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Time For Reform In Our Prisons

Posted in America, Britain, England, Government Spending, Justice, Modern World, News, Police, Politics, Prison with tags , , , , on 17/12/2016 by floroy1942

I read with interest about the prison riot in HMP Birmingham England yesterday, and I was shocked that such a thing could still happen in our prisons. I have always thought that the British prison system is far too soft on those who commit crimes, especially murder and rape.

All The Comforts Of Home

All The Comforts Of Home

These days a killer will be sentenced to ten years and be released in three or four. Surely that is not a just sentence for someone who has murdered an innocent person. Not only that, but prisoners these days live in  better conditions than most of our poorer people. With a TV, Radio, disc player and many other luxuries in their cells, plus snooker tables and chess sets, all paid for by the taxpayer.  There can be little doubt that the ‘Do-Gooders’ in our society have turned prison into a holiday camp. Long gone are the days when you were locked in a cell with just the bare minimum like a bed, wash bowl and toilet. They are more like hotel rooms these days.

The riot in Birmingham lasted twelve hours and a significant amount of damage was done. Again, the taxpayer may well foot the bill for repairs. The trouble has been quoted as being the worst since the Strangeways jail riot in 1990. UK prisons chief Michael Spurr said there were “serious problems” in jails that would not be solved immediately. Justice Secretary Liz Truss said  the rioters would “face the full force of the law.” Now what did she mean by that? An extra three months added to their sentence? I cannot see much coming out of her statement to the Press.

The rioting was said to have involved up to 600 inmates with some severe damage to parts of the prison. Currently it is said that the company that runs the prison, G4S, will be made to foot the bill for repairs although I doubt that. A G4S spokesman said,  “Our teams have worked tirelessly throughout the night to assess the damage caused, start the process of clearing up and capture any evidence that could be used by West Midlands Police for any subsequent prosecutions.”

Mike Spurr

Mike Spurr

This is the third prison violence episode in six weeks following trouble at Lewes and Bedford, and the authorities are worried that it could spread to other prisons in the country. Michael Spurr, who is chief executive of the National Offender Management Service Agency, said overcrowding, reduced staffing and drugs had put pressure on prisons.

In my view the authorities should draft in many more wardens to keep control, and ensure that the prisons are so constructed that it will be impossible for inmates to gather in large numbers. When such an occurrence takes place there should be sufficient wardens to quell the violence, using water cannons and tear gas if necessary. Prisoners need to have all their ‘goodies’ taken away so that they really know the meaning of punishment.

An Easy Time In Prison

An Easy Time In Prison

To allow a murderer or child rapist out of prison within three or four years should be done away with and they should serve a very long time in prison under a harsh regime. Today, killers etc. think nothing of it if they are caught, because they know they will be out in just a few years, and on top of that, have an easy time in prison.

There can be little doubt that the Justice System in Britain has gone soft on criminals, and for that we are all paying the price.

Roy.

When Fun Turns Evil

Posted in America, Britain, Child Discipline, Demonstration, England, Modern World, News, Parenting, Police, Teen Violence with tags , , , , on 31/08/2016 by floroy1942

Carnaval Notting HillIt seems people cannot go out and have a little fun these days without someone causing trouble. Last weekend was the Notting Hill Carnival to celebrate the Caribbean Culture in Britain, but as usual, somebody started causing trouble. Whenever there is a celebration or peaceful demonstration in Britain there is always someone who thinks it is an excuse to cause mayhem. What is wrong with these people?

Police Deal With An Incident

Police Deal With An Incident

During the Notting Hill celebrations 454 people were arrested on charges that included drug possession, carrying knives, assault, sexual offences and theft. During the Carnival  a 15-year-old boy was stabbed in Wornington Road on Sunday. His injuries were critical but are now non-life threatening. A 14-year-old boy was arrested. Three other males, aged 15 to 20, were also wounded in knife attacks on the opening day of the festival.

Medics were on hand to administer help to those who were injured or unwell from alcohol or drugs. Medical beds were even deployed at roadsides in some locations. Ambulance and first aid crews treated more than 1,000 people, mostly for alcohol-related injuries, 77 of whom needed to be hospitalized.

