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Old 12-05-2015, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Starving Artist View Post
If Billy gets shot in the back it eliminates the likelihood that he will rob and maybe kill someone in the future. I'd hate to have it on my conscience that a robber I chose to let escape went on to kill someone else in a subsequent robbery.
That is so fucked up. You can justify any violent murder if you pretend to be able to see into the future. "I did society a favor, he might grow up to be a terrorist!" You are not the judge, jury or executioner. Your vigilantism is more dangerous than a small time burglar any day, because it says you have no respect for the Constitution or the rule of law. Your action is no less criminal than that of the robber you pretend to abhor.