Stuart Flynn was only four minutes from home when he was viciously attacked in the streetHopefully, that’s a typo, and the sentence should have read ‘had two young children’. Because if ever a couple deserved to have their parental rights removed, it must be these two.
Paul Creighton and Michelle Roberts, who were drunk and high on drugs, set upon him for no reason in Noel Street, Hyson Green.
Creighton, 20, stamped on his head five times while Roberts, 19, kicked his legs as he lay on the ground.
Mr Flynn, 38, was left unconscious in a pool of blood, making a "horrible rasping sound".
But Creighton and Roberts hadn't finished. Creighton stamped on his head four more times, rifled through his pockets and stamped on him again.
Roberts laughed while Creighton continued the attack. She kicked Mr Flynn.
Witnesses saw the couple, who have two young children, laughing and hugging before they left Mr Flynn in the early hours of April 22.
And forget any whinges about the appalling outcomes for fostered kids. The children would be probably be better off if raised by wolves…
Mrs Flynn, of Radford Road, New Basford, is off work caring for her husband as he learns to eat, walk and speak again.Me neither. Other than the fact there are so few consequences, why not?
She believes what happened might have had something to do with her husband's appearance as he likes Punk music and has dreadlocks.
"I don't think it was motivated by financial gain," said Mrs Flynn. "It was more about the way he looks and because he was on his own and vulnerable.
"Behaviour like this is so alien to anyone or anything I know. To come back so repeatedly after he was unconscious. It's the repeated nature. I can't understand why anyone would do that to a human."
Creighton and Roberts, both of Zulu Road, New Basford, were initially charged with attempted murder.Which was, of course, merely a bargaining chip to the CPS, despite it being far more accurate a charge:
The charges were downgraded to causing grievous bodily harm with intent, which both Creighton and Roberts admitted at Nottingham Crown Court.I hope those lazy, incompetent, barely-functioning CPS drones are proud of their day’s work, I really do…
Judge Tony Mitchell gave Creighton an indefinite sentence for public protection, with a minimum of five years before parole is considered. He will be on life licence when released, which means if he re-offends he could go back to prison for life.Technically, it means ‘if he reoffends and is caught and convicted’, of course.
Roberts wept as she was locked up for eight years and six months.Except she wasn’t. That’s just what she was sentenced to. Everyone on Earth must now know that she won’t serve that.
There are probably tribesmen deep in the jungles of Papua New Guinea looking at the sentence, shaking their heads and saying ‘Out in five for good behaviour!’…
Mitigation should be a laugh:
Barry White, mitigating for Creighton, said he could not remember half of what happened but was full of remorse.Really? Makes a change from being full of cider and cannabis I suppose…
Stuart Gosnell, in mitigation for Roberts, said she had not initiated the violence.So, if you don’t throw the first punch, it’s perfectly OK to get in a few kicks as they lie on the ground? That counts as ‘mitigation’ now?
Why do we tolerate such creatures in our midst?
Throw away the key.
Seriously I would lock them up for life (not in the UK of course I would offshore them somewhere cheaper saving us money and giving very poor people jobs).
"There are probably tribesmen deep in the jungles of Papua New Guinea looking at the sentence, shaking their heads and saying ‘Out in five for good behaviour!’…"
AND if they were corrupt MPs they'd be out in less than a year
A most profound difference in any comparison with tribesmen deep in the jungles of Papua New Guinea, is manifest here in the cataclysm of our civilisation.
"Roberts wept as she was locked up for eight years and six months"
8 years? That was a typo, surely? Courts aren't allowed to send women to prison for more than a few days. Everyone knows that women are always the innocent party and no doubt she was simply too scared to stop her partner.
one can only hope that one day we will hear
"and in mitigation Mr Featherstone-Smythe?"
"Sorry Your Honour, I've got nothing"
"Why do we tolerate such creatures in our midst?"
Because there are other people in our midst who will say that these creatures have "human rights" and " really, they are the victims, society is to blame".
Fuck that. these creatures will never change their behaviour. Best we put them out of our misery sooner rather than later.
I long for the day a defender gets up and says: "My client humbly wishes to plead no mitigation for he knows there is none."
The comment from Desert Cowboy on the newspaper thread is poignant - he studied and worked with Stuart Flynn and paints a picture of a beautiful family now shattered. He also points out that Michelle Roberts claimed to be pregnant in order to get bail. This was accepted rather than tested, meaning if the CPS can work quickly they might be able to go for a separate charge - perhaps perverting the course of justice. As we've seen recently in the case of the walt who used an imagined military career to influence a sentence, Roberts' outright lie to get bail may be actionable.
At some point the death penalty argument is going to go away because what we will do is define some offenders as within the scope of the Dangerous Dogs Act rather than the HRA.
OK the bloke might have gone a bit "Overboard", but white rastas and wiggers deserve a good kicking as a matter of course. It's the only way they'll learn...
"Why do we tolerate such creatures in our midst?"
Because 99% of us are not involved in our communities beyond occasionally going to vote. That means that the few people who _do_ stand up and try and change these things are quickly shouted down.
We have the government and the courts that we deserve because we don't bother to get involved and demand proper justice and a return to a society when the impact on good people was held to be more important than the consequences for bad people.
How often do we hear that prison doesn't fix broken people? And we accept that as a society. And yet no-one can stand up and say "Yes, but at least in prison he can't claim any more victims" and have that be heard and acted upon.
But hey, there's a new season of X-Factor on telly, so Imma go watch that, a'ight ?
I utterly reject the plans many are proposing where the scum, on being found guilty, are ferried out to a remote rocky island where the only accommodation is concrete box or two to keep the Atlantic weather off them. Food will, weather permitting, be airlifted in and dropped to allow the survivors among the feral inmates to at least stay alive for some of the remainder of their fifty year sentence.
Should they reach the end of their sentence (avoiding the cannibals and the desire to try swimming thirty odd miles to the next rocky island for something to do) they will be airlifted out.
All wrong of course because these misunderstood people deserve a second or third or fourth chance, with benefits, as they pay their repeated debts to society. Thank goodness we are soooo civilised that we can tolerate lapse after lapse after lapse...
"Why do we tolerate such creatures in our midst ?"
"Behaviour like this is so alien to anyone or anything I know."...and anyone or anything a judge knows.
So...that is "why".
Mind you, if the drugs these scum had taken had been been legal then this attack wouldn't have happened.
Just ask any Guardian reader.
I was born in Basford... although I don't believe I ever stamped on anyone's head. Then again, growing up, I looked like one of the kids out the Village of the Damned (which was a bit of a hit not too long before my arrival) so that kinda kept the peace... know what I mean? ;-)
"AND if they were corrupt MPs they'd be out in less than a year"
True! But then, I'd always expect that of non-violence crimes.
"...and no doubt she was simply too scared to stop her partner."
Yeah, the fact her brief didn't try that tells you what sort of creature she must be.
"He also points out that Michelle Roberts claimed to be pregnant in order to get bail. This was accepted rather than tested..."
What!? Don't they at least ask for a doctor's letter? *boggle*
"Mind you, if the drugs these scum had taken had been been legal then this attack wouldn't have happened.
Just ask any Guardian reader."
And those silly Americans with their right to bear arms eh?
If the police are unable or unwilling to defend us,then by what right do they deny us the means to defend ourselves?
Why are a few years in a cushy jail considered enough punishment for wantonly inflicting major life changing brain damage on a person just for fun?
These 2 need shooting, and if this had gone down in Texas that might well have happened and that would be justice.
Fuck all u none of u was there i was i done it serveda time and turned ma self around so fuck what u all think
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