Tuesday, August 21, 2007

More fallout from Chindamo stay.

UK: The Telegraph and Daily Mail are going nuts while the Guardian shows its left whiny wussy liberal side in calling for compassion for a killer. Somehow the rulings that were supposed to be kept private were leaked to everyone. London Times with the recap.

Eleven years ago, when he was ordered to be detained at Her Majesty’s Pleasure for punching and stabbing to death Philip Lawrence, Learco Chindamo was described as a disturbed and troubled teenager caught up in a cycle of gang violence.

Today prisoner sources say he is a “model prisoner” who has been assessed as unlikely to reoffend.

Chindamo, now 26, is currently in Ashwell near Oakham, in Rutland, but is likely to move to open jail conditions later this year in preparation for a hearing before the Parole Board, which will decide if he can be released.

He is eligible for release on parole next January when he has served the minimum term of 12 years laid down by the courts. Even if the Parole Board decides that he is no longer a risk to the public and can be released, Chindamo will be on licence for the rest of his life. In a statement for his appeal against deportation, Chindamo was said to have done all that could be expected of him to address his offending behaviour.

More links

London Times:
Secret papers disclose threat posed by Lawrence killer
Decision turned on protection as EU citizen
Widow attacks Act for ‘working for criminals’
The Chindamo Secret

justice needed - not 'human rights
Mrs Lawrence is not hell-bent on vengeance
David Cameron: Scrap the Human Rights Act
How three men made the Philip Lawrence decision
protect victims' human rights

Leader: A case for law and logic
Life on the streets now and 12 years ago
Katie Ghose: Human rights hysteria threatens us all
Straw vows to back fight for deportation
Asylum removals down after focus on prisoners

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