[Moderator's note: these posts were split off from this thread and this post quotes a post still within that thread right here, which has been left to maintain the integrity of the original thread. Any posts on the subject of why people post in online communities should go here rather than there.]
Lets even take why you post here, sure you are really smart and you have real interesting posts but i bet you gain a sense of happiness in some form when people agree with you and validate your opinion, even if you may not be aware of it , it's kind of how the human brain works. People like being right and like have others acknowledge the fact.
So i whole heartedly think that the OP was posting here for one to release some steam and two to gain a sense of empowerment. I'm sure he just wanted people to be like yeah your right the system sucks that guy should of had his nads shoved up his arse so anytime he takes a dump he gets shit all over his nuts.
So while i'm not saying that is right, or wrong for that matter, i definately think thats was a key factor that motivated the op to post.
As for the issue at hand i am completely torn on it. In my country priest had been fiddeling kids for years and have been getting away with it through cover ups by both the government and the catholic church. So the fact that this guy got caught and had some form of justice heaped on him makes me feel good about the whole situation.
On the other hand i do agree that he got off really lightly, like the guy is obviously a crooked cop, if he is capable of that hurrendous crime i am willing to think that he is capable of other crimes. So if he can manage it i'm sure he will find a way to circumvent the sex offender list. Now i'm not saying its possible to do that, i dont know enough about that sort of thing, but my point is that if there is a way i think he will try and exploit it.
And even if there isnt i still dont think after serving his punishment that he would be reabilitated. Like isnt the whole point of punishment to make sure the offender doesnt repeat? Well i'm not convinced that he wont commit the offence again, he should of had some jail time and some court ordered psychiatry so as to give him a sense of shame about what he did and so he wont do it again.
Oh and appologies for the spellings, the version of firefox im using at the moment doesnt have a spell check, so its all me on this post, i hope its readible