Re: Crime != Punishment
h3: "There is something fundamentally wrong with most societies."
Yes there is, and it is called greed. However, I completely disagree with you on your opinion about a slap on the wrist, but on the other hand I completely agree with you on the biased perspective of business over citizen.
If I take your sentiment and zoom out a little, then maybe another evil is how legal punishment has been overly micro managed. There were days when stealing a horse, raping a woman, robbing a bank, committing arson, stealing cattle, committing murder and many others all saw the same possible end...public hanging. But today, how many ways can the prosecution go with deciding a punishment with any 1 of the above listed crimes? To me, there seems to be just too many ways to be punished for crimes that are, at their core, extremely similar.
Now, about the article. Truthfully, I don't care what becomes of them, but the only thing I never liked about this whole story was how they got ratted out. Good lord, I hate rats! Sort of a indescribable personality trait of mine similar to why I'm heterosexual or why my favorite colour is blue. It might just be me, but I've always felt that the rat should always get a little somth'n extra for being, well...the rat.