Friday, January 27, 2006

The consequences of inclusion

During the election campaign Paul Martin attributed violent crime to "the consequences of exclusion".

It appears, however, since the door to her kiosk was apparently locked, Montreal teenage murder victim Brigitte Serre suffered the consequences of inclusion. It appears likely she opened the door to her attackers.

If exclusion causes crime, then my recommendation is that high-risk persons be assigned to work in Liberal MP constituency offices, and be invited to stay in Liberal homes with Liberal families. If Paul Martin is right about crime, this should have a beneficial effect.

For my money, I think citizens like Brigitte Serre would have been better served by a no-nonsense, no-excuses conservative approach to crime and punishment. It is too late to help this Brigitte, but maybe not the next one.

5 comments:

frappeur said...

The police in Montreal would like to talk with these delightful folks.

http://www.cjad.com/homepageNews_moreinfo.asp?id=1

Zac said...

For my money, I think citizens like Brigitte Serre would have been better served by a no-nonsense, no-excuses conservative approach to crime and punishment.

Not that you want to make any political gains from this woman's unfortunate death.

RkBall said...

Zac -- Thanks for your post. No, I'm not trying to make political gains; I'm not running for anything, and the election is over.

The gain we're all seeking is safer streets for law-abiding citizens.

I believe a conservative approach is better than a liberal one, which fuels a sense of wronged entitlement and wants to make society responsible for a crime rather than the criminal himself.

But all of society has to get behind law-and-order. It doesn't work when half the society wants to get tough on crime, and the other half wants to find justifications and excuses.

A death penalty may have prevented this crime; we'll never know the extent to which it was premeditated and the extent to which the perpertrator(s) may have thought through the punishment they faced. We still need to find out the previous crime history (if any), of the individual involved.

In Singapore, citizens know they face swift, severe, and certain punishment for crimes; crime rates are very low in Singapore.

Thanks for your post. Stop by again.

frappeur said...

The people who made political gains from unfortunate deaths were the radical feminists. That's why we have a multi-billion dollar useless gun registry.

RkBall said...

A knife can leave a person just as dead.

"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"