Sometimes we do things that have bad consequences, and sometimes we have to do bad things for a greater good. It does not mean we are evil, or that we can never again be trusted thereafter.
However, a repugnant act made with good intentions is still a repugnant act, and society expects all crimes be punished. Yet justice must acknowledge motive, else it is little more then vengeance.
I have to believe in redemption, I have to.