No Longer A Place Where Justice is Administered

Callous Killer Soon To Be Loosed

Learco Chindamo: Has shown no remorse for his crime

Thug who stabbed to death headteacher Philip Lawrence ‘to be released from prison within weeks’

Learco Chindamo, now 29, has served 14 years of a life sentence for stabbing the 48-year-old father of four outside St George’s Roman Catholic School in Maida Vale in 1995.

I think that just about everyone of a certain age remembers this case. Nowadays it would just be another stabbing, and probably wouldn’t raise so much as an eyebrow. Back then however, it was a huge story.

This was probably aided by the fact that Dunblane followed just three months later, and then the nursery machete attack. I am sure that things like this, that caused such outrage, were part of the reason that Labour were elected with such a landslide victory.

When Life Only Means Life For the Victim

Philip Lawrence: Died protecting a pupil

Philip Lawrence: Died protecting a pupil

Learco Chindamo has only served 14 years for the callous murder of Philip Lawrence, a fact that must be quite galling for Lawrence’s widow. It’s about the same amount of time as a criminal would get for a violent rape, or an armed robbery, yet Learco Chindamo received it for murder.

Learco Chindamo took a knife to tackle a pupil at the school, Lawrence did the honourable thing when he saw one of his pupils being attacked by a gang, he went to his aid. He really needn’t have bothered, the ‘victim’ is now also serving at Her Majesty’s Pleasure, for gun offences. Perhaps if he’d picked up that habit a little earlier, Learco Chindamo would be dead, Lawrence alive and the ‘victim’ precisely where he is now.

Not only did Learco Chindamo take the knife, he pulled it out with the full intention of stabbing someone, and when Philip Lawrence got in his way, he stabbed him straight in the heart. I find it very hard to believe that this thug has spent 14 years in prison and has come out a well rounded and fully rehabilitated individual.

Johnny Foreigner

Like 1 in 5 murders currently wasting millions of the taxpayers hard earned money, Learco Chindamo is a foreign national. The Home Office had tried to ensure that he was deported upon his release, but the scum fought it, and amazingly won.

Where was his country of origin, and what was so bad about it that he could not be deported? Italy. Yes, Italy, not Syria, Jordan or Iran, not somewhere where they may torture him, or persecute him, Italy, where many of us go on holiday.

The courts, if they can still really be called that (they are surely no longer the place where justice is administered), decided that his right to a ‘family life’ trumped the rights of the 60+ million Britons who pay for the court. This maniac and inevitable double murderer is to be let loose on society so that he can have a ‘family life’, apparently this isn’t possible in Italy.

They also decided that his rights also trumped those of Lawrence’s widow, who now has to live in fear of ever meeting him in the street, and live with the knowledge that Learco Chindamo will get to live out a full life, a right which he denied her husband.

A Killer by Another Name, Is Still A Killer

Despite the Home Office stating that he posed a genuine and present risk to the public, it is now claimed that he is:

‘reformed character’ with a ‘low likelihood of re-offending’.

Right, so someone who has no qualifications, left school very early and had spent the best part of his youth behind bars, is going to leave prison and become a valuable member of society and pose no risk to the public?

The man has zero chance of getting a real job, at least one that he will be satisfied with and so is highly likely to turn to crime, or are we to believe that he is in the 30% of ex cons that do not re-offend?

No doubt he will also be given a new identity, something that was unheard of just a few decades before, but is now becoming a regular occurrence for released high profile killers, and thus be able to get on with his life surrounded by people blissfully unaware of who he really is, or what he is capable of, until it is too late.

It is hard to believe that just a generation ago, people like Learco Chindamo were hung for their crimes, never again to trouble society, and never again to re-offend. Now the rights of the killers outweigh those of the victims and their families, indeed, I am sure it is just a matter of time before victims of crime are prosecuted for getting in the way of the troubled, poor and evil members of society.

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4 responses to “No Longer A Place Where Justice is Administered

  1. “Learco Chindamo is a foreign national”

    But he lived in Italy until he was 4 and then two further years in the Philipines. Whatever turned him into a murderer took place in the UK.

    Just because he was born elsewhere doesn’t mean we can dump him there.

    • Thanks for the comment leftoutside.

      Whatever turned him into a murderer took place in the UK.

      Well I guess that depends on where you stand in the Nature Vs Nurture debate. Aside from that he was part of a Filipino gang that was based on the Triads and, as you pointed out, he spent some years in the Philippines, a nation with a murder rate twice that of the UK. Chances are if he wasn’t born disturbed, that his callous disrespect for human life was picked up either in the Philippines, or from his Filipino peers.

      Just because he was born elsewhere doesn’t mean we can dump him there.

      On the contrary, if a guest abuses your hospitality, you ask him to leave. Chindamo is not a British citizen, he is a guest in this country regardless of how long he lived here, and he abused British hospitality by killing an innocent and hard working member of society.

      He should not be rewarded by being given another chance to take advantage of British hospitality, and harming some other poor innocent (he was also involved in another stabbing prior to killing Lawrence) further down the line.

      Society, Government, or however you want to phrase it, should be looking after its citizens by ensuring that someone like Chindamo is removed and unable to harm anyone else.

  2. “Well I guess that depends on where you stand in the Nature Vs Nurture debate. ”

    I’m not so sure, Nature has nothing to do with where you were born, but who you were born too.

    “He should not be rewarded by being given another chance to take advantage of British hospitality, and harming some other poor innocent (he was also involved in another stabbing prior to killing Lawrence) further down the line.”

    All reports on him say he is a completely changed character. I am inclined to believe the professional opinion of the prison service (although this may be foolish in many ways).

    I think we should be able to agree that this isn’t as clear cut as it may be if say, a someone born and bred in Japan moved to the UK, murdered someone, and was released 20 years down the line. They would of course be deported, but Chindamo’s case is more complicated and in my opinion they have come down on the right side.

    I guess this is because it seems he became a criminal while in the UK and his nationality and place of birth had almost nothing to do with it.

    • I’m not so sure, Nature has nothing to do with where you were born, but who you were born too.

      I was thinking more along the lines of what you are born as, or capable of.

      All reports on him say he is a completely changed character. I am inclined to believe the professional opinion of the prison service (although this may be foolish in many ways).

      The same people were saying that he is a serious risk to society little more than a year ago, and that he should be deported upon his release. That is a remarkable turnaround in just over a year.

      With prison overcrowding, early release, half sentences and unimaginable political pressure I would be more inclined to believe the opinion of a tramp on the street than the prison service. He’s served his sentence, they can’t deport him, so they’ll release him, they have no choice. Two prison officers were recently ordered to write a letter of apology to a triple murderer after failing to look after his needs, now he’s looking to compensation. This is the modern prison service, a service on its knees. With re-offending rates standing at 60-70% the current system does little more than rubber stamp those up for release.

      It is illogical to think that someone who has spent half his life in prison, has no skills or qualifications, has made no effort to attain them, will lead a happy and contented life upon his release. He’ll quickly tire of low paid jobs, get angry and some poor innocent will pay the ultimate price.

      I think we should be able to agree that this isn’t as clear cut as it may be if say, a someone born and bred in Japan moved to the UK, murdered someone, and was released 20 years down the line.

      The only difference is that he was a child when he moved here. Had your Japanese example lived here 7 years then killed someone, would you still think he should be deported? Because that is precisely what Chindamo did.

      At the end of the day Chindamo came here for a better life, and now, even after killing someone, he’s still going to get it.

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