I found this interesting article about soon-to-be-released murderer Loren Herzog, whom I wrote about a little while ago. Herzog’s lawyer claims he was railroaded and is only guilty of being present at the scenes of Wesley Shermantine’s murders and not doing anything to stop him. Prosecutors are calling him a serial killer in his own right. Serial killer or not, he’s going free later this year and there doesn’t seem to be anything anyone can do about that.
Just because a person didn’t do anything don’t mean he didn’t do something wrong. Doing nothing is a lot of the time just as bad as doing something.
Quite so. Even if we take Herzog at his word, that still means he allowed several homicides to happen without lifting a finger. I could understand him being too scared to intervene at the time, but he should then have gone to the cops the second he got away.
And he still hung around his friend and watched him kill more people so that kind of ruins the I was too scared to try and stop him defense. He wasn’t part of the solution so he was part of the problem.