Arrest Of A Suspect

Arrest Of A Suspect

Ken Marsh, chairman of the Metropolitan Police Federation, said “A seemingly growing number of people appear intent on hijacking this Carnival and turning it into a Bank Holiday battleground. The Glastonbury music festival had 40 arrests this year. Notting Hill had 10 times that amount. The organisers need to understand that this event cannot carry on regardless. I think many Londoners will wonder whether the significant amount of taxpayers’ money spent policing this event is frankly worth it.”

The carnival, founded in 1966 by West Indian immigrants following the Notting Hill race riots of 1958, frequently has involved clashes with police. Many local businesses have closed during the event since 1977, when police stormed the carnival amid looting of shops. The 2008 festivities ended in a street riot. Last year, police arrested 407 people, a record for an event where knifing’s committed by youth gangs have become a troubling trend.

In my view these same troublemakers are responsible for hi-jacking very many public events and demonstrations. I believe they are out to deliberately cause trouble, and use such gatherings as an excuse ‘to have a go’ at people and the police every time there is a gathering. This sort of thing is a cancer in Britain and it is spreading.

The Press On The G20 Riots

The Press On The G20 Riots

The country has had so many of these incidents over the past ten years, like the G20 riots in June 2010. There is without doubt a minority of youth in Britain who are looking for any excuse to cause trouble because it makes them feel good. Burning cars and buildings, attacking the police, and not forgetting looting shops.

G20 Destruction

G20 Destruction

Part of the problem is that the police always get blamed for ‘heavy handedness’  when they try to stop these attacks. It has been proven that police are provoked and when they hit back they are recorded on video camera’s or phones which is then distributed on the internet. During the G20 riots this happened in several cases, in particular with a teenage girl who deliberately baited a policeman until he smacked her across the face. She continued to bait him and eventually he hit her with his truncheon on the leg. The video went viral and the officer was suspended, all through no fault of his own.

Good Parent?

Good Parent?

Its for sure that things will never change now in Britain and the problem may get steadily worse For it is a fact that many children from poorer families in the U.K. are allowed to do as they please by their parents, because they cannot be bothered to control them and bring them up properly.

I am not saying that Britain is the only place where such things happen, but it does occur there far more than in other countries. You only have to look at the riots that took place during the last European Football Challenge to see how it is spreading.

Football In The Street

Football In The Street

It is very different from when I was a child, when people had respect for each other and children were brought up properly. We have entered an age where ‘anything goes’ and you can do what the hell you like. If you get caught, so what, you will probably only get a warning from the judge not to do it again and you will be free to carry on.

This is not what life is supposed to be about.

Roy.

Why Is Everyone So Violent Today?

Posted in America, Britain, Child Discipline, England, European Union, Football, Justice, News, Parenting, Teen Violence with tags , , , , on 11/07/2016 by floroy1942

Apart from previous wars, the general public have never been as excessively violent as they are today. I wonder why? What is it that drives people at, for example, football matches to become so angry that we see running street battles and fans attacking each other or the police in the stadium? Something has changed in the psyche of many people today that I just fail to understand.

Fan Violence

Fan Violence

When I was young fans always respected each other, and just because their side lost didn’t mean that they would turn to violence against those who supported the winners. And yet today we hardly see a football match that doesn’t turn to fighting among fans, especially at international matches.

We have seen violent demonstrations in America where the blacks are having a go at the police because they feel that they are hard done by, and yes, I fully realize that there have been three killings of Black people in dubious circumstances in recent days. But instead of having a peaceful demonstration there is always someone who wants to turn it into a violent confrontation with the police.

We have seen the same thing in France, Germany and other European countries for a variety of reasons ranging from football to political differences. Today in Britain street violence, especially between teenagers particularly on a Friday and Saturday night in many towns and cities across the U.K., has risen out of all proportion, Why?

In my view it is because most parents do not have any control over their offspring anymore. When I was growing up my mother was always at home and always there when I needed her, but that is not true today. Most parents see their children for maybe two or three hours a day because they are both working. As a consequence, there is nobody at home to make sure the children are brought up properly, and by that I mean, being respectful of others and being honest. This makes them ‘loose cannons’ whenever they have to interact with others.

Young Murderer Kills Teacher

Young Murderer Kills Teacher

In Britain in particular we have children and teenagers who will murder an old person for the few pounds they have in their pocket, and you can’t deny this for it has happened time and again. In a previous post I relayed the news item that a young man had stolen the wallet from an accident victim who lay badly injured and then walked away and left him on the street. In my youth that would never have happened, for the person concerned would have done everything to help and not just stolen the money and walked away. Oh how times have changed!

