Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Vent Your Spleen

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Vent Your Spleen

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These three should have been sentenced to 99 years in prison with no parole and stripped of all so called human rights. They are not human beings.

REGARDING the story of a young man suffering racial abuse on a number 12 bus on Shields Road, and the idiots responsible setting fire to his seat as well. I think the driver said he didn't realise. The thing is, they never do. They have a radio and protective cover yet we are expected to sit among these kind of people and take abuse etc. On many, many occasions this happens. The drivers appear never to see anything or hear anything. I know they have mirrors and people like myself have actually gone and told the drivers, who then do not get involved. They either ignore you, or one driver told me he was told by other drivers and inspectors not to get involved. But we who pay to keep the buses on the road are expected to put up with it as we have no choice with only one bus company. I would like to know what the bus company's response is to this because drivers are definitely not getting involved and are told, as I said, not to get involved.

LT, Newcastle.

AS a firefighter's wife, I'm petrified when my husband goes out to work, not knowing what he's going to face while he's on duty. And now I've read the reports and I know what it's like as he tells the same stories of the mindless yobs that attack the crews while they are trying to do their duty. What happens to these yobs? Absolutely nothing. I agree the firefighters should be able to turn their hoses on them. They'd think twice about coming back if they got drenched like that.

JW, Byker.

THE three teenagers who murdered Gary New love have got off very lightly. In fact, they have got away with murder. If they serve their full sentences, they will be about 28, 32 and 36 when they come out. Free to walk the streets again with half a lifetime and more ahead of them. These three should have been sentenced to 99 years in prison with no parole and stripped of all so-called human rights. They are not human beings.

JA, Gateshead.

DC from Gateshead is correct. No passengers wanted the 51 bus route to be changed. …

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