- Jan 19, 2013
You would talk different if you have seen what I have seen.Soldiers, poking eyes out, torturing captured comrades.I shall not even go into further detail about what crimes these soldiers, although being the representatives of the state, have committed, so gruesome they are.We tried to keep order on the streets, but quite regulary bands of soldiers just came around, and started shooting at anything and all.Women and Children, some as young as my newborn son, murdered without reason.When I was arrested, I was about to kill myself.I could not stand the idea of recieving the same torture.I find this casual admission of murdering German soldiers quite disturbing. Taking the lives of men who serve their country and who are merely performing their duty does not make their deaths any less excusable. On the contrary, killing soldiers makes the crime that much worse, since it is an open attack against the German state.
It is clear that Herr Hohenzollern does not regret his crimes, and thus he must be punished for then. However, as Herr Wittelsbach has mentioned, it is also a crime to rid a boy of his father. I believe for the sake of the child, the sentence should be lessened. I recommend a long-term jail sentence, perhaps even a life-long one, with visitation rights granted so that he may visit his son. He shall be punished, but let us not punish his child in the process.
- Wilhelm von Vandenburg