SCRAP PLEA BARGAINING IN UK COURTS IN RELATION TO CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN
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THIS PETITION IS NOT A PERSONAL ATTACK ON ONE INDIVDIUAL IT IS DIRECTED TOWARDS ALL PAEDOPHILES AND PEOPLE WHO COMMIT SEXUAL CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN. A REAL LIFE EXAMPLE HAS BEEN USED TO SHOW PLEA BARGAINING DOES EXIST.
An NHS senior ambulance technician in Essex was arrested and charged for meeting a child for sex after grooming.
Whilst on bail he was further arrested for indecent photos and voyuerism.
During the paedophile's plea hearing for the initial crime, a guilty plea was entered.
Due to his solicitor and the fact plea bargaining is an active tool in a CRIMINALS defence, the latter two charges were dropped.
LET THIS SINK IN FOR ONE SECOND...
A DEAL was made that further charges would not be put forward in exchange for a guilty plea for initial crime
I believe we need to safeguard our children. It should be a MATTER OF FACT that if you are CHARGED with a crime and there is sufficient evidence of this crime (enough to charge) then you should face the court for this crime.
Being able to use a plea bargain is a disgrace and a way to get away with crimes committed.
It not only disrespects the vicitms of a crime, it also undermines the work put in by our Police force and specialist divisions to make the arrest of a dangerous sexual predator.
It also diminishes the trust the British people have in their own law and justice system.
The victims in these crimes do NOT have the option to forget it happened, like the paedophile who committed the heinous crime.
I understand that a defence lawyer is there to defend a client come what may.
However, there has to be a change that disables a paedophile's rights to make a plea bargain or deal.
When it comes to children - the future of our country, then our justice system should be there to protect them.
Plea bargaining not only is morally wrong, it shows our children and the victims of crime that a criminal can get away with breaking the law as long as you have a good solicitor who knows how to strike a deal.
JUSTICE SHOULD BE SERVED FOR ALL CRIMES COMMITTED.
I ask you all, parents or not to please sign this petition, I urge you to protect young children and I believe we can make a change
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