Getting Irate So That You Don't Have To

Getting Irate So That You Don't Have To

Friday, 30 November 2007

Has Our Judicial System Really Got Nothing Better To Do ?

Here's why the Criminal Justice System is fundamentally broken.

While on the one hand it's letting suspected criminals escape justice simply because they don't turn up at court, it's also spending time and money on ridiculous cases like this.

It's taken nine months to bring to court, and cost God only knows how much money, to give a man a ten-week suspended prison sentence for calling a woman an "English bitch" in an argument over a scratched car. The crime ? "Racially aggravated disorderly behaviour".

It's absoutely stark, raving crazy that our courts, full-to-busting, should waste their time and resources convicting someone who threw an insult in a fit of temper.

The "criminal" in question must be feeling sick. Even more so because he didn't even get his facts right. The woman he insulted isn't English. She's Welsh.

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