December 6th, 2008


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[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: December 6th, 2008 - 11:30 pm (Link)
Conspiracy charges: Oh, sure, I know that. However, I personally consider that weak and am against it in concept. I'll grant that it's legal, but generally, as you pretty much are agreeing, this is a conspiracy charge that is piled on to make the sentence more stringent. It's something that I am against in principle and has nothing to do with this case in specific. Also, it's not always done. Which is kinda my issue with it.

Kidnapping charges: I know what they mean, but again, Nevada State Code, one could in fact argue he committed a first degree kidnapping with the intent to rob, as he detained the victims while he was robbing them, but similarly I think that's trumping up the charges to punish "that evil murdering bastard who got away with it." that's my point. I'm not blaming the Judge per se. I'm blaming the people. All of them. Holding someone at gunpoint and not letting them go until they give you their stuff isn't kidnapping and robbing. It robbing. That's what robbing is. That's why not every mugger gets a kidnapping charge. At the end of the day, what OJ did was no worse (or better) than any other thug who robbed someone at gunpoint and being OJ aside, he should have been treated like anyone else.

Pleas and Celebrity: Oh no doubt. He was clearly guilty and he's an idiot. I don't at all mean to defend him. But I'm not really talking about OJ's failings. I'm talking about the failings of the system

Penal system: Oh, but I disagree. I've done a lot of research on it. I'll grant that I don't have a criminology degree, as you do, but I do have a cultural studies degree and have taken a couple classes on it specifically. Again, I'll cite Foucault here. While vengeance was the basis for the justice system, in modern times that system has been revamped for both social and efficiency reasons. The PEOPLE believe in vengeance, but it cannot be the governments job to dispense it. Instead we dispense discipline. Hence using incarceration instead of public flogging, or lethal injection rather than drawing and quartering. This is why we lock up prostitutes and crack fiends. No one is getting revenge on the prostitutes. There's no wronged party. No one is looking for an eye for an eye on smoking crack. We lock them up to deter others from smoking crack or charging for sex. We lock them up so we can say "don't turn turn tricks or smoke a pipe, because if you do, we're sending you away. (Now, to be fair, I have alternate stances here as well, I don't think either of those things should be a crime, but that's a different issue altogether)
 

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