Monday 24 September 2018

We need to remember that mob justice is no justice at all

Mob rule: News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks argued that if you objected to her paper naming and shaming child molesters, then you were on the side of the molesters
Mob rule: News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks argued that if you objected to her paper naming and shaming child molesters, then you were on the side of the molesters
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

Monday, August 28, 2000 is a date which will live in stupidity.

The reason for the significance of that particular date might not be immediately apparent, but there's a good chance you may remember being shocked by a turn of events in Wales during that warm August.

It was a different landscape back then, and the News of the World, wallowing in its pomp before its ignominious demise a few years later, had decided that it was going to name and shame every paedophile they could find.

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