Chuck Galle: No mercy for Vick

February 12, 2014 

It is moot, now, of course, and yet there is a certain irony in the objections to Michael Vick’s invitation to the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Evening of Champions coinciding with the performance of “Les Miserables” at Memorial Auditorium.

The entire issue in both cases is application of mercy to a person who has rehabilitated himself and the acceptance of people who have made corrections to misspent lives by people so pure they are qualified to cast the first stone. But mercy has been a pretty strained quality in the Vick discussion.

If society is so unwilling to accept the contributions made by people who have changed their ways, I wonder why people don’t simply lobby to eliminate all criminal sentences except execution.

Chuck Galle


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