As horrible as the rape and murder of Jill Meagher was I can’t help but think that this expression of secular piety is rather misconceived:
Why misconceived? Well sadly its not as if this was an extraordinary rape or murder, the major difference between this and other vile crimes is that there was the hue and cry via social media in the time between her disappearance and the discovery of her gruesome fate. So all of the twitterai clearly feel invested far more in this case than the sadly too many other cases where women have been abducted, abused and murdered. This social media involvement struck me at the time as somewhat futile. Where were the friends of this women when it came to ensuring that she got home safely? This appears to have been an opportunistic crime and I can’t see how “marching’ is going to make the slightest bit of difference to the safety of any vulnerable person stumbling home form the pub in the early hours of the morning.
The calls for more CCTV brought a wry smile to this aging cynic as well because it has not raised the usual outcry about civil liberties that. Is usually raised by your friendly minions of the left but then again this victim of crime was one of their own being an ABC employee and all…
The simple fact of life is that we won’t ever entirely remove the threats of sexual predators and the only real prophylactic is to ensure that the vulnerable make very effort to avoid putting themselves in situations where they are in harms way.
Its those found guilty of horrible crimes like this one that deserve a capital sanction but the bleeding hearts who take part in this march are not likely to endorse that even though real justice requires it.
With respect Comrades
- Rape, murder charges likely in Meagher case (abc.net.au)
- Man charged with rape, murder of Jill Meagher (abc.net.au)
- Social media helped the hunt for the murderer of Jill Meagher (leaderswedeserve.wordpress.com)
- Adrian Bailey Raped and Murdered Jill Meagher (aussiecriminals.com.au)
- Jill Meagher’s body has reportedly been found as the man arrested in connection is expected to be charged (thedailyshift.com)