The Death of Mark Chopper Read has me dumbfounded. I have read on Facebook so many R.I.P messages and people showing signs of grief and sorrow. Have they forgotten what this man was???
Chopper Read was nothing but a viscous murdering criminal spending more than 15 years in prison for various violent offences. He himself had admitted to murdering people "about 7 " in his own words and also admitted to being involved in the murder of up to 19 people. His offences also included armed robbery, arson, assault and kidnapping to name a few.
On his release from prison he embarked on speaking tours and authoring several crime related novels which mad him infamous and some members of society began treating him like a celebrity. This in itself is ludicrous. A convicted criminal with a long history if violent crime becoming a celebrity. Just ludicrous.There will be no sympathy from me or no hint of sorrow at the passing of this person.
I wonder if Adrian Ernest Bailey, the rapist and murderer of Jill Meagher in September in 2012 or even Martin Bryant who murdered 35 people in Port Arthur Tasmania back in 1996 was to contract cancer and die the public emotion and show of grief or sorrow would be apparent. I expect not. So why should this man be seen as any other light than Adrian Bailey or Martin Bryant.
What a terrible blight on society for people to be holding this man up in some sort of honorary status at his passing. This man does not deserve the sympathy that he seems to be attracting and I for one am not in the slightest bit saddened or sorrowful at his passing.