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  •  it's revenge, not justice (3+ / 0-)
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    Munchkn, qofdisks, VeggiElaine

    In recent years our society has swung from a rehabilitation model for justice, to a conservative old testament style retribution model. I think this got started around Reagan and the "war on Drugs". They always say that executions and more severe punishments are deterrents to crime, but really it's all about taking revenge.

    History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce - Karl Marx

    by quill on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 05:07:06 PM PDT

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