For years now, successive British governments have been reducing prison sentences or finding ingenious reasons and excuses for letting convicted criminals out of prison without serving their full term behind bars.
Prison can no longer be called a punishment or a deterrent!
Violent crime is going up. Theft is going up. Criminal damage is going up.
And so is every other type of crime you can think of.
And now,of all things, there are calls for the restoration of the death penalty.
Why, for God's sake, does anyone want the death penalty re-instated when the courts (and the politicians) are only going to punish other crimes with a slap on the wrist?
TV footage of the riots in London show young men (and some women) ... well, rioting obviously.
The same old "nothing to do" and "police insensitivity" arguments are being bandied about as usual, but at the end of the day there is no excuse for what they are doing.
They do what they do simply because they know there is no real punishments. Slapped wrists, fines, or suspended sentences ... that's all that most of them will get.
Lock the buggers up for a long bleeding time.
Increase sentences for all crime.
And other stuff like that.
There you go ... rant over. I'm going to have my dinner now!
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