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    Shrine for the career criminal

    And so we find a shrine, comprising flowers and messages, being created outside the home of Richard Osborn-Brooks, the 78 yr old pensioner who is not being charged over the death of the career burglar Henry Vincent - a member of a large traveller family

    Now what do we think of that?

    We must all be allowed to grieve for those we love and lose regardless of who they are or what they have done. And if we are OK with the concept of such 'shrines' being at the place a life is lost - we see them all the time at the side of the road - then outside of this house in a public place?

    I'm not a fan of public 'shrines' per se - but a little bit conflicted on this. Would be interesting to know how Mr Osborn-Brooks feels about what happened.

    I actually think it's rather grim and gross...despite what I feel loved ones should be able to do to remember their loss - especially given what he had done and the subsequent threats to Mr Osborn-Brooks. But should his loved ones and daughter still be allowed to remember him in this way - his little daughter leaving a card and a teddy bear at the scene of her much loved daddies death.
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    to infinity and beyond...

    ...well from 10.0 to 9.4 this year would be nice.

    And last medal of the year (Oct) saw me play to handicap but CSS was +1 so that was me down 0.2 from 8.3 to 8.1

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    Re: Shrine for the career criminal

    May i ask what difference it makes that he comes from a "large traveler family"?
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    Re: Shrine for the career criminal

    On the basis that the site of this this is the victim of an attempted robbery's home, the police should remove it.

    But I am sure they won't and the residents will be too intimidated to do so
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    Re: Shrine for the career criminal

    Quote Originally Posted by irip View Post
    May i ask what difference it makes that he comes from a "large traveler family"?
    The trite answer to that question is - because that is how The Sun reported it. That said, what I might think about what might be done about the shrine could well be affected by knowing the background of his family - exactly what @IanM has alluded to.
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    to infinity and beyond...

    ...well from 10.0 to 9.4 this year would be nice.

    And last medal of the year (Oct) saw me play to handicap but CSS was +1 so that was me down 0.2 from 8.3 to 8.1

    Job done

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    Re: Shrine for the career criminal

    Shrine should be removed , it’s reported that the elderly couple involved may have to relocate because of the possibility of a revenge attack.

    This is simply wrong,
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    Re: Shrine for the career criminal

    And I'll let peeps here have one guess as to what subject SILH's hero James O'Brien on LBC was majoring on after 11.00 am this morning!

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    Re: Shrine for the career criminal

    When does dropped/placed flowers (litter) become a shrine?

    I suspect the PC fears and the treatment of a 'minority' will prevent common sense prevailing and the victims of the burglary will end up feeling like a victims and be prevented from returning home through no fault of their own.

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    Re: Shrine for the career criminal

    Quote Originally Posted by Leftie View Post
    And I'll let peeps here have one guess as to what subject SILH's hero James O'Brien on LBC was majoring on after 11.00 am this morning!

    Correct...exactly what has prompted my thinking...and O'Brien too is conflicted
    to infinity and beyond...

    ...well from 10.0 to 9.4 this year would be nice.

    And last medal of the year (Oct) saw me play to handicap but CSS was +1 so that was me down 0.2 from 8.3 to 8.1

    Job done

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    Re: Shrine for the career criminal

    It should be removed. If they want a shrine to him, do it at home and not at the scene of his crime.
    If we are not careful this criminal will be lionised when at the end of the day it was he who broke into a pensioners house armed and with intent to steal.

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    Re: Shrine for the career criminal

    Apparently most of it has already been torn down.

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