He will have to live with the memory of what happened, why it had happened and most of all that those murderers are aout and about despite what they did.
They will have probably went back to their friends, after having freed on bail, even more convinced that if they do it again they will get away with it.
I showed it at work to some of my colleagues and they were gutted, they couldn't belive that something like this happens.
I tried to explain that it not only in small cities that it still happens it is also frequent in London.
Every time we go out we get called with names and quite often we risk to be beaten up if we are not careful.
There is a letter/email to send to the parliament regarding hate crimes, they should include any kind of assault based not only on race/sex but also based on the clear look.
it might not be a religion that tells us to shave our head and have the mohawk or dress in black but its a choice of life and THAT is not a proff that we are dodgy people, negative or inferior to anyone.
Set aside that many there is a lot more sensibility amongst us than amongst MANY of the "normal" people out there.
here is the letter please copy and paste in onto your email and send it to the person whose name and email is typed below.
If can't change the law at least lets make our voice be heard, we are a minority community too and we have our rights too!
PLEASE cut and paste the template letter below, and sign with your real name, email address, and telephone number to make the UK legally take action.
It does not matter which country you live in. This is the local MP for where the incident happened.
email this to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject line: Legislation needed
Dear Janet Anderson (MP Rossendale & Darwen Constituency),
I'm sure you've been made aware of a recent tragic incident in your constituency, and I'm sure I won't be that last person to contact you in regards to this awful crime.I'm referring to the untimely death of Sophie Lancaster following the brutal attack that she and her boyfriend Rob were victims of on 11th August. Some details as reported in the press:"Sophie Lancaster, 20 and her boyfriend were set upon while walking through Stubbylee Park in Bacup. They were both beaten up in a vicious assault. Miss Lancaster was left in a coma with serious head and facial injuries and died. Her boyfriend Robert Maltby, 21, was also left in a coma with bleeding on the brain but has recovered.
He had been briefly let out of hospital on Wednesday to visit Miss Lancaster. The pair, both from Bacup, have been described as "Goths" who usually dress in black and wear heavy face make-up. It is understood the couple had been targeted in the past because of the way they dressed and looked.Five male youths have been already been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
Police said those charges would now be the subject of a review by detectives and the Crown Prosecution Service. A 15-year-old and a 17-year-old have been remanded in custody, while two 15-year-olds and a 17-year-old were released on bail. They were all due to appear before Burnley Youth Court on September 27,2007."I am sure that you are also horrified by this news and I wonder where there is anything that can be done in UK law to make this recognised as a hate crime?I would like to see language added to the existing Hate Crime Prevention as it is written in The Public Order Act 1986 in England and Wales.Hate crimes (also known as bias motivated crimes) occur when a perpetrator targets a victim because of his or her membership in a certain social group, usually defined by race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, nationality, age, gender, gender identity, or political affiliation. as it is written in Language in England and Wales--I would like to see a statement that also states belonging to a particular subculture relating to genres of music as one of the social groups - be that Goth, Punk, Rap, Pop, Country, Folk or whatever.
I'm not a lawyer and my language may not be the best to describe this, but I think you should be able to see where I'm coming from.I would be most grateful if you could look into this matter further.I look forward to receiving your reply.
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