This report on CNN about a celebrity cell phone hacker caught my interest, not because of the egregious act of spying, but for what happened after he was caught.
Get this… he admitted doing it. He did not deny or blame someone else, he said he was wrong. Moreover he did not try to profit from the information he gathered and took personal responsibility for his actions.
I am not condoning what he did, it was absolutly wrong. I am sure his victims feel less safe as they go about their lives. I would be very upset if someone did this to me.
Many of our business and political leaders have shown us how easy it is to run from the truth. It takes great courage to look yourself and your peers in the eye and admit a personal failing, an act sorely missed in our world.
If you were the judge would you be more likely or less likely to give this guy the maximum penalty?