Sunday, 16 December 2012

God, I Really Don't Want To Read His Origin Story!

A killer discovered with a murder kit in his car has been jailed without limit of time after a judge ruled he posed a lifelong risk to women and children.
Police officers discovered Shane Dobson, who suffers from a hero complex, with the murder kit in Hull's red light area, looking for prostitutes.
Wow! And I thought only last week that I'd obviously not been reading the right comics..!

That's some really odd definition of 'superhero'. Who'd he kill?

Now, Dobson, who killed his baby daughter by forcing her to swallow a balloon in 1996 to pretend she was ill, has been given an indefinite life sentence.
Yeah. That's a bit too gritty for Marvel or DC to touch!


Twenty_Rothmans said...

Murder kit? My Halfords doesn't stock them. But hang on:
Detectives discovered scissors, surgical items, a utility belt and scarves, hats and sunglasses
I have all of those right here. Kind of a DIY murder kit. Although I want to know more about the mysterious 'surgical items'.

suffers from a hero complex
Why not get him to go minesweeping in Afghanistan?

(he) will only be released when the Parole Board deem he no longer poses a risk to the public.
The same ones who let him out after he killed his baby? Yeah, that'll work.

Let me get this straight. This guy's a monster, a menace to society, and we are so lily-livered we cannot punish him properly? Like sending him back to Hull to live?

MTG said...

I must be getting old. I can still recall distant memories of Great British Justice.

Woman on a Raft said...


Whether there ever was such a thing is a moot point. Radio 4 Extra is re-running the adaptation of Beachcomber which Richard Ingrams made years ago.

Beachcomber gave us Justice Cocklecarrot and a commentary on English law in the form of bizarre cases before him and his remarks on them.

At the time it was classified as whimsey but it was more than that with its accurate ear for legalease and fine sense of how ridiculous many cases were. The horrifying thing is that now it seems prescient.

The current edition contains the case of the false beard caught in a revolving door and the suit for compensation. The litigant is maintaining the hotel had an obligation to keep a doorman on standby to make sure that beards were caught and handed back. The hotel is defending by saying that the beard glue must have been defective and was entirely beyond their control.

MTG said...

Well, of one thing I can be sure.

Our judicial system will eventually get around to making me a criminal for exposing my cynicism in public.

James Higham said...

Churning 'em out these days.

Martian said...

Still, a lot less dangerous than your average religious nutjob.

JuliaM said...

"Murder kit? My Halfords doesn't stock them."

Everything's potentially a 'murder kit' these days...

"The horrifying thing is that now it seems prescient. "

I think we're easily on the way to exceeding that, too.

"Still, a lot less dangerous than your average religious nutjob."

It's a different sort of madness, yes. In that it doesn't seem contagious.