Tuesday, 14 January 2014

The criminal justice system: fact v spin

On 7 January 2014, The Daily Mail quoted Justice Minister, Jeremy Wright, thus: 

“We are reforming the criminal justice system so offenders are properly punished and the root causes of their behaviour addressed.”

On 11 January 2014, Anil Dawar informed us thus in The Express: 
“A total of 76,802 criminals found guilty of at least their sixth offence in 2012 walked free from court with slap-on-the-wrist community punishments... Among them was one offender who had committed at least 300 previous crimes… Convicted rapist and serial burglar Jason Reed was given a three-year suspended sentence. He went on to carry out 22 more burglaries before being jailed for six years. 
The Ministry of Justice figures show 2,098 found guilty of a crime in 2012 were not jailed despite committing 50 or more previous offences. Four had 250 or more convictions, eight had 200 and 121 had 100.”
So, New Labour let the ‘system’ get into such a state that, two years after the Tories began reforming it, 76,802 serial criminals were not being jailed after committing another crime.

In amongst the criminality cited, ladies and gentlemen, we have treachery in high places and the same old ‘we-are-dealing-with-it’ rhetoric. Those we vote for are NOT dealing with it. They will NEVER deal with it, even if they wanted to. Do you know why it isn’t possible? Because the criminality they import from the third and second worlds will always be on hand to commit the crime the criminals they lock up can no longer commit.

That’s how it will be when they start locking locking them away. Until then, we will have the criminal Briton who has decided that the 'system' no longer works for him, the alien criminal already here and the criminal multitudes yet to come, to put up with.

Until mass immigration ends, deportation begins and punitive imprisonment is, once again, a natural consequence of criminal behaviour, any reformation of the ‘criminal justice system’ will be wholly cosmetic.

We do know this, don’t we?

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