Modern Britain is a playpark for the asocial as ‘snowflakes’ let them run amok
Career burglar Henry Vincent is killed by his own weapon while attacking a frail couple in their eighties, his fraternity lay daily “tributes” across the road from the home he and an accomplice tried to rob, yet police and local politicians have warned disgusted local residents not to remove any of it?
I believe the real purpose of the round-the-clock replacement of flowers and cards to another householder’s fence without permission is to intimidate the Osborn-brooks (whoseonlycrimewasdefending themselves) and other local residents, whom these parasites seem to believe they have the “right” to rob simply because they’re old, frail and of means from working hard.
However well intentioned arethosebeyondhithergreen now intervening, Lewisham residents must be fearing a return to the days when farright and Trotskyite outsiders regularly hijacked local disputes to inflame matters until they got the pitched street battle they sought, leaving locals to clear up the mess after.
Yet despite the clear potential threat to public order, it’s the law-abiding locals feeling the weight of the law courtesy of Met Commissioner Cressida Dick, who in a mere 12 months of putting political correctness first has presided over London’s biggest crime wave in a decade by turning the Metropolitan Police into the Keystone Cops.
Modern Britain has become the asocial’s play park whilst the law abiding majority freezes in a state-sponsored snowflake storm protecting their “right” to do as they please.
MARK BOYLE Linn Park Gardens Johnstone, Renfrewshire
The Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, “will do whatever it takes” to ensure the streets are safe from violent thugs.
I doubt it. She will not legislate for consecutive sentences as the default penalty for multiple crimes (rather than concurrent); nor for far longer sentences for serial career criminals; nor for abolishing tariff reductions, or the sentencing constraints of which many judges complain; nor for building enough new prisons to cater for the foregoing in the short term. In the longer term, along with more effective prerelease rehabilitation, such measures would surely result in a clear reduction in violent street crimes and burglaries as far fewer potential perpetrators would be free to commit them.
Scotland’s political and judicial authorities should take the lead.
JOHN BIRKETT Horseleys Park, St Andrews