Since this incident I’ve been somewhat saddened and even disappointed at the Taiwanese population. Right away people were calling for death penalty. People were calling for his immediate execution. I was horrified. If this man really had mental illness, our cry should be for a health care system that puts resources into treating mental illness. To fight against the stigmatization of mental illness and not execute those ill.
When I saw this article, I became hopeful again. This mother, is an incredibly brave woman and I mourn for the loss of her child.