James Bulger\’s killer Jon Venables proves vengeance does not work. Now it\’s time for mercy
Look at what actually happened to Jon Venables.
Horrific crime, trial, sentence, yes. Was he then thrown in a cell and the key chucked away? No, actually, he wasn\’t.
He had the best education and upbringing the State could provide (we might argue about how good that was but….). He was released as he became an adult.
Whatever this was it wasn\’t vengeance. So the outcome of the process proves nothing at all about vengeance and it\’s workingness or not workingness.