Should Gary Glitter be shot?

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  1. Chacala_Nayarit macrumors 6502

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4454486.stm

    It looks like a possibility. What do you think?

    This is just sick, he has an international record for child pornography. Let's see what's more humane: 12 years in a thrid world jail or a quick bullet(s) causing death in under two minutes?
     
  2. liketom macrumors 601

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    Hard to say , bad yes ! and they have every right to trial him under there laws but i think they should just lock him up and throw away they key .

    it's a sad world when you learn about these sort's of crimes - stealing childhoods in my view :(
     
  3. mpw Guest

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    I'd probably wait until he's been tried.
    If he's found guilty then I'd jail him. I hear that in some of these Asian jails they treat the inmates as if they were criminals unlike in some western countries that practically offer a concierge service.:mad:
     
  4. liketom macrumors 601

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    i've heard this also .. are there jails realy that bad ?
     
  5. barneygumble macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, over and over again, sick bastard deserves nothing less, hink if that had been your daughter:mad:
     
  6. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Nah, I'm against all forms for death penalty. No exceptions. :mad:

    But of course in the case of an incurable paedophile pervert, there's always lots of long-drawn and painful ways to castrate a man... ;)
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I think, according to the rules of the game, you're supposed to write this in white text.
     
  8. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    New rules...? :rolleyes:

    I would guess a thread with this topic will be moved into the political section soon enough... and I just wanted to give it another nudge... ;)

    And if you cannot advocate torturing paedophiles, than who can you advocate torturing...? :D
     
  9. alex_ant macrumors 68020

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    In which western countries are inmates not treated like criminals? Can you name any specific prisons?
     
  10. mpw Guest

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    La Moye, Jersey where last year they spent £3million on a new wing for just 35 inmates where each of the cells, the majority of which are single, have integral shower, washing and toilet facilities, as well as electric sockets for televisions. The common ares of the wing are better equipped than many YHA sites with three pool tables, vending machines, sofas and two lounges with large plasma screen TV's.

    It's not exactly hard labour is it.:mad:
     
  11. alex_ant macrumors 68020

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    Oh... I meant which civilized (that's civilized with a z) western countries. :D
     
  12. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    I think Michael Jackson could use a roomate ...

    Ooops, sorry. I forgot Michael only likes little boys. :eek:
     
  13. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Spoken like a true Friend of Bush! :eek: ;) :D

    I didn't notice which forum this had been posted in! Sorry! :eek:

    And I don't support capital punishment either, for the record. Torture...well...ahem...yeah, sorry, I'd like to back you up on that one. I think he should be forced to provide tech support for Windows ME.
     
  14. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Now, there's an accusation bordering on cruel and unusual punishment... :mad:

    ;)
     
  15. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Now that you've helped send the thread into the political section, seems like it's an "accusation based on a cruel and usual punishment"
     
  16. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Ahhh, that's good. I like the cruel and usual. And as a Friend of Mitthrawnuruodo™, I don't want any talk of guilt by association! :D
     
  17. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    Glitter not to face child rape charges,breaking story on the Beeb.:mad: :mad:
     
  18. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Lack of evidence.

    So there you go... innocent till proved guilty and all that.

    As distasteful as it may be, that's the way it is... guilty people go free, innocent people are dead or in jail — no system of justice is perfect.

    Besides, he will be charged with 'committing lewd acts with children' and could still face a 12-year stretch in a Vietnamese jail.
     
  19. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Vietnamese prison? Pffft, might as well just give him house arrest at the Ritz.
     
  20. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    I wonder how P.Townsend is getting along with the book he was researching about paedophilia? I hope no one thinks I'm dissapointed that he(Gadd) isn't to be shot,its just that the Beeb had no details when the story first broke and I assumed(wrongly) he was to be released.Execution is a barbaric practice even for those who(alledgely) are practising serial paedophiles.
     
  21. JW8725 macrumors 6502a

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    Garry Glitter has been around here for ages, I mean if he is that way inclined I wonder if he's fiddled with youth from yester-year here? Hmm the mind boggles! I mean had he been in the US of A we have have seen all sorts comming forward claiming compensation.
     
  22. jefhatfield Retired

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    i don't believe in the death penalty, but if gary glitter is found guilty, he should go to jail

    on issues like this, many will say "death penalty" and others will say "slap on the wrist" because they were paid or consented, but it doesn't have to always be an either or extreme

    let the punishment fit the crime and he should not get any special treatment because he's famous
     
  23. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Rapists and child molesters are at the bottom of the prison food chain in the U.S., or so I recall. I would presume it's that way in most countries as well.
     
  24. groovebuster macrumors 65816

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    There are always two sides of it...

    My daughters don't have to work as prostitutes in first place in order to have something to eat.

    I don't defend what he was doing, definetly not. But he is not making 12 y.o. girls prostitutes, it is the society they are living in. So do not only blame him for what has happened... That's way too easy!

    groovebuster
     

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