The CTCC has been in consultation with the CPS and Government to discuss a radical new sentencing policy for offences of fraud and deception. Upon conviction the new recommendations concerning sentencing will not justify custodial terms if new guidelines of acceptable mitigation are identified.
Mitigation suggestions will be dealt with and considered on a case by case basis but are likely to include the following circumstances.
1. I have done nothing wrong.
2. I have made an error of judgement.
3. It was within the rules.
4. I am sorry. I will pay it back.
5. I have nothing to hide, I have nothing to fear.
6. This was an oversight, I was very busy at the time.
7. It was the fault of the system.
Could these be a different way of stating the usual ?
1. I haven’t done anything.
2. You can’t prove a thing.
3. No comment.
A new and more radical sentencing policy would be by way of a paper distribution to all registered voters. These voters can then decide by placing their mark, by way of a large X, in the appropriate box to show if the suspect is worthy of selection. The suspect with the least numbers of X’s is deemed to be unworthy and slopes off into obscurity. The suspect with the most X’s will claim to be of pure descent, honest and true and assume the mantle accordingly.
This is hardly the population acting as emperor giving the thumbs down towards the pit of the Colosseum to decide the fate of the chosen one, but as near as makes no difference.
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