I have popped in for a nice cup of tea and caught part of the news.
That lad Jimmy Mizen was the subject of part of it. I posted about him in May of last year.
During my service I have come across the likes of Jimmy Mizenon a regular basis. The Jimmy Mizens of the world are the easy targets for those who deal in threats and intimidation because they have been brought up to understand that this is often the way they get want they want. They claim they want respect from the easy targets yet do not respect others who they consider easy targets. An easy target is exactly that. A soft touch, someone who will not fight back, not defend themselves or might be frightened enough not to go to court. Some of them do it because they actually enjoy the power and the status they feel that it gives them, this dominance and perceived respect by their actions and behaviour. The Jimmy Mizens of the world offer a soft and easy target and this is followed up by the usual line of cowardly excuses designed to try to throw the hounds of justice off the tail of the offender or try to deflect and confuse from the actions of the offender. To create doubt in the minds and somehow paint the decent and law abiding innocent victim as some part of participant or even responsible for the actions of the criminal. This is detestable. This is before we even get onto the appeals process and the attempt to give the offender some form of victim status.
The offenders take the actions but do not want the consequences because they think that the consequences will not apply to them. Sometimes, because of how they think and behave, they actually do not think about the consequences of their actions. Actions and consequences.
The two are linked and yet, in todays society, appear to be drifting further and further away from each other. There is always a whole list of excuses as to why this? Why that?
At the end of the day there are only actions and consequences.
There must be consequences for actions or we are in big, big trouble.
Mr Justice Calvert-Smith said: “A trivial incident over absolutely nothing in a high street bakery ended three minutes later with the death of a blameless young man.”
Actions and consequences………..drifting apart.
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