Thoughts on Keybase
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Wed Jan 7 11:13:35 CET 2015
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On Wednesday 7 January 2015 at 4:30:45 AM, in
<mid:F648B258-B808-42CD-90F2-A8888A66EF3D at sixdemonbag.org>, Robert J.
> Sure it does — premeditation. Murder committed with
> premeditation and malice aforethought is punished much
> more severely (in most places) than a
> heat-of-the-moment killing.
Indeed. In some places the label of "Murder" applies to the crime with
premeditation and malice aforethought, otherwise there is a different
label such as "Manslaughter".
> Knowing the offender’s
> state of mind is thus a perfectly legitimate avenue of
> inquiry, and requires investigation into background.
Fair enough, but I do not believe a throw-away comment heard in
arguments thousands of times per day throws any light on the
offender’s state of mind.
> I understand you believe there is a right to be
In some contexts there is . But I was not referring to any right to
be forgotten, simply to rehabilitation of offenders. Once the offender
has paid their "debt to society" they are rehabilitated and should not
be hindered from playing a full part in that society.
> I hope you will understand I consider that
> to be Pollyannic fantasy.
Absolutely; it is something to be striven towards but unlikely to be
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