I haven't got a smart title for this post, I just feel I need to write it, I was reading about the woman sentenced to 14 weeks for microwaving her kitten. Laura Cunliffe was WRONG. Of that I have no doubt.
Here is the article on the BBC News. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-26563326
HOWEVER, I am not sure that a jail sentence is the right path of action for a woman who suffers from psychotic depression and has been sectioned over TWENTY times in her life.
Is this not another case of being let down by cuts in the mental health department and then when it all goes wrong, sweeping up the pieces afterwards?
So many people seem to slip through the cracks when it comes to mental health,
Is Laura Cunliffe also a victim?
Here is what her family said in court.
As she was sentenced a family member shouted from the public gallery: "She doesn't know what's happening - she hasn't a clue."
Another shouted: "This is a failure of medical services, judge."
What she did was horrendous, and I will never condone it, but reading people saying that SHE needs to be put in a microwave? Surely a step too far?
I do not think jail is the answer and I hope that she gets the help she obviously so desperately needs.
But I do not think jail was the answer.
I would love to hear your thoughts.
Big Fashionista x x x