To me it seems that we have entered an age where many people put themselves first and to hell with everyone else. Of course I do not mean those of us who still care and behave properly. Naturally I am not saying that everyone is like this, and not everyone would get into a fight because their team lost, but the numbers are growing with our youth and young people. In maybe ten years time I can see a period where complete anarchy reigns across many countries in the world, for it takes very little to get some people’s blood boiling and they take to violence.

Riots In Venezuela 2014

Riots In Venezuela 2014

The history of riots tells us that things have got much worse in the twentieth Century than they ever were before. For example, from 1900 until 1920 there were thirty riots across the entire world. From 2001 to 2010 there were 113 riots across the world, and from 2011 until now we have seen 288. It is good to remember that these are riots by the people and not just incidents at football stadiums, for many got killed during these confrontations.

Life Of Luxery

Life Of Luxury

Part of the problem is that the legal system in many countries is failing. I can only talk about Britain for that is my country, but the justice system is very weak in Britain because of the continued interference of the European Human Rights Council. It has weakened our laws to the extent that a stay in jail for a couple of years for murder is like staying at a holiday camp.

This is partly the reason why many do not fear going to jail for acts of murder, rape or just sheer brutality. In most cases those involved in street fights or at football matches couldn’t give a damn, for they know they will most likely be told in court not to misbehave anymore and are let off with a warning.

Whichever way you look at it, and whatever country you reside in, general violence is becoming more of a daily thing and it makes me wonder where it will all end.

Roy.

Anti-Refugee Protest? – The Tip Of The Iceberg

Posted in America, Britain, Demonstration, England, European Union, Germany, Immigrants, Insurgents, Muslim, News with tags , , , , on 20/12/2015 by floroy1942

With the massive influx of refugees from Syria and the huge number of economic refugees taking advantage of the situation, it was inevitable that somewhere in Europe trouble would begin because the people were not consulted about the acceptance of so many refugees. This has proven to be true as outbreaks of violence against refugees takes hold in some countries.

Germany has already seen demonstrations and attacks against the plans where proposed refugee centres have been vandalized, and in one case burnt to the ground.

Now the trouble has spread to Holland. In the town of Geldermalsen near Utrecht a violent riot took place on Wednesday night against plans to build  facilities to house 1500 asylum seekers. This follows an attack on  a Syrian refugee centre in October.

The demonstration of around 2,000 people turned violent as missiles were thrown at the police, and the demonstrators surrounded the meeting hall where the town councillors were discussing the plans. As the demonstrators finally broke into the building the councillors had to be evacuated. Eventually the police had to fire warning shots into the air.

Migrant Arrivals - Where Do We Put Them All?

Migrant Arrivals – Where Do We Put Them All?

From these and many other demonstrations, it becomes clear that the public do not agree with the ‘carte blanche’ acceptance of so many refugees by the governments of Europe, and in particular Germany.

In my view this will only escalate as time goes by, for there are already too many refugees in Europe who are living off the back of the taxpayer and it has to end. Already the experts are saying that after the huge influx of more than a million this year, we can expect a further two million next year as people from many countries take advantage of Angela Merkel’s ill-advised announcement that Germany would accept all refugees.

If it were purely refugees from war-torn countries like Syria or Iraq the numbers would be acceptable, but the bad thing is, around two-thirds of these refugees (official figures) are purely economic refugees from many countries that are not at war.

Any Way They Can!

Any Way They Can!

That is something we know all about in Britain, for when the traitor Tony Blair opened the gates of the country to anyone who wanted to come here he caused a major disaster for the whole country. Angela Merkel has now done much the same thing for not only Germany, but the whole of Europe as countries struggle to house and feed those pouring in.

After the demonstrations in Germany and now Holland it is clear that people are not siding with their governments on this issue, and that will eventually lead to more trouble.

It is indeed unfortunate that numbers are so overwhelming that it is impossible for the authorities to weed out all the economic refugees and send them back where they came from.

The Truth Of It!

The Truth Of It!

Those who have come alone will, once settled here, have their entire family join them which will increase the refugee total significantly. This will eventually mean that Muslims in Europe will increase their numbers by much more than a million.

I do strongly feel that we are sowing the seeds of destruction for the Europe we once knew, for the Muslims get more and more powerful as their numbers increase and they will naturally demand more and more from us until there is little left of the Europe we once knew.

