Anorak | Can Peter Connelley Save The Sun From Sharon Shoesmith And Natural Justice As Jason Owen Goes Free?

Can Peter Connelley Save The Sun From Sharon Shoesmith And Natural Justice As Jason Owen Goes Free?

by | 3rd, August 2011

BABY P’s KILLER will be free on Friday. Baby P continues to be th e Sun’s shorthand for Peter Connelley, the toddler with the broken back and battered body allowed to die by Jason Owen, the child’s mother Tracey Connelley and her boyfriend Steven Barker. Peter died on 3 August 2007.

The Sun yells:

“Baby P Killer is free on Friday”

And that is true.

As the Mirror reports:

An Old Bailey judge ordered that Owen should be jailed indefinitely but the Court of Appeal cut his sentence to six years because he did not pose a “significant risk”.

Owen will most likely be given a new identity to protect him form attack (and media pressure) and banned from living with minors. The Mirror conjures up an unnamed source to tell readers:

“He thinks he is like those boys that killed Jamie Bulger [Jon Venables] and his life will be at risk if people know who he is. But I don’t reckon he and his girlfriend will be able to keep their mouths shut long enough to keep quiet about who they are.”
But the real story is buried in the Sun’s past pursuit of Sharon Shoesmith . It re-emerges in this line:

In a second blow to the child’s memory, judges yesterday gave bungling boss Sharon Shoesmith the go-ahead to claim £2.5million over her sacking.

The Sun seems to be equating the action of a man jailed for his appalling crimes and the works of the former head of Harringay social services whose dismissal by the former children’s secretary Ed Balls was “intrinsically unfair and unlawful“. The law ruled that he had been made a “scapegoat “. She was the victim of a media witch hunt “.

The Sun is gathering in the wagons for another righteous campaign. The paper is mired in allegations that one of its past drives to protect the nation’s kids featured the paper hacking into the voice mail of Sara Payne, a woman whose daughter had been murdered by a pedophile. There is no proof that the paper did spy on Ms Payne but the allegation has been enough to make the Sun look opportunistic and self-serving . This is the Sun that stuck its logo on Baby P’s grave , branded murdered Bristol woman Joanna Yeates with its banner and is sister paper to the now defunct News of The World that did spy on murdered’s child Milly Dowler’s nearest and dearest. Only this week the paper featured Sara Payne on its front page and helped praise upon her Sara’s Law, the cause to let anyone to know if a sex criminals lives in their area. The Sun backed the cause that spreads fear and offers a criminal no opportunity to move on. The paper is keen to show that it’s

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