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  • 6 days 7 nights in Hawaii.
  • They should be tried for murder for the simple reason that two wrongs don't make a right.
  • A get out of jail free card.
  • The same punishment as any killer, with perhaps diminished capacity applied at sentencing.
  • They should recieve help for their sanity!
  • nothing, they should get congratulated. thats one less abuser in the world.x
  • They should be treated with compassion and mitigating circumstances taken into account - but they should still be facing a murder charge as we simply cannot be allowed to take matters into our own hands when a crime has taken place. I know if anyone touched either of my kids I would want to kill them, but I am sure that they would gt a far worse deal inside a jail if their "neighbours" knew why they were in there!
  • Probably 15-25 years in prison.
  • This is really a tough question. Murder is murder. Two wrongs wouldn't make a right but it would make half a right. That person who did it shouldn't be allowed to live. I'd make it so if it were my child. Revenge is scary thing but there are times when I could actually consider it justifiable.
  • Very unpopular opinion here - I am not for one minute siding with the child molestor, and I feel complete sympathy and understanding for the parent. However I believe they should be arrested for murder, tried for murder, and be given the same punishment as any other convicted murderer would be given in that state/country, extenuating circumstances accounted for. Once we start taking the law into our own hands, where does it end? When it comes to law and justice you have to think rationally and objectively, not emotionally - as counter-intuitive as it may appear.
  • No action should be taken. I believe that when a human being decides to rape, kill or molest a youth or infant. They have given up their right to live. We all exist in a world were our choices decide our fate. By their own choice they have omitted their right to existance.
  • 5 years probation works for me. I believe I would do the same thing to a person that thought it was okay to destroy my child. I'm not alone either; look at the video. http://s605.photobucket.com/albums/tt132/connectwithnancy/Videos/?action=view&current=father-shoots-kidnapper.flv
  • A one month, all expenses paid cruise on a luxury liner to the destinations of their choice. With additional spending money for trinkets and stuff.
  • I think it really depends on the circumstance of the murder. Did the parent suddenly walk in on their child being raped and then took that instinctive action to defend the child? Or was the murder planned?
  • I believe they should have to stand alone outside the courthouse wearing a sign saying what they did and why. Let's see what society thinks of their actions!
  • Not a damn thing. I mean yeah murder is murder and two wrongs dont make a right blah blah blah...but I can't even fathom what I would do to someone who hurt my child. I honestly dont think I would be able to control myself, jail or not.
  • Well, I think you already know how I feel about this, but for the record, murder is murder. Sure there are different motives, but it's still killing someone. In this case, a crime of passion makes a person just as dangerous as any other crime. So, that person should go to prison to be with the rest of the murderers. I really think some of these people who talk about how they would kill someone who hurt their child are just saying that. They probably wouldn't really do it. However, some of them probably would, and I think they should take a look at themselves and try to figure out what is wrong with them. If you could so easily lose control of your emotions, then you are a dangerous person. That's something that should probably be attended to before something happens to make you lose it.
  • A trip Downunder all expenses paid by the local government for taking that sh-t of the streets, I'd be happy to show that person around Sydney :))
  • House arrest. I can understand their motive. Although we all know that they would end up in prison for quite sometime.
  • No additional punishment. The parent has to live with the knowledge that their child was raped and molested for their entire life, and they also have to live with the social consequences of having just murdered someone. I think that at the end of the day everyone is square. The recitivism (spelling?) rate of a child molester is extremely, extremely high. They're broken, damaged people who live a sick and demented existence. The parent and rapist will stand before the ultimate Judge and at that point justice will be served.
  • Death Penalty. You don't hunt someone down and take revenge on them in cold blood, ever. Make an example out of them. We don't have the right as anindividual to take the law into our own hands, judge someone, and then execute them. That is for the courts and judicial system to do. Especially since rape does not get the death penalty. So many people feel justified in taking revenge, but crime is crime. They become no different than the people that hurt them........
  • Tried for murder of course.
  • as much as that rapist deserves it, it is not a parents place to castigate that person. if i were a witness to this castigation i wouldn't say anything though.
  • I think they should recieve...... a pardon
  • Punishment? For what?
