Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw Enforcement & Police · 4 weeks ago

Should good d the deeds cancel out crimes?

Why does the law only punish people. If someone does something good, let’s say they donated money to cancer they should get merit points. Those points can be used to stay out of jail. Let’s say the judge gives you 3 years in prison you did a lot of good deeds that add up to 3 years in merit system. Now your prison sentence is canceled out. People could give their merit points to family members. Your son has to go to prison, just use up your merit points and your kid is Scott free. 

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  • L
    Lv 5
    3 weeks ago

    What Planet do you live on?  Doing good deeds and committing crimes has NOTHING to do with each other.

  • 4 weeks ago

    No.  That would mean that the rich, who could afford to give money to charity, wouldn't have to follow the laws.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Hopefully your not going to law school.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    No, the good d the deed should not cancel out crimes.

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  • Dan
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago

    You mean like indulgences? The church started selling them until Martin Luther put an end to it 500 years ago. Let's not bring back that idea. 

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    So basically what you're saying is that rich people can rape children and stay out of jail as long as they donate enough money to charity?  

    I don't think so, dear.

    The reason why we have laws is to deter people from infringing upon the rights of others.  Get Out Of Jail Free points would encourage people to infringe upon the rights of others.   What rights are you willing to give up so that someone else can stay out of jail?   Are you ok with your neighbor stealing your car, murdering your dog and raping your sister without any punishment? 

  • Kieth
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Bullcrap, don't do the crime if you can't do the time.

  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    The system is already heavily tilted to the wealthy. No financial contributions should ever affect justice. I do believe in sentencing a person's history and character does play a role in the judges decision.

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