I keep hearing about this internet thing. Maybe some day I will try it.

It's OK to stab people if you're young and privileged

We mustn't lose any aspiring surgeon, even if they are a crazed killer.

Can you imagine if a male pre-med student hoping to be a surgeon got hopped up on illegal drugs and went on a stabbing spree? Would they say, oh, well he's not proven himself as a surgeon, he's not even gotten into medical school yet, but you know he wants to and he think he'd be a good surgeon because he likes knives and cutting people, so we can't let his talent go to waste and must free him.
Permalink Pestular Croaker 
May 16th, 2017 7:40pm
The judge got paid.
Permalink Shylock 
May 16th, 2017 8:19pm
It does seem a bit mystifying... but equally I'm not sure it's going to help her career much having this public.
Permalink brone 
May 16th, 2017 8:23pm
According to Malcolm Gladwell, Oppenheimer (the atom bomb guy) tried to poison his tutor while at Cambridge, and got off with probation and a referral to a psychologist.

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2006/09/04/no-mercy
Permalink Sangamon 
May 17th, 2017 12:17am
She's white and middle class.
Permalink Yoda 
May 17th, 2017 1:25am
Yeah, I saw that I thought WTF too.  Different law for the "bright" obviously.  I hope she becomes deservedly famous.  She looks like a nutter with entitlement issues.

Judge won't have been paid off.  They just have massive establishment/class bias.
Permalink Trog 
May 17th, 2017 3:58am
He probably said "is she not fragrant" too.  (c.f. Jeffrey Archer)
Permalink Trog 
May 17th, 2017 3:59am
I can't believe she wasn't instantly rusticated. Standards are obviously slipping.
Permalink trollop 
May 17th, 2017 4:21am
She stabbed him with a bread knife in the leg.

And throwing with the tableware.

Doesn't seem like a murder attempt.

In the Netherlands I think anybody who committed this as a first offence would not end up in jail, but that would also depend on the seriousness of the wounds of the victim, of which nothing is being said in the article, but I don't assume he lost his leg or something.
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
May 17th, 2017 5:29am
"She stabbed him with a bread knife in the leg.

And throwing with the tableware.

Doesn't seem like a murder attempt."

UK law treats knife attacks extremely seriously.

Unless a wealthy young white woman does it, of course.
Permalink Yoda 
May 17th, 2017 5:54am
Stabbing someone in the leg is pretty weird, not exactly a 'stabbing spree'.
Permalink Sangamon 
May 17th, 2017 6:05am
Carrying a knife as a weapon and using it, or taking something that lies on the table during a rage are two very different things.
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
May 17th, 2017 6:08am
I have experienced the angry woman who throws tableware.

A heavy ashtray that just missed my head could have seriously hurt me, but she missed with that one on purpose.
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
May 17th, 2017 6:13am
"Oppenheimer poisoned his tutor while at Cambridge, and got off with probation and a referral to a psychologist"

And we now know how that turned out. Hiroshima, Nagasaki, the cold war, North Korea and Iran today.
Permalink Pestular Croaker 
May 17th, 2017 7:43am
You can't blame ALL of that on him.
Permalink Yoda 
May 17th, 2017 8:27am
We now know that the fire bombing of Japanese cities killed more than Hiroshima or Nagasaki.

Nuclear weapons has prevented further wars in Europe.
Permalink Sangamon 
May 17th, 2017 8:38am
They outsourced them to Africa and Asia.
Permalink Yoda 
May 17th, 2017 8:39am
Works for me
Permalink Sangamon 
May 17th, 2017 8:43am
Didn't work that well for Africans and Asians.
Permalink Yoda 
May 17th, 2017 8:44am
> Didn't work that well for Africans and Asians.

Then they should get their own fucking nukes

Haven't seen any Indo-Pakistani wars recently have we...
Permalink MobyDobie 
May 17th, 2017 9:25am
Stupid answer.
Permalink Yoda 
May 17th, 2017 9:34am
True though
Permalink Sangamon 
May 17th, 2017 10:04am
"True" in what sense?
Permalink Yoda 
May 17th, 2017 10:16am

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