A woman convicted of murder has gone on the run during an escorted visit to the shops in south London
I find this quite bizarre, but maybe I am just out of touch with the criminal justice system. One would think that someone convicted of murder would not be allowed out of prison just a couple of years later, not even for funerals of loved ones.
These days it seems that murders don’t even have to wait for the deaths of relatives to have days out, now simply a request for a shopping trip can get them out and about. And why not? Why should they be punished? It isn’t as if they are dangerous criminals or as if they have killed anyone, is it?
Det Supt Gary Gornell said: “This individual is dangerous and we need to apprehend her as soon as possible. If anyone sees her, please don’t approach her, but call police immediately.”
Yes, this woman is so dangerous that someone, somewhere thought it a good idea to take her out as a treat on a shopping trip! What did they expect she’d do two years into an indefinite sentence and being a convicted mentalist?
I’ve mentioned this sort of thing before, and it nearly always ends in tears, usually some poor innocent’s who was merely going about their daily business, secure in the knowledge that all the mad axe murderers were locked up. The poor innocent fools rarely take into account the do-gooders and their attempts to reason and understand the voice heeders, at least until they are getting stabbed to death.
So now we just await the inevitable death, that will be labelled entirely preventable by the coroner; for the inevitable investigation that will follow said death, and then for the usual round of ‘lessons will be learned,’ etc from those in charge. All this of course will be followed by the exact same thing happening again, and by me writing yet another post about it. Then again to be fair, it would be impossible for the paranoid schizophrenics to keep up their quota of 1 in 10 of all murders in Britain if the Government didn’t keep letting them out.
The Great Escape
Still, every cloud has a silver lining, Paul Caesar, the focus of another post about this kind of thing, having been tipped off by another inmate that his best chance of making a safe getaway was to catch a train, made his way to the train station. Unfortunately he couldn’t quite grasp the concept of catching a train, and he jumped down onto the tracks and held his arms open and ended up splattered all over the front of one.
We can only hope that Patricia Gillette is armed with the same information, and dazzling intellect.