Thursday, 31 October 2019

Derek Bentley Reversed...

Louis Barrett was yesterday jailed for 20 months after admitting racist harassment, and a racist common assault.
But Bradley Garrett, who smashed the bottle in Yehsung Kim’s face, breaking his teeth, was spared an immediate jail sentence. Instead he was given a two year sentence, suspended for two years.
Wait, what...?
Judge Stephen Mooney said he took into account the fact that Garrett was just 15 at the time of the attack, and blamed Barrett for sparking the incident.
“Mr Garrett you were 15 at the time. You were swept along by the language of your co-accused and lashed out with a bottle causing most unpleasant injuries.
“You find yourself in what some may regard a fortunate position today.
“Be under no illusion, if I see you again, for breach of your suspended sentence or new offences you will be going directly to prison.”
People claim justice wasn't done in 1952. I wonder if the victim feels that 2019 is any better...?

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