Tougher Laws for Knife Related Crimes
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Knife related crimes within the United Kingdom, are starting to spiral out of control. In bigger cities such as London, Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester, knife related crimes are as common as theft. The issue we have, is that the laws in this country are far to weak. Criminals don't care if they're caught for their crimes, as they're likely to only get a suspended sentence along with a little community service. Even if sentenced, prison is a life of luxury for most, with access to qualifications, drugs, TV & computers, mobile phones and free food.
Being caught with a knife or any offensive weapon, should carry the same charge as being caught with a firearm. Even being caught with a firearm doesn't carry a big enough sentence. The minimum sentence for being caught in possession of a firearm or knife (without causing harm), currently stands at around 4-5 years imprisonment.
We want to see tougher sentences! The minimum sentence for possession should be 20 - 50 years imprisonment with no right to appeal, or chance of early release on good behavior.
Causing death by firearm or knife only holds a 30 year sentence, which according to the Government is a life sentence. Life imprisonment should 100 years, again without the right to appeal or early release.
If our Government actually had any real concern for the safety of its citizens, they would seriously consider making life extremely hard for thoes who think it's acceptable to pose a threat human life.
Please sign this petition in support of increasing prison sentences for the above mentioned crimes.
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