posted on Apr, 9 2006 @ 04:44 AM
This story is pretty nasty, and I have to get something off my chest.
A DISTRAUGHT teenage girl hit out last night after a thuggish soldier who beat her to a pulp was let off jail. Gemma Gregerson, 19, was battered
after refusing to have sex with Paratrooper Andrew Campbell.
The brute — an Army boxer — smashed her jaw, cheekbones and eye sockets, leaving her unconscious and barely recognisable.
But despite being shown the appalling pictures of her injuries, a judge just FINED Campbell, 26.
An army boxer. The guy obviously knows how to hurt people. I don't know the details of the case, he could very well be getting framed - I have no
idea. I'm going to assume he's guilty as charged, the article claims he confessed to police...
The worst part about this story is not the sentence. It's bad, don't get me wrong. The worst part is, get this: part of his punishment is, he
be sent to Afghanistan.
That's not even funny! Let me get this straight. If I'm a soldier in her Majesty's armed forces, and there's a war on. I can punch some woman
in the eye and pay a 2 thousand dollar fine, and avoid combat?
This is a BAD precedent to be setting folks. Don't get me wrong, I understand the army doesn't want him any more, and you can't blame them for
that. But if he's going to avoid getting shot at in service of his country, he should definitely be punished in some other way.
You can't just fine men for beating up and raping women, if that's the punishment rape will become even more of an epidemic than it already is.
How would people feel if it was their wife or daughter in the sights of some bastard willing to pay a fine to have his fun?