CHRIS GRAYLING ANNOUNCES SWEEPING CHANGES FOR TOUGHER JUSTICE – Looks like the Tory led Government are pulling out all the stops in order to claw back voters.
Now Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, has stated that we will announce a number of sweeping changes for a tougher justice system during the Tory Party conference.
According to Mr. Grayling there are far too many criminals who are simply set free with nothing more than a ‘slap on the wrist’ and he intends to put a stop to it.
One of the biggest crackdowns will targeted those engaging in any form of child pornography, including engaging in sexual activities, watching or distributing images and or video.
Mr. Grayling stated that for far too long criminals engaging in the most heinous of crimes against children have been let-off with nothing more than a warning and it has to stop.
Other areas of concern are drug, sex and weapons offenses; all of which currently appear to be treated with leniency by the police and the courts.
“Last year offenders who admitted committing some of the most serious crimes escaped with just a slap on the wrist.
Quite simply this is unacceptable and unfair on victims.
Under Labour, Britain built up a cautions culture which brought soft justice to the High Street. It’s time that changed.” Chris Grayling, Justice Secretary
Last year, according to Government figures, the police force handed out a mere slap on the wrist for no less than 1,543 cases involving child prostitution and pornography with a further 1,560 cases involving the making and distribution of child pornography – the new system will effectively prevent police officer from using a ‘caution’ in such cases and that more will be taken through the judicial process in order to reduce the level of crime.
The proposals are also extended to that of carrying an offensive weapon or supplying a Class A drug; along with a number of other offenses such as sexual assault and rape.
I doubt anyone would disagree that these crimes should and must be dealt with in an appropriate way – that is locking them up for a very long time.
Unfortunately Britain has an issue that will likely prevent any type of justice every being done. For starters it is already a known fact that our prisons are over-crowded. Many believe this situation has arisen due to the standards in which prisoners are kept.
If you lock up a criminal in what is nothing short of a 4 star hotel then it is not unreasonable to consider that prison itself is no deterrent – looking at the number of repeat offenders is testament to that fact.
Mr. Grayling is right; we desperately need a change in the system so that criminals are not allowed to get away with their crimes.
The issue here is the indoctrination of political correctness and human rights. There used to be a time when criminals were publicly flogged and rarely would they come back for a second helping.
We’ve also removed the death penalty and whilst there are statistics to suggest that the death penalty is not an effective deterrent it does at least prevent those convicted and sentenced to death from every being able to re-offend.
If the British public really wants to see justice and reduce the cost then it needs to consider bringing back flogging, the death penalty and above all a complete overhaul of the prison system so that prisoners are not afford the luxuries that many taxpayer’s cannot afford.