Germans are letting Brigitte Mohnhaupt out of prison after 24 years, on account of her "no longer posing a threat".
Inquiring minds want to know: how do they know? I don't doubt that prison officials know more about her than I do, but I am just curious as to what exactly do they know? Did her hands become so arthritic at 57 that she cannot hold a pistol anymore, or did she become a nicer person in the meanwhile? At least according to the papers she has never expressed any remorse for what she's done.
Generally speaking I don't think that all murderers should always spend the rest of their lives in prison. Sometimes a pardon after sufficiently many years is a perfectly good idea. But hey, this woman is serving five life sentences for several murders - how merciful can you get?
The woman has already been released by authorities twice in her life, and all she has ever done was terrorism and murder.
I do understand that some people deserve a second chance, but can anyone explain to me why a person should be given a fourth chance after she has used her second and third chance to murder several people?