Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Impoverished British Children

The Guardian Newspaper provided an excellent article on injustice experienced by the children that went to court due to the riots. This is just a couple of quotes from it. 
Something has to give when impoverished children are told to consume and consume. In our view the advertising that saturates young people's childhood is a major concern; the biggest question is not today's rioters, it's the generation upon generation of rioters in the pipeline.
Helena Thompson
Artistic director, SPID
Even taking into account the context in which these and many other offences took place, the passing of sentences so out of line with normal sentencing practice is difficult to justify. Magistrates promise to "do right to all manner of people after the laws and usages of the realm without fear or favour, affection or ill-will". It would seem that a considerable amount of ill-will has been directed at some offenders in recent weeks.
Lynda Hall JP


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