The first test case of eviction of a council tenant is under way. Initially I was supportive of the mother in this case because -
a) her son is 18 and therefore she is not responsible for his actions, he is;
b) he was arrested and charged but not yet convicted, so eviction proceedings are premature;
c) this is a selective punishment that cannot be applied to all who were involved because they aren't all in council housing and
d) it's also collective punishment, going after family members who were not involved in any crime.
However, she lost sympathy points by ignoring all those reasons and going straight to 'human rights'. Then she claimed her son was the victim in all this, and now she is claiming 'police brutality' and that her son's human rights are being violated.
All my sympathy has evaporated.
'The police have made mistakes. They have beaten two children up.’
Either her son is an adult and she is not responsible for his actions, or he is a child and she is. The doublethink option is not available.
The son has not yet been to trial. It is possible that he is not guilty but just happened to be in the area, but even if that is true it will be extremely hard to prove. There weren't too many casual sightseers around that night.
All this talk of 'human rights' is frankly ridiculous. Because of the actions of those yobs now screaming 'It's me rights innit?' we are all going to be subject to collective punishments for their actions - and many Mail commenters are delighted to bring that down on themselves.
In the event of anything happening that the Government doesn't like, they want to be able to shut down social media sites, effectively shutting down the internet, until they feel comfortable enough to let us talk to each other again. The drones believe this will only apply to riots and not to any future protest they might want to make.
The Government want to refuse anyone the right to wear any kind of face covering (pay attention, Muslims, because yes, this means you too) and to give police the power to demand they be removed. Who honestly believes the police, who stood by and watched the riots, are going to apply this to rioters in the course of their business? Who is going to be shocked and appalled next Halloween when their costumed ten-year-old is arrested? The drones believe, the drones will be shocked, but then it'll be too late.
Now the Cameroid wants some form of 'national service' for all sixteen-year-olds. All. Not just the bad ones. All of them. Every last one. Yes, Mr. Mail reader with the studious well-mannered children, yours too. Their crime is not rioting, their crime is being sixteen. They will be punished whether they are feral or not. So where is their incentive to be good citizens when they are going to be punished for looting anyway? So far it's 'voluntary'. Ha ha ha.
Indiscriminate punishment applied to all for the actions of a few. This is what the Cameroid perceives as 'justice'. So if your neighbour routinely gets drunk and smashes up cars in the street, how would you feel about an alcohol ban and a 9 pm curfew enforced by fines and prison? Not just for him. For you and everyone else too. A good idea? The drones are easily convinced to say 'yes'.
I still think evicting families over the actions of one member of that family is wrong. The one who did the crime should face the consequences. Otherwise they grow up believing they can still do as they please because although there are consequences, someone else will have to face them. The idiot woman, however, can deal with her case on her own. Once you claim that those involved - whether actively or not - are the victims in all this, then I wash my hands of you. The victims are those who were killed and injured, whose property was trashed or stolen, and ultimately everyone in the entire country whose 'human rights' are about to be curtailed even further as a result of the looting and burning.
Under the rules on gangs being drawn up by Mr Duncan Smith, the police will be told to work with the tax authorities and the DVLA to hound gang bosses – while trying to save boys from being dragged into the gang culture.
Officers will trawl through bank accounts in search of even minor infringements to cause criminals ‘constant annoyance’.
Are bank accounts now standard among the youth? Do those involved in guns and drugs really accept cheques? So whose bank accounts are to be open to scrutiny? Well... everyone's. Except the drug gangs. Because they don't have bank accounts.
In an interview yesterday, the Work and Pensions Secretary said: ‘You need to get a message across at moment number one that the police are going to make their life hell.
‘They are going to use every device they can to get after them, whether it is crossing the street at the wrong place, any kind of misdemeanour.
‘They are going to check your parking tickets, everything. They are going to be on their case.’
'Da Yoof' already complain that the police are harassing them all the time. This is really going to improve that perception, isn't it? Crossing the street in the wrong place? When did that become a UK crime? Parking tickets? At sixteen?
So any kid - or anyone - caught nipping across a crossing while the light is red (even when there's no traffic) will then be the subject of police harassment. Or does anyone believe that this will be only applied to actual gang members? Looking at past application of such rules, does anyone believe this will apply to Ferals at all?
What will happen is that once you are on a police database, whether for a parking ticket, taking a photo, wearing a mask, having a Twitter account or looking at someone in a funny way, they can then harass you whenever they feel like it. The gangs? Well, those people can be dangerous so it'll be far easier to rack up targets using the meek and the mild. Won't happen? Sure it won't, because it's never happened before.
You can bet the penalties will be onerous too. There is no connection between the offence and the sentence any more. Torch a building and get a few weeks in jail. Irritate a judge and get six months without trial. It's not some tinfoil-hat theory. It is happening now.
Our Government is about to make it much, much worse. For us, not for the criminals.