Do you believe in giving people a second chance?
Do you judge people based on the first thing they do? I’m guessing most of you don’t.
What about someone who is convicted for a crime?
Do you think they deserve a second chance?
If they have served their time for armed robbery, are you willing to let them integrate with society? Are you willing to let them move on with their life?
What if they had murdered someone? If they had been convicted for it and served their time…would you be willing to let them rejoin society?
What about a paedophile or a rapist? If they had been convicted and served their sentence, wanted to rejoin society and get on with their lives…would you be okay with that?
Convicted paedophile Dennis Ferguson has been receiving a backlash from the Ryde community where he is currently residing. This has been going on for a few days now and it looks like Ferguson is going to be allowed to stay at his current place of residence. Mind you, he hasn’t done anything yet at this place to be on the receiving end this time.
It got me wondering: Should they give him a second chance or not? He was convicted for molesting young girls and sentenced to 14 years in gaol. He has only recently been out and has been facing problems re residence.
I hate paedophiles and rapists and consider them worse than murderers. Yes, I do. (If it were up to me, they’d be castrated)
But…what if there are those that serve their sentence and then are out in society? Should we give them that second chance to possibly redeem themselves? Or are they never going to reform?
Should we be giving people like Dennis Ferguson a second chance?
I can’t make up my mind
And that’s why the post is full of questions…
What do you think?
Until next time,