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wausauloner - Thu Jun 07 2012

09:52 AM #
This morning, a bus from the Farm Colonies arrived at Eau Claire Dells Park east of Wausau. On it: all the ex-cannibals previously captured.

09:55 AM #
A few of them were freaking out, worried they were about to be exiled, sent back to the Cannibal Gangs, or simply executed. #zompocalypse

09:58 AM #
Pete came along as part of the escort. He calmed the nervous group, and leveled with them about their future. #zombie #zombies #zompocalypse

10:03 AM #
He explained that he'd been delaying trials for the detainees we've collected for a reason. Frankly: to improve their odds of surviving.

10:04 AM #
He acknwledged that cannibalism isn't an everyday kind of crime, but that survival during this zompocalypse has challenged our sense of law.

10:07 AM #
He said that, to recover, what's left of the human race must both condemn inhuman behavior and forgive some violations as...unrepeatable.

10:10 AM #
The bus of detainees includes some who ate human flesh to survive, some who were tricked into eating it, and some...well, who had choices.

10:13 AM #
Pete said eating the flesh of a fallen comrade as a last resort is one end of the spectrum. Killing people for food, by choice, at the other

10:16 AM #
He said he honestly didn't know yet at what point along that spectrum different punishments would have to be set... #zompocalypse #zombies

10:19 AM #
..But he said that, for now, it was in their best interest that other survivors got to know them & learned the true circumstances they faced

10:22 AM #
He then asked them to use this opportunity to meet with the new detainees, to break through the shame & silence. To talk. To begin healing.

10:25 AM #
That's what's been happening for the last few hours. So far, I'm encouraged by the results. They're all finally talking. #zompocalypse