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October 16, 2006

Not so much blind as putting her hands over her eyes

Theodore Dalrymple does what he does best with this astonishingly bleak assessment of the British criminal justice system, "Real Crime, Fake Justice". Time to wake up, people.

For the last 40 years, government policy in Britain, de facto if not always de jure, has been to render the British population virtually defenseless against criminals and criminality. Almost alone of British government policies, this one has been supremely effective: no Briton nowadays goes many hours without wondering how to avoid being victimized by a criminal intent on theft, burglary, or violence.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at October 16, 2006 07:21 AM


Word up! Three cheers for the new three strikes legislation now before our legislature.

Posted by: FormerServantOfHerMajesty [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 16, 2006 02:48 PM