A Farcebook friend who is a psychologist, said this of those who provided care for him in the mental hospital where he has been interred for the last years of his sentence:
I notice a lot of bile is being spilt over the death of one man today. I ask we all pause for thought for all the professions who, day in day out, overcome their own feelings in order to provide care and compassion in the face of public hatred.This, for me, strikes the right note. Today is not the day for hatred and anger. Today is the day to remember that, although a man did much wickedness, society did not descend to his level.
I commented thus:
A mark of a civilised society, and professional health care workers, is that care is provided to all. He was, undoubtedly, a wicked man who did not recognise the rights of others, yet, as a human being, he deserved professional care. I am grateful to those who do a job most of us would shrink from.