So we have all pretty much heard about the cruise ship that capsized off the coast of Italy last week. You may have also heard about the captain of that cruise ship apparently abandoning his passengers and his ship so that he himself could escape to safety in a life boat. I read somewhere that the capatin is being charged with manslaughter because several people lost their lives, and could face up to 12 years in prison for not staying and overseeing the resue efforts that were taking place after the cruise ship capsized. I do think that it was in fact competely irresponsible and heartless of the captain to just leave all those people behind instead of trying to help save as many people as possible, but at the end of the day he is human just like the rest of us and experienced a temporary lapse in judgement. I’m sure that he was frightened himself, and that is why he chose to abandon his ship even though he knew that it was not the right thing to do. I can’t help but to think that the punishment that he is facing may be a little bit harsh. Don’t get me wrong, he definitely deserves to be punished for being so irresponsible, but I just think that the manslaughter charge may be a little much…..What does everyone else think?