He would have taken a bit of a beating, but shown not only remorse, but some actual moxie.
“These officers were involved in the massacre, and they felt no remorse for the loss of Syrian blood,” he said.
Do we care that Hayes has since shown signs of remorse and has attempted suicide?
late 14c., from Old French remors (Modern French remords), from Medieval Latin remorsum, noun use of neuter past participle of Latin remordere "to vex, disturb," literally "to bite back," from re- "back" (see re-) + mordere "to bite" (see mordant).
The sense evolution was via the Medieval Latin phrase remorsus conscientiæ (translated into Middle English as ayenbite of inwit). Middle English also had a verb, remord "to strike with remorse, touch with compassion, prick one's conscience."