From: "MMB Tirade" <email@example.com>
>>>From : Brian D Williams firstname.lastname@example.org
>>>Yes. But killing the killer will not bring that person back.
>>>It will only result in another individual irretrievably lost.
>>True, but it will effectively punish the murderer for the crime
>What would you say punishment is for? Your use of "punishment "
>gives the impression of "retaliation".
>I'd say the goal of punishment is to prevent the victim (or the
>society) from suffering from the same crime again. We punish a
>perpetrator for his crime in order to educate or change him and
>finally to avoid repetition of the crime. Killing a killer
>achieves the second without the first. Does this qualify as
We disagree on the meaning of punishment, here's mine again from
---Punish: to subject to pain, loss, confinement, or death as a
penalty for some offense or fault.
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