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Re: UK Law Endorcement Priorities [message #407002] Mon, 05 April 2021 13:30 Go to next message
David Johnston is currently offline  David Johnston
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On 2021-04-05 10:57 a.m., Adam H. Kerman wrote:
> David Johnston <davidjohnston29@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> On 2021-04-05 8:11 a.m., BTR1701 wrote:
>
>>> Pedophile found guilty of 50+ sex crimes:
>>> 2 years in prison
>
>>> https://www.dropbox.com/s/9s0weeonmn68mzx/Brit-1.jpg?dl=0
>
>> In that there was a charge for each picture.
>
> Why can't we have the actual press release rather than a picture of a
> lead line?
>
> https://www.gmp.police.uk/news/greater-manchester/news/news/ 2021/april/paedophile-sentenced-to-over-two-years-in-prison- after-being-found-guilty-of-over-fifty-child-sex-offences/
>
> They found one girl he was in communication with, but she at no point
> met him for sex. He was arrested on bait the police provided.
>
> I'm missing the bit in the press release as to why police targeted him
> in the first place as there was no complaint.

They were doing that thing where cops catfish as teenagers online to see
who approaches them.

>
>>> Lying about your travel itinerary to the Wuhan Flu police or traveling for
>>> 'unapproved' reasons:
>>> 10 years in prison
>
>>> https://www.dropbox.com/s/xed63mdrd8cs8gx/Brit-2.jpg?dl=0
>
>> You are comparing an unusually low penalty for one crime to the
>> theoretical maximum for another.
>
> I don't agree that the penalty was unusually low. Sounds about right
> given that he was baited and there was no victim

I wouldn't go that far. I doubt that girl really appreciated getting a
skeezy old guy (from her perspective) dick pic. So yeah, I think there
was a victim.

and everything else
> stems from having photographs on a computer. I'm sure the police are
> patting themselves on the back for taking a man off the streets who
> would have potentially kidnapped a girl for sex. It's just that there
> are lots of unsolved cases with actual victims that police never seem to
> prioritize, given that cases like these are so much easier to make.
>
> The two of you are oddly in agreement.
>
> Johnston, if you were actually interested in discussing government
> restrictions on travel in what had been a relatively free society before
> Boris became prime minister, maybe you can justify your own lack of a
> horrified reaction that there is a legal (not theoretical) maximum
> penalty on the books of up to 10 years.

<shrug> I'm a tough room. There ain't much that horrifies me. Do I
think that a 10 year sentence would be excessive? Sure. It's my
opinion that such an offense should be under a year. But just as that
guy has never quite physically molested a real girl, that sentence
hasn't actually been handed out to a real perpetrator and I doubt it
ever will be.

>
> But I'm sure you are uninterested.
>
Re: UK Law Endorcement Priorities [message #407003 is a reply to message #407002] Mon, 05 April 2021 13:37 Go to previous message
David Johnston is currently offline  David Johnston
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That was a weird redirect.
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