Friday 22 September 2017

A criminal state of affairs

The word criminals conjures all sorts of stereotypes of what that means. Closer to reality is that many people in jail should not be there, and many more outside should. It is a strange island where, if you do not pay your television licence, you can and do go to jail. Yet, many who are inherently corrupt rarely are called to account. It matters not what justice is, morally and much less legally, here. I suspect we are not all in this together or ever were.

It is a strange island too that you can go to jail for stealing food just to stay alive.

There were 430,000 people in 'food poverty' in 2012, according to the Department Of Social Protection, facing those risks.

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