Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Riots Part 3

While things seemed to have calmed down a little, no doubt due to the large scale mobilisation of the police that will be unlikely to occur after the cuts, the statement I keep seeing pushed is from Cameron

"If you are old enough to commit these crimes you are old enough to face the punishment."
Odd as I don't recall Parliament passing any alterations in the law that would allow anyone of any age to be tried? As it stands anyone under the age of 10 is presumed incapable of committing an offence. Therefore this statement really means: Anyone who is deemed old enough to face trial is old enough to be punished by such. Which is the way things already stand. That would be as if he'd said "If you are old enough to drive a car you are old enough to own one" duh!