The Kids Aren’t Alright

Jon Venables

I’m sure everyone remembers the case of Jamie Bulger who was murdered by Jon Venables and Robert Thompson in 1993.

The two were given new identities and released under licence in 2001 to the shock of the majority of us.

Now it seems Venables has broken one of his licence conditions and been taken back in custody. If he has committed another crime it will be interesting to see what name he is tried under and if his picture will be released.

What really shocked me today was hearing Harry Fletcher of NAPO (The National Association of Parole Officers) saying that if anything, he would have expected Thompson to be the one who broke conditions first. How reassuring then that he and the other do-gooders still saw fit to release Thompson…. or maybe Fletcher was right, Thompson has already broken his conditions but it has been kept from us.

Sarah Payne

Coincidentally, today also saw the release of results of a pilot sex offender disclosure scheme – Sarah’s Law in memory of Sarah Payne who was killed by a paedophile in 2000.

The idea is that if you are concerned about an adult who has regular contact with a child you can have them checked up on.

So what would have happened in Venables case? Or maybe it did happen and we haven’t been told but that is what has led to his being taken back into custody.

On the subject of Venables, Home Secretary Alan Johnson said the public had a right to know but he couldn’t reveal the reasons, Justice Secretary Jack Straw contradicted this and said it was in the public interest to keep the details secret….which just shows what a mess they’ve got themselves into.

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3 Responses to “The Kids Aren’t Alright”

  1. Jennie Says:

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  2. John Says:

    Venables is displaying all the symptoms of someone cracking up under the weight of guilt and self loathing. That is what is behind his announcements of who he is and what he has done to strangers. He is probably a danger to himself as well as to others, it sounds as though he is really in a self destructive spiral now.
    +1

  3. angelnstar Says:

    I can understand why it was Venables who broke down and not Thompson Thompson was the stronger character, and he has been strong enough to pull himself out of total destruction, although for a while he was a heroin addict. He has formed a happy relationship having realised he was gay.

    Venables is displaying all the symptoms of someone cracking up under the weight of guilt and self loathing. That is what is behind his announcements of who he is and what he has done to strangers. He is probably a danger to himself as well as to others, it sounds as though he is really in a self destructive spiral now.

    http://cyberboris.wordpress.com/2010/03/04/the-heartbreaking-bulger-case/#comment-451

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