Wednesday 7 December 2016

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.

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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.

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