One headline amongst hundreds:
Middle aged man attacked, held on the ground and repeatedly stabbed.
Fortunately for those responsible for this terrible and worrying act he/she/they didn’t kill the man, therefore the guilty party, when found, will escape the death penalty …. or they would if there was one. I have said it before and am saying it again.
That’s just one ‘incident’. I have given up trying to count the vast amount of murders there are each day.
Murder is a crime, therefore it should be treated as one, not as something to play out by far too many people.
I can’t bear to read about children being slaughtered by their own parents. Is this normal? Why the hell are we English tolerating such behaviour?
Steps have got to be taken to stop the violence that is going on in my country. I know some folk are against the death penalty. I remember it well but throughout my childhood I only heard of a young soldier who was hung for murdering a girl on local parkland. I remember thinking that it served him right for taking another’s life. Now it is common to take lives and get away with it.
Okay, there’s always a prison term. Have you ever been inside a prison? Well, In my various jobs with Probation Service and Police CID, I learned that prisoners had it rough. They deserved punishment. Not so now. Putting people in prison is no good, not now they have it so good.
I heard the other day that prisoners might soon be allowed to have sex! A week in the stocks would be a better idea.
Punishment should be extreme. Killing a guy/woman/child should qualify the perpetrator for the same. I think they call that ‘an eye for an eye’. Why let him live when a loved one has been slaughtered?
I remember the days when hanging was in fashion. The prisoner didn’t suffer, at least the powers that be made sure that there was no pain. It didn’t happen often, only in extreme cases. But you rarely heard about a murder in those days. Why? Because hanging was a deterrent.
Sad to say - we have become soft in our dealings with murderers. Some will say that we would be treating like with like. But…. It WAS a deterrent and that is what we need now. Maybe if it was brought back our teenagers would go back to playing football instead of walking the streets armed and ready to kill.
Finally, to prove my point that there are people out there who deserve to be shot.
Three year old boy, out shopping with mother,
victim of acid attack, injuring body and face. 4 men arrested.
I ask again, what the hell is going on in this world and why should we tolerate such appalling behaviour?