  • You don't mention whether the pedophile was convicted or whether this is just a hunch vigilante style. A quick slaughter by an amateur is not good enough for a *convicted* pedophile. Going to prison is much better, they are considered the "lowest of the low" and will be subject to gang rape and being a personal slave sexually and otherwise to a huge gang member for the rest of their days in there. A person who murders is a murderer, they will have personal satisfaction but they deserve to go to jail. In the hierarchy they will be at the top of the heap; those convicted who will in all likelihood never murder or commit a crime again, it was a one-time thing. Nevertheless they need to go there.
  • Exact same as every other murderer. Just because you feel your actions are justified doesnt mean its true. If someone (child or not) is raped it hurts the victim and those around them, same as a murder. If it ever happened to my child I would pray for the sick fucker who did it, I would not hurt them. If my s/o were to disagree and administer his own punishment I would not allow him to see our children. I dont care if he murdered the person for them, he would still be a murderer. To me anyone who commits either act is very sick, dont care what the reason was, both are sick.
  • It's a difficult situation Spicy Hot. I don't think that they should face a murder charge but I do feel that they should instead face a manslaughter charge because we as a society just cannot go around killing people because we are upset with them and the law needs to be seen as doing what it is there for which is to protect an individual regardless of what that individual has done or who she/he might be. If the law just turned a blind eye to some killings and not all then that would open the door for anyone to kill someone because they were upset with them, it would be like going back to the days of lynch mobs, you cannot have one law for some and another law for others, the law must be fair and justice must be seen as fair. I was sexually abused from the age of nine to around 14 years old, the main reason why I never told my parents was because I knew my dad would have definately killed the man and I did not want to see my dad go to prison because I would have blamed myself, I did not tell my parents until I was in my 30s. I can understand parents being angry and wanting to protect their child but they should remember what that child has gone through and to go out and kill the person who is responsible for the sexual abuse is just adding further trauma to that childs life. How many children are being abused and are too afraid to tell their parents in case they went and killed the person like I was. It is a diificult situation but parents need to think before they act, taking the life of the abuser may help to make them feel better but how is that going to help the child I know that it would not have helped me, seeing him go to prison for 14 years is what helped me to move on, I cannot imagine how I would have felt if my dad had killed him and went to prison I would have never forgiven myself.
  • There should be no punishment at all! The whole scene regarding any child makes me enraged and sick. +5
  • A handshake from the mayor of the town for cleaning up the streets.
  • Hot topic...hard call... I understand we aren't supposed to take the law into our own hands....and by the rules of God WE aren't supposed to JUDGE either..surprise! Part of me says...a METAL OF COURAGE... ParT of me says, therapy and maybe 50 hours community service... If the molester was convicted, and especially if it was not the first time...they seriously need to go AWAY...FOREVER....NO PARDONS, NO PAROLE...LOCK EM UP AND LOOSE THE KEY.
  • I'll probably get heavily down rated for this but I don't believe in punishment. I would talk more about correction. Prison + social work with convicted sex criminals.
  • A medal of honor.
  • no punishment.
  • None. It was a "crime of passion". The parent was "temporarily insane" and "didn't know the difference between right and wrong". The child is damaged for life..the parents are damaged for life. Isn't that punishment enough? Happy Wednesday Spicy! :)
  • As some have said Normal charges fitting the crime. 2 wrongs are NEVER going to make a situation right. It's incredible how some might take this lightly, I don't have children (But nephews and niece) and I'd be sorely tempted to have them executed. But like the molester, we are called upon to offer compassion and forgiveness (But danged if they should go near kids again) and as such, we then can call ourselves "Decent Humans" Not like the Somalia scum who dragged our troops bodies around for display.
  • Psychological help. They've been through something traumatic, and the fact it is a crime of passion should be taken into account. But that doesn't mean they should get away with it. Rapist or not, that person is also somebody's child and what if that person then killed them? it could just go on and on and on...it can't be allowed to happen. People killing people is never the answer. There is always an alternative, but often people are too selfish to see that.
  • The lightest slap on the wrist possible. I cannot honestly say what I would do in this situation. I know I would have murder on my mind; but I would not want to end up in jail and leave my son to be placed in foster care where children are molested on a daily basis. But I do know that though two wrongs don't make a right; that parent is only defending their child as any real parent would.
  • ZERO..should be given a gold metal.
