Victims of crime must stand up to the bullies
Published 23/06/2011 | 05:00
I am writing in relation to all the publicity surrounding the theft of jewels from Lisa Murphy and Gerald Kean. While I have the utmost sympathy for them and understand this was a horrendous experience, I do not need nor want daily updates on the trauma this caused the couple.
This is just empowering the criminals and thugs who behave this way. And the fact that they have not yet been caught -- and we don't know if they ever will -- will surely encourage them to keep behaving in this manner.
There are so many attacks each year which happen to ordinary people and I think that the press should be more concerned about the public than high profile, well-off people who escaped their encounter relatively unscathed.