The goal of the legal system is justice, not vengeance. Vengeance attempts to satisfy emotions. Justice aims to protect society.
People are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Even if they have been picked up by the police, or appear to have criminal connections.
The previous post I wrote was less clear than I wanted it to be. This post is an attempt to clarify my position, with additional material and explanations where necessary.
People are responsible for their actions. Saying that someone is not responsible for a crime in which she precipitated through her high risk behaviour is absurd.