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  1. Astute

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    He murdered a 21 year old woman with learning difficulties. The police had to tell her parents that not only was he out but he was going to be all over the media.
     
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    He she never have been considered safe. They should have listened to the judge from 2012.
     
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    Well more may be dead if he hadn’t been on day release. That’s such a moral maze isn’t it?
     
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    Never is a long time but not so soon . Seems a perverse decision
     
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    And I’m sorry I’m going to edit my comment. Brilliant is a really shitty word to have used in this context - sorry
     
  7. Otis

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    Might even be the one who ran across the road and took a knife off him.
     
  9. Sky Blue Pete

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    Definite hero then no question. Maybe in a small way paying part of his debt to society. Doesn’t bring their daughter back though
     
  10. Otis

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    Nope. This incident yesterday has to be treated in complete isolation.
     
  11. Otis

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    True. I actually meant he should never have been released now. This should have never happened. 20 or 30 years down the line, who knows, but this was way, way too soon.
     
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    If one of the guys that tackled him was a murderer then we'd have hung him too. So he wouldn't have been there to help and there may have been more people killed.

    What about the ex-gang members that now run rehabilitation services and charities to try and prevent more kids joining gangs. The kids are going to listen to them more than the likes of us who have no idea of that kind of culture.
     
  13. covcity4life

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    Fuck off. His actions can be commended but he is no hero
     
  14. Otis

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    Disagree. On the surface, based on the information we have at hand, that was a heroic thing to do.
     
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    Being realistic if capital punishment is going to be reintroduced it is going to take years of debate, legal challenges etc. The more pressing issue is why are people convicted of these crimes being allowed to wander the streets. If, as has been claimed, it is purely due to budget cuts that is something that can be immediately addressed.

    Of course we used to have the option of keeping people locked up indefinitely if they were considered a danger to the public but that was removed in 2012. Maybe that needs to be looked at again and the funding put in place to allow it to be properly implemented.
     
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    Sounded like it.
     
  17. Otis

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    Yup.

    Totally opposed to the death penalty and the knowledge that there is always human error and will always be mistakes, is reason enough.

    The killing of one wrongly convicted person is one too many.
     
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    And now you have more info

    Do you think a murder of disabled girl is a hero?
     
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    Yep probation not involved in decision to release him but they would have been managing the licence conditions. No funding and nowhere near enough time to safely risk asses this sort of risk I don’t think.
     
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    Of course his actions were heroic. His murder was abhorrent and deserving of the most severe punishment. Those are not mutually exclusive
     
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    You can do horrific and heroic things.

    What if one of the people that helped disarmed the terrorist yesterday has no current convictions. Are they are hero? What if they later go on to murder someone? Do they then stop being a hero for their actions yesterday and just become a monster? Would everyone calling them a hero now be considered apologists for a murderer?

    Do his actions yesterday make up for his horrific actions against the disabled girl? Of course they don't. But then do his horrific actions mean that his actions yesterday that potentially saved people's lives were not brave and heroic?
     
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    Yep completely agree. Maybe the time has come to decide as a society what we want though. If rehabilitation is a myth then let’s not bother locking people up. Grendel would you prefer hanging or firing squad or maybe ripped apart by dogs for really horrible crimes
     
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    So is the terrorist a hero if you now found out he saved an old ladies life on his way to london bridge?
     
  24. Otis

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    How does your logic work exactly?

    So, if you were there yesterday, not knowing anything and you witnessed the intervention, it would be 'Well done, mate, you're a hero.'

    He then responds with 'I was convicted for murder some years ago.'

    You would reply with 'Then you are not a hero at all.'

    It makes zero sense. As has been stated, the two are not mutually exclusive.

    One horrific action, one heroic. It merely makes this one action an heroic act. This one single instance.
     
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    You need to distinguish between identifying people by what they do and say. Each of us is a series of decisions and actions so a person who makes many terrible decisions can do a good thing and a person who has made a series of wonderful decisions can do a bad thing. It’s life
     
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    You make no sense otis

    I hwve never said the act wasnt heroic. I saod he is not a hero

    Just answer my question. Would you call the terorrist a hero if you found out he had saved someone's life earlier that day?
     
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    So would you call the terrorist a hero?

    Why you both dancing around my question?
     
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    Maybe. Just maybe. You can’t sort humans into neat boxes like that and should leave it to the Marvel films.
     
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    Glad u agree with me. So the guy yesterday wasnt a hero as terrorist wouldnt be 1 either
     
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    His actions were heroic. He’s a human.
     
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    It would be heroic depending on circumstances before he then went on to commit a horrific crime. We’re not communicating in the same language
     
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    Ok the terrorist would be a hero?
     
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    So a hero?
     
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    If it was a heroic thing he did, he would be a hero for that one instance yes, if he risked all to save someone's life.

    You are looking at it too globally, as if in saying he is a hero for this, he is a hero in anything and everything.

    What I said makes perfect sense.

    We need to look at this one incident in isolation for what this man did yesterday.
     
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    Now you guys gone from hes a hero to finnally lets talk about heroic actions

    Took a while but noe we on same page

    Your welcome
     

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