When you find that something is wrong with the law, you do not wait for the thing to be recorded into the law, be allowing the victims to suffer. You will do what you can to stop the injustice for that moment, and then wait for the law to change.
For example, when we see someone is being hurt badly with a harmless thing, we cannot interfere in the situation as a third person when we follow law strictly. If he doesn't listen when we yell at him, we choose to attack the attacker with whatever we got till he is stopped. If we do not possess the quality of vigilante, we are only allowed to shout at the attacker. At most, get beaten instead. We have to fight for a cause, when we should. Law is not divine. It is just being manipulated by people all the time. Being changed. Collective good of society is what actually matters.
In this modern era the justice system has become increasingly biased and lax. For example, Brock Turner. The Stanford swimmer who raped an unconscious woman was given a sickeningly light sentence of only six months, whereas the average sentence for rape in the United States is on average 11.8 years. Turner is a young, white man of affluent background who has probably been pampered most of his life. Also the police are actually more of a danger to society than and actual vigilante due to the excessive amount of firepower that the police are given such as armored personnel carriers, assault rifles, submachine guns, flash bang grenades, grenade launchers, sniper rifles, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams. This has lead to the deaths of numerous unarmed minorities due to the trigger-happy tendencies of police, and when these events transpire the police are almost never punished. That being said, as the great Alan Moore once put it, " there are so many deserving of retribution ... And there is so little time"
The justice system has to be enforced. People should be found guilty this way. But this can't be achieved if corruption is present in every step along the way. Criminals should be punished according to the justice system. However there are times when someone has to go outside the law in order to do the right thing. People should not be reckless any get carried away with this but sometimes there are thing which have to be done in order to protect the greater good.
You who say that vigilante justice is bad are basically saying you would let someone kill your family and wait years for police to catch and justify them.... Really? You commies. And and and and and and and and and and and and and. That's is just to fill words.
I am the son of a police officer he is pretty good at his job, but he has told me that he believes if people could stop the people they should be able to. People should not be able top kill only subdue and hold until the police can come
Some people deserve to die, SLOWLY not quickly, because if they kill someone who does not deserve to die then they do and I'm not talking about bank robbers ( unleast they murder someone durninga, after or before) , I'm not talking about the drunk drivers , I'm not talking about the pickpockets or the thief's, I'm talking about the tourters, I'm talking about he terrorist , I'm talking about the murders who kill in cold blood and the bloody rapist!! Prison isn't good enough for them!! They don't even deserve the mercy of the death sentence!! I know its gonna be fucking depressing for they're family, but hey that's not my problem and hey what do you think is the difference between them them and offender's victims family hey!! I asked my step parents when I was a child what they thought of vigilants and you know what they said?? Vigilantes are just as bad! Well you know what I fuck you gov!!
Vigilantism is good because the citizens should be allowed to take the law into their own hands. I am not saying that we should get rid of cops and have groups of random people attack criminals. I am saying that citizens should be able to help instead of always being ignored by the police. About 18 people are killed in a mass shooting stopped by police. About three people are killed in a mass shooting stopped by civilians.
Contrary to popular belief in many parts of the united states citizens have the authority to perform arrests and give tickets. The outcome of this activity is still dependent upon the findings of a court of law. This is as it should be. In some places these powers are withheld from the public while crime is ignored or supported by the government. Asserting the innate authority we possess to protect life and liberty is a good thing. Though I suppose by the strictest definition what I have described isnt vigilantyism but I use the word chosen by despots to disinfranchise the true authorities. In other words protecting our rights is good though it should not be truly lawless. Pluss im batman
True, there are a lot of examples of bad vigilantes. But have you ever seen batman? Or kick-ass? In batman the city is rotting, where almost every cop and judge is crooked. And what does he do? He suits up and fixes it! If we make vigilantism legal then there will certainly be restrictions, just like we made guns legal, but there are restrictions to who can get one. Also, a lot of people are afraid of going to the police. A lot of people think that their problems are too petty, and that they will be ignored. With vigilantes, no problem is too small! In kick-ass, he has an entire website where people can anonymously email him and he will help them. I agree that vigilantes should stick close to the same code as cops, but if you can help somebody, you should do all you can to help that person! Look at all the crime that happens today! Murders and rapes and kidnappings! If you were one of those people who had something horrible done to you, wouldn't you feel safe knowing that there's someone to look over you? Someone that criminals are actually afraid of? People think that vigilantism will get out of control if we legalize it, but of couse we would make laws to restrict who can be one. So many people are getting away with murders and robberies and all sorts of stuff, but the government is fretting about vigilantes? They need to stop worrying about silly stuff and get down to actually solving actual crimes! This is madness! Vigilantes are a symbol of hope, and justice, and safety! If those are not the virtues of the police, then there is something wrong. If we don't legalize vigilantism then we will be in a very dark time, very soon. It's already starting, people afraid to walk the streets at night. Things are getting worse by the day, and something needs to be done!
