Monday, 15 July 2013

Trayvon: deserved it?

I just stumbled across a post in which a Christian literally justified the murder of Trayvon Martin because Martin may have, possibly, someday become a mass murder like Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

Apparently, Trayvon was at a high risk for committing a crime, so maybe killing him wasn't so bad?

I'm not exaggerating when I say this is one of the vilest things I've ever read.
Read my response below:
Trayvon's death may have been a good thing because you determined he had a criminal disposition? A 17-year-old boy with whom you have had no acquaintance?

In what possible world do you think it's reasonable to compare Trayvon Martin to Tamerlan Tsarnaev? You cannot preemptively decide a person's fate and punish them for deeds they have not done, and may never do.

This is *precisely* the kind of reasoning that your country was founded to prevent.

What else should we do, preemptively jail the impoverished?

Sure, it could be that a person born into poverty would not commit a crime in their life, but we also know that people born into poverty are more likely to commit crimes. Is not preventing a crime from ever occurring worth the cost? Would it really be so bad, if we saved a future victim?

It's people like you that have justified eugenics and some of the worst kinds of atrocities in history, under the auspices of preemptive justice.

For all I know you could be a pedophile waiting to happen. We already know how rampant that is within religion. Maybe you wouldn't mind being preemptively neutered?

Don't like the comparison because you think I'm unfairly characterizing your religion as being worse than it actually is?

Join the club.
Check out the full post I'm responding to, as well as any subsequent replies to the above comment, here.

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