I'm scratching my head at the death penalty being in place for a crime where the 'victims' hold such a degree of culpability.
Ridiculous. My heart is aching for poor Myuran and Andrew.
Last edited by VicPark; 14-02-2015 at 21:59.
I agree with you a hundred percent VP. People keep using that excuse "killing our kids with drugs" etc. Well - if your kids choose to take drugs, then that is "their" choice, we can't all blame the bali 9 for all the drug users in the world. It makes no sense as an argument!
I do however have sympathy for drug users, no one has ever said as a little child "when I grow up, I want to be a Junkie". Mental health issues come into massive play. Drug addicts - any addiction is an illness, and it needs to be treated as such.
Geeze girls, put it back in your pants. This isn't a debate thread! Start another one if you really need to. Please.
There is no single person, entity or event that we can blame with why we have drugs as such a big problem locally and globally. It is so complex.
I haven't read all the replies but...
Rehabilitated, sorry, turned their lives around, really? Only because they have had to, because they got caught.
Does anyone believe, if they got away with it, they wouldn't have done it again?
They broke the law, in a country where the consequences are not just extreme but known to all.
It's horrible, no doubt about it, but they knew the risk they were taking.
No one had said they shouldn't be punished. They broke the law of course they deserve consequences.
The point is they are serving their time, without complaint and by all measurable accounts, have turned their lives around. Honestly I'm glad they got caught, I think 5 years in an Australian jail they would have learned nothing and come out and committed more crimes.
Also as mentioned the sentencing consistency is not there. Other citizens in Bali with drug charges and even participants in the Bali bombing got less sentences.
This is less about a countries laws and more about making a point that Indonesia is strong and powerful and merciless. Except when they are putting their greedy little hands out for our tax dollars in aid.....then they want mercy for themselves.
If the executions go ahead I hope Australia is strong enough to remove our embassy and any aid that goes to Indonesia so at least they have consequences to their actions. That maybe they see that a tough prison sentence is just or even more effective than just shooting a human being like an animal.
I stand for mercy
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