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THE wall of silence protecting drug-related crime in Kensington should be broken, a leading councillor said today.
Deep-seated problems in the Shiel Road area of the city were highlighted last week following the death of a 40-year-old man. more
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Oh the irony........
Just seen this in the Echo..
Our judicial system is so wrong in so many ways!!
Spared from jail: the man with 61 criminal offences
Mar 27 2008 by Chloe Griffiths, Liverpool Echo
A PROLIFIC thief who tried to steal from a hospital and a church has been spared prison.
Kenneth Wright had been convicted of 61 offences on 24 different occasions, many of theft, since 1997.
But Liverpool crown court heard the 32-year-old sunk to new depths when he was caught trying to steal from the Royal Liverpool hospital and a Baptist church, where ministers had previously taken pity on him and given him money.
At the time of the raids, Wright was the subject of a community order for a previous offence of theft.
But Judge Graham Morrow QC decided to suspend an eight-month prison sentence for 12 months after hearing Wright was now prepared to rid himself of his long-term addiction to drink and drugs.
Fraser Lindsay, defending, told the court Wright was a “weak-willed man” whose life had been blighted by tragedy and depression.
He added that Wright turned to his “old friend” of drink and drugs every time things got hard.
In the weeks running up to the hospital raid, Wright was struggling to cope after losing his job.
At about 11pm on June 2 he was seen wandering around the area of St Paul’s eye unit.
When challenged he claimed he was lost, but when officers searched Wright he had £48 in his pocket in loose change.
A nearby charity box was found to have been emptied.
Wright, of no fixed address, later admitted burglary with intent to steal.
After his arrest, and while still on bail, Wright went on to steal from the Pentecost Baptist church on Coleridge Street, Kensington.
The court heard Wright was friends with ministers there, who had given him money, but while inside the church he noticed an open door.
Moments later he was caught rifling through an upper room, looking for valuables.
Judge Morrow warned Wright he had been close to returning to jail, but instead ordered him to attend a six-month drug rehabilitation programme.
He also told Wright he would be under supervision for a year and ordered him to live at a residential home run by the Park View Project, who work with addicts.
The chicken and the egg though isn't it....
''Fraser Lindsay, defending, told the court Wright was a “weak-willed man” whose life had been blighted by tragedy and depression.
He added that Wright turned to his “old friend” of drink and drugs every time things got hard.''
It'll be the drink and drugs come down when he has none and the need to fund them that give him the hard times in the first place.
You might call me harsh but I don't reckon it's any defence at all myself.
What have we done!
Why dont we just inject the low life!
Originally Posted by John(Zappa)
PS And that stupid judge come to think of it.
My opinion is this...
All murderers,rapists,child molesters who have been proved beyond doubt of their crime by DNA,witness etc should have no choice but be used for scientific medical research.
General low life should be made to do work in the community with a high viz vest on.
Deffo ! I go along with that
7,000 DVD factory found as police swoop on city houses
Mar 31 2008
by Michelle Fiddler, Liverpool Echo
A DVD factory was found in a Kensington house today during a series of police raids.
More than 7,000 DVDs and writing equipment were found in the house in Empress Road by police and trading standards officers.
Officers from Merseyside police were due to execute 11 warrants around the Tuebrook, Kensington, Stoneycroft and Fairfield areas.
The raids, connected to car crime, theft, burglary drugs and anti-social behaviour, were part of the Total Policing war on crime.
Closure orders for crack houses and drug dens were also due to be enforced.
Earlier this month the ECHO revealed residents in Kensington were complaining of drug-related crime.
Neighbours said the Sheil Road area had become a haven for drug users and prostitutes.
They said syringes and condoms were a regular sight in the street and front gardens.
Kensington and Fairfield councillor Frank Doran said: “The police have been gathering information from individuals and organisations. They get lots of information and then go for one hit to clean up.
“These events are important because a lot of the information has come from the community.”
Source: Liverpool Echo
I've lived in Liverpool now for the last 12 years and could'nt live anywhere else, but I have to say I have never lived in a worse city for drug availability, and I come from Millwall in South London which is'nt exactly the poshest of places and have lived previously in the Bronx New York, most parts of Africa and can honestly say I have never seen drugs so easily available.
I don't know what the Merseyside police are doing but it does'nt seem to be much
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