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Wednesday, 25 January 2012


In the British Press one reads that Ronnie Tretton, aged 27, has been convicted 88 times during the last ten years for offences, including 25 times for theft related crimes.  He is a one-man crime wave in Southend where he lives.

Unfortunately there are others like Ronnie Tretton who flout the law and have a string of convictions to their name. The reason for this is clear.  Their punishment for their crimes does not deter them in the slightest.  In fact they probably consider that risks are worth taking because they are not caught very often, far from it !!!  For them crime is their "profitable tax-free business" !!!

Should the British Government and the EU also, not consider doubling the punishment for habitual criminals each time they reappear for sentencing ?  Would it be wrong to protect the Human Rights of victims of habitual criminals ?

When crime is profitable the punishment must be stiff to act as a deterrant.