Branding consisted of a piece of iron getting extremely hot and then pressed against the skin of the criminal leaving a large, painful patch of flesh left in the spot that it occurred. The cutting off of body parts could have been anything from an ear to a person’s hand and came with many problems along the way in the criminal's life due to the loss of the parts. Almost every single punishment took place in front of crowds of hundreds of people who would come to the town's center to watch the criminal get what they deserved for committing a crime. If the criminal did not die, the pain and agony from these punishments left them in a horrible state for the remainder of their lifetime and is a perfect example why people should never commit a crime whether it is 1700 or
The Demented Doctor “The more we do to you, the less you seem to believe we’re doing it.” said Josef Mengele. He knew his own wrong doings all too well. This seemed to be the hard cold truth to every soul that was taken by the “Angel of Death”. This Angel of Death was cruel and horrible in every way imaginable. The poor souls of these prisoners were so brainwashed that they began to see him as a father.
They also got into a fight with their arch enemies, the Longwood gang, who were feared due to their haphazard tendencies to commit felonies activities (Cox 3). They became known for all the crimes they committed which were barbaric. They also became known by the battle they got into with their nemeses. Overall, the High Rip gang was unorganized and savage which is the polar opposite of the Peaky
Under the bleachers, the prisoners would be subjected to horrific torture practices and deprived of food, water, and sleep. Often, mock executions would be set up, leaving the other prisoners to wonder whether that person had actually been killed or simply whisked off to exile. Sham trials were also held and they almost always ended in a decree for execution. Each day could be the last for the political prisoners, forcing them to live in a state of perpetual fear of Pinochet's officers. The broader impact of such methodical violence on society is that these actions repress everyone's thoughts of revolt, uprising, or rebellion.
No punishment too specific, the tormented scrape and stab any prisoner they see. The screams and bludgeonings are the relative normal, and evil is left to be the only residing party. Therefore, in this circle, life knows no similarity with reality, and for eternity, this violence is numb. The true punishment is to reduce the value of the inmates consciousness and actions, above the endless physical
The Sheriff who talked to Brandon had absolutely no compassion for him and what he went through. “Society 's posture on rape, and the manifestation of that posture in the courts, help account for the fact that so few rapes are reported” (Anonymous 247). This quote from The Rape of Mr. Smith relates to this scene because Brandon went through a terrible thing, that no person should have to go through, and he was interrogated about it and shown no compassion. “The law discriminates against rape victims in a manner which would not be tolerated by victims of any other crime” (Anonymous 246). This quote also
Their way of life was absolutely terrible. Whoever sold the slaves, had no regard to their rank, or possessions. Before they would get on the boat, they were stripped of all the clothing on their bodies and sent off to endure an extremely hard life. Most slaves would have easily preferred death over the cruel punishments they endured. The life of a slave is a life that one should be glad they do not have to live.
Minor crimes involved being put in the stocks, which were out in the open so the public could have fun “ridiculing and throwing garbage at people sentenced to this punishment”. (1) Basically all other crimes were punishable by death. Hanging became the punishment for thievery. Treason meant being drawn and quartered, a gruesome way to end a person’s life, with their remains being put on public display to warn others. The commonness of public executions would be appalling today; however, it encouraged the citizens of England to stay away from any form of crime.
Felons have paid their debt to society and have received their punishments for whatever the cause was for them being thrown in jail. All of their privileges and rights that were taken away from them should be restored. These efforts to block ex-felons to vote are unfair, undemocratic, and politically or racially motivated. Others who disagree may say they have shown poor judgement and should not be trusted with a vote. This is false because no one is perfect and everyone
This turns out to be very bad for Rorschach because he is now trapped in a building with all of the people that hate him most. Even though he was the good guy that put the criminals into the cells they sleep in he was forced to join them. He ends up killing multiple of the prisoners in there but only in defense. They attacked him so he fought back. This makes him look way worse because those people have already been caught, but well reading you understand that Kovacs has been doing the most ethical thing the whole
Borowski’s disturbing account depicts the atrocities of victims-turned-executioner. Borowski’s This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen increases the horrors of the Holocaust by depicting an endless cycle of suffering caused by the victims, victimizing each another. Within Auschwitz, the differences between the victims and perpetrators were frequently blurred; the biggest difference was merely the way one suffered, as all the prisoners at concentration camps were victims. Some “lucky” victims were at less of a risk than others at the price of helping the Nazis, although for the fear of their own life they did not get much choice in the matter. In Borowski’s story, these prisoners were wealthy and referred to as “Canadians”; the Canadians were
All these brave people faced harsh punishments such as being hung, shot, or killed with poisonous gas. To conclude, concentration camps did horrible thing to people just because Hitler did see them as "desirable", Hitler thought that we should live in a world without Jews. So he sent them to concentration camps. They lived in harsh conditions. They went through harsh labor that killed most of the people.