for the lives of others, here's an example of our problem with the same kind of garbage:
Hoang Nguyen’s death followed an incomprehensible crime in an alley near Spring and Chippewa. According to court documents, Nguyen was punched in his head, causing him to fall to the ground and smack his head against the pavement, allegedly by this man, 18-year-old Elex Levell Murphy, who has been charged with first-degree murder. Another male suspect started kicking Nguyen in the rib cage. And it says Murphy admitted it was part of the Knock Out game.
I'm guessing that not only do Murphy and his friend not have any concept of "It is a Bad Thing to assault people for fun", but the concept of 'beating on old people may kill or cripple them' didn't occur to their idiot selves, either. And you'll note that the asshole friend added to the fun by kicking an unconscious old man in the chest after he was down; why isn't this waste of oxygen up for murder charges as well, since he took part in this crime?
'Forgive them' my ass; the harshest punishment possible is called for.