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ilovejews7
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imheretodebate321
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does vigilantism signify that the american criminal justice is unfair, possibly futile?

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Started: 4/13/2017 Category: Society
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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ilovejews7

Con

Vigilantism is becoming more, and more common in american society, as if America is a dangerous place that needs to be unlawfully micromanaged by the citizenry.For example, george zimmerman leading gung-ho neighborhood watch groups , to vigilante armed groups occupying oregon bird sanctuaries, to a "detective" self investigating what has been been dubbed as "pizza gate" ; to the 2016 Dallas sniping of cops which was influenced by controversial court rulings: Vigilantism seems to be becoming prevalent in modern society despite violent crime being at an historical low. According to FBI statistics, violent crime has fallen nearly 50 percent between 1993 - 2015. so why do people engage in vigilantism? Do americans perceive america as dangerous? Are the FBI's violent crime statistics wrong? are americans bored? does the media influence vigilantism ? Do americans perceive the american criminal justice system as corrupted, maybe even futile?

here is link of crime statistics:
http://www.pewresearch.org...

https://www.usatoday.com...

http://www.latimes.com...

excuse my unedited grammar and misuse of semicolons, colons as well as my vague debate with little details.

excuse run on sentence

this will make santa cruz cream
imheretodebate321

Pro

To better reach a more concise argument, please define your words a bit more definitively.

What do you mean by vigilantism? Define it as the way you are using the term.
Define what you mean by American criminal justice, justice for the victim for the criminal?
What are you referring to as unfair? What is unfair exactly? The American criminal justice? How is that unfair? Refine your meanings of these definitions.

Also you have not given a definitive argumentative statement, what exactly are you arguing for or against (depending on your wording).

According to your last six statements you have presented six potential arguments.

Are you using those questions at the end to provoke thought? Are those questions at the end what you're arguing for or against. Please clarify you're argumentative statement and define your terms.
Debate Round No. 1
ilovejews7

Con

my debate is based on dictionary.com's definition of vigilantism: any person who takes the law into his or her own hands, as by avenging a crime.

This was supposed to be an opinion but was listed instead as a debate. The vague examples of the six arguments were used as potential subjects as to why there may be a trend of vigilantism.

My vague examples: .For example, george zimmerman leading gung-ho neighborhood watch groups , to vigilante armed groups occupying oregon bird sanctuaries, to a "detective" self investigating what has been been dubbed as "pizza gate" ; to the 2016 Dallas sniping of cops which was influenced by controversial court rulings: Vigilantism seems to be becoming prevalent in modern society despite violent crime being at an historical low. According to FBI statistics, violent crime has fallen nearly 50 percent between 1993 - 2015.

The sources of my vague examples:

http://www.npr.org...

https://www.nytimes.com...

https://www.usatoday.com...

http://www.latimes.com...

http://www.pewresearch.org...
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Posted by RR-MKIV 1 year ago
RR-MKIV
It would take an opponent to find that out, so I encourage you to do so. I won't debate this topic, simply because I would be con as well.
Posted by BJanders96 1 year ago
BJanders96
Kinda threw all your evidence in right at the start, eh?
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