Myra Hindley Essay

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Myra Hindley

A sadistic temptress, the aid and probable prompt of an evil and cold blooded killer. Or a
'political prisoner being used as a scapegoat by politicians and the media'? This is a
very sensitive subject and people often respond with fear and anxiety when we decide to
examine things like the Moors murders. We are told that our curiosity is 'unhealthy', and
that wanting to know,or openly debate about a matter which is 'naturally' closed, can only
be the desire of a sick mind. We are encouraged to turn a blind eye and leave well alone.

It is obvious to me that to wish to examine something is not to condone it. Yet when
somebody tries to ask questions about taboo subjects today, they are assumed to be
sympathetic to the subject, maybe even a little deranged, and certainly suspect. They
become an outcast, and this coming adrift from the herd is also something which many fear.
Many say better to be seen to be part of the lynch-mob than to become its quarry but these
are the people who don't have the strength of character to even attempt to be the quarry.

During their trial, neither Hindley nor Brady showed remorse. Both were sentenced to life.
They are still in prison at this time. The judge has stated that she will indeed spend the
rest of her days in prison with no chance of ever being paroled, so why does she still
argue against the judges decision ?

A lot of pressure is put on Governments to keep Hidley inside and whether or not she is to
be released is now often stated in party political statements prior to elections, as it is
feared that the overriding pubic opinion could win or lose elections. On November the
twenty - first supporters of Hindley called for a review of sentencing procedures after
Jack Straw reaffirmed the decision of his predecessor, Michael Howard, of never releasing
Hindley from prison. The ruling came under immediate attack from penal reformers and civil
liberties campaigners.

Myra Hindley is still petitioning for her release On October the seventh, 1998 Hindley
concluded a hearing at the Court of Appeal trying to overrule her "whole-life tariff." In
her new attempt at overturning her life sentence and win the right to a parole hearing,
Hindley claimed that she can prove that she took part in the Moors murders only because
Brady abused her, and threatened to kill her mother, grandmother and younger sister if she
did not comply with his wishes.

Freedom seeking Hindley alleges that Brady bit, strangled, whipped, drugged and even
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