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So this guy walks into a bar…..

By Mike Cunningham On July 5th, 2015 at 3:09 pm

This Mexican illegal immigrant has been deported five times previously, has four previous felony convictions for narcotics, and three more for other crimes; and yet, when arriving in San Francisco, he is hailed as being worthy of ‘Sanctuary Status’. which means he cannot be questioned on his immigration status.

So he fiurther proves he is worthy of that Status, by gunning down Kathryn Steinle, 32, at Pier 14 in San Francisco on Wednesday.

I really do hope the slobs who thought up the ‘Sanctuary’ gimmick are proud of themselves; but, hey, they probably are!

Donald Trump just says what a great many people are thinking; and for that, he gets slaughtered on the news shows!

 

a pathological denial of ‘murder’

By Mike Cunningham On April 17th, 2015 at 1:40 pm

Fact   The defendant has four other children

Alleged fact   Until that point she had managed to keep her pregnancy secret from her family  (This presumably by copious applications of this product, no doubt!) and gave birth to the child in the bath before killing her by shoving folded toilet paper down that tiny, newborn throat; and thereby asphyxiating that small defenceless baby.

I have a short message for Mr Justice Teare,  who is presiding at Winchester Crown Court, Hampshire.

You really are an incredibly credulous fool!

We must now accept that

“you were suffering from an abnormality of mental functioning which substantially impaired your judgement”  and “Your actions of killing the baby were a manifestation of your irrational condition and your actions were wholly out of character.’

translates to…………..”The cock-and-bullshit story patched together by this murderous female and her defence team was sufficient to allow a judge who is definitely past his own sell-by-date to buy this totally incredible story as the truth!”

A quote from the police stated “Our thoughts are with the victim’s wider family as they are struggling to comprehend how and why this tragedy happened”

All terribly sad for the ‘victim’, not a great deal of sorrow for the tiny baby murdered by this scheming woman and her devious, lying, family.

Let him have it!

By Mike Cunningham On July 6th, 2014 at 3:36 pm

 

The words in my title come from a very famous case in British legal history, where Derek Bentley and Chris Craig were jointly charged with murder, although only Craig had fired the shot which killed a policeman. Bentley was described as having ‘mentally aided the murder’, and so he was jointly guilty with Craig. Craig was only sixteen, so Bentley was hanged, and Craig served ten years.

Read a feature piece in the Sunday Times (£,) by this mother whose son was part of a group involved in a fight with four others. Her son was part of the group, and as one of his confederates had held a concealed knife, stabbing one of his rivals with it, her beloved son was duly found guilty by virtue of ‘Joint Enterprise’; the definition of which is if your presence, knowledge or actions leads to a serious crime such as murder you too could be charged with murder.

This woman writes of her heartache at the mandatory sentence of 19 years, at the cold mechanics of a legal system which does not comprehend that mistakes occur, that her son never knew of the presence of a concealed knife; and on, and on, and so forth!

Sorry, lady, your son was twenty years old, well-educated and in full command of his faculties. He knew his mates, knew what was likely to happen in any brawl, and if he had not rushed to his mate’s side, would not be in prison today.

 

Can’t; time; crime; don’t.

By Mike Cunningham On December 22nd, 2013 at 11:13 am

When anyone talks of the failed ‘War on drugs’, along with the statement that any drug law infraction is virtually a victimless crime, I tend to roll my eyes, and wish I were elsewhere, anywhere but in a place where the very idea of selling drugs is considered to be an ordinary human function.  The argument goes that ‘no-one gets hurt’ and ‘no-one does drugs who doesn’t want to do drugs’ and we should all just step back, and maybe even make it legal.

This post of mine was written after reading the supposedly thought-provoking article in this oh-so-on-the-mark New York Times on the so-called ‘evils’ surrounding mandatory minimum sentencing for various crimes. Seems as though the ‘system’ had reacted to the huge rise in drug-related crimes, along with the equally-huge toll on the addicts and their families.

The thinking then, which I hold to this day, is if you are told and understand, in advance, that if you are caught committing a crime which, on a big list, relates to a certain length of time in jail; you may wish to think twice before getting involved in that activity. It is simply ‘cause’ related to ‘effect’. The fact that certain drug-related offences automatically meant a life sentence without parole is, perhaps, beside the point. The criminal engaged in this felonious activity in the full knowledge that, if caught, tried and found guilty; he would automatically get ‘life without parole’. This penalty did not even feature in the glib thinking that driving and distributing serious narcotics was just ‘easy money’.

