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Is anyone else thinking maybe Barry George should have stayed locked up?

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Kimi Sun 12-Oct-08 18:45:02

Very very strange man, and I still think he did it.

Twiglett Sun 12-Oct-08 18:46:25

on what evidence?

why do you think you know better than the judicial system and legal teams who filed appeals after hours and days of work

. did you read an interesting newspaper article in the News of the World?

Does he just look funny?

MingMingtheWonderPet Sun 12-Oct-08 18:47:06

What makes you say that now, have I missed something?
Just cos he is very strange does not mean he killed Jill Dando.
I would not presume to know whether or not he did since I have not heard all the evidence, just what the media has chosen to tell us.

platypussy Sun 12-Oct-08 18:47:32

Even if he didnt do it he has actually been convicted of some offences against women hasnt he?

beanieb Sun 12-Oct-08 18:48:52

I try not to believe the stuff they print in the tabloids. Afterall - a lot of what they printed the first time round was utter shite.

platypussy Sun 12-Oct-08 18:49:16

Or was that not the case?

childrenofthecornsilk Sun 12-Oct-08 18:50:15

How do you know he's a strange man?

Kimi Sun 12-Oct-08 18:51:25

He is a convicted sex attacker, he is being questioned over an attack on a 16 year old girl, he turned up at a TV studio to see a reporter, he is just odd.
I think he is a danger to women tbh, and no I don't read the news of the world Why?

Piffle Sun 12-Oct-08 18:55:37

but he did not commit the crime of which he was convicted of.
By all means kimi perform a citizens arrest and form a good CPS case
Bobs your uncle.
Research how the judicial system works
Thankfully it's not because people are a bit dodgy
At least now mr George is assured of ongoing psychiatric/psychological support which means he presents no danger to society.
Had he not fallen through the system in the first place he may not have committed any crimes

Kimi Sun 12-Oct-08 18:58:51

Would you want to live next door to him? I would not

dinny Sun 12-Oct-08 19:00:18

he lives in the street adjacent to my sil

she'd never seen/heard of him till the Jill Dando case

ScaryHalloweenSquonkRAAR Sun 12-Oct-08 19:00:22

There are thousands of people I would not particularly want to live next door to.

He didn't commit the crime that he was convicted of. Therefore he cannot be imprisoned.

It's a little thing we call justice. Odd, I know, but there it is

compo Sun 12-Oct-08 19:00:31

oh dear... this is probably going to kick off
Kimi, the thing is you can't lock people up for crimes they've already been convicted for.

Boco Sun 12-Oct-08 19:00:40

There area lot of people I wouldn't want to live next door to, but it wouldn't be reasonable to think that an alternative to being my neighbour should be long term incarceration for crimes they did not commit.

This is bonkers.

beanieb Sun 12-Oct-08 19:01:04

I wouldn't mind. I'm sure he's got people taking care of him while he gets used to being back in real life. End of the day he was in prison for a long time for something he didn't do.

AuraofDora Sun 12-Oct-08 19:03:06

get a grip kimi
he is innocent, leave him alone

beanieb Sun 12-Oct-08 19:05:46

He's a good guy grin

Heated Sun 12-Oct-08 19:07:38

I'm not sure about BG as haven't followed recent press about him, but there have been cases recently where you can just see it coming. Am thinking about the sex offender returned from Australia for instance

BloodAndMutts Sun 12-Oct-08 19:08:28

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Kimi Sun 12-Oct-08 19:59:48

I am not saying that innocent people never get sent to prison, but no one can argue that sometime guilty ones get out on appeal, it works both ways.

I think he will end up back in prison, papers do seem to be hounding him though.
He is a sex offender that has been proven, and as such I think locking up and throwing away the key is no bad thing.

LynetteScavo Sun 12-Oct-08 20:04:40

I wathced a documentary (it may well ahve been BBC)some time ago which put forward a good case that BG may not have killed JD.

forevercleaning Sun 12-Oct-08 20:13:36

this will probably kick off, but am with Kimi partly on this. Not so much locked up, but quite clearly 'supervised' a bit more. He is making a nuisance of himself with women, and as she says he is a convicted sex offender.

Working in mental health, I am extremly uncomfortable about the amount of very dangerous people who are free to roam around the community.

If they have been convicted and later released, they need a huge amount of supervision for the protection of both themselves and the public, and sadly it is all too often that we read about further crimes from these same people.

lovecat Sun 12-Oct-08 20:14:11

We were following this case quite closely at the time out of pure nosiness because DH (very tangentially) knew Jill Dando's fiance, and we were amazed when BG was found guilty, the case against him seemed very thin.

Obviously the court of appeal thought so too.

NotAnOtter Sun 12-Oct-08 20:14:42

ewwww how horrid you are op

wannaBe Sun 12-Oct-08 20:18:03

I'm not convinced he didn't do it. After all a system that can wrongly convict someone can also wrongly aquit someone too, no?

However, he has had his conviction overturned, and as such he is legally innocent of murder. It is therefore not up to those who think otherwise to decide that he did it and should remain locked up.

But while I don't agree that he should have remained in prison, I certainly don't feel sympathy for him in the way some people do. Regardless of whether he did or did not kill JD, he is clearly an unpleasant individual who has been proven to have committed sexual asalts on other women, and who said he couldn't have killed jd because he was "stalking someone else at the time."

While I don't think that anyone deserves to be wrongly convicted of a crime they didn't commit, I do think that if you lead a certain lifestyle, ie stalking/harrassing/sexually asalting women, there is going to come a time when you will be suspected of, and possibly even convicted of doing something you didn't do.

If BG hadn't spent his life making other womens' lives a misery, then perhaps the authorities wouldn't have had reason to suspect him in the first place.

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