There is blood on our hands again

(From the song 'Blood on our Hands' by Death From Above 1979).

What I'm clumsily trying to say is that here's a blog what I made whilst I should've been doing something better and that if you're reading it then you should be doing something better too. Also, the fact that you and I have the time and resources to respectively make and read this gumpf is why the World is so screwed.

25 October 2005

To the victim belongs the spoils

Now that I'm a victim of crime I feel justified in spouting the authoritarian beliefs I've held for some time and further developed over the last few days.

I no longer care about the civil-liberties implications about bio-metric data and ID cards... bring 'em on I say. If every citizen is obliged to have a card with fingerprint information then we could have a national data-base of fingerprint records that can be accessed and cross-matched against those found at the scene of a crime... like, oh I don't know... the prints found in my car when some FUCKING BASTARDS BROKE THE FUCK IN, YOU MOTHERLESS FUCKING CUNTS!

Ahem... Still, we all read about scum-bags with 60 offences finally being sent to prison... for a year. Just yesterday I was reading about someone who had forty-something driving offences and was being sentenced to two years... sure 'driving offences' they're not real crimes are they? Not like murder or rape or illegal distribution of copyrighted material (that last one's a joke by the way, who gives a shit about that? I mean really... The record/film companies that's who cares and screw them... they've made billions). And yet, driving without insurance might not seem so bad until that person drives into you and either: stops and tells you they haven't got insurance (unlikely) so you receive nothing or doesn't stop and maybe hits a few more people trying to get away (still you receive nothing). Of course, knowing the trouble that they're likely to be in if caught and the fact that they if they don't care about insurance then they probably don't care about pesky things like tax, MOT's, alcohol limits, speed limits, seatbelts for themselves or passengers and general highway rules this makes them all the more dangerous.

I'm not suggesting a blanket 'three strikes' kinda rule... some offences are 'worse' than others... (getting caught in possession of a small amount of cannabis etc. is worse than getting caught with a small amount of someone else's brains spattered all over a knife you're holding(providing they're dead/wounded and you stabbed them(I have to cover that point because some people are THAT pedantic))). Whereas some or all of that may be true... it should be fairly obvious to anyone in Britain these days that neither New Labour or the Tories are ever gonna really be 'tough on the causes of crime', it's easier to just do the first part of that cliché and just be 'tough' on crime full-stop. This means of course that the social issues are not addressed (the causes of crime) and so those working-class council house/inner-city type areas remain ghettos to all intents and purposes. They have poor residents that can't afford anything other than the state provided services that are staffed by people from the area because no-one else wants to be there. So the schools are poorly funded, they have kids from poor families who've been poorly educated and don't place importance on such things... Sure it's much more complicated than that and that's why there needs to be effective deterrent to crime and better detection methods.

CCTV is another area which could be expanded and the technology for that is getting better all the time too.

I'm tired of typing now...But more may well follow tomorrow.


  • At 25/10/05 03:03, Blogger Comrade_S said…

    A few good points there, I'm going to take that liberty and write up a brief history/what is? of communism and post that as an alternative on my blog tomorrow...

  • At 26/10/05 06:39, Blogger bob said…

    dude, sorry to hear about your crime problem. sucks. it has happened to me as well. fucking criminals. steal from rich people, not us regular folks that have to bust our balls to buy what we want.

    anyway, keep up the good work on this blog. I'll be back.


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