Wednesday, March 12, 2008

DEMOCRACY AT ITS WORST

Hantu Laut

This has nothing to do about politics in Malaysia. This is about a bizarre official guidelines for sentencing of desperate criminals in the United Kingdom. A new official guidelines for judges to give lighter sentences to burglars and thieves who steal to fund their addiction to drug, gambling and booze even if they target vulnerable victims.

The recommendations were issued by the authority due to serious over-crowding in prisons. It is asking judges not to impose prison sentence on criminals who committed crimes under the guidelines.

So if you are pick-pocketed or they came to your shop to rob you, they would get away with just doing community work. What a pleasant and polite way to treat criminals. Wouldn't it be better if you can ask them to do your housework to repay what they stole from you?

A prison officer - burglars who steal to fund an addiction are less likely to end up in jail


Wouldn't it be nice to be such criminal, you can rob to get your fix and as punishment all you need to do is sweep the streets in your town for a few weeks or so and that's it, you have paid for your crime. You can repeat doing it if you wish.

What's happening to the Brits? Have they gone bonkers ? Read here.

1 comment:

supa said...

In dealing with minor crimes, it is best to consider the motives behind such acts.
Consider this: Someone broke into your home, tried to steal your property. You tried to stop him, scuffle had ensued and you detained him after breaking three of his ribs and his nose. The police came, investigated the whole incident, then decided to charge you for assault. Sound unlikely? Not in Malaysia perhaps but it is very possible in western countries.
A crime is a crime, but it is best to consider the motives (however minor) behind a crime without imposing the condition that you must reasonably belive that your life or health is in serious danger.
The safe thing to do in the above-mentioned scenario is to verbally persuade the thief to leave and to put down whatever he has taken from you home. You don't have the right to detain him because he is not guilty of any crime unless proven in the court of law.