Monday, April 12, 2010

"You are a caring, loving and formerly bubbly personality "

Reader David sends in this article on another stiletto attack by a woman that resulted in a man being blinded:

Jailing her Judge Jeremy Griggs said: 'You are a caring, loving and formerly bubbly personality but what happened that night has had catastrophic consequences for your victim who has to live with it for the rest of his life.

At least there was some justice in this case. Note that the judge has to make a statement about how good and caring this woman was before sentencing. Is this a requirement for judges to relieve their chivalrous guilt for daring to jail a female?

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Blogger Topher said...

This is a truly dangerous person, maiming a complete stranger without provocation. The causus belli of this dustup? Somebody (neither the attacker nor the victim) cut in line at a food stand.

10:37 AM, April 12, 2010  
Blogger Topher said...

I'm no nanny-stater, but I think maybe it's time we made public drunkenness a crime.

I'm not talking disorderly conduct - I'm talking being intoxicated in public, period. Being drugged while out in public relieves one of the ability to carry out the responsibilities of citizenship. It's pretty clearly established by this and other stories that a drunken person is a danger to society.

10:42 AM, April 12, 2010  
Blogger Larry J said...

She was sentenced to 18 months for intentionally blinding a man. Barring a medical miracle, he'll be blind for the rest of his life while she'll likely be out of jail in less than a year due to "good behavior." Sorry, but the sentence just doesn't fit the crime, IMO.

As for the judge's remarks, they're completely divorced from the reality. She was an obnoxious drunk who brutally attacked and blinded a man.

12:14 PM, April 12, 2010  
Blogger TMink said...

Does it matter if she were a nun or a whore?

Treu

12:24 PM, April 12, 2010  
Blogger Jeff Younger said...

Yeah, the caring, loving and bubbly get drunk and blind people. Sure.

The judge is less Sir Gallahad and more don Quixote. Truly pathetic.

5:12 PM, April 12, 2010  
Blogger Locomotive Breath said...

They should make her be his personal guide dog for the rest of his life.

5:21 PM, April 12, 2010  
Blogger Joe said...

She "intentionally" blinded a man? She was drunk and did something "that resulted in a man being blinding".

I actually found the quote rather bizarre. "You are a ... personality"

5:28 PM, April 12, 2010  
Blogger randian said...

The article doesn't say what the charge was. This would have been (absent the usual female sentencing discount) at least aggravated assault (attack with grievous bodily harm) in the US, more like 5-15 years in prison.

I can't say this surprises me, now that it's ok for Muslims, but not native Britons, to throw shoes during protests. Muslim mores must supersede British ones, doncha know.

5:36 PM, April 12, 2010  
Blogger kmg said...

Randian,

If this is how American women are behaving, and how the justice system treats them, then American men should be far less opposed to Islamic encroachment.

If Islam offers me a better deal as a man than misandric US laws, I will be pragmatic about it.

6:14 PM, April 12, 2010  
Blogger Justthisguy said...

An eye for an eye?

2:49 AM, April 13, 2010  
Blogger Justthisguy said...

P.s. No, seriously, I do think that a taste of one's own medicine is generally the best punishment.

2:51 AM, April 13, 2010  
Blogger randian said...

If this is how American women are behaving, and how the justice system treats them, then American men should be far less opposed to Islamic encroachment.

You should be highly opposed to Islamic encroachment. Non-Muslims under the rule of Islam are slaves in all but name.

If Islam offers me a better deal as a man than misandric US laws, I will be pragmatic about it.

You would be wise to recognize a Faustian bargain when you see it.

3:27 AM, April 13, 2010  
Blogger Methadras said...

Why was it necessary for the judge to disclaim this woman as caring and loving? I would ask the judge what the fuck he was thinking when he said that. This woman should be blinded in kind punishment. Why should her venal and vindictive nature of blinding this man not be meet with the same and equal punishment? This society has become to soft. It is clear that a correction needs to occur.

5:32 PM, April 13, 2010  
Blogger Topher said...

What's with judges making any kind of lecture-y statements to defendants? I think it's inappropriate and inflates the judges' egos as "gatekeepers of society."

I heard that another judge lectured Ben Roethlisberger, despite the fact no charges were filed in what appeared to be a celebrity-seeker trying to cash in on a lucky encounter with a famous jock.

1:17 AM, April 14, 2010  
Blogger Mike H. said...

The judge had the hots for the defendant.

3:49 AM, April 17, 2010  

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