I for one am very very glad I am not a twenty something year old who will be forced to watch the final demise of the European continent.

Ferguson Aftermath

Posted in America, England, Equality, Justice, News, Police Complaints, Relationships, Teen Violence, Theft, USA with tags , , , on 06/01/2015 by floroy1942

Finally the fury following the police shooting of an unarmed black thief in Ferguson and the following deaths of unarmed blacks in Utah and New York have died down, and life is for the most part returning to normal. But since those events some interesting facts have come to light.

Some NYPD Officers Turn Their Back As The Mayor Speaks.

Some NYPD Officers Turn Their Back As The Mayor Speaks.

Chief among them was the ‘revenge’ killing of two New York police officers as they sat in their car. During one of the funerals last weekend it was notable that many of the police officers turned their back on the Mayor as he was giving his address to the gathered mourners.

Black Gang

Black Gang

This entire episode of the last five months has brought to the surface the deep antagonism between the black population of America and its white citizens. For their part the black population, especially in the more deprived areas, seem to be of the opinion that life owes them something, and this also true of the Hispanic populations as well.

For these people the idea of getting a good education and a job are foreign because they think there are easier ways of making a living, and that usually involves crime. Just take a look at the following:

2010 American Crime Statistics

2010/12 American Crime Statistics

When you read the above statistics it sheds light on one of the reasons why there is so much distrust of blacks in America, because they account for by far the largest proportion of crime, be it drugs, rape, robbery or murder.

They Did It - Why Can't You!

They Did It – Why Can’t You!

What these people need to learn is that if you want to make something of your life you have to work at it, i.e. integrate, get an education and then a job. Always try to get higher up the ladder by improving, rather than sit on your heels and expect someone to give you everything you need. The important thing to remember is that you have to do it yourself, for there are no ‘free rides’ in today’s society.

To a great extent a lot of the blame must fall on the parents, because they are the guiding light for any child growing up. If they have the will to push their children to make something of themselves despite their own failures, we would see more integration between the different communities in America. The following picture tells a lot about the attitude of parents to their children and crime:

A Black Parents View Of Black Crime

A Black Parents View Of Black Crime

From the looks of the placard held by this father, robbing a store is part of everyday life and I guess for some that’s true. It is a police officers sworn duty to uphold the law, so what do these people think he should do when a black teenager runs out of a shop with a gun in his hand after robbing the place? The teenager is certainly not going to put his gun down and allow the police officer to arrest him. So the inevitable happens.

Corner Stone Of A Strong Country

Intergration – Corner Stone Of A Strong Country

If the black population decided together to leave the ghetto’s and fully integrate with the white population who knows what could be achieved. It is certain that to begin with the road would be difficult for their will still be the basic distrust among the white citizens for the black man, but by hard work and advancement this could eventually be overcome.

If the black population really want to integrate there is no real reason why America should not have a true black or Hispanic President at sometime in the future, if that person has made the effort to improve him/herself sufficiently.

All Americans need to understand that to move forward together, they have to work together, for it is only in this way that the country can fully prosper.

Race hatred is a bad thing, but like it or not, we all share the same planet and must learn to live with one another.

Roy.

The TUC Demonstration And The Rogue Element

Posted in Britain, Budget Cuts, Demonstration, England, Government, Human Rights, Immigrants, MP's, Police, Political Correctness, Teen Violence, Teens, UK with tags , , , , , , , , , on 27/03/2011 by floroy1942

Thugs On The Rampage - Again!

So once again the thugs rule the streets of London and tarnish what is left of Britain’s reputation in the world. Again we see wanton destruction just for the sake of it by a semi-literate minority who have messed up their own lives and cannot stand that other people have more than they do. I sometimes think we are regressing back into the stone age rather than moving away from it.

http://www.youtube.com/embed/rLRMjitlP8I

What The Police Have Accept - But Why?

Meanwhile the police are once again in the firing line, and according to the great unwashed, can’t seem to do anything right. It makes me sad to see what is happening in our once great country, and I am glad I no longer live there. When I retired from NATO I was asked by many of my colleagues if I would return to England, and to that I gave a resounding NO!

To be honest, with the way the country has declined over the past fifteen years or so, wild horses couldn’t drag me back.

