1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Is this needed or too aggressive?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ElRazur, 14 Jul 2006.

  1. ElRazur

    Capodecina

    Joined: 15 Mar 2005

    Posts: 10,439

    Location: I am everywhere...

    I just saw on the news how a guy in Hertfordshire who has been served with an asbo now have his face on the local bus. The "ad" urges people to be on the look out for him and should report him if he steps out of line.

    According to the news, he has a string of offences which include Car theft, alcholic offences, crime offences etc.

    Some of the locals interviewed says he deserves it while other think it is a step too far.
    It was also reported, the ad of a yob scheme is being tried out, if sucessful we will see similar scheme around us all over the country.

    On this issue i am sitting on the fence, but i will like to see what you think.

    PS
    It was on the bbc, i cant find the link but if anyone can point in the direction or post one then feel free thanks.

    LINK NOW ADDED (thanks to borris)
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/tees/5181032.stm
     
    Last edited: 14 Jul 2006
  2. G|mp

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 10 Mar 2004

    Posts: 27,454

    Aye have huge banners of the thieving little *****
     
  3. Scott Salisbury

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Jan 2005

    Posts: 1,588

    Location: Newcastle, UK

    Perfectly reasonable in my opinion.

    I bet he feels a bit silly now :)
     
  4. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 157,225

    And encourage morons who think they are above the law to dish out their own justice.. great.
     
  5. Big Spender

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 Oct 2004

    Posts: 2,317

    thats just rediculous!

    if he has comitted all these crimes then stick him in jail, thats where he belongs, not out on the street
     
  6. G-MAN2004

    Caporegime

    Joined: 4 Jul 2004

    Posts: 30,236

    If they keep offending then I think it's right to have their face put on buses. Keep people aware of them.
     
  7. Borris

    Caporegime

    Joined: 25 Oct 2002

    Posts: 30,410

    0 / 10 for effort: First BBC search returned.

    Naming and shaming swiftly degenerates into witch hunts and a lynch-mob mentality.

    Because people are idiots.
     
  8. G|mp

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 10 Mar 2004

    Posts: 27,454

    Who said that would happen?

    Im sure he posted saying if they are stepping out of line and everyone knows their face they will be reported

    Is that not a good thing?
     
  9. Scott Salisbury

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Jan 2005

    Posts: 1,588

    Location: Newcastle, UK

    The current justice system makes me puke in my mouth. My poor grandma and my mam have had far too much trouble with trouble makers in our streets getting away with murder, even when the police are on the scene they do nothing. They move them along for them to come back and throw more eggs at our windows.

    If the law doesn't do anything about it then something like this is what we need. If I was able to paste big posters of the little ***** on my house and car I would!

    This, however, is a better idea.
     
    Last edited: 14 Jul 2006
  10. R4z0r

    Mobster

    Joined: 26 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,500

    Location: London

    Exactly! If they know about him then why the hell is he still on the streets!
     
  11. phykell

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,410

    Unfortunately to me it seems like the system has given up on ever punishing people properly. Now these thugs and criminals are supposed to be "shamed" into reforming! Why don't the authorities realise that it's the rest of us they should be concerned with, and to that end the guy doesn't deserve to remain in our society. He should be locked away for a long custodial term and if he does anything wrong ever again, the next jail term is double the first and so on. Additionally, they should be forced to work for their living in jail. Why the hell should the rest of us pay for this type of rubbish?
     
  12. Redrum

    Hitman

    Joined: 18 Sep 2003

    Posts: 875

    I think it’s a bad idea. It reminds me of long outdated (or in some middle east countries still current) criminal punishments of marking people permanently by branding, or cutting off hands etc. I think that as a society, we should have evolved on from that sort of thing. I also think we should be trying to get criminals to reform, which I don’t see happening if you plaster big pictures of them on buses saying “criminal”.
     
  13. ElRazur

    Capodecina

    Joined: 15 Mar 2005

    Posts: 10,439

    Location: I am everywhere...

     
  14. singist

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,446

    Location: Student Hell Headingley

    Bring back the stocks! .... that's what I say. ;)
     
  15. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 157,225

    The fact we live in the UK, a country in which people live who are SO stupid that a gang would hound a CONSULTANT PEADATRIC doctor during the height of that News of the World Peadophile thing a few years ago.
     
  16. Youstolemyname

    Soldato

    Joined: 7 Mar 2005

    Posts: 5,231

    Location: The Voice Of Football

    The police should be more brutal like in Europe. Step out of line over there and you get a pasting. Not an ASBO and 5 minutes of fame.
     
  17. LeoWyatt

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,688

    Location: Piggy's Slave Cage

    Whole heartedly agree with the proposal, everyone will know what the little scumbags look like and will alert the appropriate people when they step out of line which they will undoubtedly do becuase they can do what they like, there is no or little deterrant.
     
  18. JRS

    Capodecina

    Joined: 6 Jun 2004

    Posts: 16,767

    Location: Burton-on-Trent

    You can't take News Of The World readers as an indication of the British population!



    .




    ..




    ...


    On second thoughts, maybe you can these days. Lord knows I love this country, but my God I hate some of the people living in it.....
     
  19. cleanbluesky

    Capodecina

    Joined: 2 Nov 2004

    Posts: 24,654

    If I trusted our government I would say it is a good idea. Perhaps I just dont trust the legitimacy of the people who wish to impose such a punishment, despite the fact that I think it is a potentially good idea.
     
  20. Scam

    Capodecina

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 14,240

    Location: London

    I dont see how it is a good idea tbh. Surely the guy loves the attention anyway.