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Offenders 'unpunished' by courts
« on: July 31, 2008, 07:03:13 AM »
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7534337.stm

Defence solicitors in England and Wales have warned that serious offenders are getting off lightly because police are chasing performance targets.

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Re: Offenders 'unpunished' by courts
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2008, 07:51:07 AM »
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Playing the system

"I've known a caution for a serious offence of actual bodily harm where the victim required stitches.

"A caution was issued for having a house full of cannabis plants. A 20-year-old man who had unlawful sex with a 15-year-old was cautioned."

Solicitors have also described how some offenders exploit the system by giving false addresses and said there was no proper confirmation of their identity. They also said half of fines are not paid in full.

Mr Johnson said: "The criminals play the system day in day out. They admit the offence quickly to qualify for a ticket, which is the fastest way of getting out of the police station."

if and when the cops get the litle darlings to court they are let go with virtually no punishment or something that doesnt even fit the crime....

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Re: Offenders 'unpunished' by courts
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2008, 07:55:01 AM »
crime going unpunished,thats about right >:( >:(

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Re: Offenders 'unpunished' by courts
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2008, 12:11:31 PM »
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7534337.stm

Defence solicitors in England and Wales have warned that serious offenders are getting off lightly because police are chasing performance targets.

What 'police'?