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Thread #53687   Message #828287
Posted By: Dave Bryant
17-Nov-02 - 07:04 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Myra Hindely
Subject: RE: Obit: Myra Hindely
I also feel that Myra Hindley has been vilified far more than Ian Brady, and my only reservations about her being freed earlier was due mainly to the enormous amount of money that it would have cost the taxpayer to try and ensure her personal safety. I obviously can't in any way condone her actions, but I do believe that we have to consider that part of the reason for a prison sentence is to make the guilty party a fit person to be releasd back into society. In cases like this, I often end up feeling that a large percentage of society want revenge rather than justice. This was very apparent with the two young boys who killed James Bulger.

In some ways this has come at a bad time, because I think that much of the hate for Myra Hindley could now become re-focussed on Maxine Carr. It's already quite noticeable that the public are more intent on her than her boyfriend Ian Huntley.