Thursday, October 1, 2009

Not Enough Punishment

Last week in South Korea, a very shocking case occupied the attention of society.
A man in his 50s was drunk and raped a 9 year old child girl after he chocked her until she went uncounscious. The 9 year old child took 8 hours of surgery, however she lost her bladder, intestines, genitals, and woomb permanently. She is now in the ICU at the hospital.
The criminal was caught and sentenced to 12 years in prison. However, many people manifested that the punishment should have been stronger and social groups gathered over 450,000 signitures in 5 days in favor of a tougher sentence on the criminal.
Considering the seriousness of the crime and a life of the little girl has been ruined for the rest of her miserable future, the punishment could have been more according to the gravity of the action this perverted human being performed. The idea of justice is not just following the law but also making sure that law in punishment fit the intensity of crimes. If it fails to do this, we lose the soul meaning of world justice.


Anonymous said...

Good point. This reminds me of Philosphy class: positive laws and natural laws. Truly, I find it very nice that so many Koreans did something to enforce the law!! You see, they say in Justice you can't appeal to emotion. What is life but emotion?

akig said...

Oh! I heard this news from Korean girls in ELL class. It is really terrible and sad news.
No matter how hard he tries,he can never make up for the crime he committed.
Anyway,the panishment should have been heavier.
I think Korean's activity is really good.

Alisha Stafford Feitosa said...

I agree with everything said here. Horrible crime, but good for the people of Korea for standing up and demanding more justice.