I agree. IMO this is why gangs are becoming so prevalent. It is because the police have become a rival gang and kids are responding in kind. If the police reflected social norms and values then the police would be a social force. Instead they are a tool for the elite and enforce dictates inappropriate to a democracy. They don't enforce the peoples desires they enforce those of the political elite and enjoy their protection and favour. In such a circumstance crime will always climb, government will become more brutal and eventually be torn apart. It is a slippery slope we could avoid if we would just stop taking the American lead on such issues.
At least someone is try'n to now fix this problem to restore balance to a justice
system that has tilted way to far away from peace, order, and good government.
The Conservative Party didn't create the problem, but are trying to fix it....
Ron - Want to know exactly what is wrong with the system?
There is no shame. Who do these people have to stand up to? If you toss them in the hoosegow they only come out better criminals in good health. Bring back the hard labour and the shame of the community. Make them pick up used condoms and spent needles instead of the fire dept. They can bust up concrete and push wheel barrows to ease the tax burden and supply cheap labour for this infrsatructure scam the govt is promoting.
With blood, sweat, tears and blisters these punks will learn what it takes to be a man.
I won't even pretend to know what goes on between the ears
of a Politician.
Scott, I was thinking specifically of people that are out on the
streets, and get arrested for doing dumb and violent crimes....
and they have 30 or 50 or 80 prior convictions.
Look at that Christopher Pauchey, who made national news
after he dumped his preschool daughters into individual snow
banks at -50c in the night with the kids only wearing diapers
and T-Shirts. He had something like 56 prior convictions
already and was only in his early 20's. Why was this guy still
not in prison somewhere? If he had been, those kids would
still be alive.
I remember hearing about a guy who was arrested for his 87th
"B&E" and he just got more time tacked onto his probation....
which he was already on...No time for that crime.
If you are a prolific repeat offender, with violence, what would
be the magic number of convictions to incarcerate someone for
a long time in the interests of Public Safety as Rehabilitation has
proven not to work for certain individuals???
An even better deal is to provide free labour that puts money directly into peoples pockets (while costing non-criminals jobs)
Scott Free - You can already do time in Gitmo for just THINKING about crime. That goes beyond the bounds of reality. Everyone has criminal thoughts daily. Therefore we are all guilty and all suspects under ther new world odor.
The US of idea of criminals making your private prison NYSE stock go is insanity. Keep the penn system in public hands and put the criminal to work for the public instead of the corporate empire.
That's what sane nations do.
I like that idea. Criminals could be put to work and their wages could go to their victims. The only problem is that we are a slave society and so the criminal is seen to owe society not their victim. We are the queens chattel and so monies earned would go to her not her slaves.
It would be a good idea if people in Canada were free not cottagers.