I understand the negative reaction to this decision and others like it. But from what I’ve read I really do believe this case to be a just decision. I actually believe that criminal justice should be approached from a medical perspective in many cases. And if free will even exists at all, it plays a minimal role in all of us. We all react according to instinct, stimulus, conditioning, and synthesis primarily based on all three.
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“But she tried to kill her daughter!”
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I know. And apparently she really did believe it was the right thing to do. Punishment may make the rest of us feel better because we love to blame. But it’s not about our anger. It’s about how we make each of us safe from each other and the understanding required. Not about what somebody “deserves.”
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