Protesters outside court as Rigby's killers due to be sentenced


Blackleaf
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Protesters, including the EDL, are currently protesting outside the Old Bailey in central London as Drummer Lee Rigby's killers are awaiting their sentencing. According to tweets from Sky News presenters outside the Old Bailey the murderers are to be sentenced at 4.30 pm, around 15 minutes' time.

The EDL and the other protesters are calling for Adebolajo and Adebowale to be hanged, and have even erected a noose and scaffold outside the Old Bailey.

The pair were convicted of the murder in December, but Mr Justice Sweeney delayed sentencing until after a key appeal court ruling last month that whole-life tariffs can be used by UK judges after the European Court of Human Rights said they breach prisoners' human rights.


Woolwich: Lee Rigby Murderers Being Sentenced


Wednesday 26 February 2014
Sky News




Protesters with a replica hangman's gallows await news of sentencing.


The two men who murdered soldier Lee Rigby are being sentenced at the Old Bailey.

Michael Adebolajo, 29, and Michael Adebowale, 22, ran the soldier down before hacking him to death in Woolwich last year.

The pair were convicted of the murder in December, but Mr Justice Sweeney delayed sentencing until after a key appeal court ruling last month that whole-life tariffs can be used by UK judges.

As sentencing began, Adebolajo refused to stand as his name was read out and Adebowale remained seated to confirm name.


Fusilier Lee Rigby was murdered last May


Victim impact statements were read out to the court, including one from Lee's widow, Rebecca Rigby.

"I was also suddenly living in the public gaze," she said.

"I couldn't go anywhere or do anything. I felt like I didn't want to go on. I saw people nudging and looking at me if I walked down the street.

"I know my son will grow up and see images of his dad that no son should have to endure and there's nothing I can do to change this."

Adebolajo's barrister, David Gottlieb, told the court: "However shocking and terrifying a crime, a whole-life term can never be justified when the full circumstances of the offence known at the time ... show that the offender is not so deprived of all human dignity that he has no possibility of atonement in the future."


An EDL supporter stands next to a replica hangman's noose outside the court


Protesters remain noisy outside court as they await news of sentencing.

He compared Adebolajo's extremist views to "alcoholism" or a severe "psychiatric" illness.

"Whatever his expressed views or wishes, he's not somebody who's incapable of change," he added.

Abbas Lakha, Adebowale's defence barrister, said his client's psychiatric condition should be taken into account in his sentencing.

He argued Adebowale played a "lesser role" in the killing and that he was a passenger in the car - which he said he did not know was going to be driven at Fusilier Rigby.

Heated protests took place outside the court, with one group heard chanting: "There's only one Lee Rigby."

During their trial, Adebowale, from Greenwich, south-east London, offered no evidence in his defence, but Adebolajo, from Romford, Essex, gave a rambling testimony during which he told the jury he loved al Qaeda.

He claimed the pair were "soldiers of Allah" and had carried out the killing as revenge for abuse of Muslims abroad.





Crowds continuing to grow outside the court.




Woolwich: Lee Rigby Murderers Being Sentenced
Last edited by Blackleaf; Feb 26th, 2014 at 11:21 AM..
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Too bad your country, all put together, can't come up with the testicles to hang murderers.
 
Blackleaf
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Tweet:


Kay Burley (external - login to view)@KayBurley (external - login to view) (Sky News presenter)

Adebolajo rep: whole life term not justified when offender isn't so deprived of human dignity that no possibility of atonement in future
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Defending barrister for Adebowale said he should not be sentenced to die behind bars "unless the court is driven to the conclusion without any doubt at all that it is a just sentence".
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Adebowale's barrister has said: "There was no evidence they were part of a larger organisation
or group, nor was there any evidence that in carrying out the act of the killing that they did any more than what they believed was the command of God, certainly not in furtherance of a religious or ideological cause supported by a group that they were members of."


Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

Too bad your country, all put together, can't come up with the testicles to hang murderers.


That can only happen if we replace our left wing ruling Establishment with a right wing one.



Police and protester presence outside the court.
 
lone wolf
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They should be sentenced to life in stand-up closets, blasted with 24-hour Islamic caterwauling and fed only pork sausage
 
Blackleaf
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Sentencing delayed for another 20 minutes and is now due at 16.50. We're gonna be waiting all night.

