Monday, May 5, 2014

And they wonder why people have contempt for the law...

Respect for the law is at an all time low in the UK simply because judges don't do their jobs by offering soft sentences. Such things as political correctness and a desire to not appear 'racist' also means that to many of the indigenous population, there appears to be a two tier system in operation, where the colour of your skin or your chosen religion might jut mean your sentence is far lighter than one that would be received by 'ol whitey'.
Still, this one came as a bit of a surprise...
A MOTORIST jailed after a high-speed police chase has escaped losing his licence for ever despite already being banned 39 times.
Andrew Bage, 46, had an “appalling” 211 convictions including 39 for driving while disqualified and without insurance.
Recorder Graeme Cook told him: “This is one of the most serious cases of dangerous driving I have ever come across. There is no remorse and your record is appalling.”
He jailed the landscape gardener for 15 months and disqualified him for four years. But he chose not to use his discretionary power and take away his licence for good.
Clearly this guy is an utter loon, a car or other road vehicle driven without due care and attention is a lethal weapon and driving whilst drunk makes it even worse. This is one of the cases where if the guy shows no remorse then the sentence needs to be open ended until the authorities are pretty damned certain he won't be a danger to the public again.
Now whilst I have my doubts about speed restrictions, speed cameras, as well as the amount of alcohol in your system being dangerous, clearly this guy is not safe to be allowed in a vehicle, hell he doesn't appear to be safe to be allowed out of the house at times.
Before Bage was led to the cells, the judge also ordered him to pay a £100 victim surcharge and said the money must be paid within 18 months. But Bage defiantly replied: “Not by me!”
Sounds about right, we're going to pay it out of his benefits.
Somehow I suspect once he's released he'll be caught again, I doubt revoking his license permanently would work, this guy probably needs taking out and shot as a waste of space.

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