Friday, March 09, 2007

Talk about out of touch.

Seems that the real problem we are having with the prisons is the length of the sentencing. Read here.

Seem like the murderers are being put away for so long that they are taking valuable prison spaces away from the more deserving council tax dodgers and the people that fiddle the benefits system.

Don't these people get it? Crime and punishment. No punishment no deterrent. If you can't do the time don't do the crime. Murderers don't spend enough time in prison at all never mind what these people are proposing. These people seem to be coming round to the opinion that all crimes are equal so don't pay your council tax or kill someone and you go down for six months, serving only three.

Unfortunately the other option of creating your own courts like the Islamists want is a bit beyond what we would do which would be based on vigilante action. And both of those actions are not what I would like to call Justice. But if we can't get it from our justice system there are not too many options. It can hardly be classed as an unintended consequence either. It's a well know scenario.

What is happening to our once proud society when the guardians of our justice system are as weak and useless as our politicians? No wonder our police force is demoralised. They catch them and our political CPS doesn't prosecute and those that are so serious that the CPS can't easily let them go get light sentences from our judges.

So again the pendulum swings slightly closer to the abyss.


At 12:05 pm, Blogger Jay.Mac said...

I guess this explains a lot about the state of our criminal justice system- more concern about the criminals than the victims of their crimes.

CPS seems to be busy building cases against retired police officers who own Swiss Army Knives.

I don't think the word "prioritise" exists in their lexicon yet.


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