Peckham | Criminal Joke System

28 03 2010

Another WTF moment in South London.  Boy pleads guilty to possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life and possessing six automatic calibre cartridges, a firearm linked to six shootings in two-years is given a two-year intensive supervision and surveillance order due to his age.

At least the black-on-black criminal specialists in Operation Trident, another racist* organisation, have another conviction under their belt.

Second Chance

Court Reporter, Southwark News.  25 March 2010

A schoolboy from Peckham who stashed a loaded gun linked to six shootings walked free from court on Monday because of his age.

Police arrested the fourteen-year-old at his school after finding the deadly US military weapon under his bed during a raid on his family home.

The boy, who cannot be named, had been trusted by a gangland friend who believed investigators would not suspect him because of his age and lack of involvement with crime. The Colt .45 self-loading pistol was used in six black-on-black shootings across south and east London over two years.

Judge Roger Chapple said the youngster, now fifteen, would have been jailed for a minimum of three years if he was sixteen for ‘one of the most serious firearms offences there is’.

But he decided to give him a second chance and handed him a two-year intensive supervision and surveillance order, after deciding he has ‘every chance of making something of your life’.

The sentence comes following a major Metropolitan Police campaign warning youngsters, especially girls, of the risks of carrying guns for criminals. Operation Trident officers have secured at least ten convictions of under sixteens, including of girls, in recent months.

Mark Gadsden, prosecuting, told Inner London Crown Court police raided his home in Peckham, on November 19 last year, while he was out. In his bedroom, under his bed, they uncovered the firearm, containing six live bullets, wrapped in a pillow case, inside a rucksack.

The barrister said it was ‘plainly a gun used by members of a gang’. He added: “He has specifically been chosen by the gang because of his age and lack of relevant previous convictions.”

Officers then went to his nearby school, informed the headmaster, and he was called to the office, where he was arrested.

Examination of the gun revealed it had been fired in Coldharbour Lane, Camberwell, on May 7, 2007; Whitwell Road, Plaistow, east London, on September 16 2008; Gipsy Hill, south London, on October 10, 2008, Sutton Common Road, Sutton, south London, on November 14 of that year, Wrigglesworth Street, New Cross, south east London, on January 5 last year, and Norwood Road, West Norwood, south London, on August 14 last year.

At least three people had been injured in the shootings but no further details were given to the court.

The boy admitted having the loaded pistol with intent to endanger life, but sought to distance himself from gang culture by claiming a stranger gave it to him.

He has since been in secure accommodation studying for his GCSEs. Passing sentence Judge Chapple said: “You have pleaded guilty to one of the most serious firearms offences there is.

“I accept you were looking after this gun containing six live rounds, for others.

“You weren’t going to use that gun yourself, but you were keeping it on behalf of others, who you knew would use it, should the need arise.

“This particular gun had been fired on at least six occasions in the past. It had not killed, but that’s what guns do – they kill and maim people.

“Kids of your age have been killed and crippled by guns on the streets of south London.

“Those that keep guns like this and keep them in circulation amongst criminals bear responsibility for the dreadful harm and misery that gun crime causes.

“I don’t accept for a minute that it was someone almost a stranger to you. You came very close to a long sentence of detention. If you grab this opportunity with both hands, I believe you have every chance of making something of your life.

“You’ve seen others screw up – don’t do it yourself.” The judge also imposed a three-month curfew on him between 7am and 7pm, telling him he would have to ‘stay at home with your mother’, who was in court.

He replied ‘Yes Sir’, when the judge asked him if he understood. The boy, of Peckham, admitted possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life and possessing six automatic calibre cartridges.

Another joke sentence that will be worn with twisted pride by this little rudey.  Well done for wasting so much money on another pointless prosecution.  No punishment, no deterrent, not even public exposure for this plastic gangsta, who I am sure will go on to bigger and better things.

Our Justice system is a joke, similar to our Parliament and Church institutions, with each becoming a parody of itself.  They proclaim louder and louder of improving standards in Law & Order, Governmental transparency and Religious tolerance, yet it is exactly the opposite that is happening.

In the pursuit of social equality, it seems we are to go unrewarded for our achievements and unpunished for our sins.

* EHRC terms that any organisation whose sole aims are discriminatory against others, even ‘indirectly’, can be deemed racist.


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