The Mad Bomber

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Re: The Mad Bomber

Post  honky_nut on Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:12 pm

announce to him in a polite way that in australia, we don't have any such thing as the fifth admendment then shoot thru his left kneecap at close range!

then re-ask the question "where are the explosive devices located?" while aiming at his right kneecap.
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Post  Guest on Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:40 pm




A madman who has threatened to explode several bombs in crowded areas has been apprehended. Unfortunately, he has already planted the bombs and they are scheduled to go off in a short time. It is possible that hundreds of people may die. The authorities cannot make him divulge the location of the bombs by conventional methods. He refuses to say anything and requests a lawyer to protect his fifth amendment right against self-incrimination. In exasperation, some high level official suggests torture. This would be illegal, of course, but the official thinks that it is nevertheless the right thing to do in this desperate situation. Do you agree? If you do, would it also be morally justifiable to torture the mad bomber’s innocent wife if that is the only way to make him talk? Why?

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