I have known of the Krays through the press for many years but it has only been recently I have taken more interest in them and become fascinated by them.
I think it was disgusting the way the Kray twins were locked up for so long and forgetten by the authorities. They committed a murder and had to be punished of course, but thirty years..? Nowadays low life paedophile scum only even get locked up for a few measley years. The Krays killed 2 criminals but at least they never hurt ordinary people. They didnt mug old people, attack womnn, or rob the houses of hard working families or kill innocent people. It seems to me that Judge Melford Stevenson wanted to make an example of them and in the process make a name for himself by being the 'man who sentenced the Krays' to one of the harshest sentences. I find it incredibly sad that poor Ronnie died while inside and poor Reggie only managed to get a few weeks of freedom. If they had released Reggie after 30 years he may still be alive as he could have been treated for his cancer early on. Yet it seems the authorities just wanted to forget them and to leave them to rot. When I read 'My Story' by the Krays I am so saddened when Ronnie speaks of asking God to end his life but then says he couldnt have been listening. The authorities didnt want the Krays released but nowadays it seems ok for serious murderers and sex offeners to get far lighter sentences. It is disgusting. It seems that even though their name made them so too it helped to keep them locked away for so long.
So much has been written about the Krays being these evil monsters but they too had feelings and emotions. Although I never knew the Krays I know they may have been nasty but they never were to ordinary folk. And to women they were true gentlemen. They were well respected and stood up for themselves. They were proper men.
Amen to that.