Originally Posted by Nate
Dear Old Fashioned Right Wing Prat,
If smacking kids worked at all, you'd probably be a much better person now. QED.
So how do the recent events in Reading fit into your argument? I believe that four out of the six people found guilty of the rape, torture and murder where on probation already. If they had been in custody, those two girls would never have had to go through that terrifying ordeal that ended in the murder of one and the attempted murder of the other, would they? So “lenient sentencing” and "understanding and compassion" for the perpetrators of violence works didn't work here. Do you think honestly that the people responsible for these acts would have responded to "psychotherapy, occupational training, cognitive behavioural therapy etc." ?