Thursday, September 20, 2007

Disgrace of Britain's Lenient Sentences

It was a welcome surprise over the last few days to hear that singer Ana Matronic of the Scissor Sisters has criticised British sentences for being too lenient.

The comments came in the wake of two British friends being the victim of a brutal homophobic attack where the attackers escaped jail. The authors of this website have always believed the British justice system to be a disgrace, and welcome the singer's observation.

Every day when reading the paper we see appalling miscarriages of justice against victims. Recent examples of criminals being let off include community sentences for a man in Lincoln who wielded a knife at bar staff in his local pub, and a Teeside man who urinated on a woman as she lay dying in the street. These sickening events deserve strict and severe punishments, but liberal judges and ridiculously soft sentencing guidelines conspire to let violent thugs off the hook.

Lenient sentences are the disgrace of Britain. Neo-Conservative Lincs once more calls for an effective solution: elected judges with greater sentencing power. Only this way can the nonsense stop and we reclaim our country from the yobs and thugs.


Geoffrey Brooking said...

Fully agree but Britain needs more prisons.

A stink has just been kicked up in Oxford after an armed robber was RELEASED ON POLICE BAIL in Oxford last week.

Thames Valley Police argued that the man (who wielded a gun) posed no threat to the public for the time being because the reason he committed the offence was because he was heroin dependent.

So what did Thames Valley Police do?

They pumped him up on methadone!

How pathetic can you get.

Anonymous said...

Is this the real geoffrey brooking or the imposter, i get confused, your profile is the same as the imposters though...