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G-CPTN
22nd Sep 2006, 05:07
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/5369274.stm
A report for the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies says too many children are prosecuted and criminalised.
It calls for greater emphasis on addressing the educational, social and mental health needs of young offenders and suggests sentencing reform.

spork
22nd Sep 2006, 09:10
"We have seen an increasing preoccupation with protecting the public from young people and a growing intolerance of teenage misbehaviour of all kinds." That'll be the unacceptable behaviour then. Round here people are very tolerant of all sorts of things and the vast majority of young people know reasonable limits.

Unfortunately, on the odd occasion one or two go OTT and start on a spree of criminal damage. Why should anyone think that should go unpunished? I had a lot of fun as a teenager and never once destroyed anyone’s property. Why they need to go that far is a puzzle to me.

Incidentally, what a chilling picture at the top of that news item, eh?

Windy Militant
22nd Sep 2006, 10:06
Perhaps if the Numpties who thought of this were made to live on a sink hole estate for a few months they'd change their minds.
According to a local beat officer I was talking to they are regularly taunted by the local urchins with the fact they're too young to be done and if they try they'll report them to the social for child abuse. :ugh:

Will they get done for not using Booster cushions when they're joy riding?:}

419
22nd Sep 2006, 10:17
Will they get done for not using Booster cushions when they're joy riding

Don't be silly.
It will be the car owner who gets prosecuted for not leaving a booster cushion in the car for them to use.

spork
23rd Sep 2006, 17:35
419
Thank you! pmsl!

Two's in
23rd Sep 2006, 20:40
You couldn't make it up...

http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2006440273,00.html

Cops swoop to check on kitten

By JOHN TROUP
September 23, 2006

PET owner Robert Emberson was stunned as two cops swooped on his home — to seize his KITTEN.

The bobbies went round after pet charity workers were tipped off that the moggy missed a routine appointment.

Robert had adopted the rescue kitten named Plume.

But Cat Protection workers swooped to demand it back — and called in a police escort in case there was trouble. Horticultural student Robert, 18, accused the charity of being heavy-handed.

He said: “They were so rude — barging in without warning. I was horrified.”

It followed an earlier visit by a Cat Protection worker who claimed to have seen a SINGLE FLEA on the cat. Robert, of Canvey Island, Essex, agreed to treat Plume. But he was waiting for his pay from his part-time job.

He said: “The flea treatment cost me a day’s wages, but I paid for Plume to be vaccinated and everything.

“I missed just one treatment, but they said they might take Plume away.”

The charity — criticised for refusing to let a man with an artificial leg adopt a cat — refused to comment.

Robert was eventually allowed to keep the cat.

An Essex Police spokeswoman said: “We are frequently asked by other agencies to support them when there could be public order issues.”