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Hit them upside the head. Wait..., what? No!!!
Debate Score:11
Arguments:18
Total Votes:12
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 Hit them upside the head. (5)
 
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How should we deal with looters?

Hit them upside the head.

Side Score: 6
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Wait..., what? No!!!

Side Score: 5
1 point

I've done my fair share of looting but all of it was done in video games. Not once was I whacked upside the head. Maybe if someone had, I wouldn't have looted so much in those RPG games.

Side: Hit them upside the head.
1 point

Arrest and prosecution come to mind! Maybe we should start by arresting young blacks carrying CVS Pharmacy tote bags, full of new shoes.

Or we could give them all a free shot at looting the major's office. She seems ok with a little rioting and looting to relieve stress and stuff!

Side: Hit them upside the head.
Jace(4706) Disputed
1 point

Unless you have reasonable suspicion to conclude that a person is in possession of stolen property you have no legal cause to search them, let alone arrest or prosecute them. For the record, being young and black while carrying CVS tote bags with shoes in them does not qualify unless you also have reason to believe it was stolen specific to the individual in question. If you do have the basis - you saw them committing the theft, you have footage of them doing it, etc. - then you have the foundation for search, arrest, and prosecution and should pursue it.

I should not be surprised that you are eating up the conservative MSM misrepresentation of the Mayor's statements, but if you actually read what she stated her intent was rather clearly not to endorse rioting. And to be entirely clear myself, I am not a fan of the Mayor but I am equally opposed to people twisting facts to suite their arguments. The Mayor has condemned the rioting and looting, as has President Obama which you seem to have conveniently overlooked.

Side: Wait..., what? No!!!
1 point

Maybe what we should do is just shoot them as they come out of a store (that was broken into) with a hand full of stuff.

Side: Wait..., what? No!!!
1 point

In the old wild west horse thieves were hanged by the neck until dead. They weren't hanged for stealing horses, but to deter people from stealing horses. It was a highly effective way with which to deal with what was then an epidemic, just as ''Bongo'' looting is an epidemic today. The difference between then and now is that the politicians had balls whereas today's vote conscious politically correct wimps have chocolate eclairs for backbones.

Side: Hit them upside the head.
thousandin1(1932) Clarified
1 point

To be fair, in the 'old wild west,' to steal a mans horse was, quite frequently, a de facto sentence to slow death for that man. A man whos horse was stolen all too often faced death from exhaustion and dehydration in the desert, whereas a company who has been looted faces the horror of filing an insurance claim.

Side: Hit them upside the head.

I would cut off a finger if found guilty! if there caught thieving again another finger and so on and so on!! and at some stage they will think shit! im running out of fingers better change my career!

Side: Hit them upside the head.
1 point

You do understand why that mother is so angry, right? That reaction is about way more than disappointment at childish stupidity... it is about seeing your child do something you know could destroy their life if not actually get them killed.

Side: Wait..., what? No!!!
GenericName(3429) Clarified
1 point

Most people do not understand that. They see this and immediately assume the mother was disciplining her child because he was "behaving badly", without doing the research to see her own statements saying she was hitting him because she knew what he was doing included a very significant chance of him being killed. But that goes ahead and changes the conversation back to disproportionate police abuse against young black men, which is something that people tend to want to avoid.

Side: Hit them upside the head.
1 point

But that goes ahead and changes the conversation back to disproportionate police abuse against young black men, which is something that people tend to want to avoid.

^ That.

Side: Wait..., what? No!!!

A looter should have something taken away that he or she likes. For instance, taking away their auto or house would teach a looter never to break into a store and steal ever again.

Side: Wait..., what? No!!!