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SHOULD CRIMINALS GET COMPENSATION?

By David Vance On December 27th, 2011 at 10:11 am

I wonder if you agree with the contention that convicted criminals should be denied the right to claim compensation?

“Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke wants to overhaul the system in order to save money and ensure what compensation is available goes to the victims of crime rather than the perpetrators.

Every year criminals successfully claim around £5 million for injuries sustained in a range of activities. In some of the most extreme cases burglars, who have been hurt as they escape the scene of a crime have received payouts. Soham murderer Ian Huntley is currently seeking £15,000 in compensation after a fellow inmate slashed him across the throat. According to official figures serving prisoners received more than £3 million in compensation last year while convicted criminals who are not in jail received another £2 million.”

I don’t see this one in black and white. Is it right to take away the right to claim for damages just because one is behind bars? Does imprisonment also mean no access to legal recourse in the event of a fall / accident? Is that a moral decision? I certainly oppose the child killer Huntley getting a penny, but remember I also advocate the death penalty for such a crime. Also, this Government may well be the one that gives the VOTE to convicts, so if they can vote, shouldn’t they be able to claim lawful compensation? Again, I would deny them the vote!

IN THE VALLEY OF DEATH

By David Vance On December 15th, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Victim: Eve Carson was brutally murdered in March 2008 by two thugs who wanted to rob her

I contrast the shocking brutality with the moving Christianity;

Eve Carson, the University of North Carolina student president brutally murdered by two thugs in 2008, pleaded for her life and even asked them to pray with her, startling court testimony has revealed. The 20-year-old was kidnapped as she left the university library on March 5, 2008 and forced to take out money from an ATM before she was shot five times.

One of the attackersaid in court that from the beginning of the ordeal, she begged her attackers not to kill her. He said: ‘Before she even got shot, she was saying let’s pray together.’ But despite her pleas, Miss Carson was shot four times with a .25 calibre pistol. Then came a blast from a sawed-off 12-gauge shotgun to her right temple, leaving a large gaping wound to her head and the hand she used to try and shield herself. Orange County District Attorney Jim Woodall said the final shot was ‘instantly fatal.’

I read that, think about it, and wonder HOW anyone can oppose the death penalty for a dreadful crime like this. The poor girl.

So hows’ about a collection?

By Mike Cunningham On September 19th, 2011 at 11:14 am

“Mr Jacob’s family were too upset to comment but they left floral tributes at the scene referring to him as ‘Ray’ and ‘Uncle Raymondo’”.

 The collection, of course, shall be for the legal fees of the solicitors, lawyers, barristers, QCs etc, who shall be employed for the defence of Mr. Vincent Cooke, who, together with his family, deserves our sympathy, and support.

No sympathy for the friends, followers and hangers-on of the late Raymond Jacob, who seems to have received exactly what he deserved!

its all because he is ‘underprivileged’

By Mike Cunningham On September 16th, 2011 at 11:30 am

So the ‘Feds’ are told of a serial burglar on their patch, so they kit this flat out with computer-linked cameras, and then await their moment.

They trap their ‘suspect’ and he confesses all. A ‘result’?

Not really, because this little scrote gets handed a 12-month sentence suspended for two years, a two-year intensive supervisory order and ordered to complete 150 hours of unpaid work.  Having been caught in the act, Ambala pleaded guilty to three counts of burglary at Birmingham Crown Court on September 5.

I bet the little p**** could not wait to start laughing after he left the court. It is indeed no wonder that our Police get a bad name, as they are seen as part of the same ‘Justice’ system as the clowns who dish out sentences like this!

LONDON’S BURNING…

By David Vance On August 7th, 2011 at 9:24 am

Tottenham riot: eight police in hospital as night of violence follows fatal shooting

The Clash provide all the best post titles.

Emergency services remain on the streets of Tottenham, in north London, after rioting saw police attacked and buildings and vehicles set alight. Overnight, eight officers were injured in the violence which erupted following a protest over the fatal shooting by police of Mark Duggan on Thursday. Police said there were still “pockets of criminality” on Sunday morning and residents reported more looting.

