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Thread #53687   Message #827912
Posted By: John MacKenzie
16-Nov-02 - 04:07 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Myra Hindely
Subject: RE: Obit: Myra Hindely
Nobody said she was innocent, and nobody said she was blameless. What they did say was that had things been different, particularly as far as the ability of politicians who are elected by a minority of the population is concerned; she would have been out long ago on parole.
Because of politicians, who quoted "public outcry" as their justification, she served longer than the time recommended by the trial judge. What I find really strange is how the public outcry about the poll tax, was ignored, while the possible public outcry about Myra Hindley, is cited as the reason to refuse her, her human rights. We all, even the most vile amongst us have human rights.