March 22, 2005
crime does pay
Yep. Criminals can become rich if they manage to do something really stupid, then hire a good lawyer. See... if you break into a warehouse, trespass on private property and suffer a 40-foot fall while comitting a crime, it's not YOUR FAULT. The damn property owner should have built a better fence to keep you out.
The guy receiving the money (£567,000 ---about $1 million US, I think) is a real choir boy, too.
In his first public interview since receiving the award, Murphy - who has convictions for robbery, burglary and assault - said that he did not care about the response.
"I deserve this money and I don't care what anybody says about me," he said. "I'm going to buy a big house so I have a place to live with me mum when she gets out of jail. I might buy a few houses - I'll buy whatever I want." He added: "The papers just call me a yob and a thug because I've been done for robbery and assault but those were just silly stupid little things, like.
A Clockwork Orange lives in England today.
"silly, stupid little things"...like assault. Sadly, this is the actual attitude among the British underclass according to Theodore Dalrymple. His book, _Life at the bottom : the worldview that makes the underclass_ is definitely worthwhile reading. A useful cautionary tale for our own welfare statists too.
Now someone can go after HIS money. I doubt it will last long. You would be surprised how fast folks can run through money that they didn't have to make....car, house, house for mom, take mates to the soccer game...
Just wait. The waters will level. He'll be lucky to still be alive when its all gone.
"me mom when she gets out of jail"....Heh heh,fine upstanding family ,what?