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Thank you for that information.

I sympathize with you and all people who endeavor and have endeavored with word and deed to alter the course of injustice where found in law --the code of socially acceptable and socially unacceptable behaviors.

This penance 'bout broke my heart: "1. Writing about who was affected by their actions and how, what they have learned from their experience and what they would do differently in a similar situation in future...." Were you to enter a sentencing hearing in any parts of the US criminal court, you'd hear the same pleas. And all too often the same, ruthless response from the penitentiaries.

Redeem Yourself

Histories, tragedies, discretion and mercy, states' budgets, charitable donations, volunteer and paid hours are littered with such experiments to test that common wisdom and common law of justice that harbors nothing but retribution demanded by the "offender's" peers, the society from which he or she emerges. As if they'd no guilt --responsibility for-- the creation, violation, and consequences of the laws which bind them.

Make Me Whole

I commend you for accepting those responsibilities in a manner that repairs the dignity of the convicted and may enjoin the anger of the plaintiffs with reconciliation that this remedy offers them. It ought to be sufficient punishment tied to the inevitable loss of liberty this discipline requires to restore peaceful society. (But here we are, quibbling how much is too much interest added to principal borrowed.)

That is after all the purpose of law, is it not?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Aug 20th, 2017 at 07:44:11 PM EST
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