Sunday, 21 February 2010

The reason British criminals are fearless.

EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 20: Justice...Image by Getty Images via Daylife

The term "LIFE SENTENCE" should be taken out of the British justice system, as it no longer has any meaning.

It seems to be in this country that no matter how many life sentences are handed out to a mass murderer they still ignore the term LIFE SENTENCE and release prisoners with the excuse that they deserve some human rights so we will let them home to spend their last days with their family.

That attitude makes a mockery of US, our judicial system, our country and the idiots who are left to make these hypocritical decisions.
I strongly use the term "Hypocritical" because releasing a prisoner under any circumstances, who has been given a life sentence, is nothing short of, showing a lack of intelligence within themselves, and a distinct lack of respect for the victims of the crimes, and a complete misuse of the term "LIFE SENTENCE."

Kenny MacAskill, has brought shame and embarrassment, not only to himself but to Scotland, by being taken in by the pleas of Abdelbaset AL-Megrahi's family and countrymen to gain his release through ill health, claiming he had only three months to live, while six months later he is pictured in the newspapers looking healthier than he did on his release.

He was convicted of the Lockerbie disaster, a conviction that cost a fortune using up thousands of hours of manpower to bring him to "JUSTICE," using up hours in the courts with the original trial, and more than one appeal, where at the end of it all
one idiot feels sorry for him and releases him.

MacAskill takes full responsibility for his release although we all know he was pressured into making the ludicrous decision, but then again we all know Megrahi was used as a fall guy for the bombing when others were involved too, but both men were willing to accept full responsibility for their deeds,so both men should be willing to accept their punishment.
Megrahi is showing no shame or remorse for his involvement in the bombing by parading around and being treated like a hero.
MacAskill is showing no remorse on releasing the convicted mass murderer, announcing he remains defiant his decision was right, which shows disdain towards the relatives of the victims.

Where does MacAskill's punishment come in, if you can call it that, but then again you cannot call Megrahi's jail term punishment for his crime.

I can only hope that in the coming elections, the people of Scotland stand defiant and vote out MacAskill and his Scottish National Party, who so nearly made it, but who by standing by MacAskill's decision has also brought shame on the country they are supposed to hold dear.

If the Megrahi incident, and the recent scandalous releases of other murderers and criminals who have re-committed crimes soon after their release, is an example of how the leaders of Scotland want to take this ONCE proud nation forward, then I among many here want no part of it.

A party with policies that favour criminals, and the police chief who thinks some criminals should not be in prison, because, on their release they re-offend immediately, are burying their heads in the sand, not facing up to the fact that these criminals are being treated far too leniently by our courts, and in prison, that is why they have no fear.

As long as parties in power, and their members like MacAskill, plus our disillusioned judges take this attitude our justice system will never hold any fear for the criminals, and it will always be a laughing stock in the eyes of the world, bringing shame on all of us.

The Labour party, although having no real agenda when campaigning here, have no need to alter their manifesto when their opposition very obligingly cuts their own throats.

Pity help the innocents of the nation when this is all the choice we have to decide who is going to run the country. If only ONE party would take a firm stand against crime it would make our choice so much easier and THEN we could feel safer when walking the streets, and maybe bring some pride honour, and respect back to our country.

The pride, honour and respect, MacAskill took away with one senseless decision, and our courts take away on a daily basis.

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  1. Once again Donald, I whole heartedly agree with you. No need to wonder however, if Megrahi, was in the hands of Yanks, he would have got the lethal injection/chair by now.
    But alas the UK is too soft when it comes to punishment never mind not knowing what Life Sentence means.

  2. Aye Davy it's time our politicians woke up to the fact that the softly softly approach does not work.
    A severe punishment that fits the crime is the only answer, with prison being more like the old ones with no luxuries, then they would not be so keen on reoffending.

  3. You could have been writing about the U.S. … we have the same problem. Only here, it's the excuse that these monsters can be rehabilitated. So what? They are sent to prison as punishment for their crimes.

  4. You are quite right Maxi, it's time our politicians sat up and took notice of the people who put them in power. The majority of people all over the world want better justice, but for now it's the minority that is listened to.
    We will only take so much, so the elected should watch their step, or their days in power will be numbered.