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The assassin lacks conscience

Pago Pago, American Samoa


I am so sad but not surprised just thinking about the killing and being killed in the Friendly Island of Tonga. I can't begin to rationalize any positive basic cost analysis for either side of the coin in this to me senseless killing/suicide. Regardless of what provoked such a sad development, I cannot accept the fact that one person took upon himself all the authority of a prosecutor, juror, judge and executioner at the same time.

Society will blame the gun and we will hear the "if it was not for that this would not have happened" to justify or excuse this terrible act.

I'll argue that senseless killing of this kind is not committed necessarily by the one with the guns. It is not even a trait of those with the muscles and the brain. But rather it has been assigned to the killer with very little to no conscience at all.

I am with Ms. Fonua on this one. But I feel it is going to get worse.

Sione L. Kava

slkava [at] samoatelco [dot] com