Skip to comments.'Let burglars off with caution', police told
Posted on 04/04/2006 4:00:26 PM PDT by Sometimes A River
Burglars will be allowed to escape without punishment under new instructions sent to all police forces. Police have been told they can let them off the threat of a court appearance and instead allow them to go with a caution. The same leniency will be shown to criminals responsible for more than 60 other different offences, ranging from arson through vandalism to sex with underage girls.
New rules sent to police chiefs by the Home Office set out how seriously various crimes should be regarded, and when offenders who admit to them should be sent home with a caution.
Some serious offences - including burglary of a shop or office, threatening to kill, actual bodily harm, and possession of Class A drugs such as heroin or cocaine - may now be dealt with by caution if police decide that would be the best approach.
And a string of crimes including common assault, threatening behaviour, sex with an underage girl or boy, and taking a car without its owner's consent, should normally be dealt with by a caution, the circular said.
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Well, that's one way to reduce crime stats...
OK, April Fool's was like 3 days ago now. Stop it. Seriously.
Have they taken away those pointy knives yet?
Hey, don't worry. The Moslems will change all of that when they take over.
Ken is halfway there now.
Gotta go get more ammo....
When did Scrappleface buy the Daily Mail?
This must be the authorities way of "ducking" the expense burden of crime.
Is that the way it was in Sodom and Gomarah?
The only crime they appear to regard as serious in the new, improved U.K. is using a weapon to defend yourself.
But if the police can't be bothered to defend you or your property, what other choice is left?
The key to Giuliani and Bratton's campaign to bring law and order back to New York City, after crime had run completely out of control under Dinkins, was to arrest offenders for small but highly visible offenses.
No more sleeping on park benches. No more forcing drivers at stop signs to let you wash their windows or get their cars scratched. No more shoplifting. No more breaking windows with rocks. Because if you see people committing crimes all over the place and let them get away with it, there can only be one result. More crimes, escalating to more serious crimes.
A Mulligan for Burglars? Glad it's the UK and not here.
What exactly is Jack Straw's home address?
Another "crime" they are fond of enforcing are their "hate speech" codes.
Say anything negative about Muslim immigration, off to court you shall go.
See: Nick Griffin.
Burglars with a Swiss Army Knife go directly to the Tower of London to await the Comfy Chair.
LOL, and here I thought Zimbabwe couldn't get any worse.
I think the U.S. should do this too. If they are going to amnesty the illegal aliens then it is only right that they stop enforcing other laws too, otherwise it is discriminatory against burglars, molesters, murderers, etc. I am sure alot of our criminals had good reasons for committing their crimes also.
It is practical, saves the liberal judge some time.
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