For violent criminals ,rapists ,paedophiles, Drug pushers and corrupt politicians ,YES.
I have long been of the view that the gombeenocracy would love to do this kind of thing if they thought they could get away with it.A doctor in Colombia told me of a beggar who used to hang around outside her building.
Harmless, not aggressive. Nobody objected, as far as she knew.
One morning the beggar didn't appear.
He was never seen again.
Everyone in the building was convinced he had fallen victim to a sweep and was murdered by the cops.
It happens in several LatinAm countries, Brazil is the worst.
A Killarney man with over 300 previous convictions has been fined for over a dozen public order offences.
In Tralee District Court, Judge David Waters said 57-year-old Mr O’Brien was no doubt a “pest and a nuisance due to the sheer number of previous offences,” however, he felt a custodial sentence wasn’t the solution.
The solution is actually very simple - enforced minimum sentencing.
Minimum 1 year for 1st criminal offence.
Minimum 5 years for 3rd criminal offence.
Minimum 10 years for 5th criminal offence.
You'll see crime collapse within 3 years.
Crime is a very strong adherent to the 80/20 rule.
20% of criminals will commit 80% of crimes.
Hit those 20% hard and you'll see crime plummet.
You also need minimum sentencing for minimum sentencing for civil offences, albeit more forgiving at the beginning.
But the key is it's implementation.
You need to avoid rubbish like this
Killarney man with over 300 previous convictions fined for over a dozen public order offences | Radio KerryA Killarney man with over 300 previous convictions has been fined for over a dozen public order offences. Richard O’Brien of 14 Ardshanavooly, Killarney, had pleaded guilty to public order offences and threatening and abusive behaviour towards gardaí, following an incident in the town this year...www.radiokerry.ie