Discussion of the more serious side of the Mail's agenda
By Safe_Timber_Man
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This is regarding the Hatton Garden heist.

I don't quite understand how their attitude towards the crime ties in with their usual demand for very tough justice and their usually quite graphic wishes of what should happen to criminals....

solomon, sheffield, United Kingdom, 24 minutes ago
+118 -13
theGREATESTbritain, London, United Kingdom, 25 minutes ago
I can't help it, but smile with them.... :-)
+95 -11
pga, london, 24 minutes ago
Nicely done and well played. Always good to see non-violent crimes pay off.
+85 -20

Is it maybe:

* Reminds them of Good Old Days™ crimes?
* British criminals rather than Romanians, which would garner a very different reaction?
* Getting one over on the rich?
* ^ Rich Jews?!
By Kreuzberger
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Agnes wrote:Too many Ealing comedies when they were children, maybe.
Not to dismiss there being some underlying hatred in mailites' minds, but I think there is a ring of truth to that thought. That these audacious, lovable rogues are invariably violent thugs doesn't seem to register.
By Andy McDandy
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Propah nawty but loved their mums. Looked after their own. Never stole from their own, mainly because there was nothing to steal. Etc.
By Safe_Timber_Man
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I hate animal cruelty with a passion, but fucking hell......

Yob’s sick grin caught on CCTV after he stole and tortured 200 rare birds and posted carcasses through letterboxes
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... boxes.html
yorkshireman, leeds, United Kingdom, 1 day ago
kill him.
+53 -1
cokonner, poole, United Kingdom, 1 day ago
kill him.
+34 -1
By Safe_Timber_Man
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Man, 45, who was jailed for a year when he snapped and punched girl, 11, playing 'knock-and-run' is released early after appeals court says sentence was 'too harsh'
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... harsh.html

Bearing this in mind....
Lee Kilburn snapped when the youngsters kept knocking on his front door and running away, as he was trying to comfort his partner who had just been diagnosed with a terminal illness.
Perhaps a suspended sentence would have been more compassionate. It was a terrible time for him. I can appreciate the strain he was under. But still....
The girl suffered a broken nose and needed surgery after Kilburn caught up with her and punched her twice in the face, the court was told.
I get the impression the Mailites aren't really taking into account his circumstances...they just seem to believe it's okay to break a kids nose because 'youth of today'.

I'd have thought 'Knock & Run' would've reminded them of the Good Old Days where kids were safe to go play outside and have some harmless fun.
Lxce192, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 3 hours ago
I don't blame him! No way should he have got a jail sentence, kids these days are horrors!!
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Londonlife, London, 3 hours ago
Finally common sense prevails for once in the justice system.
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Jerry, Jersey, 2 hours ago
The mother should have taught better manners to her child, then it would not have happened
+1872 -56

computer09, London, United Kingdom, 3 hours ago
Would you say the same if it was your daughter?
+145 -907
Go ahead and break her nose, apparently.
By Safe_Timber_Man
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Well this is a bit inconvenient for the Mail...

Knife crime is soaring fastest in areas OUTSIDE London but the number of suspects charged is falling, shocking new figures show
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... ondon.html

Difficult to blame Sadiq Khan for this one.

Doesn't stop them being racist, though:
Tzap, Sussex, United Kingdom, 2 hours ago
If they convicted every knife crime criminal we would know what groups of society were responsible. I think we do anyway.
+21 -0

And of course, they're full of useful suggestions:

ian, tontine, United Kingdom, 2 hours ago
Its time for the reintroduction of capital punishment, i dont care what anyone says it is one of the best deterants. Also Corporal punishment, there will not be so many "gangsters" around if they knew they were going to get a flogging. Tough on crime.
wright, Woodhall Spa, United Kingdom, 2 hours ago
patriot1852, carlisle, United Kingdom, 2 hours ago
Our unfit for purpose police force are too busy looking for invisible paedeophiles or whitewashing the top brass,s failures to concentratate on real crime. Let's have a mandatory five year sentence for carrying a weapon and life with no remission for using one to kill.
Spaghetto Animal, Finsbury Park, United Kingdom, 1 hour ago
Police should carry knives too
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