I hate it when people use depression as an excuse for being a c*nt

I suffer from depression, I am open about it, I have blogged about it, I help people understand how depression affects them…but one thing is consistent in everything I have written about it and everything I have explained to people and that is that depression is not an excuse..it simply is what is happening to you.

I have never used it for an excuse. Look at this scumbag and pathetic excuse:

Depression triggered by his teenage son’s death in the Christchurch earthquake was behind a man’s descent into the world of child pornography, a court has heard.

John Andrew Howland, 38, moved to the West Coast soon after the earthquake and now lives in Greymouth, where a police raid on September 25 revealed he had thousands of images of children, some just toddlers, engaged in sexual acts with adults, stored on his computer. 

For the purposes of prosecution, police selected a sample of seven images as a basis for the charges, which Howland admitted in the first instance.

“Unguarded” comments from Howland to an acquaintance had concerned that person enough to contact police.

In Greymouth District Court yesterday, lawyer Richard Bodle said Howland’s curiosity developed into an obsession, but he had not produced or distributed any images.

He was what is described in the pornography scene as a ‘lurker’, someone who observes but does not participate in the acts.

A lurker eh…oh that’s alright then…bullshit…and its a bullshit excuse.

It angers me that someone would attempt to use depression as an excuse for child pornography. It denigrates other sufferers of depression. It is demaning in and of itself that this self centred c*nt uses it as an excuse.

I mean…waaaahhh..the death of my boy made me do it? What a load of crap…claiming he is just a lurker…people like him create the market that even sicker wankers take advantage of.

No sympathy..lock him up.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.

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