WHAT must it be like to be a dedicated police officer who, through hard work, dedication (and probably a mountain of paperwork), finally manages to get a perpetrator into court, only to see them walk away free, because some bewigged berk decides that he or she deserves some form of leniency!
These High Court clowns are often so unbelievably out of touch and pompous they are probably more familiar with ‘passing the port’ than passing appropriate sentences. Their naive lack of judgements must also, I’m sure, profoundly dampen any enthusiasm or confidence the officers involved have for the legal system that they are expected to support and act for. They must often feel like technicians who’ve created an intricate piece of valuable machinery, only to see their employers stick it on Ebay at a knockdown price.
How can this incompetent bunch consider themselves impartial purveyors of British justice, when every week up pops yet another example of their utter inadequacy in matters of criminal retribution?
Just last week there was yet another glaring example of their judicial incompetence.
It concerned a burglar with a long record of offences who had broken into the home of a pregnant woman while her husband was out at work. Petrified, the poor woman was hiding in the bathroom when the husband came home unexpectantly and confronted the intruder. As he grappled with him, the young thug called to his mate outside that he was caught. “Stab the f….., “screamed his mate. “Just stab him and get out of there.” With this threat of serious injury highly possible, the husband let the man go and he escaped with an Armani watch, cash and gift cards. The victim’s poor wife subsequently suffered a miscarriage which was later directly attributed to the traumatic experience of the raid.
Due to dedicated police efforts, the perpetrator was caught and finally brought to Court where he admitted the crime, and also owned up to a later offence where he had threatened another victim with a hammer in the process of a further robbery, whilst on bail.
Obviously this man was a hardened criminal and should have been sent down for a considerable length of time – WRONG! Judge Sylvia Carter was swayed by his defence lawyer and decided that he had been “Egged on by his mates!” She sentenced him to twelve months community service and he walked free from the Court. I mean, just how naive can you get? This lowlife was probably out plundering some other poor victim’s house the same night.
If I were the Police I’d be spitting nails at this result of my endeavours, and, at the very least, it would sorely discourage me from putting my best efforts into any subsequent investigations.
It’s a review of our non-sackable Judges that we need. Perhaps if we see some proper sentencing from these privileged pillocks it would encourage more people to join the force and hopefully raise the morale of those already serving.
Perhaps this would also lead to the public feeling a little safer. Or is that really too much to ask?
Keep the Faith
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