A prolific Oxford thief who 'blighted the lives' of city residents has been given a ...Lengthy prison sentence? Lethal injection? David Thompson's “three-strikes-and-we-put-you-out-to-sea-on-a-fucking-raft” policy?
... final chance and will embark on a residential rehabilitation scheme.Of course! Who really expected anything else...?
The 46-year-old of no fixed abode, who has 120 previous crimes to his name, mostly for theft, appeared to be sentenced after he admitted 33 more offences./facepalm
How can it be possible for one person to rack up that criminal history and still be allowed free reign?
Speaking on behalf of Lennon probation officers said that he suffered from substance misuse problems.No! Everyone else suffers. He doesn't!
Sentencing, Judge Peter Ross said: "You are 46 years old, you have had a long history of drug abuse which has blighted your life now for many, many years."*grinds teeth*
"And it has blighted the lives of so many innocent people upon whom you have preyed, committing offences in order to raise money for your drug habit."That's the salient point, isn't it? So why not sentence him accordingly?
"You have a chance now which will never be repeated."Really? Bet it is!
He said that if a non-rehabilitative course had been taken he would consider a jail term in the region of three years for the latest crimes.
Instead Judge Ross ordered a three-year community order for Lennon.I really hope he burgles a relative or pal of this bewigged cretin.