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  • View Poll Results: What sentence do you think the attackers should face?
    Capital Punishment
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    Life Imprisonment
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    A jail term with psychiatric help - released at some point when theyre 'deemed safe'
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    Psychiatric Hospital until 'deemed safe'
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    Did a search and nothing about this came up, so I thought I'd post it.

    http://news.uk.msn.com/uk/articles.a...ntid=151830404

    In short, two brothers, 10 and 11 years old, from a broken home where cannabis, alcohol, porn and 18-Rated DVDs were readily available, battered and nearly killed two boys of similar ages just because, according to the oldest of the attackers, 'They were bored'.
    The attack involved forcing the victims to perform sex acts on each, eat nettles, stamping on their heads, dropping bricks and sinks on their heads and telling them to kill themselves. After the 90 minute attack they simply left the scene, with both victims naked.
    The youngest victim, after pretending to be dead, went up to his older brother and asked if he was okay, to which he replied 'No. I cant see and I can't move my body. You go and I'll just die here.'

    The youngest victim managed to stagger to nearby houses and members of the public aided them.


    I'm sorry, but this story has really infuriated me. Not simply because of the brutal nature of the attack, but because I know for a fact that, despite these kids being tried in an adult court, they are already not going to be facing 'attempted murder' charges, and I know that they'll probably get 're-habilitated', let out of jail early and they and their families will be given new identities and a new chance at life, whilst the victims and their families will likely never live a normal life again.

    I've never been a fan of the death penalty, serves no use in deterrence as far as I'm concerned, but these boys are a waste of space and will likely spend the rest of their lives on the payroll of the taxpayer. I don't care anymore, get rid of them.

    THE POLL WAS ADDED AFTER THE START OF THE THREAD AT THE REQUEST OF A POSTER. IT ISN'T GREAT AS I WASN'T SURE WHAT OPTIONS FOR PUNISHMENT/REHAB THAT ARE AVAILABLE, BUT YOU GET THE IDEA.
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    Execute those two buggers :rant:
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    I completely agree! what's wrong with people, I mean, what they did was sick!
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    ...it's ridiculous. Just get rid of them...
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    That makes me sick
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    Christ, that's disgusting, and yet those kids probably thought they were being 'cool'.
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    ****** *****, they deserve to be tortured for hours, before being put to a slow death.
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    completely agree! i read that story on the bbc today. me and my friend were saying exactly the same as you. absolutely sickening.
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    Violence is bad... let's murder two children to sort it out. Clever.
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    I think the sentence will be announced tomorrow - and unfortunately I've got a feeling their age will make the sentence a lot 'softer' on them - despite clearly knowing what is right and what isn't at their age. The parents of the two assaulters should also be punished, because they 'shaped' the brothers into having such disturbing thoughts.

    I hope they get a long time in jail anyway, along with some mental help.
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    This case reminds me of Jamie Bulger .

    The boys that carried this attack, well words fail me tbh. Its just so wrong on so many levels I dont know where to begin.
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    I concur
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    (Original post by L i b)
    Violence is bad... let's murder two children to sort it out. Clever.
    Violence is bad... let's let some lads batter the **** out of two others, then give them a short sentence and help them through the rest of their wasted lives in any way we can. Clever.
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    It is hard to know how to deal with cases such as these, it's a shocking example of how frail society can sometimes be and it's also staggering that they show no remorse.
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    Little idiots

    But still, they are still children. mentally ill children they need a hospital not a prison
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    If you think of the boy who murdered the toddler after torturing him... they most likely won't get a long sentence term

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_James_Bulger
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    i always think that sick people that do things like that to others obviously think its ok. so they should be put through the EXACT things that they made others go through.

    id be quite happy to be the person to do it to them :yes:
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    I'm just as disgusted at the responses on this thread. Whatever they did, they're still children, and the product of their environment. What chance did they ever have? It isn't right that they should suffer for the rest of their lives for what they did at the age of ten and eleven. There's no point in ruining more lives.
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    they need to be EXTERMINATED
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    The reason why it's unethical is because... they were at least in part a product of their circumstances, as the report indicates. Especially being kids and all.
 
 
 
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