Last week, it was reported that the three boys who tortured a boy with aspergers - and this is serious torture which will leave him emotionally scarred forever - got off with 80 hours of community service.
A link to the UK Daily Mail article is below - I urge you to read it because it describes the abuse and the ruling in detail;
Evil teenagers who 'tortured' autistic boy, 17, for three days free to roam streets after judge fails to lock them up
By JAYA NARAIN
The sentence was a 3 month curfew and 80 hours’ unpaid community work.
What happened to the autistic boy was tantamount to rape and I believe that it would leave a similar level of emotional scarring.
"Now he has nightmares and he does not trust people. He is scared of everything really and now this lot are free to walk the streets."
- The boy's Grandmother
The crimes have been admitted to and the bullies took video footage of the "event". All the proof is there and yet, the sentence reflects an unbelievable degree of apathy on the part of judge Jonathan Geake who said he had taken into account the attackers’ ages, remorse and the fact they had pleaded guilty.
What about the victim who has to move to a different area and try to rebuild his life? Why is it that the judge seems to care more for the feelings of the attackers than the victims? Why is this tolerated? Would it be different if the boy wasn't autistic?
Please take a few minutes to fill in the campaign form and add to the petition for a stronger sentence.
Thanks to ClaireLouise for making me aware of the campaign.