By now, you all have probably heard of the cruise ship accident that happened over the weekend. The accident claimed the lives of 11 people so far, but this number is likely to go up as many more people remain missing. If you haven't heard anything about it, I posted a link to a news article telling about the disaster.
On Saturday, the cruise ship's Captain was arrested. What was he arrested for you may ask? Well, no official release has stated just what he has been charged with. Instead, all that we head is how he got off the boat several hours before the boat finally capsized. Now this may make the guy a scumbag for not staying to coordinate the evacuation, and your free to judge him on those terms. However, unless I'm mistaken, being a coward is not a crime in any country in the Western World.
In fact, one man praised the captain, talking of how he was speaking in 5 or 6 languages, urging people to "Remain Calm". But this has all been drowned out by all the news stories of how he was a coward, that he got on the first life boat that he could. I caution everyone, that we shouldn't move to judge someone. History is litered with rushes to judgements and I'm sure that you can come up with quite a few on your own.
So I caution everyone, that before we crucify the guy, lets wait until a thorough investigation is conducted.
Theres my rant, and I'd like to know what you guys think on the topic.