UK: Offenders can avoid prosecution by giving flowers to their victim

mercurial

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Shoplifters, vandals and burglars are being told by police to say sorry with a bunch of flowers to avoid prosecution.

Police are dealing with thousands of crimes by telling offenders to write letters of apology to the victim or face court.

Offences including common assault, theft, burglary, criminal damage and vandalism which would ordinarily mean a jail sentence, fine or caution are instead being resolved by a gift to the victim such as bunch of flowers or a box of chocolates to make amends.
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The_Unbeliever

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Why not offer to replace the original item (eg a broken window with a new window) instead? That will be more welcome than a box of chocs or flowers.

And in the case of spraypainting, the ne'er-do-well will either stop spraypainting other people's walls, or he'll be more cautious in future should he have to clean his spraypainting from walls... :D
 

Alan

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PC liberal loonies in the U.K nanny state have reached new depths of stupidity
 
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