Well, Mr Webster, ‘easy money’ it may have been; but you cannot say that you were not warned, no matter what the A.C.L.U.’s Vanita Gupta may claim about the injustice of mandatory minimums. The penalties were there, written and explained so that even the simplest could understand. As for mercy, and clemency; I think you may have already discovered that Society is just about clean out, as far as the likes of you is concerned!

 

WOULD YOU DISOWN JEREMY FORREST?

By Pete Moore On June 21st, 2013 at 1:50 pm

jeremy_forrestJeremy Forrest (30) was a teacher who fell in love with a 15-year old pupil of his and ran away with her to France last year. It seems consensual on both sides. Despite this he was convicted of child abduction, as well as five counts of having sex with a child.

He pleaded guilty, offered no defence and he’s now been sentenced to five and a half years in prison. Needless to say, he won’t ever be back in a classroom.

Apparently he was a good and conscientious teacher. News reports don’t indicate any previous. The girl testified that he went the France with her only because he feared she would otherwise harm herself.

I want to ask you a question, dear reader. Imagine that Forrest is a mate of yours. Imagine he’s an old mate, always a good fella, someone you could rely on, one of the good guys who always stood his round. Then your mate was plastered all over the press, and now he’s been convicted. Would you end your friendship?

It’s easy to demand the hangman or say “chop his bollocks off” when you don’t know him. But what if he’s a mate who you’ve known from school and with whom you’ve shared alot? Would you now regard him as dead? Never see or speak with him again? Would you disown him? I can’t say that I would.

In that position I’d probably visit him and take him for a pint when he’s released.

FEDS TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS

By Pete Moore On May 30th, 2013 at 6:23 pm

The Boston narrative changes – yet again.

Ibragim Todashev was a friend of one of the Bostom bombers, Tamerlan Tsarnaev. While under questioning last week, he was shot dead by the FBI. At the time, it was reported that he attacked agents with a knife. Now we learn that he was unarmed. His father claims he was killed “execution style”, with a bullet to the head:

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Damn shame for Todashev that is. Whatever he knew about the FBI/CIA links to the Tsarnaevs has gone to the grave with him. File this one under “tying up loose ends”.

LIFE TARIFFS: SO THE COURTS CAN DO IT

By Pete Moore On May 30th, 2013 at 5:49 pm

Mark Bridger has been found guilty of the sexually-motivated abduction and murder of five year old April Jones. For this he was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison, a whole life tariff.

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He pleaded not guilty and her remains have never been found. Doubtless the judge, who described Bridger as “a pathological liar”, found these to be aggravating factors. The most aggravating factor in my view was the murder of a five year old girl. In the absence of a capital sanction, whole life tariffs should be the norm for murder and derivated from only in exceptional circumstances. Instead, we know that life does not usually mean life, which has terrible consequences for some when previously convicted murderers are released to kill again. Still, we see that the courts can impose a meaningful sentence occasionally. It should be the starting point and not exceptional.

HOW TO EASE “BURDENS” ON THE CRIMINAL (IN)JUSTICE SYSTEM

By Pete Moore On April 30th, 2013 at 6:07 pm

Just stop reporting crimes.

The BBC reports that more than 10,000 serious violent crimes were dealt with (or not) last year by “community resolutions”. This means apologies and compensation, but no criminal record for the perpetrator. It was done in the name of “reducing the burden on the criminal justice system”. Bless.

I bet glowing clear up rates had nothing to do with it either. Let’s stop reporting all crime to ease all those burdens on the poor darlings who trouser our loot under the pretence of “protecting society”, and who then tell us we should be happy with an apology after being attacked.

We can assume these were 10,000+ serious violent crimes against mere mundanes. “Serious violent crime” against politicians and judges would not be settled with an apology.

HUHNE: EIGHT MONTHS IN THE SLAMMER

By Pete Moore On March 11th, 2013 at 5:16 pm

BFFu2jsCQAAmqSqI picked the wrong week to give up champagne.

Former Cabinet minister Chris Huhne has been sentenced to eight months stir for perverting the course of justice. So has his ex-missus, Vicky Pryce. All for getting her to cop for three penalty points a decade ago. In reality his smug face will back on the streets in four months.

I do love how the political establishment has backed them all day, talking about how they’ve already suffered, how this is a tragedy for them etc etc. I don’t remember much of that when a student was sent down for six months for stealing a bottle of water.

and why not indeed?

By Mike Cunningham On February 22nd, 2013 at 12:26 pm

 

I have never been a fan of clubs, or joining in, but there are always times when the best thing to do is to look it up; and then SIGN UP for a truly deserving cause!