You mean being Judge, Jury, and Executioner for a single horrible event that someone caused, viewed only through your personal reality, with no thought on how that murder will later effect those involved or your own personal future for taking such an action?
It's human nature to want to lash out when others cause harm or tick us off. That's why there's a billion books, movies, games, and tv shows about it. We all have moments where we wish we could. The trick is rising above those urges. It shouldn't be up to one person to decide whether another person lives or dies because they had one (or several) selfish moments of inflicting harm on others.
If there's a crime, they should be brought to justice. And if the system is broken, then we need to find a way to fix the -system-, not devolve into taking our own personal justice against those we deem need it. What if there was a misunderstanding about what happened? What if the punishment doesn't fit the crime? And even if it does, and that horrible person deserves it, should it really be up to one person to decide? (of course, I'm not a fan of the torch-wielding mob, either...)
I don't know. From a distance, I vote for the justice system. Law, order, etc. Even when it fails, I'd rather appeal than have someone take matters into their own hands. Personal justice is exactly that. Personal. There's a large swath of people doing wrong and hurting others, and you can't take personal justice on every person that's done wrong by someone, because there'd be no one left. And the kind of society that wide-spread vigilante action would create.... well, that's what comic books and tv shows are for.
Last Edit: Dec 20, 2014 14:26:21 GMT -5 by Musogato