Thursday, April 26, 2012 9:23:05 AM
"Not justified at all. There's due process in the legal system for very good reasons ..."
These two guys possibly just saved the tax payer thousands upon thousands of dollars - police salaries, judge`s salaries, lawyer`s fees, court costs, jail costs, possible prison costs, etc. etc
30 second, well deserved beat down where very little actual physical damage was done vs. passing the costs on to the tax paying public? I say, slap the taste out of that boy`s mouth and be done with it.
Thursday, April 26, 2012 8:18:22 AM
Not justified at all. There's due process in the legal system for very good reasons, one of which is to provide a better system than vigilante "justice". You need proof and witness reports cannot be used reliably on a scene to do any more than determine whether further investigation is required. Mobs very often get the wrong person for a crime, and we have NO evidence that this is the man who was attempting to steal bikes (or if any thief was even attempted).
Comment threads like this make me very glad that we don`t use mob "justice", as that is no justice at all.
Also since when was corporal punishment deemed civilised?