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Ilhan Omar Believes Man Who Threatened to Kill Her Deserves 'Compassion'

Wibbitz - Politics
Ilhan Omar Believes Man Who Threatened to Kill Her Deserves 'Compassion'. On Nov. 19, Representative Ilhan Omar released a letter she wrote in regards to the sentencing of Patrick Carlineo, a man recently convicted of threatening her life. In her letter, Omar asked the judge presiding over Carlineo’s case to apply a “system of compassion.”. We must ask: who are we as a nation if we respond to threats of political retribution with retribution ourselves?, Ilhan Omar, via Twitter. In Omar’s opinion, Carlineo shouldn’t receive a “punitive punishment,” but rather be given the opportunity to “make amends and seek redemption.” . Punishing the defendant with a lengthy prison sentence or a burdensome financial fine would not rehabilitate him … It would only increase his anger and resentment. , Ilhan Omar, via Twitter. Omar then addressed political violence and hate speech as a whole, saying they are not “unique” to Carlineo. . They are an increasing feature in our public sphere. We will not defeat it with anger and exclusion. We will defeat it with compassion … We must teach the defendant to love. , Ilhan Omar, via Twitter