the law. crime. punishment?  nah. that’s so last century

And that about covers it?  Well actually no.  There’s something else and a good deal worse by way of twisted example. But for now this will do.

Just a thought here and I may be wrong but.

Had the perp been white, would de judge been so understanding?

Mugger spared jail after judge hears he only turned to crime after his family were forced to move to a council estate in the recession

Violent Diallo Allen targetted two teenage girls and a boy leaving takeaway

He hauled victim to the ground and stole mobile phones and a handbag

Was spared jail as judge feared his life would ‘spiral downwards’ in prison

By Daniel Miller

A violent mugger walked free from court after the judge heard he had turned to crime after his family were forced to move from their affluent home to a council estate because of the recession.
Diallo Allen, 18, from Chorlton, Greater Manchester, mugged two teenage girls and a boy stealing an iPhone, a Blackberry and a £800 designer handbag.

Unemployed Allen, who has a number of petty previous convictions, pounced as they left a takeaway restaurant but was later caught by police riding away on his bicycle.

One of his victims was pulled to the ground and was left with cuts and bruises and a sprained hand, while another said she ‘feared for her life’.

But Judge Lesley Newton said she believed there was ‘another side’ to Allen, and handed him a suspended 15-month jail sentence with supervision, and ordered him to do 150 hours of unpaid work.

The judge said: ‘If I send you to prison I fear your life will spiral downwards – I have persuaded myself it’s not appropriate to send you to prison.’

Manchester Crown Court heard Allen had fallen into bad company after his ‘high-achieving’ family moved a mile-and-a-half from a ‘middle-class’ area to the Nell Lane council estate.

Allen’s mother, Deanne Blake, had worked for Manchester council for 18 years as a social worker before launching her own private consultancy.

His father, who was separated, Garfield Allen, was made redundant from his job as a respected theatre director due to funding cuts in the arts.

Funding for the ‘arts’ is cut? Oh dear, how awful. The poor man might have to go out and look for a real job. 

Sometime in the previous week, a lefty wrote that there would be riots in the streets worse than last year, if arts funding wasn’t increased. Just shows ya.
Forget about achievement based on merit.  Make the public pay for the less talented cos everyone is a winner.

Before the change in their fortunes Allen had enjoyed an ‘affluent, middle-class lifestyle’ living on a road where the average house price is around £200,000.

But in 2010, he was forced to move to Chorlton’s Nell Lane estate, where the average house costs around £100,000.

Patrick Harris, defending, said: ‘I don’t think it’s appropriate to stereotype locations, but he is mixing with different people on that estate.

‘They have moved from an affluent middle-class area in Chorlton to a council estate in Chorlton where there are particular challenges in relation to that area, and that has been a difficult move for him.

‘That move appears to have coincided with the commencement of his offending.’

Local councillor Norman Lewis, whose ward includes the Nell Lane estate, slammed the decision.

He said: ‘It would be wrong to say he is in an area of deprivation and that is an excuse to commit crime because that is not fair on all the law-abiding citizens on Nell Lane who do not commit crime.

‘Everyone is responsible for their own actions.’

‘Everyone is responsible for their own actions.’

Well apparently not everyone. It’s clear that a certain protected sub-species is hardly ever responsible. Or held to account.

And let us not forget.

“Unemployed Allen, who has a number of petty previous convictions”,

So our poor dear life form is no stranger to the law.


Posted by peiper    United Kingdom   on 01/26/2013 at 04:57 PM   
  1. Guns are the answer.

    Posted by grayjohn    United States   01/26/2013  at  05:31 PM  
  2. Charles Bronson IS the answer!

    Posted by Rich K    United States   01/27/2013  at  02:07 AM  
  3. I can’t, by law in Ireland, carry a gun therefore I’ll die before my time right after I take an ass whoopin’ from a turd who has 39 previous convictions and will be given a SUSPENDED sentence by a judge who sites: “We must remember; blame the sin not the sinner.”!

    Posted by New Jersey Yankee    Ireland   01/27/2013  at  09:58 AM  
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