I think the victims of crime are better placed to truly understand the outpouring of rage which has followed the conviction of Norfolk farmer, Tony Martin, for murder.
the past 12 months, we have personally had 3 robberies. First, my husbandís
car, then a few months later a valuable collection of tools from the garage
and more recently the theft of our front doorbell, an antique brass affair.
didnít attend the ĎTony Martiní trial, I didnít hear the evidence, but
since we live in a democracy I have to trust the judgement of 12 of his
peers, the jury.
When capital punishment was abolished in 1969, politicians, against the advice of the judiciary, insisted that in itís place we must have mandatory life sentences and thus we find ourselves in this ludicrous situation.
There is no point in the newspapers whipping the nation into a frenzy or William Hague jumping on the bandwagon; the law is an ass and it is up to the politicians to change it. Once again it seems that the lunatics are in charge of the asylum.