In modern America, we have decided that punishing children for the perceived crimes of their parents is both acceptable and practical.
The “logic” of torture, that “it was okay to torture the guilty,” continued in Chicago policing at least into the 1970s.
During the week Lent began, I was summoned to the county courthouse as a candidate for a jury, but I wondered what it would be like to be in the defendant’s chair.
The social pressure to "apologize" is always intended to make the person submit and conform to the herd. Until that time, the public shaming will be relentless.