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.