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Old 07-04-2012, 01:21 PM
 
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Suppose he wakes up one morning to find that his memory has be restored. What then???

The law should be be the same for everyone....except when there are special circumstances. Which is why we are suppose to have impartial juries and wise judges. Except that we don't. Some of the judges seem to be downright stupid. You wonder how they manage to sit upright.
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Old 07-04-2012, 05:22 PM
 
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I should know better than to respond to a ridiculous hypothetical (all his memory is erased and then he comes back and wins two Nobel prizes? please), but there's no moral or legal dilemma here. He's the same person he was before. He doesn't get a pass for his crimes by virtue of his post-crime actions. His good acts can be taken into account at sentencing. It's too bad there are so many mandatory sentencing laws. They serve no purpose.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:15 AM
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Yes absolutely he should.

He is still guilty.

To not punish him (or what's left of him) is to completely disregard the victims.

Justice must be done for the victims. No question. You cannot say "oh he's won a prize, he's paid his dues" because he hasn't. Do his victim's loved ones think their dead relative is only worth a stupid prize or a presidential term? No.
Well this is the problem with our Cartesian history - The 'He' that did the crimes does not exist anymore. That 'person' is dead.
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