Remember when the punishment fitted the crime?

I have to say i’m pretty disgusted with the WA State Police over it’s treatment of a young boy who was allegedly caught in possession of stolen property..to wit a freddo frog (allegledy eaten beofre the TRG breached the door and threw in the flashbangs) and a novelty sign saying ‘genius at work”.

The grand worth of this hienious larceny? About $6 (incl GST).

There is a definite wiff of racism aboutt his case as I can’t believe that if it was a young white boy, that the police would have locked him up for a few hours and pursued the matter in this manner.

http://www.smh.com.au/national/freddo-frog-meltdown-police-chief-wants-charge-with-drawn-against-boy-12-20091117-ijph.html

FFS what is wrong with the police? I mean does this child need to be puunished further? Yes this is a criminal act but considering a minor is invovled and the value of the goods passed on, can it be said to be worth the States time? And in the end he was in receipt, he didn’t steal the items himself.

Really just want to hold my head down in shame.

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6 Responses to “Remember when the punishment fitted the crime?”

  1. Moko Says:

    I agree. Part of me also thinks that this kid is a habitual offender which makes this something just to nab him with. The other side of that though – if that is indeed what’s going on – is all crimes should be treated as separate unless committed while committing the others, if you know what I mean.

    You can’t miss on one charge then go him for anything else just because you missed him originally. I think – going by the minimal info we have – that it is definitely over doing it even if the kid is a little carnt. He’ll keep, just gotta wait for the right charge. Hopefully he doesn’t kill someone in the process.

    But ust because the kid is black and apparently ‘mistreated’ that doesn’t make it racist. That just makes the media opportunistic – for a change. *wink wink nudge nudge*

    White kids getting the same sorta treatment isn’t news.

    I reckon we’d need all the info before condemning.

  2. Moko Says:

    They just dropped the charges.

  3. LERMONTOV Says:

    Justice must not only be seen to be done – it mst be seen to be believed!

  4. chazfh Says:

    Moko, I dunno no convictions according to the press and only vague murmurings form the guvmnt of ‘there must be more to this’ which generally is just black propaganda. Considering the area I think there’d would be a similar media issue if the lad was white.

    Lerm: to right!

  5. Moko Says:

    Al Capone didn’t have any either.

  6. chazfh Says:

    Moko :))

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