That’s the BBC report. And now a little more detail from OTHER sources…

“On Friday, it emerged that Mr Duggan had been travelling in a minicab and was gunned down after an apparent exchange of fire. A police officer’s radio was found to have a bullet lodged in it afterwards, suggesting they may have narrowly escaped being struck. Officers had been attempting to carry out an arrest under the Trident operational command unit, which deals with gun crime in the black community, according to the IPCC.”

Ah, now we might be getting a little closer to the truth here.

Duggan was shot dead after allegedly trying to kill a police officer. And Police themselves were daring to investigate black gun crime – that great unspoken aspect of criminality in London. Well done to the police for ensuring that gun wielding Duggan got what he deserved and I hope the scum that caused all the damage are brought to justice.

LEVI BELLFIELD SHOULD HANG

By Pete Moore On June 24th, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Levi Bellfield has been found guilty today of the murder of 13 year old Milly Dowler. Already serving life for two other murders and an attempted murder, he was given a whole-life tariff, meaning he will die in prison.

He is plainly an evil man who committed wicked crimes. There is no point in allowing him to live for a minute longer than necessary. The tariff allows some to pretend they disagree with capital punishment, but incarcerating someone for the rest of their days is no more humane than a hanging following due process. The current settlement means that the taxpayer will be burdened with the huge cost of keeping him while the European Court of Human Rights might one day rule that whole life tariffs contravene his rights. This is not justice, he should hang.

The Price has gone up…..

By Mike Cunningham On May 24th, 2011 at 1:33 pm

In Biblical times, the going rate for betrayal was set at thirty pieces of silver.

I note that inflation has taken its toll on murderous intent as well as betrayal with the payment of £200 for a cold-blooded execution. The original agreement was for £2,000, but you know how these Black criminals are, they cannot even be trusted to pay the full price for a well done job; instead welshing on the deal and leaving the FIFTEEN-year-old killer with a measly £200, and of course a minimum sentence of Twenty years.

BALANCE WHERE NONE IS REQUIRED

By David Vance On May 20th, 2011 at 8:54 am

I would like to say that I support the comments made by RTE Broadcaster Ryan Tubridy and I think that his censure is a disgrace.

Broadcaster Ryan Tubridy has got a slap on the wrist from a broadcasting watchdog after he told his listeners a paedophile should have “bits taken off”. The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) upheld a complaint against Mr Tubridy who last November called a paedophile a “monster” and a “creature” on his morning radio show ‘The Tubridy Show’.

He said then: “From what I gather these guys cannot be quote unquote cured . . . only one way to deal with them, and that’s physiological . . . these guys should have bits taken off.” At the time Mr Tubridy was reviewing the morning papers. In one of them there was a report that detailed a court case about an award of damages to a woman who had been abused from the age of eight by a paedophile. Mr Tubridy also described it as “disgusting” that the man still went to mass. The report also said Mr Tubridy then proceeded to read the address of the perpetrator aloud. The man who made the complaint claimed that the show’s segment was not “presented in a balanced manner”.

Heaven forbid we are not “balanced” when discussing paedophiles.  I think Tubridy’s comments are balanced, and yes, opinionated. But what is wrong with that?

 

KEN CLARK – POLITICAL SUICIDE?

By David Vance On May 18th, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Has our wetter than wet Justice Secretary committed political suicide here. Listen and judge for yourself. Odd that this should follow my earlier post on Rape.

 

15 MONTHS FOR RAPE?

By David Vance On May 18th, 2011 at 8:06 am

This is a bizarre thought process in play here. The conviction rate for the brutal crime of rape is a mere 6%. Not good enough, I am sure we will agree. So, what to do?

Rapists will have their jail terms halved if they admit guilt. Judges say it could mean a convicted sex attacker serving as little as 15 months in prison. Ministers argue that encouraging an early guilty plea will spare victims the ordeal of giving evidence in court and increase the six per cent conviction rate for rape.

How wrong  can a politician be? This is about ensuring the guilty are convicted and PUNISHED for their crime. Reducing the period of custodial sentence to the point where a convicted rapist can get out after a mere 15 months shows a very twisted set of priorities. Yes, it may well increase the conviction rate but then again if rapists can wander our streets a mere 15 months after being sent to prison for their savage crimes, perhaps they might decide to commit more of them! This is plain lunatic – yet this is what we can expect from a Justice Department with Ken Clark heading it up.