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Coetzee does not talk about his childhood. He speaks about the planning that went into the bombing, how he was chosen for his excellent military skills, the years he has spent in prison. He asks for their questions, and the group responds. How did he learn to hate black people? How did he unlearn this hatred? How does he spend his days now? Is he sorry? And if he is so sorry, what can he give them? Coetzee admits he has nothing material to give the world except the leather belt that holds up his overalls. But, he says, God willing, if he gets out of jail, he can begin to attempt to compensate for what he has done. "There are children now in South Africa," he says, "children without parents. They might be tempted to get into violent gangs, to follow anger instead of love." He says, "I can show them that the first life you have to change is your own."
Burglar meets widow he stole ring from in Lancashire
from BBC News:
A teenage burglar who stole a widow's engagement ring and sold it has apologised to his victim saying he felt "bad for making an old lady cry".
The 18-year-old volunteered to meet the pensioner to make amends for breaking into her Lancaster home in July.
The pair met face-to-face at her home and she explained how the theft had left her feeling violated. It came only months after her husband lost a long battle with cancer.
She said she now had some "closure".
Aug 19, 2010 Story
Praise for tabs kept on taggers
A man woken during the night by two youths tagging his house got up and called police while following the pair as they went on a graffiti spree in Hastings.
Aug 18, 2010 Story
Blackburn father wants to meet his son's killer
The father of a man who died from a single punch in Blackburn town centre wants to meet his son’s killer.
William Upton, 17, is currently serving half of a three-and-a-half year custodial sentence after he was convicted of the manslaughter of 24-year-old Adam Rogers, earlier this year.
Now Adam’s dignified dad Dave Rogers has expressed a wish to speak face-to-face with the Rishton teenager as part of a ‘restorative justice’ initiative.
Community detention sentence for brain injury
A 19-year-old man who punched his victim in an “unprovoked, premeditated attack” causing serious brain injury, was sentenced to community detention in the Christchurch District Court today.
Stefan Ronald Vaiola’s defence counsel, Tony Garrett, said Vaiola had attended a restorative justice conference with his victim and his victim’s father. Vaiola found the conference a valued opportunity to personally see the man and say sorry.
Aug 05, 2010 Story