Blinded mother describes her loss

Apr 13, 2012 Full story: Salisbury Journal 11

A mother-of-two whose boyfriend throttled her unconscious and gouged out her eyes has said he "robbed me of one of the most precious things in life". Powerfully-built Shane Jenkin, 33, launched the "premeditated, sustained and vicious attack" on his 31-year-old partner last April and also broke her jaw and nose, in her home in Hayle, Cornwall.

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See Saw

Bradford, UK

#1 Apr 13, 2012
WHAT! Am so suprised this still happens in the UK, And by a white male omg....

Since: Mar 12

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#2 Apr 13, 2012
See Saw wrote:
WHAT! Am so suprised this still happens in the UK, And by a white male omg....
you are trying to score PC points on a story like this?
if you are are ,you are one sick bastard
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#3 Apr 14, 2012
How old is her story? "He went too far this time". The first time is too far and too many times.

Domestic violence is most commonly by men on women. Some women not only think they can 'fix' their men, they mistake genuine regret, apology and promises about the future for change in attitude or behaviour. I'm no expert and have no personal experience, but the only thing that ends domestic violence appears to be zero tolerance. The first time is too many and too far. I think some people (not just women) haven't the faintest idea of how violent some others can be. Vicitms just cannot seem to believe it is happening to them.

This article doesn't indicate whether alcohol was involved in the problem. Some domestic abuse is clearly linked to alcohol abuse or addiction.

“The Three Legged Man”

Since: Jul 11

Sheffield, UK

#4 Apr 14, 2012
That bastard should never see the light of day again.

I really hope someone gets hold of him in prison and takes his eyes out.
kerri

Coventry, UK

#5 Apr 14, 2012
Justice would be that this scum has his eyes violently removed!
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#6 Apr 14, 2012
I bet that if we want to end such problems we'll have to think about them much harder and more seriously than that.
kerri

Coventry, UK

#7 Apr 14, 2012
Oh ok, lets tap him on the back of the hand and tell him it was naughty, then offer him all the help in the world the poor little lamb.. removing his eyes in such a cold callous evil way would not be a fitting punishment.. do me a favour
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#8 Apr 14, 2012
kerri wrote:
Oh ok, lets tap him on the back of the hand and tell him it was naughty, then offer him all the help in the world the poor little lamb.. removing his eyes in such a cold callous evil way would not be a fitting punishment.. do me a favour
The assumption underlying your post is that there would be fewer instances of domestic violence if the State? And that all who think about the problem longer or more deeply than that are necessarily stupid, perhaps?

Would you favour Sharia law? Some might argue that Saudi Arabia has less crime. Perhaps we want a country where terror of State violence determines people's behaviour?

“The Three Legged Man”

Since: Jul 11

Chesterfield, UK

#9 Apr 14, 2012
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>The assumption underlying your post is that there would be fewer instances of domestic violence if the State? And that all who think about the problem longer or more deeply than that are necessarily stupid, perhaps?
Would you favour Sharia law? Some might argue that Saudi Arabia has less crime. Perhaps we want a country where terror of State violence determines people's behaviour?
Let's face it, Ed. Thatcunt is not going to get what he deserves within the confines of this country's law. The only way he's going to meet any sort of justice for what he's done is at the hands of some lifers with nothing to lose.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#10 Apr 14, 2012
Mr Tripod wrote:
<quoted text>
Let's face it, Ed. Thatcunt is not going to get what he deserves within the confines of this country's law. The only way he's going to meet any sort of justice for what he's done is at the hands of some lifers with nothing to lose.
I couldn't agree with you more Mr T.

So then we have two problems. 1, Domestic violence. 2, we cannot control crime even within the confines of our own prisons.

To solve a problem one must first understand it. For instance, if the guy was drunk when he committed his crime harsher sentences would be of limited help. It might have saved this paarticular incident from happening but it might not have. With harsher sentences, he may have been in prison on an earlier occasion.

Harsher sentences are popular in the USA. There aren't notably fewer instances of domestic violence, but there is ten times the prison population and ten times the cost to the taxpayer. Arguably, more disgrace to their country and their culture too.

Punishments should be harsh where deserved - and where that works. Harsher prison sentences of themselves solve nothing as our prisons neither punish effectively nor reform.
Yeshi Gemaneh

Oakland, CA

#11 May 21, 2013
Oh, this is extremely cruel act. At times the revenge and cruel condition of human deed would put us into great wonder and disappointment. I hope justice would serve at its best. Would it be fair if one says; who did this cruel act is inconsiderate and with low moral value and anyone who have no common sense and do not respect people; I think what makes human beings better than animals their superiority of thinking; otherwise they are no better than animals.

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