Re: Rights (Was Re: Violence in schools)

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Wed Oct 04 2000 - 11:18:12 MDT wrote:
> It is a small percentage of killers who are psychotic in ways that are
> genetically predisposed. That behavior is predominately germinated, usually
> in seriously abusive home life. Actually, by the time they are "serial
> killers" it's too late to chat about why, rehabilition is pretty much
> pointless.

Growing up in a relatively abusive household, I can say unequivocally that
school was far worse than home. The torture of my peers at school for 12 years I
can only compare to POW camp, if I felt going home at the end of the day was
actually a relief. When the boys of Columbine committed their deeds, I
understood exactly why they did what they did, and was flabbergasted that
everyone was so intent on avoiding or ignoring these reasons.

> IMO the laws today treat children as property - making it difficult to
> intervene in abuse situations. For purely selfish reasons (I'd like less
> violent offenders and predators) I would prefer if children were NOT treated
> as property but rather as human beings with rights.

All children or just the one's on the football team?

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