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Why did Cameron condemn sympathy for Raoul Moat?

By Duncan Brown  

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David Cameron’s comments on Raoul Moat seem to spring from an extraordinarily old-fashioned perspective on criminal justice, which might be summarised as “hate the sinner, hate the sin.” He said:

“It is absolutely clear that Raoul Moat was a callous murderer, full stop, end of story. I cannot understand any wave, however small, of public sympathy for this man. There should be sympathy for his victims and the havoc he wreaked in that community. There should be no…

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