actually, it will just be a fine. singapore fined him 2200 dollars and caned him. Just because it's their country dosen't mean that they can act arbitrary and do things against the human rights charter.ferengi74656 said:We had a debate about this in my Government class. If he had done the same thing in the United States, what would he have gotten? probably a few months in jail. I was surprised to hear several of my classmates say that, given the option, they'd rather take a few lashes than lose their freedom for a long period of time.
his dignity was ruined. He wanted to restore it by doing so. You are totally numb about human dignity and rights.ferengi74656 said:http://www.corpun.com/awfay9405.htm
"After the fourth and final stroke, say Singapore officials, Fay shook hands with his caner and insisted on walking back to his cell unaided. He wanted to act like a man."
Oh wow, he must have been so shocked from the brutality of his punishment that he was delirious, that's the only thing that could explain his taking the punishment so well.
really?some babbler said:The human rights charter applies to all humans. No beating and degrading punishments. You can kill people for stealing a dollar then the crime rate would be really low. But that is a police state, not a free society. America has the right to protect it's citizens from brutal situations.
the phrase don't do the crime if you can't do the time is ringing in my head...morelos said:kid breaks local law, kid suffers local punishment. i have no complaints. he's an american citizen? BIG FUCKING DEAL; SINGAPORE ISN'T AN AMERICAN STATE. maybe if he obeyed the rules he wouldn't have been punished.
at least we support our arguments.dsj said:You guys are totally screwed up.
And that's why their country is much more disciplined than the U.S. not that I agree...... But if we imposed stricter laws on vandalism and teens going through their Rebel (growing pains) stage things may be a lot different!dsj said:It's inhumane punishment. You don't have the idea of human rights. A country can't cane people. And you are making things up, americans did not not allow any punishments. They just said that caning was excessive which definitely is.
And who the fuck exactly are you to make that determination? Just because we have different opinions than you means we "don't deserve to live?"dsj said:you people are fucked up. None of you deserve to live.