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A sport of ‘kings’?

By Mike Cunningham On April 10th, 2011 at 9:17 am

Not being a horse-racing fan, or even a ‘sports’ fan at all, I wonder if anyone would care to comment, not upon the two dead horses which were referred to as ‘obstacles’ by the BBC commentator, not the fact that the race wasn’t peremptorily haltted as perhaps any other race of significance might have been; but on the fact that immediately the race ended, the horse had to be given oxygen after being doused repeatedly with buckets of water, and the jockey was only given a FIVE-day suspension for heavy use of the whip?

I watched the race with my daughter, and I didn’t hear any sentiments of regret abouit the disgraceful treatment of either the winning horse, or the two brave animals who died; no, it was all about how the ‘trainer’ had got the best out of the winner, and how it was an ‘amazing feeling’ to win!

One down, lots more to go!

By ATWadmin On July 13th, 2010 at 2:04 pm


As I have long believed in the punitive approach to Justice, this result is perhaps second-best, as the true sentence should have been life without parole of any sort for this animal!

Some hope of change!

By ATWadmin On May 19th, 2010 at 11:29 am


At the start of this so-called ‘New Politics’, when the dew is still fresh on the petals of the tulips around Parliament, will anyone, especially the new Home Secretary, give any thought of ‘justice’ for those who have died after prolonged and malicious bullying. 

Will Kemi Ajose and Hatice Can receive due and proper punishment for their horrific treatment of Rosiemeiri Boxall, instead of one being held in a Young offenders institute until twenty-one? The other has been detained indefinitely under Mental Health rules. 

Will Sam Leeson’s killers, for they killed him despite not laying a finger upon the lad’s body, receive anything worse than a warning visit from the police?

Will the spirit of Wendy Robson, a victim of cerebral palsy as well as teenage yobs, and who finally committed suicide after years of torment, see her persecutors up before a court? It is doubtful if this brave, independent woman’s death could be linked to the persecution she had suffered, but the police didn’t even bother!

Will the shades of Fiona and Francecca Pilkington rest any easier in the knowledge that one family has been given an ASBO after their fiery deaths? Will the suicide of a mother driven to distraction outweigh the attitudes of police? Policemen such as Supt Harrod, head of Leicestershire police’s criminal justice department, who said problem youths are first given a reprimand, then a final warning before prosecution is even considered. He stated the “main thrust” of the system is to avoid “criminalising” people and locking them up at an early age. Would Fiona’s death have been prevented by a social worker visiting; “If somebody had sat this woman down with a cup of tea they could have perhaps helped her.”

There needs to be a root and branch change in attitudes to those who terrorise and attack others. Will we see anything different coming from the new Home Secretary? I doubt it very much, as they are still all wedded to the theme of Human Rights for all! What about the Rights of those who are still being persecuted by mobs in this oh-so-understanding country of ours?



By ATWadmin On October 30th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

THIS week the Emperor Obama ingratiated himself with client groups by expanding the federal definition of “hate crimes” and today thousands rallied in Trafalgar Square against “hate crimes”.

Incidentally, are there “love crimes”?

It’s really time we grew up and stopped pretending we’re more victimised than the next victim. The millions starved by Mao didn’t think “Phew, at least we’re not being murdered for our religious beliefs like the Jews Hitler murdered.”

ALL real crimes – as opposed to the great number of spiteful, arbitrary rules which are created to trip us up –  are “hate crimes”. Why? Because a criminal perpetrating a crime obviously hates property rights, whether it be the “property” of your body or the property of your personal possessions.

But the State can’t acknowledge it because, by this obvious definition, the State is the greatest perpetrator of “hate crimes”.

Forgive; or Forget?

By ATWadmin On August 7th, 2009 at 7:41 am

I hear and read that Ronnie Biggs, the so-called lovable rogue of the Great Train Robbery, is to be given his freedom from prison despite the so-called Justice Secretary Jack Straw’s refusal to grant the Parole Board’s request just around a month back.

The reasons for the refusal to grant parole according toJustice Secretary Jack Straw were that he is “wholly unrepentant” about his actions, and had “outrageously courted the media” while on the run.

Mr Straw also said it was “unacceptable” that Biggs had chosen not to obey the law and had tried to avoid the consequences of his decision.

So now this elderly man is to be freed this morning.

What, we should ask, has changed?

Has he stated remorse for his actions? No he hasn’t!

Has he asked forgiveness for the collective actions of the vicious gang, those actions including the beating of Driver Trew with an iron bar?  No, he hasn’t!

Has he said or published anything other than glorification of his time ‘on the run”, his complete refusal to accept that he did anything wrong?  No, he hasn’t!

Jack Straw is stated to have released him because his condition has deteriorated, and is not expected to recover!

My own view is that this criminal should have been left to die in prison, he was sentenced to thirty years, and he should fulfill his sentence!