Scott wrote: ↑March 24th, 2021, 7:34 pm
I hope many offenders re-offend, such as people in jail for marijuana possession. I hope they get out and smoke a joint to celebrate their release. Re-offense is often a good thing, in my opinion, since so many good things are illegal.
For example, Martin Luther King was arrested 29 times. I am glad it was 29 rather than 1. I am glad he re-offended, over and over. Recidivism is often a very good thing.
I am not sure what the context of the word expect is in the question. Namely, I'm not sure if you mean it in the context of desire or prediction. For instance, if I catch a stomach bug and everyone else I know who has had the same bug vomited, I would then expect to soon vomit myself, but I presumably wouldn't want or intentionally help that to happen per se.
In any case, I am not saying that I hope my fellow citizens are put in prison, especially not if they are peaceful. Rather, I am saying that often when someone commits a crime (e.g. illegally feeding the homeless), then recidivism is often a very good (meaning subjectively desirable) thing in my opinion.
Certainly, it would be preferable to me that the violent victimizers (in this case the armed arresters and imprisoners) suddenly choose to stop victimizing or are otherwise forcefully preventing from continuing to violently victimize, but no I do not think it is reasonable to expect that to happen.
I understand that when you wrote word like 'crime' (or by extension 'recidivism') you probably meant something like "act of non-defensive victimization" or something roughly like that, but technically the two things are completely and utterly different. In terms of the situations where the two diverge, I believe it is not a matter of some, but rather most. Most arrestees are only charged with non-violent crimes such as but not limited to marijuana possession or feeding the homeless. Most incidents of violent victimization are done legally, often by the government or its agents. However, it is not just by the government's own figurative hands that legal violent victimization occurs. For instance, marital rape was not fully banned in the USA until 1993. Racial slavery was legal in the USA for well over 200 years. Speaking of slavery, Kamala Harris used slave labor to fight fires in California.Steve3007 wrote: ↑March 25th, 2021, 9:24 amFair enough. There are some things which are illegal but which shouldn't be illegal. I don't disagree but I don't see it is relevant to my point. I was talking about offences involving crimes that we agree are rightfully considered to be crimes.Scott wrote:I hope many offenders re-offend, such as people in jail for marijuana possession. I hope they get out and smoke a joint to celebrate their release. Re-offense is often a good thing, in my opinion, since so many good things are illegal...
With that said, I agree with the points you intended to convey as I understand them.