Posted by Carol on August 1, 2007, 1:27 pm, in reply to "Re: Another robbery last night...."
Daniel - I am having difficulty understanding your message regarding Raul. I can certainly empathize with advocacy for a client, though Raul appears to have failed to mention his self-interest while venting his opinions. (Is this a good quality or a bad quality in a commentator?) |
I can understand that Raul may not have understood the substance or context of Helga's message - that Helga was a victim of a crime and feels threatened and vulnerable when there are lots of assaults, robberies and home invasions going on in the town where she has lived for twenty years. I can also understand why a person would feel compassion for a deaf mute who may not have many girls attracted to him or many options for work.
But all of this empathy does not justify behavior that is inappropriate and illegal. Assault, burglary, home invasions, inappropriate sexual exposure etc. are all things I have heard have been happening. I have no idea whether this man's client is the perpetrator, but where is his empathy for the victims who clearly feel terrorized, vulnerable and angry?
Further, why is this man attacking and further victimizing Helga. Has he ever met Helga? Did he understand her message? His message seems to suggest that he believes Helga has a gun. Has he checked to find out if this is true? Has he called Helga or talked to her?
As a person, Raul has every right to his opinion that Helga is a bad person, but to threaten long time residents with the Ministerio Publico when he may not have verified any information and may have had Helga's message mistranslated to him or mistranslated it himself -- this is the guy you want doing legal commentary for the Message Board?
And, who is this person representing anyway -- the lawful citizens of La Manz or someone else?
Raul may be a perfectly nice guy. But, don't you have questions you want answered as moderator? I hope when you speak with him you will ask about Raul's training, his commitment to the law abiding citizens of La Manz whatever their race or language, his compassion, sensitivity and empathy for victims of crime and fraud whatever the race or political connections of the perpetrator, and the basis upon which he makes his judgments. And, I would hope you would also speak up for Helga. Until we know more, I would vote "No" for Raul as a commentator on the Message Board. Carol
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