How much understanding was given to the Student robbed while having a significant injury to his jaw ? how much understanding was given to the owners and staff of the Furniture business run for 140 years by the same family ? how much understanding was given to the 3 young men mown down on the pavement on Dudley Road in Birmingham ? the list goes on and on and on . . .Too quick to condemn and too slow to understand....
What makes you think the armed forces would want them there?Send them to Afghanistan - with no weapons and lets see how brave they are then.
No, it shows there is ignorance . . .At least now the petition has reached 100k its formally referred to a committee to decide if it will be discussed in the house of commons. That's not a bad thing is it? Sign it I say.
This proves there is some sanity in this country:
The fact the riots were a direct attack against a society that pays for and supports some individuals involved is the difference. As Christina says what's to stop the non benefit claiming rioters that get charged by the courts paying more in taxes to recover some costs?No, it shows there is ignorance . . .
How can you punish two offenders, who have committed the same crime, differently ? one gets punished more, because he/she is on benefits, than the other who is not on benefits . . . its a stupid suggestion.
I say punish both harshly but equally.
The rioters are not a charity case, no. I'm sure these particular people have enough (which obviously makes their deed worse), but if you are truly living in such excess then there are many, many charities that would welcome your generosity.By the tone of the last two replies then maybe increasing their benefits would work?
Maybe out of every £ I earn they should get 98p? Am sure that by following my law abiding life as I have so far that 2p will serve me well and allow me to do all I want to do....
That isn't covered in the Petition in question . . . what you are talking about is fining the offenders ? I would rather they ALL get time inside.As Christina says what's to stop the non benefit claiming rioters that get charged by the courts paying more in taxes to recover some costs?