Friday, 21 August 2020

"Alexa, What's The Definition Of Insanity?"

 "Here's something I found in the 'Liverpool Echo'...":

A persistent paedophile caught with a video of a four-year-old boy being raped was finally jailed today. Timothy Cousins has twice previously been caught downloading indecent images of children being sexually abused.
Yet both times the 32-year-old, of Olivia Street, Bootle, was spared jail and given a chance to change his ways.

Twice. Not once, but twice.  

Paul Lewis, defending, urged the judge to spare his client jail again, arguing Cousins had responded well to supervision, but struggled when it finished.

How much are we spending keeping this recidivist alive?  

He accepted it was a "bold submission" but said Cousins "engaged well" and stayed out of trouble for a two-year period until his supervision ended on January 30 last year.
Mr Lewis said: "My submission is that the absence of supervision is causing him to reoffend. There are no substance misuse issues. There are no psychiatric or mental health issues."

If you thought that argument might fly, you may have the issues... 


Bucko said...

So he will offend unless he has constant supervision? That's not really a good argument for keeping him out of the clink.

Robert the Biker said...

Chop his bollocks off, nail the remainders to a tree and invite the rest of the nonces to come and have a look. See if the "recidivism" rate drops.

Ripper said...

Throw him to his neigbours, that'll fix him for good.

Anonymous said...

+1. He could always be supervised by Big Bubba in a shared cell. I'm sure this would give them both the opportunity to have a civilised conversation on their personal philosophies and come out of it better people.

Anonymous said...

A short rope and a long drop might just modify his behaviour.

JuliaM said...

"So he will offend unless he has constant supervision?"

It's like they just mouth words for money without any idea of what they mean, isn't it?

"A short rope and a long drop might just modify his behaviour."

Sadly, we gave that up. Because we're so 'civilised'...