It depends what you're talking about. The Guardian Angels are a bit like vigilantes, but not even close to the flashy characters like Paul Kersey in Death Wish, or perhaps the Green Arrow in DC Comics or the TV show "Arrow", which I'm actually a big fan of.
I think if a citizen has an opportunity to subdue a criminal, they should be able to, without question, provided they do not use excessive force and follow the standard that law enforcement would.
I think when people think about vigilantes, they think about people who are out to punish/kill/execute criminals. That's an extreme example, and in my opinion, are only justifiable in very specific and extreme circumstances. For example, though it's a little crazy, vigilantism in Mexico, with violent drug cartels running around, is beginning to become necessary. When a small group is terrorizing a country and the government and law enforcement cannot handle it, especially in fear that their families will be killed because of their involvement, I believe that any logically thinking individual would agree that it should now be in the hands of the people, the many, who have been pushed too far. Because as everyone knows, a person pushed past their limits can be dangerous. Better off taking down relentless criminals that will kill on sight than continue to be held hostage, isn't it? Even still, many of these vigilante groups in Mexico are jailing these individuals if they are able to capture them without being shot at. Sounds like that of regular law enforcement, doesn't it?
But I think if a vigilante were to follow the law as police do, simply catch/subdue criminals, and then have them arrested by police or deliver them to such a place, then that wouldn't be too outlandish to think about.
When it comes to a situation where someone just got robbed for their wallet and a vigilante comes out of an alley and puts a bullet in his back, that's the point when we get into really questionable territory and vigilantes start to be seen as negative.
I think it comes from what your perspective in the type of "vigilante" that we're talking about, is. I don't think someone would be against making citizens arrests, would they?
Vigilantes can have bias.....And maybe they want revenge. What if someone stole a dollar from a vigilante and he/she murdered the thief? They just stole a dollar but got killed. Is that fair? No. But can it happen? Absolutely. Vigilantes are criminals punishing other criminals. It doesn't make sense and it's not fair.
Vigalintism is bad, even if it seems right. I know the vigilantes think they are doing something right by doing the job of police officers, but they are interfering with the justice system we have in place. Vigilantes do have the right to punish bad people, but they need to do so based on the law system we have in place, otherwise it can't get out of control and who is to say if justice was served.
I do not think that vigilantism is a good thing. I think that it can become a very dangerous thing when everyday citizens start taking the law in their own hands. People need to trust in the law enough to let the government and law enforcement punish those who are criminals.
Vigilantism is not good. We cannot have every person on a one-man mission. We have a set of laws in this country and we should adhere to them. If we choose not to follow the law, it should be addressed in the courts, not on the streets. One person should not be allowed to decide who is right or wrong and then take justice into their own hands.
Well, people are evil out there. You never know what people might do to you. Vigilantism is a bad thing because you are breaking the law to catch criminals. Doesn't that make you a criminal yourself? Another vigilante could technically punish you for that! And it's just plain and awfully wrong.
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Although many vigilantes stop crimes like muggings, shootings, and rapes; this is real life. Many vigilantes usually kill the supposed suspects. This is not always fair. You cannot kill someone for stealing a charm bracelet.
On the other hand many people think, "What if vigilantes came up with better or non lethal ways of taking down criminals for more minor crimes? That sounds like a perfect idea, they would be able to establish a virtual court with a judge."
Although this sounds like a good idea, some people do will not comply. There will always be bad vigilantes out there, and if history repeats itself, the following generations will always turn corrupt. There is no way of making vigilantism 100% safe and clean.
In 1880 The Donnellys from Ireland emigrated to Lucan Ontario. They were a family of 8. They did some awful crimes like killing a man, Burning a house and technically running the whole town. But the whole town hated them, bullied them and blamed them for everything. One night a vigilante committee went into the Donnellys home and murdered them. That was very unfair because the Donnellys were proved with innocence. People wanted to get rid of them as soon as they came to Lucan. They were a nice family just treated very poorly. So the Vigilance committee killed innocent people.
Because if this, a vigilante goes all out in the meaning of justice and for alk that is right, therefore remembering the movie Death Wish 1, whom did we forget the plot of that movie? When Charles Bronson defied all what is wrong just to rectify, to sacrifice of what is right. If being a bad vilante, well who is to really judge, unless if we were in their shoes. What are we man or mouse? Have we rights, and within those rights know right, and wrong? Well, if I was to become a vigilante, it woyld mean one thing. That the justice system is is wrong and all that I am setting myself
Vigilantes punish people without going through the 5th 6th and possibly 8th amendment rights. They are also inflicting on your rights. When arrested you need to know your rights and and you also need to be presented before a court with a lawyer. Some dude with underwear on his head cant come beat you up because he heard from billy two trailers over that you committed a crime.