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To think that there is no good in these kids future

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PatPig Fri 10-May-13 13:31:26

Story here:

Age 14 and 15 they killed an old lady to buy Nike shoes, they will serve 3 years in a young offenders institute, one boy has already fathered two children, both have convictions for assaulting their parents, there's violent burglary, kidnap and assault.

AIBU to think they will be let out in 3 years having spent several years in the company of similarly unpleasant teenagers to spend the foreseeable future committing more crime and causing more misery?

valiumredhead Fri 10-May-13 13:35:57

What do you think should happen then if they don't go to prison?

valiumredhead Fri 10-May-13 13:36:13

Or are you saying the sentence isn't long enough?

ReindeerBollocks Fri 10-May-13 13:38:27

The sentence will be in line with Youth Offending Guidelines.

I don't think it is a very long time, given that they have taken a life, and my only hope for these boys is that they get access to real support services to enable them to reflect, and hopefully change their ways.

Wannabestepfordwife Fri 10-May-13 13:39:02

Yanbu I hope that they can be rehabilitated but in IMO they are likely to come out more hardend then they went in

Fakebook Fri 10-May-13 13:39:51

Apart from brainwashing them into being good hmm, I don't know what else could be done to get thugs like these off the street.

TheSecondComing Fri 10-May-13 13:40:17

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ophelia275 Fri 10-May-13 13:41:32

I don't understand how people can get such a short sentence for killing someone. So depressing.

PatPig Fri 10-May-13 13:44:41

I think they should probably stay in there till they are about 30. I just can't see 15-year-old scumbags coming out at 18, not as scumbags. The list of past crimes seems pretty long too.


Pozzled Fri 10-May-13 13:44:49

I think that there can't have been much good in those kids' pasts, either.

I don't believe children are born evil. It's sickening to think that anyone can learn to have such a complete lack of respect for human life.

timidviper Fri 10-May-13 13:53:05

It is sickening to think there are parts of society where lack of respect for all sorts of things is the norm. Unfortunately I don't think any government will ever want to tackle problems with the so-called underclass because of the politically correct backlash so it will just continue

Dawndonna Fri 10-May-13 13:57:14

They were sentenced to six years for the manslaughter, four years for the robbery of Mrs Castle and three years for the robbery of Rosé Mohammed, all to run concurrently.

So, not three years.
The three years will be served in a young offenders institution, after which it is likely that the offenders will be sent to a 'normal' prison.

saulaboutme Fri 10-May-13 13:58:02

I read about this today and it sickens me the justice system in this country! Her daughter made a statement saying the sentence doesn't fit the crime. I really don't understand it.
Very rarely you hear of a fitting sentence for crimes. How can loved ones ever feel and truly say "Justice has been done" in this country?

BettySwollocksandaCrustyRack Fri 10-May-13 14:01:23

3 years is ridiculous - they will come out with more knowledge on crime than they went in with.

They are scumbags at 15, they will be scumbags at 18 and probably for the rest of their lives.

I do believe some people are born evil with their brains wired differently and I don't believe they would ever change. Lots of people come from shitty backgrounds etc etc - we do all however, know right from wrong.

PatPig Fri 10-May-13 14:02:18

Dawndonna, that is in fact three years:

"Bartlett, of Northolt, west London, and Hoque, of Mile End, east London, were told they would have extended licence periods of four years after serving half their sentences."

In other words after three years they will be released from prison. For the next four years they will be subject to recall to theoretically serve the remainder of their sentence, if they get caught and convicted of something else.

ohbuggerhelp Fri 10-May-13 14:12:01

With DNA testing and providing there is absolute certainty of guilt, as an atheist I see no reason whatsoever not to re introduce the death penalty for pondscum like this.

I do object to my taxes going on feeding and housing them.

FasterStronger Fri 10-May-13 14:19:24

what was these children's home lives like to make them behave in such a way?

i expect if we knew their parents, their behaviour would make much more sense.

Dawndonna Fri 10-May-13 14:24:49

interesting reading
I'm sure branding them scumbags really helps.

BettySwollocksandaCrustyRack Fri 10-May-13 14:27:32

I'm sure branding them scumbags really helps

What else would you call them then? I think calling them scumbags is actually quite tame to be honest.

Yeah, let's just send them off to live in the lap of luxury and in 3 years time they will be totally reformed. hmm

Dawndonna Fri 10-May-13 14:27:39

Oh, by the way ohbugger dna testing is not 100% accurate. I am certainly not willing to take that risk.

Dawndonna Fri 10-May-13 14:30:30

Oh do grow up, Betty Nobody is that much of a bleeding heart fucking liberal. They're kids. They did wrong, outrageously so. They probably didn't stand a chance at a decent life before they were born, but nasty knee jerk twats will never give them a chance. Some people serve their time and go on to live perfectly respectable, safe lives. Both John Mc Vicar and Erwin James spring to mind. There are probably many others you have never heard of, but closed minds don't listen, don't read and believe that the only way is to meet violence with further violence, be it verbal or physical.

BettySwollocksandaCrustyRack Fri 10-May-13 14:34:03

Dawn - I don't need to be told to grow up thanks jut because I don't agree with you on this. They are teenagers, they are old enough to know you don't go round murdering old ladies no matter how shitty their upbringing was. I don't believe violence should meet violence and I don't believe in capital punishment (purely incase they get it wrong) but I also don't believe we should be mollycoddling them and letting them live in luxury whilst they "pay" for their sins.

ohbuggerhelp Fri 10-May-13 14:36:07

I couldn't give a damn how shit their lives have been.
If it had been my old mum they'd killed I'd have seen to them myself.

Prison's too good for them.

FasterStronger Fri 10-May-13 14:36:56

I don't think they should live in luxury either - but they need a chance. and I don't think they have ever had one.

how do you think their parents treated them when they were 5 yo to be this heartless?

Dawndonna Fri 10-May-13 14:38:42

Betty I apologise, I thought you were part of the 'hang 'em high' brigade. Sorry.
It is interesting that the Norwegian model has such a low reoffending rate though.

ohbugger Apart from the fact that if it had been my old mum I'd have been bloody grateful, they did not set out with the intent to murder an old lady. The fact is they did, it was wrong, but it was unintentional. Prison is not too good for anybody.

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