Wednesday, 17 March 2021

Where's The 'Guardian' Writer Outrage At This?

A dad-of-one who forced himself on a young woman as she walked home alone late at night walked free after complaining he would lose his job if he went to jail.

Wait, what...? But I've not seen any anguished complaints from the usual suspects about this undue leniency?

Takeaway worker Javed Miah, 23...

Ah. I guess that explains it.  

Miah gave no comment in police interview.
His lawyer Saul Comish said in mitigation: ''This offence was quite opportunistic.
''He is in employment at a takeaway where he works from 4-11 PM. He is married and is a father to a four-year-old child. If you feel a custodial sentence is required, he would lose his job and he the sole earner for his family, so this would have a significant impact.
"This incident was entirely out of character. He has a low risk of re-offending.''
Miah was sentenced to six months imprisonment, suspended for two years and will have to complete 250 hours of unpaid work. He was also ordered to pay £213 in costs and sign the Sex Offender Register for seven years.
Sentencing JP David Quarnby said: "This was a cowardly and sustained attack on a young woman late at night.''
Yeah, there's a lot of that going around lately. Strangely, some stories generate furious progressive press headlines, and some...don't.

H/T: Old Holborn via Twitter


Sobers said...

I've had similar thoughts when they've been interviewing women lately about their experience of sexual harassment on the streets, the ethnicity of those doing the harassing never seems to be included.........

Squires said...

Some months ago it occurred to me that it had been quite a long time since I’d heard even a peep regarding Tariq Ramadan, the left’s favorite Muslim Brotherhood faceman.

Turns out a few years ago a woman went public with allegations of long-running sexual and psychological abuse at his hands. She stated that the latter was the worst of it, the ways he managed to twist and manipulate her perceptions of reality and of herself, of what was true and what was false, until she was thoroughly under his control.

Gee, who would have thought?

And who would have thought the Western media would let him so quietly disappear?

Stonyground said...

Isn't this an example of the kind of lefty thinking that rightly condemns Hitler for being a hideous mass murderer while giving Stalin a free pass.

MrMC said...

I wonder if future victims of crime from a certain minority have a legal case against those who protested against the deportation of immigrant criminals, now THAT I would like to see

MrMC said...

I would not be at all surprised if certain elements of the hard left had a sneaking admiration for H, they despise a certain ethnic group as much, and are keen proponents of many of his methods such as book burning (the modern equivalent RE Dr Seuss and cancelling voices from online dialogue) )and witch hunts

Anonymous said...

Nothing to see here, blame the victim, move on and look for a nice easy case to raise a few quid without too much work. UK police and Justice system at its very best.

JuliaM said...

"...the ethnicity of those doing the harassing never seems to be included....."

Their job, thougfh, definitely is. As long as it's 'policeman'.

"And who would have thought the Western media would let him so quietly disappear?"

Anyone who's spent any time studying it... 😏

"...while giving Stalin a free pass."

Or Mao.

"UK police and Justice system at its very best."

Sadly true... *sigh*