ANSWERS: 33
  • No, I call it vengeance. Understandable perhaps, but excessive.
  • nope, justice is sending his ass to prison and tell the whole prison what he did.... shooting him in the head was the easy way out....
  • No, it is not justice to take the law into your own hands, especially when the legal system had the situation under control. The point about the legal system is that justice is *seen* to be done: the case against the accused is made and proved in open court, the accused has a chance to make whatever defence may be possible, and a judgement is reached. Anything done personally by the aggrieved party cannot be *seen* to be fair. Not only may the aggrieved party be wrong (maybe not in this case, but generally), but the case has not been proved to the satisfaction of the friends of the accused, who may well thin k he wasn't that bat after all. If you take the law into your own hands, do not be surprised if others do the same against you. So when that guy who thinks you cut him up beats you up, don't expect the chance to explain how you were avoiding someone else. If a shopkeeper sends someone round to beat you up for shoplifting, don't complain because they mistook you for some else who dresses the same. A mob in the UK wrecked the house a paediatrician because they didn't know the difference between a paediatrician (child doctor) and a paedophile (child lover). Another man had death threads made because he had the same name as a paedophile who had once lived on the same street. Give *everybody* their day in court - then punish them.
  • I agree with Brian. It isn't justice, but vengeance. Now, if the man truly was innocent for mental reasons, that's also fine. I don't know the facts so cannot comment on that.
  • It is a very slippery slope, when we try to take justice into our own hands. I would hope I would have the strength to let the law run it's course, but, seeing firsthand, the damage these pedophiles can do, I'm not sure I could be that strong, especially where my kids are involved. From what I've heard happens to these guys in prison, tho', killing them would be the VERY easy way out! Of course, some of these creeps do get off for some "technicality", or other reason. I DO see your point, and I just hope I'm never faced with that situation.
  • No, everyone has the right to life regardless of their actions. The paedophile should have been jailed, not murdered. The murderer should be jailed, unless he was actually mentally -handicapped-, as in unable to tell the difference between right or wrong, unable to understand why what he did was wrong, etc. ***** Murder is not justice.
  • No, I do not agree. It might be called 'frontier justice', but that wasn't really justice either..... Using the same reasoning, perhaps a court would have found the 'pervert' to be not guilty, due to some 'mental distress' in his background. Would you call that justice, as well?
  • I think I saw the video of when he shot him. It was in one of those Faces of Death movies. Nasty stuff. The man was pretending to be on the phone and as the molester was being escorted to court the man swung around and shot him in the temple. The guy's timing was perfect. The camera showed pretty much everything (even the blood pouring out of the molester's temple as he lay on the ground). Anyway, vigilantism isn't a viable solution because there really is no way to draw the line (and people have to be considered innocent until proven guilty), but, I don't think I could have nor would have convicted the guy. It just was the kind of situation where you have to just say, "Well, we need to let this one slide".
  • An amazing thing happened to me today. I was contacted via email by the then child victim in the case I originally referred to below. He has graciously provided me with the facts in the case so that I may correct the inaccuracies in the information I originally posted. Based on the facts, Mr. Plauche was justified and a hero in my opinion. Here are the facts: 1. The case took place in Baton Rouge--Ryan Airport at the time (Metro now)...and it took place on Friday, March 16th, 1984 around 9:30pm. 2. I am the boy--and my mother and father have NEVER been divorced...as a matter of fact they are still married to this day. At the time they were seperated, but the kidnapper was not my mother's boyfriend! He was my Karate teacher and it was not until after the shooting that his lawyers claimed that my mother and him were boyfriend and girlfriend. 3. As for my mother being in on it...NO WAY! She is the one who called the police and then my father...in that order. There were many hours of taped phone conversations with the kidnapper saying we were in New York when we were really in California. 4. We were tracked down by a collect phone call. My mother asked for "time and charges" and when the operator came back on...she gave the address and the motel room # we were staying at...The Soama Motel in Anehiem, CA--room 38. 5. The sexual abuse was not a rumor--it was a proven scientific fact! I was taken to the hospital and given a rape kit which found spermatazoa on the rectal slide. The sexual abuse had taken place for almost a year "before" the kidnapping. As a matter of fact--the kidnapper lost his sex drive and only molested me a few times over the 10 days I was gone. I have the hospital report--I will post it on my website. 6. My dad did lose it...but that was after finding out details of the abuse. And he shot and killed him in the Baton Rouge airport..in front of TV camera's...ironically enough---he found out the time of the kidnappers arrival from the same news station! 7. He was not found "Not Guilty"! He plead "No contest" to manslaughter and was sentenced to hard time..suspended to 5 years probation and 300 hours of community service. If anyone has anymore questions about the case...email me and I will answer any question! My website is: www.jodyplauche.com Hope this cleared some things up!!! Jody Plauche' PS-the case is on A&E right now! Original answer: There was an incident in Baton Rouge (actually I think it's the same incident) where a father killed a man for kidnapping his son. The boys mother and this man were either dating or living together. The man had turned himself in on the kidnapping charge and was being brought in through the BR airport. The father had his back turned and was talking on a payphone. He turned at the critical moment and shot Jeffrey Doucet in the head. There was no admission or evidence, to the best of my memory, that molestation had been committed. There was speculation that Doucet may have provided information against the father. The father, Gary Plauche, pled guilty to manslaughter and received 5 years probation with a suspended sentence. I think he may have been a former police officer or was connected in some way with the police department. I know that if someone did anything to my kids they would see that very small part of me that can be totally ruthless, but the above case had a lot of unanswered questions.
