This editorial will appear in tomorrow’s print edition.
‘There but for the grace of God,” is a conventional and charitable attitude toward people who get in trouble with the law. The idea is that good guys and bad guys share a common humanity that the good guys do well to acknowledge.
It doesn’t work, though, in the case of Josh Powell. Some people really don’t have a human conscience.
Powell, who burned his children alive Sunday, appears to have been a sociopath – an exceptionally stealthy one.
For more than two years, he’s been the only “person of interest” in …