Wednesday, 29 August 2018

What Sort Of ‘Operational Reasons’…?

Oliver Brimson counted down from ten to victim Jason May, telling him “if you don’t get up, I’m going to kick you in the head”.
Witnesses at Ingram Crescent East in Hove described the “sickening” dull thud noise as the then 17-year-old stomped down with his shoe three times.
Mr May, 38, now requires round-the-clock-care for the rest of his life after suffering a brain haemorrhage.
Just another useless waste of oxygen.
Judge Kenneth Hamer said this revealed an “appalling and despicable attitude” after the “unprovoked” attack in October 2016.
He was convicted unanimously by a jury for causing grievous bodily harm.
Bring on the excuses!
Duncan Cooke, defending, described Brimson’s difficulty growing up in care after witnessing domestic violence as a child. He has learning difficulties and alcohol problems.
Mr Cooke said: “Knowing what is right and what is wrong is an undeveloped part of his character."
He asked for Brimson not to be considered a dangerous defendant, as an extended sentence could leave him feeling suicidal.
Yes, that would clearly be a terrible thing for society, wouldn't it?
Brimson was sent to a young offenders institution, and must serve at least two thirds of his sentence before he is considered for parole.
Police said they could not release a photograph of him for ‘operational reasons’.
Eh..? Such as...?

4 comments:

Nemisis Benn said...

One wonders which lawyer or whatever it is called will be the first to saying "Your Honour, I can find nothing to say in mitigation other than my client is as guilty as sin and is dreading a custodial sentence."
Incidentally, why did this take so long to come to court?

Anonymous said...

A quick search revealed this:http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/16267843.yob-damaged-brighton-taxis-car-window-with-glass-bottle/
Little Ollie has been a busy boy. It may well be that other matters are pending and identification could be an issue therefore it is possible no pictures can be issued yet.
Nemisis - welcome to he CJS.
Retired

Ted Treen said...

I really can't think of a better reason for compulsory euthanasia: and for his sickeningly mealy-mouthed brief, as well.

JuliaM said...

"Incidentally, why did this take so long to come to court?"

So many cases now seem to...

"Little Ollie has been a busy boy. It may well be that other matters are pending..."

That could well be the issue. But what prevents them from stating that plainly?

"I really can't think of a better reason for compulsory euthanasia: and for his sickeningly mealy-mouthed brief, as well."

I know they've got a job to do but, well, I'd rather keep my sense of self-worth.