  • The law is there to protect everyone equally....but what the hell I'd kill anyone who did that to my kids...so a suspended sentence will do fine.
  • Two wrongs don't make a right. If it was contemplated homicide, that's 25 to life. A reduced sentence will probably be enacted, though, because of the parent's compromised psychological state.
  • A swift kick in the ass for being impulsive. That's about it.
  • Sit in a room by themselves for all of, oh ... five minutes. : )
  • a very light punishment!! i couldn't blame them
  • I think they should get an award. When I was a kid, the guy who lived next door but one was always trying to get me to go in his house for a drink. I was very scared of him, so scared I used to avoid going down our road and do a detour through the woods to avoid his house. Fortunately I had the sense to tell my parents, they had words and he got his revenge by telling everybody in my village that my father sexually abused me. I only discovered this many years later when a friend mentioned it - lots of people still believe it because his son was dating my elder sister and they thought he had the inside track. Anyway, to cut a long story short, this neighbour's son married a woman who already had two young daughters. He used to let his father babysit - we wondered if it was safe but thought the son knew his father best, and the father swore he adored the little girls. Cut forward to when the oldest was 14 and she started going off the rails. Turned out our neighbour had sexually abused and raped her repatedly for years as a kid. He went to jail but is out this year. If that had been my daughter, I would have waited for the right opportunity, and I would have killed him. Not had someone else kill him, but killed him myself. Prison is just too good for men like that.
  • I was molested as a child. I know this pain. While I deeply sympathize with the pain and outrage a parent might feel I cannot support vigilantly justice. The parent who murders should be punished vigorously. Recently two adult children, a boy and girl, recanted their story about their father molesting them. He had spent 20 years in jail. The kids said they were prompted to make the charges by police who gave them ice cream. We cannot go around taking justice into our own hands. A parent of a child who has been molested and abused has an important job to do. Their job is to love and support the child on their road to wholeness and recovery. They should be there to offer safety and stability in the child's life. They do their children no service when they act rashly and violently. There is a mechanism for punishing the offender in the justice system. Let them do their job and concentrate on healing your child.
  • The same as any other murderer.
  • It depends. If the rapist was in the act when they were killed then the parent would probably be charged with excessive use of force or manslaughter(if their story checks out), but I think a judge might be lenient and simply recommend some community service and therapy. If it was after they found out then in the eyes of the law it is flat out murder without any evidence to prove that their child was raped.
  • I, for one, am sick unto death of politically correct, leagal-beagle, pablum answers to problems involving pond scum! People who do this sort of thing should be taken out in the most expeditious manner possible, to preclude their ever doing it again, and to save the state the cost of incarcerating them.
  • It depends on the circumstance. If the parent kills the molester, which is the normal response, then the child will suffer further, by perhaps losing the parent for years in prison. I wish the parent could tear the molester limb from limb, but unfortunately there are laws in place for a reason. If it were allowed, we would no longer be "civilized". I wish the perpetrator would be jailed forever and not allowed any pleasures period.
  • In addition to a medal of Honor, this law should be changed that, like an intruder in the house, the rapist should be dealt with swiftly in whatever manner the parent or witness feels. I have known two molesters who have gotten away free because for one there was not enough evidence (just think how hard to PROVE) and the other on a technicality.
  • if the perp was really guilty, a pat on the back
  • Sent to counseling to deal with their kid's new issues and the fact that they just killed someone (hard to deal with I imagine).....That's it....
  • One of the reasons children are harmed in this manner is because the punishment is nowhere near strict enough. I also think the reason a parent goes to the extreme that they do by taking the law in their own hands is because they are aware the rapist isn't going to be punished enough. I simply can not blame a parent that does this as I feel I would do the same. Some may see it is wrong and two wrongs don't make a right, but that depends on what you may see as wrong. I think any person that does this act is a monster and refuses to live by the laws the rest of us humans live by. I think monsters should be killed and done so quickly. The problem is they are usually locked away for a few years and released or even 20 years and released. Or they are left in prison living and waiting for some lawyer to find a loop hole to get them released early. Released to go back and do it again but learn from their mistakes so not to get caught so easy. This is a crime that seems to spread like wild fire and grows each year. I think it is high time the law is changed. Once convicted the criminal is put to death within 24 hours. I am willing to bet the crime spree comes to stop or at least becomes rare. I think then parents would be willing to not be so quick to take the law in their own hands. Personally I think they should pin a metal on the parent that rid this world of another monster.
