It might be a New Year but the same idiotic crap still goes on. Two beer thieves have been let off with a caution, which according to the judge will act as a deterrent and a warning to other would be thieves. Yeah right!
The pair were caught trying to take £140 worth of beer from the Sitwell arms in Renishaw. The quick thinking landlord pushed them down into the cellar, locked it and called the police. However, because they admitted their guilt and because it was a first-time offence, the Judge has let them off with a caution.
These upper class judges, who live in cosy, safe neighbourhoods haven’t got a bloody clue about what it’s like to live in the real world. Trust me ‘Your Honour’ this WON’T act as a warning to other thieves, they’ll just see it as an open invitation to go out and steal more, if all they’re going to get is a slap on the wrist and a caution. BLOODY WAKE UP YOU MUPPETS!!!!!!!
After the London riots I blogged a number of times about how, in order to deal with these scumbags, you’ve got fully understand the mentality of the vermin you are dealing with. To do that you have to first get right down into the gutter with them; you have to breath the same air, cover yourself in the same putrid shit, then and only then can you begin to understand how harsh and barbaric the punishments have to be in order to stop these scum from doing what they do. Applying liberal, civilised values to these people will simply never work.
For my money countries like Thailand and Singapore have it exactly right; they understand that the best way to deter would be criminals is by having punishments that put the fear of God into most people. Yes, to most western eyes they seem cruel and barbaric, but the simple fact is, they work most of the time (I realise nothing can ever be 100% effective)
Bring back public floggings and punishments that impart some real physical pain and a real sense of fear into would be criminals’ minds, and you watch the crime rates start to come down.
I am so sick of the namby-pamby, bleeding heart, progressive approach to crime in this country. Peter Hitchens wrote an excellent blog piece the other week about how the liberal, progressive elite are to blame for the worsening crime rates in this country. I don’t always agree with Mr. Hitchens, but I do on this occasion.