of what they tolerate.
A pregnant teaching assistant battered a
man with her stiletto heel during a late night gang attack on the
stranger outside a bar.
The court heard she ‘wound up’ four or
five unidentified thugs who followed the victim, knocked him to the
ground and savagely kicked and stamped on him outside Baa Bar on
Wilmslow Road, Fallowfield.
appeared to be the ‘instigator’ of the 2.30am attack in April last
year, witnesses said, even though she didn’t know Mr Kelly.
Why do I say 'what they tolerate'?
Joanne Armstrong, aged 28, avoided jail
after admitting repeatedly hitting Sean Kelly in the face with her shoe
as he lay helpless on the pavement.
Because 'she was a good teaching assistant, this was an abberation', etc. Insert chorus of "He's a good boy! He goes to church! He didn't mean to kill that woman!" In fact,
...she got ‘very drunk’ before becoming
‘embroiled’ in one of a number of violent incidents unfolding at closing
time, the court heard.
Miss Hall said: ‘There’s no indication
that she takes anything other than the view that this was utterly
unacceptable behaviour. It was an isolated incident from a lady who was
of very good character.’
Sound of tens of generations of mothers and priests and fathers who taught kids what 'good character' actually meant rotating in their graves.
One last note:
Judge Michael Henshell, who sentenced
Armstrong to an eight-month suspended jail sentence, labelled her
behaviour as a ‘typical scene’ in Manchester witnessed every night of
To borrow a phrase,
Related: God, this is awful.