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Thread: Government considers plan to force burglars to repay victims

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    Default Government considers plan to force burglars to repay victims

    I think this is a really good idea

    Government considers plan to force burglars to repay victims - Independent.ie

    "THE Government is to consider a proposal to force convicted burglars to repay the costs to their victims of the items stolen.
    Independent TD John Halligan said he wanted to see legislation brought forward to force the perpetrators to pay the compensation from their wages or social welfare. "

    Also from time to time you see criminals taking personal injury claims against prison authorities. They should also be made hand that money over in certain cases.

    I also think that anybody convicted of a crime where they drove a car or were driven to the scene of their crime should also have their driving licenses suspended for a mandatory period.

    Mandatory Suspension (Georgia USA)

    The Department of Driver Services shall suspend a license for a conviction of any of the following offenses in Georgia or any other state:............................Any felony in the commission of which a motor vehicle is used.

    Driver's License Suspensions and Revocations

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    Will it apply to former Directors of Banks and Building Societies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sister Mercedes View Post
    Will it apply to former Directors of Banks and Building Societies?
    That would obviously depend on whether they broke the law wouldn't it. This 'what about the real criminals' thing gets boring.

    This is a good idea, and to be honest I don't see why we aren't doing it already.

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    Would that mean criminals having personal liability insurance? just in case they got caught.

    Would be a good idea though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sister Mercedes View Post
    Will it apply to former Directors of Banks and Building Societies?
    The people they robbed have to continue paying them seemingly.
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    I think the same should apply in relation to legal aid. If you have been convicted then you should have to pay back the cost of legal aid from your dole or wages to the state.

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    Another great move by Enda and fine Gael, though I suspect it could be difficult to implement if the burglar has no finances to be able to pay the victim.

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    The do gooders brigade will be out to say its society's fault that people turn to robbing other peoples houses. It's the have nots robbing the do haves and they were failed by the schooling system, the courts ect anyone bar their parents or themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mctree View Post
    I think the same should apply in relation to legal aid. If you have been convicted then you should have to pay back the cost of legal aid from your dole or wages to the state.
    That would undoubtedly lead to the accusation that the state was securing convictions on the basis that they would not have to pick up the bill.
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    Good idea if it could be implemented. I'd imagine there will be plenty of law experts who will fight it on the basis that it will infringe on the rights of criminals to commit crimes and not have to suffer any consequences though.

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