Saturday, January 3, 2009

Continuing Evidence of the Decline of the British Empire

Apparently the Brits (who have only one justice system, a national one--as opposed to our patchwork of national and state) have begun having their petty criminals sentenced to community service don blaze orange vests with the words "Community Payback" across the back. Well, this of course, has raised concern for the rights of criminals. What an outrage, what a horror, to have to wear such a vest while picking up roadside garbage.

One quote from the article said it all: "One 25-year-old offender said he felt singled out... "They might as well put a sign around your neck telling everyone what you've done," he told the Daily Mirror on a recent day, as he snipped hedges as part of his punishment. "I don't want to go through this again."

Duh. Isn't that the point?


Mudge said...

If you think the British were too accommodating of criminals' concerns, look at this from, of all places, Texas.

Doc Milnamo said...

The 25-year-old malcontent could have the sharia courts in Great Britain take a look at his case.

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