The judge is asking Lee Rigby's family if it's okay to proceed with sentencing.
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The judge is now continuing his sentence remarks in the absence of Michael Adebolajo and Adebowale
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The judge says both men will be sentenced in their absence.
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Some members of Lee Rigby's family shocked and crying at having to witness the very violent outburst on the dock
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Michael Adebowale shouting: "You (Britain) and America will never be safe!"
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The outburst from both men came as the judge said he was in no doubt they had both become radicalised and extreme in their views
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Michael Adebolajo shouting "Allahu- Akbar" at the judge, both men restrained and removed from the dock.
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Very dramatic scenes in court - Adebolajo can still be heard screaming from downstairs as guards try to drag him to the cells
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BREAKING - Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale fighting with guards in court - being taken down to cells
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Judge tells them they have both been convicted on overwhelming evidence of the barbaric murder of Lee Rigby
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Judge now back in court and defendants have just come back - the judge has told them to remain seated <a href="http://twitter.com/search?q=%23woolwich&src=hash">#woolwich (external - login to view)
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We've been let back into court for <a href="http://twitter.com/search?q=%23Rigby&src=hash">#Rigby (external - login to view) sentencing. Lee's family now filing into court. Awaiting judge and defendants
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

Too bad your country, all put together, can't come up with the testicles to hang murderers.

We have the same problem.
 
Blackleaf
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Justice Sweeney: "You, Adebolajo, concentrated at his neck hacking at it repeatedly. All in an attempt to decapitate him for maximum horrific effect."
by roddymansfield 5:04 PM (external - login to view)


Justice Sweeney: "(Lee Rigby) had done absolutely nothing to do what you went on to do to him. You stalked him and went into Artillery Place where he crossed the road in front of you. You accelerated hard and ran him down."

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BREAKING - Michael Adebolajo told he must spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of Lee Rigby
Last edited by Blackleaf; Feb 26th, 2014 at 12:24 PM..
 
taxslave
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If they put him in the general population his stay will be a short one.
 
Blackleaf
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BREAKING - Michael Adebowale sentenced to life in prison with MINIMUM of 45 years


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Justice Sweeney delivers a whole-life tariff for Michael Adebolajo, but says it is not appropriate for a whole-life tariff for Michael Adebowale, who will serve 45 years minimum



Mark White (external - login to view) @skymarkwhite (external - login to view)Lee Rigby's mother and widow sobbing as judge passes sentence - judge apologises to family for the violent scenes they just had to witness
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Adebolajo (left) has been sentenced to die in prison. Adebowale is 22 but will be in his late 60s before he is even eligible for parole



Crowds of protesters outside the Old Bailey cheered as Justice Sweeney sentenced the defendants.
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Protesters celebrating outside the Old Bailey



Both men were wearing Islamic robes when they entered court.
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Both defendants will shortly begin their sentence in Belmarsh Prison.
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lone wolf
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Thanks for the updates because it hasn't made the News at Noon here....
 
Blackleaf
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Here's their new home - HMP Belmarsh in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, south east London (Woolwich is within the borough).

They have everything they need there. It has a nice modern exterior; a nice yard for them to exercise in for ten minutes a day with their 910 flatmates; plus food DELIVERED to them everyday without them having to go and buy it! Not to mention that their lodgings are rent-free.

Can't be bad...







 
lone wolf
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*gulp!* B-but the buildings are in the shape of a cross.... That can't bode well....
 
L Gilbert
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

We have the same problem.

I am pretty anti-killing but even I sometimes think some "humans" just beg for the most miserable deaths. Fortunately, I am anti-killing and think a very, very, long life of total misery would be better than a death.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolfView Post

*gulp!* B-but the buildings are in the shape of a cross.... That can't bode well....


Well, I suppose they've got plenty of time to get used to it.
Last edited by Blackleaf; Feb 26th, 2014 at 12:46 PM..
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

Here's their new home - HMP Belmarsh in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, south east London (Woolwich is within the the borough).

We had a soldier killer too. Guy named Nidal Hasan. Here's his new home (briefly). . .





