5 Years or Life? In the UK It’s Hard to Tell the Difference

JusticeSo what happens to a person in the UK found guilty of a heinous attack and attempted murder, and then sentenced to life in prison? ‘Our justice system’s a joke’ – Fury as Richard Austin could be free in five years after stabbing ex-wife.

Because the UK is too “civilized” to actually send people to jail for a long time.

He repeatedly stabbed his ex-wife, then called the cops and waited for them.

Austin was ordered to serve a minimum of just five years at Birmingham Crown Court for what police branded a ‘dangerous and callous attack’, but he could be released after that period.

So he’ll be free in 5 years. She’ll still be dealing with the results of the “life changing” attack, and won’t be able to defend herself from him. Allow the serfs of the UK government to defend themselves? Don’t be ridiculous. You must depend on the state for everything, even those things it cannot supply.

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Members of UK Child Sex Gang Shout ‘Allahu Akbar’ in Court

This is a story of the breakdown of law in the UK. Rotherham child sex gang shout ‘Allahu Akbar’ in court as they are jailed for 80 years for abusing girls, including one who became pregnant at just 12, after being groomed with alcohol and drugs.

Though with the completion of this trial, there is some justice, delayed though it is.

The girl’s pregnancy made headlines in 2001 when she was portrayed as one of Britain’s youngest ever mothers.

Although five men were arrested, there were no prosecutions at the time after the victim told police she could not say which of the men she had had sex with was the father.

They didn’t have DNA testing in the UK in 2001? Or something. But as Irons in the Fire Noted:

Excuse me, but WHY THE HELL WEREN’T THEY ARRESTED FOR MOLESTING AN UNDERAGE GIRL?

Because that is law-enforcement in the UK. (The UK is that place where Great Britain used to be.)

Back Up! Gangsters in the UK use Machine Guns?

I thought guns were outlawed in the United Kingdom. Gangsters’ threat to chop mum’s head off with industrial saw.

And the report exposes how “The Iceman” assassin Mark Fellows’ own nan was nearly killed when rival gangsters targeted him, weeks after he machine-gunned ‘Mr Big’ Massey to death.

There is a photo, if you click through, of the guy and the Uzi submachinegun (fully automatic) that he had when he was arrested. Of course other folks in the gang war have been shot.

So how is it, that an island nation, outlawed most gun ownership years ago, and yet seems to have a growing problem? Could it be that targeting law-abiding citizens doesn’t do much to control the criminal element? I’m sure someone on the Left will disagree with me.

So Of Course, There Are Calls For Crossbow Control

In that place where Great Britain used to be. A pregnant woman was shot in the stomach by a crossbow. Her baby managed to survive.

Politicians are calling for regulating crossbows, because blaming the guy who killed her is so 20th Century.

Sana Muhammad was shot and killed by her ex-husband, Ramanodge Unmathallegadoo. He’s in custody.

Guns. Knives. Now Crossbows. Soon pipes, sticks, and cricket bats. What will they do when they discover you can kill people with your hands and feet?

UK Focusing Too Much on Wrongthink

In the place where Great Britain used to be is a country that looks more like Airstrip One every year. Police need focus on violent crime, not hate crime, says UK’s top police officer.

“My officers are very busy, they are very stretched. We have young people in London subject to gang violence, getting involved in drug dealing, stabbings, lots and lots of priorities.

“We can’t go on increasing the scale of the mission, unless we are given more resources, or the public is prepared for us to do some things not very well.”

All of this is in the face of real problems.

It was allied to a surge in drug-related crime. “We have supply up, clear evidence that the production of cocaine is up, the purity is up, the price is down, addictions are up, deaths are up. It’s being played out by drugs gangs on the streets of our cities and towns across the country.”

They don’t have a guarantee for freedom of speech in the UK, and the .gov is more intent on limiting speech a little more every month.

The PC Police Are Not Doing Real Policing in the UK

In a world with limited resources, you need to pick your battles. Investigating hate crime risks distracting police from their core role, warns head of Britain’s chief constables.

Investigating hate crime risks distracting police from their core role of handling emergencies, solving violent crime and burglaries and neighbourhood policing, the head of Britain’s chief constables warned today.

And the UK has a real problem with violent crime today. (Historically speaking. They have a long way to go before the plumb the depths of places like Chicago, Baltimore or Saint Louis.)

Neither investigating gender-based hate incidents nor investigating allegations against those who have died are bad things to do necessarily – they just cannot be priorities for a service that is over-stretched. Giving clarity to the public about core policing is a priority – and it has not received enough attention in recent years.

Yes, they are investigating crimes that may have been committed by dead people. I’m not sure why. He calls these “Historic investigations.” (For some reason this brings to mind “Lord Vorventa the Twice Hung.” Extra points if you get the reference.)

But then I think it is endemic – in most of Western democracies – that governments are spending time and money on things that don’t make sense. Crime is spiraling out of control in some places, and yet the mayors of the cities in question are not cutting everything in sight to get more cops to fight crime. (In some places they are attacking the cops, which has had the predictable result of having the cops back off crime, and negatively impacted recruitment.)

What Happens When You Cut Cops on the Beat By a Third?

You could also ask what happens when a government isn’t focused on law and order? Cuts have left policing at risk of becoming irrelevant, MPs warn.

Public safety is supposed to be one of the main things a government focuses on. Or that’s what I always thought. But that isn’t where the UK has been concentrating its efforts.

Policing is at risk of becoming “irrelevant” as the number of officers on the beat is slashed and vast numbers of crimes go unsolved, a parliamentary report warns.

Recorded crime is up 32%. Charges/summonses are down 26%. Arrests are down. Fraud is virtually ignored.

It appears highly unlikely that more than one in 200 victims [of fraud] ever sees their perpetrator convicted,

Yet somehow the police in England find time to investigate charges of wrong-think. (Saying things that are not approved by the government.) Strange how they had the manpower to arrest Tommy Robinson. Or maybe it’s not so strange.

Funding is being blamed, as policing – at least beat cops – has been cut about 35% in the past few years.

The Telegraph has a similar story: Police ‘leaving families to fend for themselves’ amid fall in arrests.

Click on the image for bigger view. It is almost as if something changed in the UK in about 2013. It is one thing when both arrests and crime are going down, but when crime is going up, things are not as they were.

It comes amid growing concern that criminals are increasingly allowed to roam the streets without fear of being caught. Victims’ campaigners last night described the figures as “appalling”, and suggested many families no longer feel safe in their homes.

And of course the British are too “civilized” to permit people to defend themselves in their own homes.

So once again we can ask, what are they spending taxpayer’s money on aside from “Public safety?”