Tuesday, 22 December 2009
JAILED PC IS LET OUT FOR 3 DAYS AT XMAS-WHY AM I NOT SURPRISED?
The mother of a 16-year-old Newcastle girl killed by a speeding police officer has hit out at the decision to release him from prison for three days over Christmas.
Grieving Yvonne Adamson is facing her second Christmas without daughter Hayley, who was killed instantly last May when PC John Dougal hit her with his patrol car in Newcastle's West End. The officer had reached speeds of 94mph in a 30mph zone, without either his sirens or blue lights engaged to warn pedestrians and other drivers.
He will be given three-days' leave from his three-year jail sentence - of which he has served just eight months - between Christmas Day and New Year's Day to visit his family. Mrs Adamson was outraged by the generous terms of his imprisonment.
Why am I not surprised. From the killing of innocent Brazilians to the murder of an innocent passer by at a disturbance in a London street, THERE SEEMS TO BE ONE RULE FOR THE POLICE AND ANOTHER FOR THE REST OF US!