Many people, including myself, shed a tear yesterday (and now again!) after the news came through that a here famous crime reporter died. Peter R. de Vries was (is!) a beloved man who helped people genuinely. He tried to reopen cold cases and helped people wrongly convicted. Two innocent men would still be in jail if he weren't there. There is a sea of flowers on the place were he got shot. He was a nice man not afraid for the confrontation and said in my eyes wise things. About politics, about peiple, in general. He had a natural sense of humor.
Still I can't stop wondering. The murder was bad. But seen from the killer's perspective, or the one(s) ordering it, was it a good deed? Peter was known to be disliked in criminal circles. Maybe prison no longer awaits for them (although the actual killer got caught soon after, the same day he got shot last week).