Those people are going to get so fucking put away it’s not even funny. It’s bad enough that they beat and raped his ass, but they attempted to hide evidence, AND colluded for an hour about how best to handle the situation before whooping his ass. Talk about 1st degree ANYTHING!
I’ve actually been in this exact situation before when a peeper was looking through a window at an ex and myself. After chasing him down and catching him, believe me the temptation is great to do bodily harm. Your adrenaline is gushing from not knowing what you’re going to encounter and you’re pissed because your privacy has been invaded by a pervert.
I imagine some sort of mob mentality overtook these people. That and the fact they were stupid enough to think ripping the camera off a wall would destroy the tape.
Here’s a paradox: if there was the slightest chance of his escaping, I’d prefer they kill him rather than risk that. But if they had him held down, I couldn’t condone a single calorie expended beyond what was needed to hold him until the cops arrived.
We had a similar case a few years up here, as I recall, where a molested girl’s stepfather and uncle took the molester into the woods and tortured him for a couple of days. As with the stick-rape in the OP, at a certain point you’ve passed self-defense and entered the realm of getting your own sick ya-yas out.
I don’t think it’s so much a “callous disregard”, as a “reluctance to condemn thought crimes”.
So far, the man had not touched the girl in any way. Is it likely he might have escalated later? Probably. But he didn’t. And we can only punish people for crimes they actually commit, not ones they think of committing.
An ass beating seems appropriate in the situation, but the branch sodomy was not. Any jury would understand why you would be mad enough to beat a guy for masturbating to the sight of your little child. That’s a logical response. The sodomy is just sadistic. It puts these people in the same category as the pervert.
Tell you what, email me your address and make sure to leave your shades open at night while you’re sleeping. Would that make you more comfortable?
How many times do I have to say I probably wouldn’t have done the same thing given the circumstances? I was saying I’d ask to be dismissed from the jury pool because I have a little piece of me that sympathizes with this. I hate pedophiles. With a blinding passion. I could never be fair on such a jury.
Sorry for the honesty. I’ll stop if it gets so many people riled up.
Not to speak for duffer, but I don’t think it’s your honesty that bothers people. I think it’s your attitude that, “If you aren’t in favor of raping the guy with a tree branch, then you must for for pedophilia.” I think your first sentence there is really out of line. Just because someone is in favor of the appropriate punishment for the crime, rather than out-of-control vigilanteism, doesn’t mean you should wish for them to be a victim of a crime.
No, actually, the brutal beating was sadistic all by itself, and the sodomy was the perverted icing on the cake. We’re not talking about a few jabs, or enough force to restrain him until the police arrive.
Anyone who thinks that is appropriate is an inhuman scumbag.
One can hope these people won’t get a “slap on the wrist”, but the long sentence they richly deserve for assault, battery, rape, torture and possible attempted murder.
You don’t want people like that roaming free in the streets, right?
Why so, exactly?
Nothing to do with “callous disregard of pedophilia”. The crimes these people commited are way worst than the original offence. I wouldn’t want other people to follow this example and bring “justice” into their own hands. There are (obviously by simply reading this thread) too much people who find the concept appealing or at least excusable and could be tempted to do the same. That’s why they should be punished as severely as they deserve to be, in order that other potential criminals won’t think they could get away with such crap.
Someone stated that maybe the lurker could become tommorow a rapist? Well…these people already proved they were. Let’s talk about your “callous disregard” of torture and rape.