The crime was despicable, carried out by two young boys. The story is sadly well known.
But they got limited sentences and I am sorry to say that youth should not have been taken into account. Thompson and Venables were pure evil and they should have both got life, without parole. Where the evilness originated from, I do not know, but it certainly did not come from nurture or nature.
Now if James had been a little girl, the courts would have handed down much harsher sentences.
You hear about instances when girls sadly go missing. You hear that all of the town come out to search as well as a multitude of Police.
But think about it? That never happened with poor James or sadly when other boys go missing and those two evil boys were let out whilst they were still very young, with their identities protected and their arrangements for moving all paid for by the state. Under “Sarah’s law” that would never have happened.
Sarah’s law was concerned with the identity of paedophiles but are these two boys any worse or any better than paedophiles? of course not
Evil little boys can look as sweet and innocent as girls or women
At a very conservatory estimate, £1.5m was spent on those two evil boys whilst they were incarcerated and that does not include all of the costs re their secret identities and locations