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British Justice [Aug. 20th, 2011|11:43 am]
Tony Grist
The woman who was jailed for five months for accepting a pair of looted shorts from her lodger has been freed on appeal. Instead she gets 75 hours community service (plus the week in jail she's already served). That's better: more proportionate, less vindictive. Some of the sentences that were handed out in the first flush of judicial reaction have been making us look like a panicky third world dictatorship.
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[User Picture]From: ron_broxted
2011-08-20 01:31 pm (UTC)
"Look like"??!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2011-08-20 01:53 pm (UTC)
Call me naive, but I still think we're better than that.
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[User Picture]From: ron_broxted
2011-08-20 02:12 pm (UTC)
Not by much, read the Civil Contingencies Act!
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[User Picture]From: michaleen
2011-08-21 10:12 am (UTC)
Are you aware of your country's history in Northern Ireland?
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[User Picture]From: michaleen
2011-08-21 10:24 am (UTC)
When you put peasants in power this is how they behave. They are not secure in their persons, their convictions or their place in society, so they tend to overreact -- especially at the threat posed by other peasants.

Paradoxically, the Tories are the peasant party.
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