Chris Grayling

An end to ‚Äėholiday camp‚Äô jails

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via Daily Mail

 

UK Justice Secretary Chris Grayling is introducing tough new rules to the UK prison system, starting reforms that will make UK prisons¬†‘spartan but humane’. ¬†Grayling said he didn’t want it to be a place people had a ‘desire’ to come back to. ¬† Read more »

What’s wrong with stringing them up?

The justice secretary in the UK, Chris Grayling wants hardened crims to stay longer in prison:

Hardened criminals should serve more time in prison and not be granted automatic early release because locking them up cuts crime, the Justice Secretary has said.

Surely we could just string up the baddest bastards?

In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Chris Grayling says that he would ‚Äúultimately‚ÄĚ like to introduce a system under which only prisoners who have behaved well are released early.

Casting aside the doubts of his predecessor, Kenneth Clarke, Mr Grayling insists that putting ‚Äúpeople behind bars reduces crime‚ÄĚ.

However, he warns that ‚Äúthere are financial constraints‚ÄĚ and that such radical changes cannot be delivered ‚Äúovernight‚ÄĚ.

The vast majority of prisoners are automatically released after serving half their sentence under rules introduced by Labour, which removed discretion within the system to release only those who had behaved well.

As a result, thousands of dangerous criminals and rapists have been returned to the streets after serving just a few years in prison.

Looks like they have the same problem over there as we do. Soft judiciary, panty waist politicians soft on crime…and criminals walking the streets instead of crushing rocks.¬† Read more »

Good law

Top stuff in the UK…perhaps Tolley and Crusher can get together and sort out ours too:

Changes to the law to ensure householders who attack burglars will not be¬†prosecuted unless they use ‚Äúgrossly disproportionate‚ÄĚ force are to be introduced.

In a major victory for a campaign run by¬†The Sunday Telegraph, the Department for Justice will move to amend the existing law which says only ‚Äúproportionate‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúreasonable‚ÄĚ force can be used by home owners and tenants who confront criminals.

Ahead of the changes being introduced in the House of Lords this week, Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, declared today that the changes will give householders the protection that they need – the confidence that the law will be on their side‚ÄĚ.

He adds: ‚ÄúNow the deal will be this: if you are confronted by a burglar in your own home and you fear for your safety, or the safety of others, and in the heat of the moment use force that is reasonable in the circumstances, but in the cold light of day seems disproportionate, you will not be deemed guilty of an offence.‚ÄĚ

Why can’t we have this here?

Poms are going to be allowed to bash burglars. I think the proposed law change is still too soft:

Home owners who attack burglars will not face arrest or prosecution unless they use ‚Äúgrossly disproportionate‚ÄĚ violence, the new Justice Secretary will announce on Tuesday.

The problem I have with that is the “grossly disproportionate”…I think that shouldn’t matter at all. If the burglar brings a bat, and you use a shotgun, that is fair in my book. If he brings a knife to the gun fight, then same deal…too bad Mr Burglar.

Chris Grayling is to change the law ‚Äúat the first opportunity‚ÄĚ to give stronger legal safeguards to those who use force to protect their family or property.

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph on Monday night, Mr Grayling said that he wanted to ‚Äúfinally lay the issue to rest once and for all‚ÄĚ following a series of high-profile cases where home owners who have confronted criminals have been arrested. In the future, only those using clearly excessive force, such as stabbing a burglar who was already unconscious, should face the prospect of criminal action, he said.

Mr Grayling, who will address the Conservative Party conference on Tuesday, said that he wanted to bring a ‚Äúsharper narrative on law and order issues‚ÄĚ. His first move would be to change the law to give greater protection to home owners. It currently says only that they are entitled to use ‚Äúproportionate‚ÄĚ force.

Mr Grayling said: ‚ÄúThe basic premise of the change is to get the law to a position where if you are in your home, and you are confronted by an intruder‚Ķ then if, in the heat of the moment you use a level of force that in the cold light of day might seem disproportionate, the law will be on your side.‚ÄĚ

He added: “You need to look at it that way round because it’s very much about the juxtaposition of the heat of the moment and if you act in a disproportionate way in the heat of the moment, the law will be on your side.

I think a shotgun response to a burglar is appropriate…it maybe disproportionate if you use solids…but that would depend on circumstances…if the burglar was hiding behind a wall or door then solids would be a proportionate response.

It would a lot simpler if it was just be a “stand your ground” law makes it a lot easier if some bad bastard comes into your property you can tell him to piss off, then shoot him if he doesn’t.

The Tories Man Up

ŠĒ• The Telegraph

It has been an encouraging few days for those of us fed up with seeing the criminally inclined, the feckless and the work-shy given special treatment in our society. Theresa May, the Home Secretary, has said that human rights laws will no longer be a barrier to the deportation of foreign offenders. Eric Pickles, the Communities Secretary, has announced that 120,000 problem families whose children cause a large proportion of trouble on the streets and in schools will not be allowed to blame their upbringing for their misbehaviour. And Chris Grayling, the Employment Minister, has told welfare claimants that if they fail to turn up to two job interviews they will be forced to work for nothing.

About time too. If Labour were smart they would out flank the current bunch of wets in National with some tough love policies for beneficiaries as it will bring the votes flooding in. Too many traditional Labour supporters have been turned off by a party that thinks that identity politics and absolving scumbags of the blame for their actions are more important than creating a society where those who try are better off than those who don’t try.