  • i would rather rip his life from the Earth myself but if a gun gets it done..
  • No. That isn't justice. He should have been convicted of his crime and forced to face the consequences that lie ahead. Death is the easy way out.
  • It definetly is justified...I was a little tipsy earlier, so iread it wrong sorry!
  • Yes, that sounds like justice to me.
  • Im not sure, its justice but, I may have done the same thing if my child was hurt by someone.!
  • Well, I agree that it is justice. Maybe it isn't to a lot of people because "the courts" are supposed to handle everything, but I'll tell you what...if it was my son or daughter who was molested by some nasty pervert, I'd take the law into my own hands if I could. Children are innocent. There's an old saying that it takes a village to raise a child...what is wrong with people these days? Noone wants to stand up for what's right and good anymore. Well, I for one give kudos to the father of the son. Yes, Justice was served.
  • Only in America.
  • Wasn't this kid molested by his martial arts instructor? It's really a shame that you trust someone like this and then they go and betray the trust and violate an innocent child. All I know is that this pervert will never have the opportunity to repeat his crime.
  • Yes I would totally agree except I would have shot him in the balls first.....shame theres not more justice in this world
  • I call it failure to install metal detectors. The pervert is dead now another mudererer is born. mental disorder as a defence is a cop out. jurors shouldn't fall for it.
  • The man's son may have been molested, but suppose the shootee was not the right man. Now the shooter is guilty of murder and there is no way to take back his action. I don't call it justice. I call justice allowing the court system to work. Taking the action he did can only be described as vigilantism.
  • For me to say it's justice or no it isn't has no bearing at all with the feelings that man had.I believe an eye for an eye goes way way back,Somehow or another it's been embeded in everyone's head.Regardless if it was right or wrong that man only seen red to know this man molested his son and yes I can see it happening as I'd do the same thing not feeling anything for the pervert,but feeling sorry I would have commited a crime.I'd only be glad to pay for it as I'd know that man would never hurt another innocent child.If that makes any sense...lol
  • You have to put your faith in the legal system at some point..why didn't he wait until the man was found guilty?
  • I agree that the 'pervert' deserved to die, but I very strongly disagree with the Father getting off on more of that 'mental distress' bullshit. There are literally hundreds of murderers that are still alive today, some even walking the streets, because they hired a decent lawyer who plead insanity, and therefore got institutionalization instead of the death penalty. It infuriates me what this country calls justice. If you rape and then kill someone, you should die. In fact, you deserve to be publicly hanged. But with a plea of insanity, a group of hippie Liberal jurors go "aww, he's mentally distressed, he's not responsible for his actions", and the guy is institutionalized, only to be walking the streets within a few years. Are you kidding me?? Of course he's responsible!!! 99% of the time, 'mental distress' and 'insanity' are bullshit. It needs to be stopped. 'An eye for an eye' should be instituted for murderers, and convicted should get life or capital punishment, with no availability of an appeal or parole. The fact that there are rapists who do no more than 20 or so years in prison, and then walk free, absolutely sickens me.
  • Sounds like justice to me. As far as I'm concerned that father did a public service. After all the courts would have just let this monster back out in a few years time to do it to some other child. Only this time the child would be the one to die.
  • That's funny, immigrants rape and murder Americans every day-----no vigilantes. But the meassage has been since 1985: 'You can slaughter anyone you want as long as you accuse him of pedophilia. Lay off the immigrants, though.'
  • i agree - justice
  • If you would not do the same thing you are an idiot. You either don't have children or you are some deviant yourself. If the legal system was fair and truly made changes, it would hang this guy at midnight on public television. The legal system is not designed to create social change for the good of mankind. You have to make examples out of people and let them know in the harshest way what the consequences are to their actions if you want true social change. Our legal system is designed for one thing: to make money for everyone involved. THE FATHER DID THE ONLY RIGHT THING!! I can just see the court case where the defendants lawyers claimed the mother was the abusers boyfriend and she encouraged it and all other sorts of nonsense. It is a black and white issue. Sperm was found in the boy's rectum. Do you need to see the video of how that happened? Idiots. Here's the video for everyone that wants to see what true justice is for child molestors. http://spikedhumor.com/articles/38182/Father_Of_Kidnapped_Son_Gets_Revenge.html
  • TOTALLY!!!
  • Yes, that is definetly justice! If more people in this world could see it that way this world would be a better place. They should also build separate prisons for sex offenders instead of just mixing everyone together as if they're all the same. We may have equality under the law and the eyes of the Creator, but we definetly were NOT born equal. If so, then you'd be just as good as me and I'd have as much money as any person that is richer than me.
  • I'd totally understand wanting to maim the guy. And in strictly literal terms a shot molester would be "less bad" than several molested children whose entire lives are severely affected or ruined. (I have no idea why molesters ever get out of prison. If they have to be released, why, if it's ok to "chemically castrate" them it's not ok to surgically remove their whole package and make them wear an ankle bracelet for life and even make them live in supervised housing.) But I think that the country is better off when the rule of law applies, instead of vigilantism.
  • The jury's decision is, by definition, justice. That is what the jury system is all about - why it is a jury of the accused "peers". It started way back when the rules of society were mainly what the people thought they should be. The establishment have always wanted to control juries, by denying them facts, ruling out hearsay evidence and even putting them in prison until they come up with the required verdict.
  • i agree.
  • I'll keep mine shorter than everyone else here. Yes, justice is served. If any of you are parents can you actually say you wouldn't want to kill the perve that molested your child? That can mess up that kid for life.

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