French mayor killed would deny claims he is a hero

Editorial by Patrice Maggio, deputy editor of the Nice-Matin, Var-Matin newspapers, where the article first appeared in French. He is writing about mayor Jean Michel, who died after being run over by a van driver he had reprimanded for dumping rubble illegally

According to American doctor Duncan MacDougall, a human soul weighs 21 grammes.

How much, then, would the life of an old mayor from a village in the Var weigh? On scales that measure human value, how many kilos would a mandate of 36 years weigh?

How much for the piles of paperwork and administration gulped down to the point of indigestion? ...

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