. Love, Merle.

kavita said...

I too agree with you and most of the comments here.Hardly we see any criminal being reformed -once they are out most of them are back to their illegal activities .To think of paying for their comforts in prison is painful .

Kay said...

This is a scary world we live in now, but I'm afraid I don't have the answer.

Denise said...

Hello again Margaret, just popping by to say hi and to wish you a great weekend.

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