Let us know if Britain ever develops a functioning pair of testicles.
 
Blackleaf
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I dedicate this song to Adebolajo and Adebowale...


The Offspring When Your In Prison - YouTube (external - login to view)
 
L Gilbert
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I'm wondering how many layers of appeals does GB have.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

I dedicate this song to Adebolajo and Adebowale...


The Offspring When Your In Prison - YouTube (external - login to view)

We dedicated "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" to Hasan.

Comfortable room. No work. Probably get Sky TV. British "punishment." They'll live better than a significant portion of your population.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by L GilbertView Post

I'm wondering how many layers of appeals does GB have.



They can appeal but they won't be successful.
 
L Gilbert
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Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolfView Post

*gulp!* B-but the buildings are in the shape of a cross.... That can't bode well....

lol I don't think that will help their cause any, for sure. lol
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

." They'll live better than a significant portion of your population.


Except they'll have to sleep with one eye open every night to make sure they don't get shived (or butt****ed) by their cellmate. They'll have to be careful so that they don't get boiling water poured over them should they get a job in the kitchen (this is what happened not long ago to child killer Ian Huntley). They'll have to check their food for broken glass. They'll have to watch they don't get attacked by 20 burly guys in the corridor (and that's just the guards).

They are going to be experiencing living hell for decades to come, a much worse punishment than executing them.

Plus, these guys want to be martyred anyway. They want to die rather than be in prison. We should not give them that satisfaction.
 
BornRuff
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I have to imagine that becoming martyrs was what they set out to do in the first place, so some dramatic killing of them would probably just further their goals.

Keep em locked up and out of sight.
 
darkbeaver
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They're probably innocent. Just stupid patsys for limey street theater.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaverView Post

They're probably innocent. Just stupid patsys for limey street theater.



Yeah. Those videos of Adebolajo carrying a bloody knife whilst ranting and raving with Drummer Rigby's body lying in the road in the background are all fakes made by GCHQ.
 
darkbeaver
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Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

Yeah. Those videos of Adebolajo carrying a bloody knife whilst ranting and raving with Drummer Rigby's body lying in the road in the background are all fakes made by GCHQ.

Exactly, the body was dry as a bone and probably stiff as a board.
 
Blackleaf
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They've got bored with the daft 9/11 conspiracies so now the nutcases are starting on the Rigby killing.
 
coldstream
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45 Years minimum in a British Super Max. If it's like the one in Florence, Colorado it involves solitary confinement for 23 hours a day.. isolation from other inmates.. and systematic sensory deprivation. It'll grind down even the most zealous of religious enthusiasms.

Strikes me as more constructive than making them martyrs to Islam. It looked to me like they intended to be gunned down before capture.. all caught on camera.
 
Blackleaf
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Protests outside the Old Bailey

Woolwich Killers Jailed For Life - YouTube (external - login to view)


Lee's family arrive for sentencing

Lee Rigby's family arrive at Old Bailey for sentencing - YouTube (external - login to view)


A history of the Old Bailey. It stands on the spot where London's notorious Newgate Gaol stood from 1188 till 1902

Visiting The Old Bailey Criminal Court London - YouTube (external - login to view)
Last edited by Blackleaf; Feb 26th, 2014 at 01:49 PM..
 
darkbeaver
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Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

They've got bored with the daft 9/11 conspiracies so now the nutcases are starting on the Rigby killing.

Where are the photos of the gore BlackLuck?
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by coldstreamView Post

45 Years minimum in a British Super Max. If it's like the one in Florence, Colorado it involves solitary confinement for 23 hours a day.. isolation from other inmates.. and systematic sensory deprivation. It'll grind down even the most zealous of religious enthusiasms.

Strikes me as more constructive than making them martyrs to Islam. It looked to me like they intended to be gunned down before capture.. all caught on camera.


Ironically, HMP Belmarsh, a Category A prison, was built in 1991 on the site of the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich, which carried out armaments manufacture, ammunition proofing and explosives research for the British armed forces at a site on the south bank of the River Thames.

London football giant Arsenal was founded at the Royal Arsenal before they moved from Woolwich to their current home in Holloway (the site of another London prison) in the London Borough of Islington in North London.


 

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