Courts must be given backbone
Two police officers killed, yet still the Government dithers like spineless jellyfish in returning the death penalty for such crimes.
No doubt this issue will be moved around, then forgotten, which will please the anti-penalty critics.
When is this country going to get on its feet and make criminals really pay for crimes they commit?
And when will a sentence for three years or whatever mean just that, instead of the offender being let off after serving a few months only?
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Also, if they cause a problem while serving the sentence, bring them back before the courts and increase the sentence.
Let's get some backbone into our courts. I reckon 75 per cent of the offenders must walk out of the courts laughing at the sentences they have been given.
D Ward, Anstey.
Whenever the television news comes on, or you read a daily newspaper, they are reporting a murder.
It is about time the politicians got their act together and made an effort to bring back the death penalty.
Never mind the do-gooders, the religious leaders and the EU courts.
All this baloney regarding the perpetrator's rights – what about the victim's rights? Don't they count anymore?
We now have DNA forensics which are more than 99.9 per cent foolproof. We have calls for referendums for this and that – what about one for the death penalty to be reinstated for all types of murder, whether it be police or the public.
I am sure I know how the majority of the victims' families would vote, even if it is to get some sort of closure after a time.
Terry & Janet Herbert, Leicester.
The Burleys Way flyover was closed on Sunday, and queues built up on all four of the approaches to the roundabout beneath it.
The same thing will happen if the one on Belgrave Road is removed, the purpose for which it was built having been to relieve congestion at the junction with Dysart Way and Abbey Park Road
Roy Tilley, Braunstone Town.