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Vigilante groups

Discussion in 'Personal' started by caress, Sep 18, 2018.

  1. caress

    caress Occasional commenter

    What's everyone's take on the upsurge of self-styled paedophile hunting groups? There seem to be more and more springing up every day. A hindrance to law enforcement or a necessary evil?
     
  2. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    No evil is necessary.
     
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  3. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    The ghost-hunting market is saturated.
     
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  4. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    self righteous yobs looking for something to be self righteous about
     
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  5. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    "Let he that is without sin cast the first stone."
     
  6. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    Unfortunately the answers to your question would be classed (in Liberal circles) as illegal/criminal/barbaric IMO.
     
  7. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    They are breaking the law and should be treated in the same way as anyone else that breaks the law.
     
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  8. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    One out of three.
     
  9. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    The police have many concerns about them, according to something in one of Sunday papers a couple of months ago. Sometimes because it can end up in "mete out our own justice". More often that the procedures they've used to catch the alleged paedo destroy evidence or are done in way that doesn't allow it to be used in court, so making convictions harder.

    Police would prefer them to pass their evidence over to the police at a much earlier point.
     
  10. JosieWhitehead

    JosieWhitehead Star commenter

    There was the case of some stupid women who hunted a man down and attacked him because they thought he was a paedophile and in fact he was a paediatrician. It was a few years ago. Do you remember this anyone? It's always wise to improve your vocabulary.
     
  11. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    well, interesting in the case of pedophilia...... or are you referring to being judgmental like vigilantes?
     
  12. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    Yes, I remember, in fact it was the first thing I thought of when i saw this thread.
     
  13. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    If people had any faith in the impartial efficiency of the judicial process, vigilante groups would not exist.
    However, I'm with dunnocks on this one.
     

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