I have compassion for people with unhealthy minds, in whatever form.
But, I am aware that compassion alone, should never outweigh doing what is right and what is wise.
For example – an opportunistic violent child sex offender psychopath, like Daniel Morcombe’s killer. I can have all the compassion in the world, for his very unhealthy mind and severe mental health issues, his capacity to have no empathy while he commits horrendous acts of suffering on children, his complete lack of remorse. I don’t want him to have that mind. For him, as well as all his victims.
But, the fact and harsh reality is, he does.
In a prior crime long before he killed Daniel Morcombe, he violently attacked a 6 year old child, and left that child so badly hurt, the child required intensive care. He got a 2 yr jail sentence for that. Which is absolutely wrong and a huge injustice and did nothing to stop him. He left that child severely hurt and that child could have died, and he did not care. Mental health professionals knew that he was likely to attack again and had already confirmed he was an opportunistic, violent, psychopath. But, let him out of prison anyway. His own psychologist, stated he was not ‘cured’ despite 4 sex offender rehab programs, as most will never be cured, the only hope is to help these psychopaths in adolescence, which makes perfect sense to me.
I believe that people who are not able, or willing to control their own actions, and can and will keep on hurting people, should not be given the freedom to do this again. Daniel’s Morcombe’s life was ended, and this could have been prevented.
I believe laws need tightening up, to ensure these horrendous crimes do not happen again. Continue reading