A Barrister has caused quite a bit of upset on twitter after slamming plans not to give early release to prisoners who have been convicted of terror-related offences.
The Government is planning to stop the automatic early released of prisoners who have been convicted of terrorism-related offences after two such early release prisoners went on knife rampages after being released from prisoner early.
On 29th November, two people were stabbed to death, and another three were injured after Usman Khan was released early from prison having served just half of the sentence that was handed down to him after being convicted of terror-related offences.
Khan was shot dead by brave police officers after equally courageous members of the public overpowered Khan amid his frenzied and cold-blooded knife attack.
On 2nd February this year, Sudesh Amman stabbed two people in Streatham High street having again been released early from a prison sentence that he was serving after being convicted of terror-related offences.
Amman was shot and killed by brave surveillance officers within 60 seconds of his stealing a knife from a shop and indiscriminately stabbing two people.
Had it not have been for the armed surveillance team who were following Amman, then it is clear that more people would have been stabbed by Amman.
It was only thanks to the outstanding care received by Amman’s victims from the National Health Service that they did not die of their injuries.
But referring to the governments plans to stop the early release of convicted terrorists, Chris Daw QC tweeted to say:
“Make no mistake – this is an outrage.
“Prisoners who were told by THE JUDGE that they would serve half of their sentence in prison will see those words erased retrospectively.
“What price the integrity of British justice?
“Who will be next? You?”
@barbaraward1211 tweeted in response:
“Chris, you are so wrong, what about public security, lock them up for life I would prefer.”
“I am genuinely at a loss for words with your attitude…seriously how do you think we should deal with convicted terrorists”.
While @FireNFury2 captured the sentiment of many by saying:
“Them locked up or my kids being safe?
“It’s really not a hard choice. They don’t end up in Belmarsh for nicking a mars bar.
“Don’t want to get banged up? Don’t be a stabby scumbag.”
But what do you, our readers, think? Should the ‘rights’ of a convicted terrorist be put above the safety of the general public?
Let us know in the comments below.