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In the UK political correctness has gone mad and thanks to all the do-gooders there is NO justice system.  A drink driving footballer, who killed two young boys was let out of prison to attend his son's birthday party - he was sentenced to just over seven years and is due to be released this summer after serving just half of his sentence. Yet a looter that started a fire during the London riots was jailed for 11 years! Today's Mail reported that police swooped on a 3 year old's party at a local play centre after staff said that the candles were a health & safety risk!  Stories like these are a daily occurrence in UK papers.

Here in Spain political correctness fortunately hasn't reared its head ... yet. A case I heard about last week confirmed this. A National police officer was let off for shooting 3 men - they had been tailgating and driving dangerously for some distance. The off duty officer flashed his badge several times but the pair ignored him and eventually pushed his car off the road. When he got out he again identified himself as an officer and told them he had a loaded gun, which he would use if necessary. The pair then proceeded to beat the officer up whilst he repeatedly identified himself. He managed to pull out his gun and shoot the assailants - killing one and wounding two . Last week he was in court accused of intent to kill and the prosecution was demanding a long jail sentence. Fortunately the judge had sense and threw the case out, cleared the officer and told the prosecutor that he was lucky that he wasn't jailing "the victims"!
Wouldn't it be great if the judges stood their ground in the UK....

How times have changed - here are some funny but unfortunately true school senarios of 1950's v 2012;

Scenario 1: Johnny and Fred get into a fight after school.
1950's - Crowd gathers. Fred wins. Johnny and Fred shake hands and end up best friends.
2012 - Police called and arrest Johnny and Fred. Charge them with assult and both are expelled even though Johnny started it. Both children go on anger management programme for 3 months.

Scenario 2: Billy breaks a window in his neighbours car and his dad gives him a whipping with his belt.
1950's - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college and becomes a successful businessman.
2012 - Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy removed to foster care and joins a gang.

Senario 3: Fred gets a headache and takes some asprin to school.
1950's - Fred gets a glass of water from Principal to take his asprin with.
2012 - Police called, Fred expelled from school for drug taking.

Senario 4: Johnny falls while running during morning break and scrapes his knee. He is found crying by his teacher Mary. Mary hugs him to comfort him.
1950's - In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.
2012 - Mary is accussed of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.

Senario 5: Johnny takes apart leftover fireworks from Guy Fawkes, puts them in a paint tin and blows up a wasp's nest.
1950's - Wasps die.
2012 - Police & Anti-Terrorism squad called. Johnny charged with domestic terrorism, investigate parents, siblings removed from house, computers confiscated. Johnny's dad goes on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.

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