Originally Posted by Y2JUBAE
I think it would depend on the crime. Murder, rape, child molestation, it wouldn't matter to me if someone was under 18.
I do know someone who committed an armed robbery, he did change, however, he had no intentions of actually using the gun... I can see an argument for that if nobody was harmed or something. The violent crime thing would also depend on the severity of the victim's injuries. I mean, if a victim has brain damage or something that would effect his or her life for the rest of his or her life, that's pretty close to murder.
What I mean by "serious violent crimes" would be along the lines of beating someone bad enough that they could have died, that the only reason they are alive is pure luck. Just like with armed robbery or any type of weapons charge. A lot of people get off by pure luck that the person survived, so I guess "attempted murder" or something would fall in those lines.
I do think people go down the wrong road sometimes. I did when I was 17, however, I never harmed anyone innocent, but I did do some stupid things.
Glad to hear you changed. I'm betting the real change was when you did the crimes, you were probably a good person all along who just got a case of the stupid. I could be wrong, maybe people who murder or rape can change, but if they can change to become a good person, then they should also understand and accept that they should not be allowed back into society. Their victims will never get that chance to go back to who they were, especially the dead ones.
I know what you mean about having a kid too man. I used to do criminal defense work and honestly, I never thought once about it. I was proud that I worked on cases and won when the person was guilty as sin. I remember a case of a guy with a DUI 3rd and he showed up for his trial drunk. We won. I saw it as we were smarter. I can't do that stuff anymore now that I have a kid. My conscience just makes me think (what if the victim was my baby)... and I just feel sick and angry thinking about helping someone who will more than likely commit the same crime again.
My child is why I have this zero tolerance type attitude today. I see the pure innocence in her and the thought of someone harming her just is too much to bare.
Well I used to rob old ladies on or around the first of the month because I could was not till I was older that I ever felt bad.
I beat a guy up so bad once he still wears glasses to this day all he did was say your dad is a fag. (he was shit he was a drag queen)
I fucked the Preachers daughter in the ass.
i used to raid weed crops knowing i be ok and no cops would be called.
i was a very bad person i just changed is all