Ac­cept it’s not ac­cept­able

The Press - - Perspective -

So the Om­buds­man finds the as­saults, bul­ly­ing and in­tim­i­da­tion in Christchurch men’s pri­son ‘‘un­ac­cept­able’’? How many other read­ers are sick of hear­ing of the most heinous acts be­ing de­scribed by this namby-pamby, wishy-washy ep­i­thet? They are dis­gust­ing, dis­grace­ful and, above all, il­le­gal. Bad man­ners, slow ser­vice, cold cof­fee and warm beer are un­ac­cept­able. To de­scribe the crimes listed as ‘‘un­ac­cept­able’’ is – er – un­ac­cept­able.

Richard Lea Clough Ran­giora

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