| > In one of my earlier posts I mentiond how sometimes the law can actually backfire on the innocent and In later posts the word Vigilante came up and I have to say if a lone vigilante can do what the police and the law fails to do then I would give him a medal....For example:|
> A rapist/killer gets away with his crime because the cop that arrested him made a mistake during his arrest, two days later news reports say how the killer rapist was found dead in an alley.... This is obviously the work of the vigilante, so do you condem the vigilante or praise him for saving future victims from that killer rapist?
The problem is that a large percentage of people accused of a crime are actually innocent. If we assume, in this case, that the accused is guilty, then my response would be little different than your earlier question about the pedophile in Amsterdam: give the person who killed him a medal.
Oh, and an police officer that makes such a mistake during arrest should be immediately fired, imo, regardless of the guilt of the person arrested.