October 23, 2006
Peace Activist Gets Wrist Slap For Beating Singer Into Coma
Peacenik/thug Christiaan Briggs, who served as a human shield for Saddam Hussein and who beat rising pop star Billy Leeson into a coma after behaving rudely toward his girlfriend on a bus, has received an 8-month wrist slap for destroying a life with his antisocial behavior.
Leeson, who lay already comatose as Briggs walked away smirking, is lucky to be alive. He has required a tracheotomy, three brain operations, and 100 stitches in his head. Surgeons removed a large piece of his skull to lighten the pressure on his brain. His promising future with the ska band Les Incompetents is history. He is still in a lot of pain and has at least one more brain operation to look forward to.
Astoundingly, Judge Peter Birts decided that Briggs had been punished enough by his own guilty conscience, and seemed to regret having to give him any jail time at all. Here's what he had to say to Briggs at sentencing:
You are a serious, intelligent, hard-working and utterly decent young man of talent and ability and you will undoubtedly bear a heavy burden of guilt and sorrow about what you have done.
Apparently Briggs is the victim, not Leeson, because Leeson might conceivably recover one day, whereas Briggs will be gnawed at by guilt forever. Theoretically.
Maybe we ought to do away with courts altogether, and just count on criminals to feel guilty after they commit their crimes. That way leftist lawyer Lynne Stewart wouldn't have to serve her token 28 months for helping a major Islamic terror master conduct his operations from behind bars.
Meanwhile Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean face more than a decade apiece for trying to do their job.
Moonbattery has replaced justice on both sides of the Atlantic.
Hat tip: Are We Lumberjacks?
Posted by Van Helsing at October 23, 2006 8:33 PM
Posted by: V the K at October 24, 2006 5:42 AM