Re: Former Nazi Death-camp Guard, Now 89, Accusesd of War Crimes
^ I double-checked and I was correct.
"An eye for an eye or the "law" of retaliation, is the principle that a person who has injured another person is penalized to a similar degree, or in softer interpretations, the victim receives the value of the injury in compensation.
The principle is sometimes referred using the Latin term lex talionis or the law of talion, the English word talion (from the Latin talio.) means a retaliation authorized by law, in which the punishment corresponds in kind and degree to the injury."
The term lex talionis does not always and only refer to literal eye-for-an-eye codes of justice (see rather mirror punishment) but applies to the broader class of legal systems that specify formulate penalties for specific crimes, which are thought to be fitting in their severity. Some propose that this was at least in part intended to prevent excessive punishment at the hands of either an avenging private party or the state."
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.