Two of the gang were eventually convicted of murdering Tom ap Rhys Price.
Not nice people. So if she doesn't like violent thugs why's she representing them ? I suppose it's one way to resign.
A sacked social worker had to be dragged screaming from a court after a foul-mouthed tirade at a judge about gang culture today.
Two members of an armed gang of hooded thugs that included the killers of Tom ap Rhys Price were been jailed for a minimum of five years each.
The woman, named unofficially as Liz Johnson and said to have been the social worker for defendants Harry Bees, 17, and Aaron Dennis, 19, was detained under the Mental Health Act.
As pandemonium overtook the court, she was surrounded by around ten officials and lawyers trying to calm her, but she shouted ever louder. She said: "My children. F*** the lot of you. For every black child who is shot dead in their bed by gangs... you will f****** listen to me.
"You will have to f****** kill me to get me off this stand." There were then heckles from the public gallery as people shouted 'get her out of here', and in moments dozens of people were yelling at the same time.
Hmmm. At least she takes an interest.
UPDATE - ah. As ever, the very wonderful Lifestyle Extra has the full story. Sounds like a white liberal colliding heavily with reality.
The blonde white woman in her thirties, dressed all in black, with knee high boots, made several references to the spate of black teenagers murdered in recent weeks, including Michael Dosunmu, 15, shot in his bed in Peckham last month, and Kodjo Yenga, 16, stabbed in Hammersmith last Wednesday.
She yelled at the judge: "I'm a social worker. I've just lost my job."
As police and court officials rushed to restrain her, she shouted: "I don't care if I f***** get arrested.
"That boy that was lying on the floor dying... they stabbed him to death.
"Do you know just what they were shouting? 'Kill him, kill him'."
As worried officials begged her to stop, she said: "I've already got the sack."
The judge remained in his seat as she harangued him, and tried to calm her as she became more and more hysterical, but what he said could not be heard above her screams.
As pandemonium overtook the court, she was surrounded by around ten officials and lawyers trying to calm her, but she shouted ever louder.
She said: "My children. F*** the lot of you.
"For every black child who is shot dead in their bed by gangs... you will f****** listen to me.
"You will have to f****** kill me to get me off this stand."
There were then heckles from the public gallery as people shouted 'get her out of here', and in moments dozens of people were yelling at the same time.
The woman again screamed: "You will hear me."
The judge replied calmly: "I have heard you."
But she shouted back: "You are going to hear me."
She then turned to some of those trying to restrain her, shouting "get away from me. Get back. Don't f****** touch me", then yelled at the judge "you're not listening to me at all".
At this point Judge Blacksell turned to address the noisy hecklers in the public gallery, saying: "Will you be quiet. This doesn't help me. Will you please be quiet in the public gallery."
When they ignored him, he snapped: "Just what is wrong with you? I have enough difficulty hearing without you joining in."
The woman screamed: "They are angry because children are being killed in their f****** beds."
She was then finally dragged off struggling seriously, and screaming, apparently at the people at the back of the court, "stand up for every f****** black kid that's got shot... for every kid jailed in America."
As she was dragged past a number of black spectators in the public gallery, thought to be relatives of the defendants, she yelled at them "you bastards, you've let your f****** black people down".
Poor girl. All that horror, only America to take it out on, and not all black people are as noble - or as grateful - as she'd like them to be. That kind of shattered image can do strange things. She'll probably be posting on Stormfront by next week - after all, she's got the black clothes and the boots.
UPDATE - she may think she's been sacked, but her employers love her to bits.
She was in court as the social worker responsible for two teenage members of a gang that robbed and terrorised commuters on the London Underground. Another two members of the gang had already been found guilty of murdering Tom ap Rhys Pryce last year.
The teenagers had been living at a children's home run by Harrow social services when they committed the robberies.
Aaron 'Redrat' Dennis, 19, had a London Underground map on the wall of his room on which he had marked stations where victims could be found. He was jailed indefinitely yesterday with a minimum of five years after admitting conspiracy to rob and grievous bodily harm. Johnson's other client, Harry Bees, 17, was convicted of conspiracy to rob, various wounding and GBH charges. He will be sentenced today.
The council issued a statement: "Harrow Council will support all employees involved in this difficult and stressful case, including the social worker involved in yesterday's incident in Middlesex Guildhall Crown Court.
"It is not the council's policy to discuss individual employees, but on this occasion we would like to stress that the employee involved in the court incident has not been dismissed and nor is she subject to any disciplinary or other procedures. In fact she is highly regarded as an exemplary employee and the council will do all it can to help and support her in this difficult period."
Nineteen and still in a children's home ? Used as a base for crime sprees ? With a 'good mugging guide' on his bedroom wall ? Did anyone - like his social worker - wonder where the money and goods came from ?
Ms Johnson's affliction is catching.
Bees lashed out and had to be bundled out of the dock by three security guards as he screamed: "I can't handle this s--t man, get me out of here man."
Five years each. We'll be hearing from them again I'm sure.