The following chain letter refers to a genuine crime, and has been
circulating since 2001. In January 2001 the UK courts decided to
grant the murderers anonymity for the rest of their lives.
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The text of the chain letter reads as follows:
Do you recall this incident - it had national news coverage:
On February 12, 1993 a small boy who was to turn three in March was taken
from a shopping mall in Liverpool by two 10 year old boys. Jamie Bulger
walked away from his mother for only a second and Jon Venables took his
hand and led him out of the mall with his friend Robert Thompson. They
took Jamie on a walk for over 2 and a half miles, along the way stopping
every now and again to torture the poor little boy who was crying
constantly for his mommy. Finally they stopped at a railway track where
they brutally kicked him, threw stones at him, rubbed paint in his eyes
and pushed batteries up his anus.
It was actually worse than this. What these two boys did was so horrendous
that Jamie's mother was forbidden to identify his body. They then left his
beaten small body on the tracks so a train could run him over to hide the
mess they had created. These two boys, even being boys understood what
they did was wrong, hence trying to make it look like an accident. This
week Lady Justice Butler-Sloss has awarded the two boys anonymity for the
rest of their lives when they leave custody with new identities. We cannot
let this happen. They will also leave early this year only serving just
over half of their sentence. One paper even stated that Robert may go on
to University. They are getting away with their crime. They need to pay,
and we have to do something to make them pay for their horrific crime.
They took Jamie's life violently away, and in return they get a new life.
Please add your name and location to the list and forward to friends and
family. Please copy this e-mail instead of forwarding so we do not get ">"
at the beginning of sentences. If you are the 200th person to sign please
forward this e-mail to: **email address removed** (Attention it to Lady
Justice Butler-Sloss) Then start the list over again and send to your
friends and family.
The Love-Bug virus took less that 72 hours to reach the world. I hope this
one does too. We need to protect our family and friends from creatures
like Robert and Jon. One day they may be living next to you and your small
children without your knowledge. If Robert and Jon could be so evil at 10,
imagine what they could do as adults?