Monday, October 22, 2007

Justice is blind

And the victim is blinded:

A paranoid schizophrenic who punched a 96-year-old war veteran in the face, leaving him blind in one eye, walked free from court yesterday after a judge ruled that detaining him was not in the best interests of the public.

Stephen Gordon, 44, was captured on CCTV launching a savage, unprovoked attack on defenceless Shah Chaudhury after they bumped into each other on a crowded tram in south London.


Fidothedog said...

Just a matter of time before he is hauled up before the justices again for something else.

Anonymous said...

yes but here he is caught on CCTV and still walks away - what if he kills someone next time? Given that this is an unprovoked attack, in a normal 'life' incident this is possible. Surely if this man is a danger - or even, as often happens with patients with mental health problems they choose to stop medicating themselves - he should be in detained in some kind of supervised environment?