The Telegraph today reports the Tory plan to 'name and shame' criminals. According to the report...
'Local residents will be warned if prolific criminals are living in their neighbourhoods under radical plans to be unveiled by Dominic Grieve, Shadow Justice Secretary, at the Conservative party conference.
Police forces will be given the right to “name and shame” criminals whose identities are currently hidden to protect their human rights. The controversial policy is part of a new package of hard-line law and order packages to be unveiled by the Tory party.'
That won't lead to locals taking the law into their own hands, will it? No, surely not! That won't let the 'righteous majority' take out their anger on the criminal few, will it? No chance! That won't lead to mobs with flaming torches outside people's houses, will it? Never! And that won't lead to anyone being beaten to death, will it? What a preposterous idea!
Honestly, the 'Neighbourhood Watch Team' will be scouring the local free newspaper for this weeks 'criminal of the month' column and going round his house to take 'preventative action'.