  • Same punishment as any other murderer. How do a parent commiting murder help a child who has been raped. It still happened. The child will still have to deal with the aftermath.
  • Depends where and in what circumstances this happened. If it is during the rape I would consider it manslaughter in the act of protecting the child and due to circumstances probably put the parent on probation. If it a planned killing after the fact, the same as any murder with consideration for the mental state of the parent. (final result to depend on psychological and psychiatric testing/examinations)
  • no punishment whatsoever for the parents.... but I wouldn't discount that this b@$tard will likely suffer much worse and enduring punishment if allowed to circulate in the general prison population--one would think a fate worse than death. In prison, they are also seen as the scum of the earth. To me killing the molester is an easy way out....they should suffer immensely and for a loooong time for their crime.
  • A vacation! If the rapist owned anything it should be auctioned off and the money put into a account for therapy for the victim!
  • No state or federal taxes for a year. After all, they saved the state money and saved an unknown number of children from similar abuse from this monster.
  • As a parent who would not hesitate in killing someone who did this to my kids...I would have to say not much of a punishment at all. Unfortunately, I would still be locked away for long time as i would not try and say i was out of my mind when i killed. It would be a cold and calculated act, and I would be unable to lie due to my reasons for doing it.
  • A pat on the back and a firm handshake.
  • It depends. Did they think about it, plan it, and have time to cool off and let the law take its course? If so, whatever the penalties are for first degree murder with some degree of leniency for the severity of the situation. Was it a moment of rage? Then, they should receive the penalties for second degree murder or, perhaps, manslaughter. We live is a society of laws. We have social contacts and agreements to live as civilized people. People who take the law into their own hands further victimize their children by traumatizing them and teaching them an awful example. Answering crime with crime is unacceptable. The stability of our society demands that people keep their anger in check and work to make the system more just and responsive to victims. Too often, innocent people get caught in the crossfire of people seeking revenge. it is usually people who are already disturbed, volatile, and violent who respond to these things with further violence. While one can understand and sympathize with the hurt and anger, one cannot excuse the actions. I think some leeway and leniency in sentencing with compassion is called for, but not excusing bad behavior because they are victims of bad behavior. People who do such things are working out their own issues. It is not about love for their children. It is the least loving thing they can do for their children. They need to stop and think. What their kids need is a role model at home, not a bad example in prison. It is a harsh answer, but not intended as such.
  • As a parent I know that two wrongs don't make a right (blah blah blah...getting locked up would never replace or EVER give back what the monster stole from my child) With that said In Wyn World If a parent decided to react to a molestor or rapist by cutting their penis off or branding them or causing some sort of irreversible disfigurement I they would be fully pardoned. If they parent took it too far and it was an accidental death then that death May be overlooked. But If the parent actually murdered the rapist in cold-blood, we may have a little bit of a trial amongst peers to see what the people thought because that kinda crossed over the line in my opinion. +4
  • honestly?How bout a medal?Every parent would do the same thing if it was their child who was the victim.
  • No punishment. They did a good thing.
  • nothing, they deserve our sympathy, i'd happily kill somebody if they dared even thought about touching my kids, it's primal instinct to protect our young. Sorry, anybody who does that to a child deserves much worse than what death can bring them.
  • NONE!!!!!
  • tried for murder, theirs a reason we have laws in place otherwise we would fall apart as a society
  • Murder is murder no matter the reason behind it,They should recieve the same punishment as everyone else that commits murder.
  • Free mental care to help cope with the loss of their child. Maybe a hundred thousand dollars for saving the state a million on the bastards trial.
  • They should get a slap on the hand like most murders and rapeists
  • i could not say....i can honestly say , if JUSTICE was not done...i could see myself taking Justice into my own hands.....in like ,if a molester or child rapist ,even though found guilty, got off on a legal technicality,walked...oh, yeah...i could...as wrong as i know it is..i am human and a parent..... it would be a 'time to kill' for me....i'd just have to accept the punishment the Almighty ,in HIS mercy,gave me.....earthly punishment would not matter...i'd gladly accept that too....heck, i think i could of did exactly what was done in 'a time to kill' and it wasn't even my child....
