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Do criminal or foul acts tarnish someone’s legacy if the acts were committed against people who are seen as unsavory?

Asked by Hypocrisy_Central (26783points) December 11th, 2012

This man was a supposed decorated officer, though he lied twice; one in grooming traffic tickets and another trying to cover for a dirty cop, also having the finger pointed at him for excessive force. Does all the good he did trump the bad, because the bad was done to supposed druggies, thieves, sex criminals, prostitutes, and others seen as ”low-life”?

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livelaughlove21's avatar

A crime is a crime and, if anything, a high status makes the fact that the crime was committed even worse. You should be able to expect more of these people, not excuse them from their bad decisions.

filmfann's avatar

I have no love for drug dealers, or some of the other garbage mentioned in this article, but there are rules, and the rules must be obeyed. A police officer cannot act as a vigilante, and no one is above the law. That this guy was a former officer carries no weight with me.
He is a sociopath. He is vermin. Hopefully, in a few hours, he will be roadkill.

flutherother's avatar

Being seen as unsavory is not a crime but robbery and murder is and that’s the way it should be. There is something seriously wrong with the guy and he has to be kept out of circulation or he willmurder others.

marinelife's avatar

Yes, because the perpetrator had no legal authority to commit those acts on behalf of society.

Coloma's avatar

I will not even touch this Q.with a 50 foot pole, considering, that fluther has been in a highly combustible state the last few days. Suffice it to say that @flutherother parrots the sentiments I haven’t the strength or desire to express.

rojo's avatar

I was once rejected for jury duty because it was a case where several drug dealers had shot up several other drug dealers. My response was “Who cares” and the defense atty did not appreciate it.

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