posted on Jul, 15 2010 @ 12:24 PM
Well it's been a pretty lively fortnight here in the UK with gunman Raoul Moat's saga finally coming to an end. Regardless of Raoul's crimes, I
have stated from day one that I personally feel sorry for the man.
As far as I'm concerned he was a troubled individual who felt he had been let down by the police, local council and associated mental authorities.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not condoning his crimes and my condolences go out to his ex girlfriend, her new partner and the poor police officer who was
I also find it slightly strange in the amount of public support Moat has been shown however that only reinforces the notion that my personal sympathy
is not "wrong" or "unique"
I've just found an interesting article on BBC displaying comments from PC David Rathband who Raoul Moat shot while he was sitting in his patrol car
whilst parked at a round-about.
Pc Rathband, a 42-year-old father of two, said: "I bear no malice towards the man who shot me, but now wish to move on with my life.
Now while PC Rathband's comments could simply be for the public, personally I believe they seem pretty genuine.
One way or another, Raoul Moat has left his mark on society and I think it speaks volumes about the case when the police officer he has, potentially
blinded, comments that he feels no malice towards his attacker.