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I write today to describe two delusions; one perfectly understandable, the other not so much. I read this morning of the ordeal of Mrs. Lynne Elmer-Laird, who was attacked, suffering serious injury which developed into life-threatening complications, by a serial criminal. This frail 91-year old pensioner was smashed to the ground by a thug, who ran off with a grand total of £20.00 from her purse, a bank card and a travel pass. The drug-fuelled thug, named as Eric Banton, had been given a suspended sentence the day before for charges involving theft and drug cultivation; but instead of meeting with his Probation Officer, went on a booze and drug binge which culminated in the savage attack on this tiny, frail grandmother.

The defence lawyer stated that his client was ‘genuinely ashamed’. I just bet he was, but ashamed probably because of the size of his plunder from this elderly Lady, and also ashamed because he was caught!

The delusions of which I wrote earlier?

The first is that of Mrs. Elmer-Laird, who was quoted as saying that she hoped her attacker would learn something from his 11 year 5.5 year sentence. Even after the attack, which left her severely injured, she still believes that there is still some good still undiscovered within the mind of this amoral thug.

The second delusion is one which pervades the whole stinking so-called ‘Justice’ system operating in this benighted country of ours, where judges and magistrates bend over backwards to give hardened criminals the ‘benefit of the doubt’; and award them ‘community sentences’, and so allow the hardened clowns to prey once more upon the old, the young and the defenceless, instead of being locked away in a nice, deep hole for a really long time!

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3 thoughts on “..and this is how we deal with vicious criminals?

  1. The defense ” liar for hire ” is reading from the script, as they are wont to do.

    They craft these true sounding apologies, which arent worth the ink they’re printed on.

  2. Phantom, agreed.

    Community sentences are only appropriate for minor non-violent offences like vandalism and a first conviction for burglary. But in any case, they should be much tougher, eg. they should be wearing a uniform which identifies them in public as offenders. That way, some sense of shame might be felt and the deterrent effect on other would-be offenders is increased.

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