Saturday, June 28, 2008

Man jailed for 15 years for stealing takkies

More good news. This is how you deal with scum.

Whether the man stole a pair of takkies (runners) or a car, he took something that did not belong to him, aggravated by the fact that a gun (a toy but the victim did not know that) was also used.

Brilliant! Start sentences for any crime at 10 years minimum, build another 100 prisons if you must and I guarantee the whole population will GLADLY pay higher taxes to keep all the bastards in prison.

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A Tembisa magistrate has jailed a man for 15 years for robbing a passerby of a pair of takkies.

Kaizer Raboleke Tiro, 30, of Moriting Section, was stunned when magistrate Gideon van Wyk imposed the sentence on him in Tembisa magistrate’s court on Monday.

Tiro, a first offender, robbed a 32-year-old man off his belongings in November last year.

The man was on his way to work in Olifantsfontein on November 18 at about 4am when he was approached by Tiro and three other men at Phumasilwe informal settlement. Tiro pointed a firearm at him and demanded money and a cellphone.

Tiro then searched his victim and took his Nokia 1100 cellphone and a R100 note before ordering him to take off his Adidas sneakers worth R800.

Tiro and his group then disappeared into one of the nearby shacks.

The man walked barefoot to Tembisa police station, which is about a kilometre from the scene, where a charge of robbery with aggravating circumstance was opened.

The victim went to the shack with police and Tiro was arrested.

He was charged with robbery with aggravating circumstances and possession of a firearm.

He pleaded not guilty to both charges.

Tiro was found guilty of robbery and not guilty on the count of possession of a firearm, which turned out to be a toy.

Police spokesman Constable Tebogo Sesing said: “We are very happy with the sentence as it will serve as a deterrent to others.

“We would like to encourage residents to report any form of criminal activities in their areas and the perpetrators will be punished.”

1 Opinion(s):

Francois said...

We need magistrates like magistrate Gideon van Wyk, and prison wardens like this man!!!

Sheriff Joe Arpaio (in Arizona, USA) is doing it RIGHT!! He has jail meals down to 40 cents a serving and charges the inmates for them. He stopped smoking and porno magazines in the jails. Took away their weights. Cut off all but "G" movies. He started chain gangs so the inmates could do free work on county and city projects. Then he started chain gangs for women so he wouldn't get sued for discrimination.
He took away cable TV until he found out there was a federal court order that required cable TV for jails. So he hooked up the cable TV again but only let in the Disney channel and the weather channel. When asked why the weather channel he replied, so they will know how hot it's gonna be while they are working on my chain gangs.
He cut off coffee since it has zero nutritional value. When the inmates complained, he told them....."This isn't the Ritz/Carlton. If you don't like it, don't come back."
He bought Newt Gingrich's lecture series on videotape that he pipes into the jails. When asked by a reporter if he had any lecture series by a Democrat, he replied that a democratic lecture series might explain why a lot of the inmates were in his jails in the first place.
More on the AZ Sheriff:
With temperatures being even hotter than usual in Phoenix (116 degrees just set a new record), the Associated Press reports:
About 2,000 inmates living in a barbed-wire-surrounded tent encampment at the Maricopa County Jail have been given permission to strip down to
their government-issued pink boxer shorts. On Wednesday, hundreds of men wearing boxers were either curled up on their bunk beds or chatted in the tents, which reached 138 degrees inside the week before. Many were also swathed in wet, pink towels as sweat collected on their chests and dripped down to their pink socks. "It feels like we are in a furnace," said James Zanzot, an inmate who has lived in the tents for 1 1/2 years. "It's inhumane."
Joe Arpaio, the tough-guy sheriff who created the tent city and long ago started making his prisoners wear pink, and eat bologna sandwiches, is
not one bit sympathetic He said Wednesday that he told all of the inmates: "It's 120 degrees in Iraq and our soldiers are living in tents too, and
they have to wear full battle gear, but they didn't commit any crimes... so shut your damned mouths."