A couple of responses:
Divya Subramanian

People should face the consequences of their actions, but there is a difference between a consequence and active punishment. I don’t think we should sit on our hands or keep our mouths shut, but keep in mind that no one actually knows if this man pretended to apologize or actually realized some part of his wrong. I’m not saying people should go easy on him, but questioning if rage is a practical response. People get angry in the moment, share that anger to feel better, and then often forget a short time later. I think if a person makes a mistake that hurts others it is entirely appropriate to remind him/her every day of his/her obligation to do better, but tearing a person a part and looking a way is just creating a scapegoat. That isn’t a lasting solution or one I think anyone ought to champion.

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