criminal law  should extra judiciary killing be allow  in our society

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vangoghfan | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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The simple answer is "no," for all the very good reasons cited above. An acceptance of extra-judiciary killing would mean an abandonment of civilization. I've been reading a book lately about the jury system in the seventeent century, and I've been struck by how seriously jurors even then took their obligations.  The legal system (despite any and all lawyer jokes) is something to be proud of.

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wannam | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

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I don't think extra judiciary killing should be allowed. In most countries, there is a judical system in place. Taking the law into the hands of individual citizens leads to major problems. Justice cannot be given fairly or impartially if individuals are allowed to execute one another. One also has to ask the question, where does it end? If I am allowed to kill your son because he hurt my daughter, are you allowed to kill me because I killed your son? At what point is honor restored and the killing stopped? Mankind has invented many different judicial systems but they all share the same purpose, to keep order. Allowing citizens to opperate outside of that judical system is a kin to anarchy.
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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I think that if a society determines that some of its members need to be killed, either in punishment or because they are too dangerous to be left alive, then there needs to be a government-sanctioned process for doing so. The exception to this is self-defense.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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A society that allows extra-judicial killing is opening its doors to complete chaos and anarchy.  It is abandoning the rule of law.  If I can kill you because you have dishonored my family, I become the law.  I get to decide who should live and who should die.  If every person is given this right, we have complete chaos.  Therefore, allowing extra-judicial killing invites disaster.

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elekzy | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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I feel it should not be allowed. In making such decisions, long and short term consequences should be considered.In my opinion, killing is not right which also includes abortion.

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wanderista | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 2) Valedictorian

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In my opinion, no killing should be permitted. No-one has the right to kill one another, and people should have the right to be able to live in this world without the thoughts or worries about being harmed (however, abortion is different in my point of view. I am completely for abortion). In the case of judiciary killing, it is still no exception.

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