You know what gets me?
I see many people sledge teenagers (on twitter), they plead for justice (or vengeance, depending
on your opinion) and complain that we let them off too lightly. While I
see and understand the point they make. I also have concerns.
am not a wishy-washy leftie, and I have been in trouble with the police
many times in my past but I need to make a point (that may cause some
interesting responses) . The last Labour Government passed over 3000 new
offences. They promised to be "Tough on crime and tough on the causes
of crime". Hey, politicians passing a law doesn’t eradicated crime, in
fact, by giving someone a criminal record you will reduce their chances
of gaining employment.
Can we not admit that we’ve done things
when we were younger that would now give people a criminal record, can
we say that maybe we have gone too far?
I know that being a
victim of crime is tough and I wish that no one ever went through it (I
myself have been a victim of crime), but have we got too many crimes?
are we writing young people off by giving them a criminal record.
most important question is this "where are the parents?" How can a
parent let a child know that it is ok to go and rob someone or steal from a shop?
I have had my problems in the past, but I know right from wrong, what the bloody hell has changed?"
This post was Sub edited by callalillity , many thanks :)