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  •  tough goddamned cookies, "mental health issues" (11+ / 0-)

    no fucking excuse for this kind of bullshit cruelty.

    None.

    Ze-ro.

    I hope they find this asshole, and I hope they treat him better than he treated those cats.

    LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

    by BlackSheep1 on Wed Nov 27, 2013 at 02:15:41 PM PST

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    •  Sigh (6+ / 0-)

      Unlike the victim, we have the chance to look into this incident without being overwhelmed by emotion.

      We also have the duty. Why did it happen? And when that is determined, how can it be made less likely that it will happen again?

      If you don't ask those questions, all that you get is a circus over the perpetrators who are arrested, and a certainty that there will be more, endlessly.

      You have also confused "excuse" with "explanation." The two are fundamentally different. Is a historical psychologist trying to explain Hitler's anti-Semitism making "excuses" for the Holocaust? "Mental health issues" are an explanation that suggests the direction to look if you want to lessen the chance this sort of crime will be repeated. They don't mean "he didn't do it." They mean that "ignore the causes, and in the future, someone else will do it. Over and over again."

      Do you want to make it less likely this sort of thing will happen in the future? Or do you just want to have some useless fun with the perp after the damage to the victim is done? You will have to choose.

      "They smash your face in, and say you were always ugly." (Solzhenitsyn)

      by sagesource on Wed Nov 27, 2013 at 06:51:21 PM PST

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      •  I would choose to restore the cats to life (1+ / 0-)
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        and the woman to safety.

        That's not on the table. At least one of these cats, who never did anything to this asshole, has died because of this asshole being an asshole, with no fear of consequences.

        Therefore, find this asshole. Make sure this particular asshole never repeats this particular behavior. If you have to interrupt his skateboarding or otherwise negatively impact his comfort zone, so be it.

        LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

        by BlackSheep1 on Wed Nov 27, 2013 at 08:13:57 PM PST

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