Exploiting our magnanimity

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The pathetic ethics of European and British justice, which allow alleged perpetrators of justice to undermine the very nature of the word, is now expected to be upheld by the British courts in the case of Michael Adebolajo.

He beheaded Lee Rigby in full view of the public and was given a hefty prison sentence for his crime.

While incarcerated, it is alleged that he became embroiled in a struggle with officers when being escorted from his cell.

Consequently it is claimed that he lost a couple of teeth in the procedure.

His escorts were cleared of any misconduct in the struggle.

However, Adebolajo has applied for compensation for the loss of his teeth.

Apparently he has been given the go-ahead for his claim.

Surely it gives foundation to his claim, that the prison itself has some responsibility for the occurrence or his claim could not have been considered?

Britain supports and gives shelter and welfare to many under threat of death and persecution from despots and regimes.

Yet there are those who seek shelter and hope who throw our magnanimity back in our faces – as in the case of Adebolajo, when he executed Lee Rigby.

Justice must be seen as parity for all when courts sentence perpetrators.

But when we consider its proprieties in Adebolajo’s crime, surely this is ethics in reverse?

Fred Gibbon,

Masefield Road,