Tuesday, September 11, 2007

No Discrimination: Just Kill Somebody, Anybody

"He hates soldiers, and says that the army kills people, so it would be legitimate if he were also to kill someone . . . from the American military - or from its NATO allies," Gremmen said in a telephone interview.
When he failed to find a soldier at the Roosendaal train station, "he got such a crazy, disturbed idea that he killed a civilian," Gremmen said.

You can read more here.

Some questions:
-What do you think the punishment should be for Carlos Hartmann, a resident of the Netherlands, born in Michigan?
-Should he get off on "psychological"reasons like he probably would here in America?
-In the linked story, he feels sorry for what he has done. Should this have any bearing on his sentencing?
-No gun was involved, an axe to the back of the head was, should we ban axes?
-Is it governments job to ensure things like this do not happen? If not, who's responsibility if anybody's?

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