Friday, 26 March 2010

The Tories and Lib Dems are soft on criminals

Everyone knows that the Lib Dems are soft on crime. They have a record in Lambeth that speaks for itself. When they ran the council, they didn’t issue any anti-social behaviour orders, despite the advantages that it brings for the police and local residents. The Lib Dems tried to legalise kerb crawling. And they have consistently opposed Labour’s tough measures to tackle gun and knife crime.

But what might be more surprising, is that these days, David Cameron's 'hug a hoodie' Conservatives are soft on criminals too. People in Stockwell are all too aware of the tragic murder of Seyi Ogunyemi in Larkhall Park, which resulted in the conviction of Chrisdian Johnson this week thanks to the use of DNA technology.

The horrific murder, which happened in Larkahll Park, following a tit-for-tat feud between rival gang members, came about after Seyi was set upon by a dog, then repeatedly stabbed in the chest.

The result was the first ever conviction which came from the use of dog as well as human DNA.

But the Tories and the Lib Dems both oppose the police’s use of the DNA database, which helps solve crimes and bring murderers and rapists to justice. Labour on the other hand believes the information in the DNA database helps us to enforce the law.

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