What punishment for bike thieves?
Its not as much the theft its all the hassle.
People’s pride and joy, savings, invasion of privacy.
Unfortunately the judicial system in this country is pretty poor but if you have little to lose then its difficult to punish a criminal effectively.
The sad facts are that if you happen to have a job and catch a thieving scumbag breaking into your home or stealing from you and were to meet out some summary justice you are highly likely to receive a heavier penalty than said scumbag.Posted 5 years ago
Failing that the same penalty for stealing a motor vehicle of similar value.
What is the sort of ‘punishment’ for this? I really don’t know.
It’s a big PITA as mentioned above, is a couple of quid out of their benefits just?
FWIW – I think they should be made to meet the owner of the bike and apoligise – at least.Posted 5 years agosam42Member
It’s only a bike?Posted 5 years ago
If that’s your attitude then you’re clearly riding the wrong bike on the wrong trails!
Personally I’ve got a bit of an emotional attachment to mine, we’ve shared some good times…. I’m sure a lot of riders on here have similar bonds with their mounts. That’s what these thieving scroats don’t grasp…
As for punishment? Community service in a chain gang repairing braking bumps at trail centres?polyMember
patriotpro – Some things are best left to the imagination – was his ‘invention’ made to cut paper?
He didn’t invent the Guillotine. Apparently he campaigned against the death penalty, but was quite a pragmatic doctor who believed that if you had to kill people you should do so as quickly and painlessly as possible, and using the same system for everyone (until then the aristocracy had their heads hacked off with a sword or axe – usually requiring multiple blows, whilst the ‘peasants’ were hung). And so he proposed the device now known as a Guillotine as a more “humane” way to do it. The device had been invented by another Frenchman.Posted 5 years ago
Don’t see any references to “the tax payer” and only a single reference to “benefits”. Would be interested to see how you felt if somebody was burgling your home?
And no I am not picking an argument just interested reading other threads and seeing how they get out of hand with misplaced references? Thanks.Posted 5 years agoyunkiMember
I think mostly I would advocate a rehabilitation therapy of cuddles and treats, visits to the zoo and ice cream and stuff..
Many of these kids will have come from impoverished backgrounds, financially, socially and emotionally.. they need to be given reasons to want to engage with society at large..Posted 5 years ago
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