Friday, 4 January 2008

Tough on crime - Bollocks

Remember when New Labour was elected, promising to be "Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime"?

We know that was a lie, fair enough. James Quantrill and Thomas Orme are the scum who have been convicted of hideously torturing a man before killing him. Both have lengthy criminal records, described by the judge as 'appalling'.

So, what would be an appropriate punishment? Certainly not the five year and three and a half year sentences imposed. They won't even be in a proper prison - instead, some feeble detention centre. These evil people should be put behind bars and never released. The chance of them reforming and ever being useful members of society is next to zero. Sentences like this show the utmost contempt for the victim, his family, and law-abiding members of society in general.

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