Shadow101 wrote: ↑
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:32 pm
It is coming across in that way that you are ok with it. Reason why I think that is because you are saying they are committing crime but the reason why they are is because it's hard to find a job in that area so that's why they are doing it. No they are doing it because they are criminals. I would again work 90 hrs a weak pulling weeds are shoveling dirt or snow before I even dreamed about committing crimes.
"Poverty drives people to commit crime out of desperation."
"Well that means you are making excuses for the crimes!"
Shadow, understanding the motivations of a criminal is not the same as saying that they shouldn't be punished. If that's what you thinks it means then the only way I can even start to understand your point of view is that you don't understand that criminals are human, or at the very least you don't understand that a criminal can have understandable motivations which can drive them. And somehow this means that trying to find factors which drove them to commit a crime is making an excuse for that crime. Which is, frankly, silly.
Remember earlier when you didn't understand why the African American crime rate was so high? Remember when you kept asking "doesn't it make you wonder?" Well, when presented with an actual reason, you seem to be firmly against it despite having no argument beyond "well that's just making excuses for what they did!"
So I will say this; understanding the motivations behind crime, and having empathy for the criminal is not the same as believing that the criminal shouldn't be punished for their actions. If we address the wealth inequalities in America, if she set up programs to help the poor we would see the crime rates drop. How is this something you are against?
//… and it was there, and her blade flicked out catching only air. She backed from the door, worn floorboards shivering with each misplaced step...// Fall of the Aelir Isles, Vol. III