JUDGES NEED TO ACT NOW
HEADLINE in the Observer asks “Act now over Menace of boy racers.”
“Take dangerous boy racers off our roads.”
Shouldn’t these remarks be aimed at our judiciary?
In last weeks Observer a boy racer was given an eight-month sentence suspended for twelve months.
What did his defence barrister say? It was an “Error in judgement that did no harm?”
What planet does this barrister live on?
A few weeks earlier a judge sent a burglar to jail after he’d committed his 98th offence. If this burglar had been given a custodial sentence after his first offence 97 other families may not have had their lives devastated.
Is it any wonder that these criminals are sticking two fingers up at the law but more importantly at the law abiding citizens?
These offences including shop lifting are on the increase and the judiciary seem oblivious to the hurt it’s causing innocent people.
But don’t believe people who say it’s because these offenders come from poor or deprived backgrounds, because when these people say that they insult all the other people who come from similar backgrounds and don’t commit crimes. A.P. Moxham via email
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