Ever since the last Labour government came to power I have witnessed, albeit from afar, the steady destruction of our culture, a soaring (youth) crime rate, and the steady decline of our social services into waste, inefficiency and abuse. I have seen the rise of busybodies who can change laws at a whim to promote fringe groups, who in a normal society would not even have a ‘look in’. In short, I have seen our nation torn apart from the inside!

We have been flooded with immigrants we didn’t want thanks to Tony Blair and his idea of multiculturalism, we have seen enormous power handed to groups like the ‘Human Rights Brigade’, the ‘Racial Discrimination and Religious Rights Loonies’ who appear hell bent on turning the country over to the criminals and immigrants.

And now to top all that, we have gangs of thugs running rampant through the streets of our capital smashing everything in sight, and defacing everything they cannot break. Is it any wonder I don’t want to live there any more?

Peaceful Demonstration

I do applaud the 400,000 or so who made their protest peacefully, and to be sure, the discontent was down to 2 or 3 hundred mal-adjusted youth who used the event as an opportunity to go on the rampage. But as with all protests in the past, these people come out of the woodwork on just such an occasion to vent their fury at how ‘unfair’ life has been to them. Few seem to care that ‘you only get out of life what you put in’, but that is typical of today’s youth who think life owes them a good living simply because they exist!

http://www.youtube.com/embed/uDu3yr-MlvY

The basic principle of working hard for a good standard of living went out when Labour got in, and now they all think life is a free ride and they need to do nothing to earn it. These days they can live off benefits and do not need to work.

I have often gone into the reasons for this attitude among todays youth in previous posts.

https://floroy1942.wordpress.com/2011/03/05/young-people-today-unemployable/

https://floroy1942.wordpress.com/2010/06/24/are-you-doing-your-best-for-your-child/ 

Dye Spray Works!

All this does not detract from the fact that in situations like those in London yesterday, the police are hampered by what they are allowed to do to end this wanton destruction. For example, why are the police not allowed to use dye sprays or water cannon in such situations. Dye sprays cover the person on the receiving end with a colour marking that lasts for days and would surely help the police in rounding up these urban terrorists at their leisure. There is nothing more efficient at making an unruly crowd move on than a water cannon, used I might add to such good effect by German police! So why not here??????

The sons of bitches who cause all the problems have several weapons in their arsenal, chief among them yesterday was light bulbs filled with ammonia!!! Do you have any idea what ammonia will do to the eyes???? Yet the police had to face attacks with these weapons, plus paint balls, bottles and stones.

As a civilised human being, I have to ask you; Is that right??? Is this what YOU think our police deserve??? I sure as hell don’t! Don’t waste your sympathy on the tow-rags who set out to destroy parts of London and threatened innocent tourists, save it for the poor sods who have to try and contain them.

From the following video sequence it is clear that some rioters were actually encouraged by paparazzi photographers who surrounded them at every turn. You can hear at least one saying “Go on smash it in!”.

http://www.youtube.com/embed/57omOc-35HQ

Phew! I’m glad I got that off my chest! But seriously folks, unless you are born rich you cannot have everything. You have to get an education and work hard to advance yourself in today’s world, and believe me, nothing else will work – unless you’re lucky enough to win the lottery – some hopes! Too many people are looking for a free ride in todays’ society and who more so than benefit cheats who are costing the country billions every year.

After all the ‘slack’ years with Labour its time our social system and benefits budget were given a good scrutiny to stop people like those I wrote about some time ago:

https://floroy1942.wordpress.com/2010/04/13/land-of-the-parasites/ 

Darned Good Idea!

Can you honestly blame the current government for wanting to weed out these parasites and get them earning a living instead of sponging off the state? I think its high time! The amount of wastage in public services has gone through the roof, and where money should be going to those that need it, it is being frittered away. A prime example is the tens of thousands of pounds it will cost to repair, yet again, the damage caused by a discontented few.

All our social services are failing rapidly, everything from the education system, through the NHS and benefits system as I wrote only yesterday:

https://floroy1942.wordpress.com/2011/03/27/miliband-sings-the-labour-song-at-the-london-demo/

Instead of exacerbating the situation with pure unadulterated political profiteering like we saw from Ed Miliband yesterday, its time people realized that the situation will only get better if everyone works together to make the pain as short lived as possible.

Its time for decent people to stop the belly aching and start working together to get the country back on its feet. Its what my generation did in times of crisis.  Wow! I guess I blew off some steam with this one! I hope you don’t mind! I would be interested to hear your views.

Roy.

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