Let's prosecute

PUBLISHED: 10:29 14 July 2008 | UPDATED: 09:17 10 June 2010

I have read your article about Queen s Drive to be shut (because of problems with so-called boyracers Editor). I am afraid this is yet again symptomatic of a trend which starts in school teacher punishes the whole class because one person plays up. I

I have read your article about Queen's Drive to be shut (because of problems with so-called boyracers - Editor). I am afraid this is yet again symptomatic of a trend which starts in school - teacher punishes the whole class because one person plays up. I am sure we can all remember how unfair that twisted logic is! The solution to many of our social problems is to be firm, uphold the law, and prosecute - no more complicated than that. Not following through with the threat of prosecution is the sure way to be ignored, and that's where authority seems to be. Ignored, because it doesn't carry out the threat of prosecution. I was at Tesco a couple of weeks ago. There was a great deal of commotion as two police cars, containing at least four officers. They were reading the riot act to a young girl who had apparently shoplifted a bottle of alcohol. I think that one incident typifies legal priority? Two cars, four officers, one young girl. Out of all proportion, don't you think? M Fairclough, 19 Withycombe Road, Exmouth


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