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Madness Drunkenness as an Excuse

This really gets my goat.

I've noticed it being used twice recently in legal proceedings locally, once as an adjunct to assertion the defendant knew not the seriousness of what they were doing, and once to explain why the defendant claimed to have no recollection of multiple separate crimes (on the basis that each time they committed said crime they were blind drunk and therefore blameless). I've seen it used in social media as an excuse for harassment, trolling and bullying.

Not impressed, and I don't believe the people who utter this as a defence or an attempt at mitigation.

It's not really my concern if someone sits on their couch and gets blotto, even if they get on the internet or the blower or text and have a crack, provided there is promptly evident frankness and contrition for any transgressions (as opposed to whining, self-preserving attempts to evade responsibility when finally pinned down for socially offensive behaviour). All better than drinking and driving or drinking and physically fighting...

Really, how hard is responsibility?
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To me drunkenness indicates an extra level of irresponsibility above & beyond the offence in question. Far from being a defence or a mitigation it should result in the doubling of the fine or sentence imposed.
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Really, how hard is responsibility?
For some people very hard and not just with respect to alcohol. There is a significant minority today for whom their rights are everything but who seem to have no understanding that that with rights come responsibilities. To often we hear the excuse that it was not my fault because I had a poor start to life/ was traumatised as a child/ was bullied at school ....................... the list of excuses is endless nevertheless they managed to learn all about their rights and entitlements despite such a poor start.
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While some can enjoy a scotch with a steak...for some one turns into ten.
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On a more serious note, Addo. You're absolutely right. It's a poor excuse that is used to hand-wave away practically everything these days. You'd think we were beyond that as a society, but it seems to be one area where we are regressing.
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Some of yours had face- ****ed a pig. Could be he was just a drunk. Drunk as fish to face-**** a pig. Fish vs pig.

Seriously speaking it is just own excuse. Sometimes drunk fault is doubled or tripled.
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Some of yours had face- ****ed a pig. Could be he was just a drunk. Drunk as fish to face-**** a pig. Fish vs pig.

Seriously speaking it is just own excuse. Sometimes drunk fault is doubled or tripled.
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"Judgement impaired"? **** off.
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And just now on the news a 44 year-old woman has been sentenced to 12 months jail for leaving a small child overnight in a park, strapped in an overturned buggy. Her excuse..........I was drunk, can't remember anything.....

Good on the judge for dealing firmly.
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