by Kevan Stafford
The number of murders in London has reached 62 so far this year, in addition to numerous woundings, assaults, muggings and sexual attacks on women and children.
Some blame the epidemic of violence on shortage of money, police officers and resources to deal with the problem. But the fault could lie more squarely at the door of politically correct soft “civilised” penalties, epitomised by a recent report about two vile thugs on a moped found guilty of knifing to death their robbery victim, child-worker Abdul Samad, even after he had handed over his valuables. High on drugs, the pair of murderers also knifed and wounded several other victims in a four hour rampage across London.
Nathan Gilmaney, 19. GRINNED as he and his accomplice Troy Thomas, 18, were led to the cells at the Old Bailey on 18 May 2018.
Gilmaney’s grinning after being found guilty of foul murder explains everything one needs to know about the violence problem in this country – and much of Western society. Violent thugs DO NOT FEAR THE LAW! And they are correct in not fearing the law, because penalties are nowhere near severe enough. Fines are proportionate to one’s income and what is to be feared about a sentence in a safe warm cell with three hot meals per day plus comforting coco before bedtime, lots of activities available such as playing snooker and ball games, internet browsing and football on TV, like-minded friends to chat to, time in the gym for body-building, university courses and “rehabilitation”? And early release to look forward to for good behaviour after serving only half of one’s sentence.
Political correctness (derived from the infamous 1920s Frankfurt School with the aim of fragmenting western societies) demands that we should act in a “civilised”, i.e. soft, manner towards criminals, even persistent ones. Instead, society should be prepared to respond to murder, acid throwing and child abuse with execution, society would be better of without such vicious thugs. For less serious crimes like shop lifting, birching at increasing severity could be an effective deterrent for repeat offenders, alongside sequestration of assets. Birching would undoubtedly be appropriate for crimes of violence, to both punish and deter. Rehabilitation would be largely superfluous when the best form of deterrence would be to be very afraid of the consequences of committing crime in the first place.
On the evening of Abdul Samad’s death he had promised to marry his girlfriend Sultana Ahmed this year. She said “Abdul lived for his job of helping children; he was the change we needed to see in the world, the change he brought because he wanted to brighten the future for the youths of this generation.” RIP.