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    An Oxford University student who stabbed her boyfriend in the leg has avoided a prison sentence since she is "extraordinary" in the medical profession.
    What are your thoughts?
    Source - BBC News
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-41389520
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    well she can't be that extraordinary as the medical profession requests a certain degree of logic and ethics and she clearly doesn't possess those
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    (Original post by Attempt2)
    well she can't be that extraordinary as the medical profession requests a certain degree of logic and ethics and she clearly doesn't possess those
    Hot damn!

    Aaand it's pretty gross that she's being let off.
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    (Original post by gcse0)
    An Oxford University student who stabbed her boyfriend in the leg has avoided a prison sentence since she is "extraordinary" in the medical profession.
    What are your thoughts?
    Choosing who is and who isn't exempt from the law is dangerous and unethical imo, anything irrelevant to the case shouldn't factor into the judgement.

    However, I did some reading and it turns out she is/was suffering from a drug addiction. She also hugely regretted it. These could justify being let off the hook, but her talents shouldn't.
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    What a joke
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    I quote:
    Judge Ian Pringle QC described Woodward, an aspiring heart surgeon, as an “extraordinarily able young lady”, whose talents meant that a prison sentence would be “too severe”.
    I guess stabbing isn't really a "severe" crime
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    Makes sense. The good she will give to the UK general public in her future life's work in the medical industry will far outweigh that of the "relatively minor" injuries caused to one individual who chose to be in a relationship with a drug addict.
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    So this is what justice is?
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    Disgusting. Those who are in higher society get to commit crimes without consequences.
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    The law is present to protect people but it has failed to do in this case by letting her walk free.
    If the same was done by a man, he would have definitely gone to prison!
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    I thought this happened a while ago?
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    a thought; if it were a black man and not a white girl, would they have been let off?
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    Its mad. Courts are supposed to be free and fair as well as judges. If he was fair to all then I guess he would dismiss a young black man for the same crime because he has a natural talent in rapping? I dont think so.
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    Oxford and Cambridge students are like a religious cult, who all look out for one another throughout the generations.

    Honestly, they should be shut down.

    The judge was obviously influenced by an outside group or individual.
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    (Original post by Ed5)
    Choosing who is and who isn't exempt from the law is dangerous and unethical imo, anything irrelevant to the case shouldn't factor into the judgement.

    However, I did some reading and it turns out she is/was suffering from a drug addiction. She also hugely regretted it. These could justify being let off the hook, but her talents shouldn't.
    The judge said she was suffering from unstable mental disorders, eating disorders and drug addiction. I don't care how smart they are, I don't want some unstable drug addict as my doctor.
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    (Original post by 13 1 20 8 42)
    I thought this happened a while ago?
    Happened a while ago, sentencing was today.
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    She has a 'punishment' of 4 months in her mother's villa to be spent drug free (reported today). For stabbing her boyfriend.
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    (Original post by Nurani61105)
    The judge said she was suffering from unstable mental disorders, eating disorders and drug addiction. I don't care how smart they are, I don't want some unstable drug addict as my doctor.
    Fair point, though she did express a desire to overcome her problems and, given she was released, the court must've found this believable.
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    (Original post by gcse0)
    An Oxford University student who stabbed her boyfriend in the leg has avoided a prison sentence since she is "extraordinary" in the medical profession.
    What are your thoughts?
    Source - BBC News
    Let's be fair and quote the judge's full reasoning here.

    “There are many mitigating features in your case. Principally, at the age of 24 you have no previous convictions of any nature whatsoever. Secondly, I find that you were genuinely remorseful following this event and, indeed, it was against your bail conditions, you contacted your partner to fully confess your guilt and your deep sorrow for what happened. Thirdly, whilst you are a clearly highly-intelligent individual, you had an immaturity about you which was not commensurate for someone of your age. Fourthly, as the reports from the experts make clear, you suffer from an emotionally-unstable personality disorder, a severe eating disorder and alcohol drug dependence. Finally, and most significantly, you have demonstrated over the last nine months that you are determined to rid yourself of your alcohol and drug addiction and have undergone extensive treatment including counselling to address the many issues that you face. In particular, you have demonstrated to me since I adjourned this matter in May a strong and unwavering determination to do so despite the enormous pressure under which you were put and which has been referred to me by your counsel.”
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    This is old news. She should be under bars though
 
 
 
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