What qualification’s does some one need to become a judge? They must understand the law and the British legal and justice system, which I am pretty sure nobody in the world does understand, and that’s it! Judging by some of the sentences given by British courts, judges do not need to be compassionate, understanding people. They feel no way in locking people up not thinking about their families, these highly paid judges must think they are something special. High Court judges take home a salary of about £172,000 with a generous pension too, how can these judges, judge people that in most cases have nothing, throw them in prison, rip apart families when these highly paid, comfortable living judges have no idea about life for people that live in these oppressed areas.
We claim alcohol addiction is an illness and we treat them, same with any addiction food, chocolate and even gambling yet when drug addicts are caught with drugs we lock them up, and not just for a few months but for years!
I have seen cases in what someone has been sentenced for a soft two years for a stabbing yet I have seen drug addicts sentenced for over 4 years for possession, where is the sense and fairness in that? These judges should also consider that in many cases these people are from poor backgrounds and they sometimes have children, locking them up does not help anybody, these people would not commit these crimes if they were on a quarter of a yearly judges wage, surely that fact alone makes judges unfit and unable to judge.
It seems to me our governments so called “war on drugs” is just another excuse to harass people, that most of the time do not deserve the harassment.
These judges lock people up and break up families yet they never address the real problem, our government claim that not enough dads are there for their children, well they can’t be there for children if they are in prison.
Why do these judges never address issues like poverty, desperation and other issues, for example if the government stop a mans benefits they are surely pushing that man towards crime, its illegal to work for cash in hand with out declaring what you have earned, so no matter what he does he will be breaking the law, unless he is fortunate enough to find a real job that would just about break even with his benefits.
I am not anti prison, rapists, murders and anyone that goes out to hurt some one should be punished, but possession of drugs? David Cameron, Boris Johnson and George Osborne have all used Cocaine.
Only God can judge us.