Knife crackdown; view Your.
Firstly, will judges readily impose the maximum penalty considering our prisons are already overflowing? And secondly, why will the tougher approach only apply to certain areas? No, I feel this is another missed opportunity to give the law real teeth.
Alex Beveridge, Cumbernauld, near Glasgow ... I WELCOME the new crackdown on knife crime and the fact that justice secretary Kenny MacAskill seems to have finally given upon his softly-softly approach.
Long sentences have been proven to work in the past, like when they stopped the Glasgow razor gangs in the Fifties.