What right did Couzens have to shake when sentenced? He’ll more than shake when the prisoners get hold of him
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I found it incredible that as Wayne Couzens was sentenced by Lord Justice Fulford at the Old Bailey he began shaking. And kept his eyes firmly closed.
How incredible that a vile and cunning killer of an innocent young woman simply walking home could show any ordinary emotion.
What on earth would make him shake? Didn’t he think he was going to be locked up for the rest of his life? Or having seen the justice system in action did he believe that he would receive a years’ probation and £20 out of the poor box?
As a long-time believer in the death penalty I wish there had been another outcome but now I know that Couzens, 48, feels fear I feel happier that he will receive a second more severe sentence from fellow prisoners.
Yes, he will be in solitary for much of his time but the moment prison officers look away (and I do hope they look away) the prisoners will pounce.
The murder of Sarah Everard will have wide-ranging effect on all police officers.
I said in a tweet that Couzens no more represents police officers than Hitler represents Germans. One follower had a better analogy saying Couzens no more represents police officers than Shipman represents doctors.
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Unfortunately as in all organisations there are bad apples. And in the Met’s case some very apples indeed.
The Times reports (and Mailonline then stole) that Couzens exchanged misogynistic, racist and homophobic material with colleagues on Whatsapp literally months before he kidnapped, raped and murdered poor Sarah Everard.
Three serving Met officers, an officer from Norfolk constabulary and another from the civil nuclear constabulary are now being investigated for gross misconduct.
Could I suggest to all serving police officers they no longer allow colleagues to send them these online ‘’gags.’’ It could cost them their good name and their career.
It will lead to a tension between friends but better that than cost them their jobs.
These are changing times. And the reality is that male officers either have to change or they have to go.
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