Friday, 8 June 2018
Nothing to lose.
The current spate of UK knifings, shootings, acid throwings, muggings, moped crime, and general criminality, is put down to the fact that these ne'er-do-well scumbags feel they have 'nothing to lose'.
London (and elsewhere) is awash with hoodie and balaclava wearing, drugged-up, gangs, who commit daringly blatant crimes in the knowledge that there are no police on the streets, and therefore little chance of getting caught. If the office-bound police can be at all bothered to follow-up a serious crime, it would only be by watching CCTV coverage. Most active cops are out catching speeding motorists instead.
Here in France, I haven't seen a gendarme for years.
It is no secret that the 'one parent family' is fuelling gang culture. With no father figure at home, the gang becomes 'male family'. Drug dealing brings easy money, and stolen high-end cars make life bearable. Why stack shelves at Tesco for a paltry minimum wage, when you can make thousands by selling coke or grass; and hang around with your mates.
Even when caught, the young criminals are given a small fine, and told not to do it again. Some bloody hope.
So, what's the solution? They could always build more jails, re-introduce 'National Service', or even start rubbish-clearing chain gangs.
Whatever they do, they'll have to do it pretty damn quick, because it's getting seriously out of hand.