- Stewart Gault
- United Kingdom
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Modern day Robin Hood
Say a group of burglars rob a bank which only holds accounts for people who have more than £10 million. So everyone who holds an account is therefore filthy rich and doesn't need all of it.
Now suppose this group of burglars takes around £100 million in total. Though they don't keep a single penny of it, they go around giving cash to the homeless, those in poverty, give some to charities etc etc.
Now say they get caught.
Should they be punished by the law for theft?
Even if you think they should be punished is what they did not surely a very moral action? Is it morally right to allow them to be persecuted for doing an ultimate good?
Should the owners of the robbed accounts and the bank owners drop the charges?