Keller @ Large: Remorse Is A Powerful Thing

January 16, 2014 1:00 PM
Keller @ Large: Remorse Is A Powerful Thing
" BOSTON (CBS) – Remorse is a powerful thing.

When someone commits a serious offense, it is expected that, once caught, the perp will, if he or she wants rehabilitation or mercy, show genuine remorse.

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Some body-language experts say that entails sincere displays of emotion, an honest recounting of the offense committed, effusive expressions of regret and begging for forgiveness.

By that standard, Chris Christie’s big press conference last week was a flop. But that was nothing compared with the courtroom conduct – as reported by the Globe – of State Rep. Carlos Henriquez and his lawyer Wednesday after a jury convicted Henriquez of assault and battery on a girlfriend.

These were serious charges, taken seriously by the jurors and by Henriquez’s fellow Democrats on Beacon Hill. House Speaker DeLeo is threatening to expel him if he doesn’t resign "

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