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Re: Thieves

Posted by Myranda O'Byrne on March 24, 2011, 11:12 am, in reply to "Re: Thieves"

I wish to express my thanks for the capture of the thieves - good job!
I do wonder though if they are responsible for all the thefts - it seems to me that some thefts were opportunistic and some were methodically planned out well in advance - ie bolt cutters, escape routes, tracking of individual's absences from their homes - just wondering if there might be other older, more professional thieves involved as well .....
Also, I'm not really in favour of vigilante "lessons" - and I hope there wasn't undue brutality - I totally get the impulse for revenge and, at the same time, can't help thinking these were wayward teens who did not employ physical violence in their crimes - yes, I realize the invasion of one's home is awful but as far as I can ascertain, no one was physically harmed. Therefore, I agree with D that a "restorative justice" approach might help these young men more than 5 years in prison where it's quite likely they'll meet up with more hardened criminals and become part of the increasingly violent crime scene.
I realize we, the part time residents, don't have any say in the Mexican justice system, I am simply
adding my Canadian thoughts to contemplate.....

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