15 March 2007

A Wider Audience & Justice

I was reading Inspector Gadget's blog yesterday & saw this http://inspectorgadget.wordpress.com/2007/03/10/daily-mail-we-salute-you/ What happened to Dan Coffill, regardless of him being a Policeman, is tragic. I just feel really strongly about it, the fact he is so young & now has nothing left of his life & worse, that the judge saw it fit to reduce the sentences of the 2 males that did it is even more tragic. But Im glad that it is reaching a nationwide audience, I feel as many people as possible should know about this. Something good needs to come from this situation, even if it is only to make people more aware & for the courts to stop feeling sorry for the criminals, treating them so leniently & blaming their actions on other people, instead things need to start going in favour of the victim. The victim who's life in some way has been affected, affected as badly as Daniel Coffill's has been, effectively his life has been taken from him & along with any chance of a future of any kind. Things really do need to change, sooner rather than later, with proper punishments being handed out rather than community service or short jail terms & 'human rights', as far as Im concerned when you commit a crime as serious as rape/murder/sexual abuse/sexual assault/peadophilia/serious assault. You have given up your human rights as soon as that crime is committed & you should be treated as such, not have every whim pandered to & your bad start in life as the excuse for everything you have done wrong. Every person goes through a bad time in their life, some alot worse than others. Others are unlucky enough to be born into an extremely bad situation from the start but not all turn to crime & use that as an excuse. Some people are strong enough to turn their lives around & live a decent honest life, others are plain weak & take the easy option, regardless of what help they are offered or given, some people you just can't help & its those, the ones who show zero remorse no matter what they have done & carry on doing the same thing over & over again, the ones that have committed an horrific crime & show no remorse or guilt, its those that the death penalty should be bought back for. The punishment needs to be feared, it needs to be a deterrent to those who, at the moment, look upon prison as a holiday camp. We should start taking notes from America's criminal justice system where the death penalty is still legal, where hard labour is still legal & prison is just that, your freedom taken away for the period that fits the seriousness of the crime you have committed & the person whose life you have affected or taken. Maybe others think Im too harsh & see things in a too 'black & white' way, I don't feel I do, I just feel that things need to change, dramatically & for the better, sooner rather than later. When Ive stopped dreaming & living in fantasy land I'll let you know....

4 comments:

Charlie Lima said...

I agree with your comments here and after reading this story I've told every one at work about it and they were appauled. It seems to me we never moan about stuff enough.

by the way I'm liking Chavopoly!!

and ref your flat search and the dodgy 'occasional adult fun' ad, there was a house on my beat that was lived in by about 5 really fit birds, they all lived there for free. The catch was the house was like big brother inside, cameras every where and the were watched 24/7 by perverts on the net. How do I know this? I've had to attend calls there, so no doubt I was on the dodgy site too!!

GirlNextDoor said...

You don't want to know what I said when I first read it on Inspector Gadget's blog, it sickened me.

I guessed there would be girls who would take somebody up on their offer like that. Gives a whole new meaning to the 'Cops On Camera' programme! Fame at last! lol

totallyun-pc said...

you can see why we tend to close ranks and moan about justice on occasions can't you... it always seems that law is against the very people who its meant to protect, and even those who apply it!

GirlNextDoor said...

It's the liberalness that annoys me & the human rights brigade, because of the course little Wayne only mugged & beat that old lady because of his disadvantaged upbringing, it's not his fault really, give him a hug & it will make it all better again. Except it won't, because the same thing will happen again & again & again & again, & it will keep happening until we get a government with balls & a backbone or a judge with morals, a backbone & balls. It just strikes me at the moment that the law & 'justice' is in favour of the criminal, who is the 'victim' because of their upbringing etc etc etc. It may sound like i have some kind of personal vendetta going on, I don't, Im just sick & tired of people getting away with such serious stuff when in other countries the punishments are fairer & the law is respected. Here the justice system as it stands may as well rename itself Billy Wizard's Circus Act!