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Thief returns stolen penguin with apology
Ten-year-old Alexis Hood read the letter of apology Wednesday while sitting next to her penguin that was stolen New Years Day.
"Dear family, we are very sorry for the trouble we have caused for your family," she read.
Guantanamo Bay guard meets British ex-prisoners
A former Guantanamo Bay guard was reunited with two former prisoners from Britain for a BBC documentary. The meeting was a result of Brandon Neely, now a Texas police officer, contacting the two men on Facebook to apologise for his part in their imprisonment.
The two ex-prisoners, Shafiq Rasul and Ruhal Ahmed, were held in Guantanamo Bay for two and a half years before being released without charge in 2004.
In a short video from the BBC website, the men describe their emotions and thoughts approaching their meeting and at seeing one another again. Mr. Neely offers an apology for the way the men were treated.
Mark McGuire's Apology: Baseball and Restorative Justice
When's an apology not an apology? Does this question only apply to policies related to restorative justice and crime? I don't think so.
Mark McGuire's recent public apology for taking steroids during his career as a major league baseball player got me to thinking.
Though I'm no baseball expert I am a fan. I thought there was a lot of truth in this sportswriter's column. Can you apologise a little and cover your bases, so to speak? Why do we apologize ? Is the timing of one's apology important? Can a real apology help an offender "come clean"?