This video looks like the raw material for a Tracey Ullman sketch about women who write love letters to inmates on Death Row.
From the Daily Mail:
Cambridge Uni professor behind London Bridge terrorist Usman Khan’s ‘rehabilitation’ lobbied for release of British born murderer in US – and got him job in her husband’s restaurant
Dr Ruth Armstrong founded Cambridge University’s Learning Together scheme
Programme works with students and prisoners to unlock learning potential of inmates in British criminal justice system
Dr Armstrong invited London Bridge terrorist Usman Khan to the capital for a Learning Together conference before he launched his murderous knife attack
She also campaigned for the release of Briton Dempsey Hawkins, who served 38 years in a US jail for strangling a 14-year-old girl in woods in New York
Since being deported to the UK Dempsey has been accused of getting a female teacher’s mobile number and bombarding her with ‘creepy’ texts…
Dr Armstrong is being supported by colleagues after witnessing Khan’s rampage at the Fishmongers’ Hall event she hosted near London Bridge on Friday.
Cambridge University vice chancellor Stephen Toope said he had spoken to both Dr Armstrong and Dr Amy Ludlow about what happened.
He said: ‘I spent about an hour and a half with them yesterday and of course they are absolutely devastated by what has happened. They are deeply sad.’
The future of Dr Armstrong’s Learning Together scheme is now however uncertain following Khan’s actions. Oxford University today cancelled a similar event following the terror attack.
London Bridge terrorist Usman Khan, was seen as a ‘poster boy’ for Dr Armstrong’s Learning Together +11
Khan was shot dead by anti-terror cops on London Bridge after attending a conference with Dr Armstrong +11
Dr Armstrong’s Learning Together scheme, which had been working with prisoners since 2014, invited Usman Khan to London to a conference when he launched his murderous rampage
The terrorist attack has also led to increased debate around the issue of criminal rehabilitation.
Fellow criminologist Ioan Durnescu tweeted his support for the two academics last night, tweeting: ‘Difficult times for criminology. Lets stand by our colleagues Ruth Armstrong and Amy Ludlow!’
All this stuff is super politicized because of the upcoming British election and the huge Soros-funded push in the U.S. (in the UK, too?) for Ending Mass Incarceration.
But this story is so potentially memorable because it’s like an Evelyn Waugh short story, such as “Mr. Loveday’s Little Outing” about a posh young lady who campaigns to get a man paroled for an afternoon from a lunatic asylum. It’s actually even more over-the-top than Waugh’s story.
We are probably going to see a push in the American media to memoryhole this event on the grounds that it happened far away and the culture is completely irrelevant to America. After all, what do London Bridge, Cambridge University, and Stratford-upon-Avon have to do with American culture? So why are you interested in this totally irrelevant story? Are you a racist?
Here’s one of Tracey’s sketches from the 1990s in which high-powered lawyeress Sydney Kross finds meek bank Teller Kay to marry a maniac on Death Row. It’s not as funny as her later “White Widow” about Gretchen Pinkus of Huntsville, Texas who marries the Wet-Wipe Killer and then, after his execution, the Tastee-Freez Rapist: