Friday, 3 June 2016

The Gentle Sex..

The defendant was given two years in prison, suspended for two years, with a 60-day rehabilitation activity requirement and a six-month alcohol treatment programme in February.
Which act of mercy - due to her by virtue of her possession of a womb - she treated with the same contempt as always...
Unemployed Whittaker walked free from court again on Thursday, after admitting assaulting Mr Moss by beating him, although the suspended sentence may yet be activated at the higher court.
Ha ha ha ha ha ha! Good one! Yeah, sure it will...
The magistrates imposed an eight-week curfew, between 8pm and 8am. They ordered the defendant, of Fenwick Street, Burnley, to pay £100 compensation, £85 costs and an £85 victim surcharge out of her benefits.
We pay. Again.


Anonymous said...

These court orders to pay compensation make me laugh. Once the order has been made, it becomes a civil debt, which leaves the victim having to take action if the offender refuses to pay it - something which happens a lot - and few victims can afford the legal process, especially as it usually costs more than the compensation amount. This leaves the streetwise crims doing nothing and basically getting away with it. Better the compensation amount is added to the fine, the court pay the victim, and retrieves the money from the offender, possibly on pain of incarceration if it's not paid. However, this would mean the courts having to do some work.
Unfortunately, as in many such cases, with the offenders on benefits, we pay either way.

Ted Treen said...

If they can't abide by the rules of a civilised society, they should not be afforded any of the privileges enjoyed by those members who do live by the rules.

stengle said...

The state pays the state's fines. It's just a money-go-round.

JuliaM said...

"Unfortunately, as in many such cases, with the offenders on benefits, we pay either way."

We need another solution. A final one.

"It's just a money-go-round."

It serves a useful purpose (for the State). It employs more state employees. :/