Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Getting Away With Murder

Let's just go back to the theory again.

Home Office minister Hazel Blears, quoted on the Labour Party website in 2003 (since removed), on anti-social behaviour :

"we are seeing much more cooperation from the courts in making sure decent people who are prepared to stand up and challenge this behaviour are properly protected."

The late Alan Toogood challenged anti-social behaviour.

"A 15-year-old boy, a boy and a girl aged 16, and 18-year-old man were originally arrested on suspicion of murder, but the Crown Prosecution Service decided not to press charges. The man and two boys refused to answer questions at the inquest on Tuesday. "

4 comments:

Alan G said...

I note with interest that the authorities are placing a certain amount of guilt on the dead man. After all, if he hadn't gone to the pub and had a drink, he might still be alive...

JuliaM said...

"...the authorities are placing a certain amount of guilt on the dead man.."

Shades of the Charlene Downes case...?

Anonymous said...

I bet he smoked too. He was just asking for it.

Anonymous said...

1.5 times the limit - what's that, three pints? The BBC are making out he's a drunken maniac. If he was a junkie they'd have the hankies out and baying for the death penalty.