Thursday, January 24, 2008
In Winnipeg, Canada, "a group of teenage car thieves took a joy ride to a court-ordered counseling program aimed to keep them away from stealing cars".
It seems the teens "were attending the counseling program in the Canadian prairie city as part of a court order relating to previous auto thefts". Some of them "are level four offenders, the highest designation for chronic auto thieves in the city".
Gee. Gosh. Let me get this straight.
You have chronic repeat-offender car thieves . . .
You continually release them on bond, bail or probation . . .
You attach no real inconvenience or cost to their punishment . . .
AND YOU EXPECT THEM TO BEHAVE THEMSELVES IN FUTURE???
(Bangs head heavily on desk, tears of frustration in eyes.)
I just don't believe this. I really, really can't believe the comment that "the city has introduced a program where high-risk offenders are called as often as every three hours to ensure they are not out stealing cars".
To add insult to injury, the local newspaper suggested that "the teens had stolen the car because it was 'too cold to walk' to their court ordered training program".
Too cold? Really?
My heart bleeds for the little buggers.
O ye custodians of the Winnipeg criminal justice system, have you lost what passes for your minds?
If you want to stop thieves from stealing, put them where they can't steal any more.
In other words, LOCK THEM UP!!!
Or is that too much to comprehend?
Sheesh . . .