Tuesday, 29 September 2015

And justice for all?

Another day, another court case involving a 'paedophile'. But one with a big twist. An East London woman has been convicted going to a neighbour's flat armed with a knife, and stabbing him to death - because he was accused of sexually abusing two boys. OK, the man concerned had previous convictions, but none since 1991, and wasn't even an RSO, but she killed him anyway. And was convicted of manslaughter on the grounds of 'loss of control'. And had her original sentence halved by the judge, because of the 'exceptional circumstances'. Three and a half years, of which she'll probably only serve a year, for premeditated murder. If, when she gets out, I was to go and find her and do the same to her having 'lost control' because of her admitted actions, would I get the same sentence? I don't fucking think so. And that's completely aside from the fact that if I was convicted of having a completely consensual sexual relationship with a boy even six months under the age of consent, I'd get five years, minimum. I have no doubt at all that there will be a campaign launched, if it hasn't been already, to have the woman released and exonerated, probably backed by The Sun, or some other shit-stirring illiterate tabloid. feting her as a heroine for having rid the world of a 'predator'. That the 'justice' system is inequitable isn't exactly news, but when the prejudice is so egregious, it's impossible to contain the anger.

Love & best wishes to all
Sammy B

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