The un study on violence against children (unvc, 2006) uses the example of repressive anti-gang policies in latin america which allow the deployment of state violence against children the existence of these policies has been justified by concern around youth violence, particularly in respect of gangs.
Violence for the wrongs of capitalism and the security state are justified, but breaking into cvs and smashing car windows in baltimore isn’t the smartest way to air your grievances excused perhaps, but maybe not justified.
The idea that violence is sometimes justified places us on a slippery slope, just as does the closely related nra doctrine that, under the second amendment, revolution is sometimes justified the word sometimes opens a panorama of moral doubt: when is violence, including revolutionary violence, justified. Whether the conventional justifications distinction between the standing of state and nonstate violence, as subject matters, is defensible will not be much philosophical discussion about political violence is addressed in this article, although it is a matter of argu- taken up with argument about whether and to what extent ment in discussions of both.
Is violence ever justified december 7, 2007 | page 8 what of the violence that is not organized by the state what about domestic abuse what about armed robbery surely the state is not to. We must understand the conditions that produce violence, and the ends toward which much of the violence in the world is consciously organized - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - in almost every country of the world, the state power--the government--is the greatest source of organized violence states have armies, whose main purpose is to use violence against other state armies.
Violence is never justified reasonable people may question a philosophy of nonviolence by asking: what about the nazis wasn't it right to resist them with violence.