Tuesday, May 27, 2008

How to fight the knife crime epedemic

Another weekend and another rash of violent deaths, it's become as predictable as rain on a bank holiday. And after 11 years of promising to be "tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime" all that Labour can do is to promise ever more crime initiatives.

Of course, we don't need more initiatives or "tougher sentences", we just need the authorities to impose the tougher sentences already available. But as I said in my previous post, this country is run by an establishment who lives in another universe. To quote Stephen Pollard...
...police must be given full powers to stop and search children. But instead, not only do the courts and CPS treat children found with knives with kid gloves, dangerous idiots such as Sir Al Aynsley-Green, to whom we pay £130,000 a year for his wisdom as the Children's Commissioner for England, warn that allowing police the power to search children might antagonise them. That just about sums up how the whole edifice works: God forbid that a potential murderer is upset by having his coat examined.