Saturday, January 06, 2007

Society should be more important than a criminal's "right"

The Guardian reported that it violates the rights of criminals to release the image of a rapists.

There comes a point when we have to remember that society has the right to life and liberty. A criminal violates that right when they attempt to take that life and should not be afforded the same rights as a citizen. That is why when a person has a felony they can no longer vote, live where they want to, and if they are a sex offender have to register. In this country if you are a felon you cease to be an American for all intensive reasons.

Not to release the image of a suspected rapist only makes society more vulnerable and actually just hands over the body politic to the criminal, especially if they are disarmed and are unable to protect themselves.

Criminals should fear the law abiding, not the other way around.

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