On listening to the CBC broadcast of Arno Michael's poignant story, Life after Hate, you hear of a personal transformation from harbinger of violence to champion of dignity. But beyond the skepticism of a human's capacity to change, beyond recognition of the call he has answered with action, you hear admonitions for failing to turn himself in for his admissions.
I can understand the cry for blood, of an-eye-for-an-eye but in light of his words coupled with his actions we must queston ourselves. What purpose does punishment and incarceration serve? Is it protection of the public? Is it to reform a harmful individual? Is it to appease someone's outrage?
Via Cathryn Wellner