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Crime, punishment and genuine justice

Sarah Jane Phillips and her three-year-old son Frankie Ray with some of the damage in the Memorial Park
Sarah Jane Phillips and her three-year-old son Frankie Ray with some of the damage in the Memorial Park

I am sure many readers felt angry as I did when reading about more vandalism in Memorial Park (Anger And Despair At Park Vandalism, Herne Bay Gazette June 12), but what would be the punishment if the perpetrators were caught? Certainly it would not be a fine of up to £10,000 as announced this week for speeding. Announcing this latest revenue stream, Jeremy Wright, justice minister, or should that be injustice minister, said that it is “an effective way of punishing criminals”. As it would be morally wrong to have laws enforced by “criminals”, perhaps Mr Wright should be demanding all police officers and magistrates with motoring convictions resign Immediately? With 50,000 drivers caught for speeding annually in Kent, perhaps Roger Gale through his column in this paper, could assure us this is happening? Or, as Justice Minister Jeremy Wright would say, “criminal”.

Terry Hudson
Russell Drive, Swalecliffe

Herne Bay Gazette, June 19th 2014

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