Bring criminals to justice
THE EDITOR, Sir:
On behalf of the justices of the peace in Manchester, I would like to express my deepest
sympathy to the family and friends of all those who have been murdered recently.
As a woman, I am particularly disturbed that so many of those murdered are women. The recent killing of the young policewoman on a bus was particularly chilling, as that homicide displayed the arrogance of killers, who feel that they are in command and feel that they can shove in our faces their absolute disdain for law and order.
It is this disdain that is so worrying, and many justices and members of the public have expressed to me their wish that the death penalty be carried out. Things, they say, cannot continue the way they are.
While we know that the police are doing all that they can to bring the perpetrators to justice, the country needs to feel that things are in control and that the public can be safe to go about one's business knowing that they are safe and secure.
SALLY PORTEOUS (CD, JP)
Custos of Manchester