I think we have discussed this before but not for a while so - I am reading an article about a ninety four year old who has been charged with crimes committed at Auschwitz. What do people think? Too old, too long ago? Or should someone always stand trial for their crimes, no matter how historic?
I incline towards the latter. There's no real point in putting this person in prison now but I think that he should at least be made to acknowledge what he did - and tell what he knows. And ultimately it keeps the events of that period in the public consciousness, rather than allowing them to be buried and forgotten. So yeah, try him and make him talk.
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Post by raspberrybullets on Feb 25, 2015 8:52:30 GMT
I reckon for certain crimes it is never too late and a person can never be too old. The fact that they got away with it for so long is all the more reason to put them through it before they get even older and can't be made accountable at all.
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