the nature of evil

Brent Finnegan -- July 23rd, 2007

There’s a feature in today’s Washington Post about the Teleguz murder-for-hire case, and the principles behind convicting someone of an act showing “a degree of moral turpitude and psychical detachment surpassing that inherent in the definition of ordinary legal malice and premeditation.”

How does one define evil? Morbidly fascinated by the Teleguz case, forensic psychiatrist Michael Welner (featured in the article) is developing a standard of evil called the Depravity Scale.

5 Responses to “the nature of evil”

  1. Brendan says:

    You want to see what things have come to? There are certain people who want so badly to claim they are victims that they now create their own victimization….
    They spread nasty rumors in a whisper campaign and then create something like this to make it look like a clumsy attack on themselves. They think Karl Rove is a messiah.

    See what I’m talking about here:;jsessionid=A18C6B7AC5006E6D45F60A7BA201947C?diaryId=246

  2. Randy says:

    If the theory about a Rove wannabe is accurate I’d say someone made an extreme error in judgement by floating this pic to make the dems look dirty.
    It’s actually pretty funny, and sadly it also points out a whole host of individuals that I’d think the real Rove would just as soon people forget about.

  3. kestrel9000 says:

    It showed up in my email.
    I got a mild chuckle out of it, but basically I think it’s a bit much for a frickin’ county Clerk of Court race.
    I have no idea who sent me that. Somebody with Photoshop and a bit of time between TV shows, or something.
    That was why I didn’t stick it on the front page.
    Mildly amusing at best, and kinda…..sophomoric, I guess is a god word.

  4. kestrel9000 says:

    That was why I didn’t stick it ABOVE THE FOLD on the front page.

  5. Brendan says:

    Yes Kestrel, it is way much for a clerk’s race. That’s my point.

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