British courts are preparing to fast-track prosecutions for the Black Lives Matter protests, as justice secretary Robert Buckland has told magistrates to model the process along the lines of the response to rioting in London in 2011, The Times reported.
The plans made by Buckland and Home Secretary Priti Patel will lead to offenders being jailed within 24 hours of arrest to defuse disorder if they are found causing vandalism, criminal damage or assault on police officers, the report said.
The British government will publish a consultation on plans to double maximum sentences for assaulting emergency workers to two years, according to the newspaper.
Don’t change the sentences as a result of the riots, or BLM, or political protests. That’s to agree that this time is different, that these peeps are different.
Bang ’em up and lock ’em away on exactly the same basis as you would any other rioter, thug or assaulter.