Five young criminals enjoyed a day trip to Alton Towers at taxpayers’ expense as part of an ‘intensive supervision programme’.Well, if we absolutely have to reward these little oxygen-thieves with holidays, may I suggest a camping trip?
But maybe I’m being too harsh. Maybe these were non-violent youth, just grafitti-artists?
The group, which included a knife-wielding robber and a teenager who had mugged an elderly man, spent a day at the theme park with a youth offending team.What a shocker….
Magistrates had agreed to relax one offender’s electronic tag conditions after organisers apparently claimed he was going on a ‘group activity’ with ‘educational elements’.Great! Drag them back to court and do them for perjury!
In reality, the youths spent several hours on rollercoasters such as Nemesis and Oblivion at the Staffordshire attraction.
Elaine McHale, corporate director for family services at Wakefield Council, said: ‘This activity was inappropriate for these young people and we have started an immediate review to identify how this decision was taken and to ensure lessons are learned.’You forgot to add “..and then sack them.”, love…
She added that the trip went without incident.Well, that was lucky for you, eh?
Here we go again ... "When the music stops" ...
"...may I suggest a camping trip?
A bit harsh on the local polar bear community, I feel.
As anti-military, unnationalistic as I am, I do sometimes wonder if National Service was such a bad idea...especially the , now defunct, German style where dissenters could do 'wiping OAP arses' Service instead.
'the youths spent several hours on rollercoasters such as Nemesis and Oblivion'
Assuming that there are plenty more of these trips already booked and paid for, how about a compromise;
a) deduct the cost from any future benefits they apply for
b) let them ride without the benefit of safety harnesses and restraints; hanging on with their bare hands would make it a far more 'educational experience'.
Alyernatively, a more appropriate course of action might be to take them to Alton Towers and make them spend the day cleaning the toilets and emptying the bins, knowing that other more law-abiding youngsters around them are enjoying the attractions.
Anyone convicted of taking part in the riots, or of looting should be compulsorily sterilised (no matter what their age) to prevent them from passing on their obviously defective genes to another generation ..
Its the only way we'll ever break the cycle ..
"A bit harsh on the local polar bear community, I feel."
Someone suggested South Georgia, but that would be too hard on the penguins. The leopard seals might be happy, though...
"...a more appropriate course of action might be to take them to Alton Towers and make them spend the day cleaning the toilets and emptying the bins..."
"And just when they are sticking two mischievous claws up at Fat Al too."
Heh" Yeah, I've been reading that at Tory Aardvark's blog... ;)
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