  • To have a child molested and raped is surely punishment enough for any parent.
  • a dollar fine for saving the courts the trouble and the taxpayers the money to house the offender in prison.
  • The same punishment for any murderer, which is going to prison. As wrong as it was for the offender to do what he/she did, it's still considered a murder. The parent who killed the offender couldn't claim it was in self defense. I'm not standing up for the molester/rapist, but that's what I think the punishment should be. In my opinion murderers aren't any better than rapists. The only difference is rape is sicker.
  • Half the normal penalty of murder.
  • A bravery award.
  • They should get a medal of some sort.
  • they should be given a little gold sticker for doing a good deed
  • They should be left alone and freed to live their lives and to repair the damage that the monster created in their lives.
  • PARENT OF THE YEAR AWARD!!! and their own holiday on the calendar
  • the key to the city
  • personally the way i feel is.. the child couldnt defend him/herself. its basically an act of defence
  • Punishment?
  • well if the man was really guilty, then i think the parent should be given a medal of honor and let off with probation. only trouble is that he wasn't tried yet. sometimes mistakes are made and that is not good. like the previous writer said, two wrongs don't make a right. you just can't take the law into your own hands in a civilized society.
  • i am thinking that is what every parent would do....but, in the eye's of our american justice system, you are a murderer........personally......i would do it in a heart beat......but, my prayer's go out to anyone who has gone through that.......B
  • Life in prison - not the death penalty
  • I hate violence but a child molester can not even be in general population in prison. What does that tell you about these animals when they cant not even survive in prison. They parents should be given a star on the hollywood walk of fame :P hurtzsogood
  • I would give the parent a pat on the back and metal also a free dinner.
  • Murder is murder any way you look at it and two wrongs dont make a right. Only in self defense and if you are in immediate danger of being harmed or killed or you are protecting another life from the same danger should the taking of another human beings life EVER be dismmissed or left unpunished. There are other forces in existence who never fail to balance the scales of justice for every single persons actions and decisions we make in life. Look up Karma....It is a force that EXISTS and WORKS ....always has always will. The laws of nature exist to ensure this balance...trust in it and allow it to do its job. Living is hard enough.
  • if they just did it quick a pat on the back if they made him suffer for weeks first hmmm how does the bahamas sounds?
  • well it all depends on the situation. if my kid was out somewhere they shouldn't have been, and doing stupid shit, and ended up getting raped.. its pretty much their own fault. hell yeah i'd be upset and freak out.. but i'm not going to go hunt down the pedophile and shoot him in the face. BUT, if it was in their own home, or at a friends house with permission or somewhere they were supposed to be.. just minding their own business walking down the street, whatever, and i happened to be there or walk in, i'd definitely beat the living hell out of them and choke them to death. literally. planned murder and murder straight out of compassion are two different things.
  • They should be prosecuted for the minimum the law will allow.
  • I don't think anyone I know would ever wish anything less than a very slow and painful death for that person that raped their child...I know if I had a child and someone did something to them I would die if I had to, just to ensure that person was snuffed out. Most times there's the law of man and it suffices, but sometimes there's that ingrained, law of humankind and it runs deeper and truer than written laws, sometimes written law isn't good enough. So I guess in the end we couldn't condemn anyone for doing something we all would do given the same circumstances....I think the punishment for the parent should be no more than Class I Felony. But the written law says otherwise (depending on how good of a lawyer you have) so I guess you either have revenge and suffer whatever consequences the court decides or you don't...the punishment to me is pretty much irrelevent if it means I got to give the rapist his dues.
  • a medal!!
  • A bloody medal because the justice system in this country fails the victims and hails the criminals. They get off too lightly. Bring back the birch and flog them publically like they used to then leave the rest to grieving family. The local authorities in this country are more interested in making money through forced-adoption. Yes social services steal children from loving families and leave them all grieving for the rest of their lives. http://www.forced-adoption.com/introduction.asp
  • The Presidential Medal of Freedom.
  • Forgiveness. But let's be realistic. Some counseling and a couple of years in jail.
  • They should be forced to attend a ceremony where they recieve a medal and other awards.

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