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Friday, August 31, 2007

And, they can't even deport him.....

There's something fundamentally wrong with the EU....

A Polish migrant subjected a British woman to a violent rape only one week after he arrived in Britain, a court heard.

Michal Piotr Kwidzinski, 22, seized a 38-year-old barmaid as she walked home from work in the early hours.

The burly 6ft 5in Pole dragged his petite 5ft 2in victim into a builder's van where he raped her three times whilst holding her down by the neck and beating her head on the floor.

A policeman who arrived at the scene in Newquay, Cornwall, after a member of the public heard the woman's screams was confronted by the "enormous" frame of Kwidzinski and the victim slumped in the corner, drenched in blood.

The officer sprayed CS gas into Kwidzinski's eyes but the rapist threw him to the ground and he hit his head. However, he was rugby-tackled by builder Timothy Miller who held him down until more police arrived.

Kwidzinski pleaded guilty to rape and assaulting a police officer.

Sentencing him to nine years in prison, of which he will serve half, Judge John Neligan said it was "pointless" for him to recommend deportation after he has served his sentence because of "the current state of the law".


Blogger Lord Kitchener's Own said...

I wish there was more context in the article, but that one line "because of the current state of the law" is the ENTIRETY of the comment on why deportation was supposedly not a viable option. It's not really even made clear that this is an EU issue (though you're probably right in your assumption, it could have to do with how BRITISH law deals with other EU citizens... frankly, the article never elaborates, which is really frustrating). Tip to future journalists, if you're going to include in a story a quote that suggests a judge thinks the law is an ass, maybe think about including something about WHY HE THINKS THAT, or WHAT LAW HE'S TALKING ABOUT. Surely that's not too much to ask!

Personally though, the deportation bit doesn't bother me nearly as much as the "sentenced to nine years, of which he'll serve half" bit.

You've GOT to be kidding me!

11:11 PM  
Blogger spike said...

same type of justice we met out here in canada. no thats not right we would give him house arrest probably.

11:24 AM  
Anonymous Shawmut said...

HAlf of a nine year sentence (minus, of course, all the great deals that will prove him to be wondrful humanitarian - at heart):
That's enough time to convert him to Islam; Hell, he's already partly qualified with the rape conviction.
And in the US he'd probably get a work-release job on the Homeland Security Advisory Council in Columbus, Ohio.
Lord K, point on what law to which a judge is referring is prudent. It's the sweeping (and even 'seeping') eneralizations that kindle the worst fires.
A thought: Complaining that the law is an ass ass stops too short. Sometimes it needs a good kick.

12:30 PM  
Blogger dmorris said...

I've always wondered why the courts, in any Country, bother to sentence a person to a certain number of years in jail, when parole is automatic after half, or less, of that sentence is served. Same as the farce of "concurrent" sentences.

Is it because the politicians who make the laws expect public outrage if the sentences are too light, so attempt to pull off this sleight of hand, which fools nobody, except fools, anyway?

Give the SOB twenty-five years, castration, and then deport the nutless bastard when the sentence is finished.

4:36 PM  
Anonymous LawyerInPoland said...

I'm a bit surprised to read here what I read in the comments.
The law is there for a purpose, and to enforce a policy - against mob lynch. Justice should weigh everything without emotions.

First of all there is always a question of whether the punishment should be
- community's revenge on the perpetrator
- a deterrent for other would-be criminals
- or a means of rehabilitation, making the person understand the right and wrong, and making them able to reintegrate with the society again
Everything is in

I hold a view that only very few people are born evil (or more precisely: psychopatic), and most of those who commit crimes are turned to evil deeds by their upbringing or enviorenment. The society creates criminals. Therefore the first step to decrease crime is to prevent it - to ensure that all human beings get the same equal opportunities at start. That no child is left behind, due to their parents status or parents inefficiencies.

Secondly, it has been proven that severity of punishment doesn;t serve the purpose of a deterrent. (Very apparent for instance in the USA where death penalty coincides with high crime rates). What does serve as a deterrent is the likelihood of getting caught. This would mean better policing and working with communities.

And the punishment, apart from being obviously a punishment, if it is to change anything, should concentrate on changing the mentality of the perpetrator.

The final puzzle is creating programmes enabling former and rehabilitated criminals who have served a sentence - a way to reintegrate: help finding proper employment and therefore making a turn back to crime even less likely.

In the case of the rapist mentioned in the post, it is possible to send him back to Poland to serve a setence - and most likely he will apply for it himself. However the British sentence will be recalculated by a Polish court on the basis of Polish Criminal Code and its penalties for this crime. Certainly this is done in the other way when UK criminals are sentenced in Poland. (There is another problem: UK courts refuse to deport those suspected of commiting crimes in Poland, which is especially disturbing in the case of former communist prosecutors who've sent people to death, who now proudly hold UK citizenship).

Therefore - I say it again - the first thing to think about reading a story like that is to think what we can do to improve equal opportunities in the whole EU.

8:30 PM  
Anonymous LawyerInPoland said...

BTW My name is Pawel and I am a queer socialist.

(to introduce myself as you do on your homepage)

And I actually oppose same-sex marriage, as I see it as a means to strengthen the heteronorm. As a means of making some gay people "more like straight" and more acceptable. We don't need to adopt straight norms. We need to destroy them:)

8:40 PM  
Anonymous LawyerInPoland said...

Oh and lastly I don't know what anything in this case has got to do with the EU??

8:41 PM  

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