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Bring back the stocks for antisocial behaviour/petty crimes

Submitted on Thursday 4th August 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

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Bring back the stocks for antisocial behaviour/petty crimes

Additional Information

Re-introduce the punishment of public humiliation by means of a sentence of up to 1day in a town centre stocks (for all those of a criminally resposible age). Let the local people know who the perpetrators of such pathetic behaviour are and allow them their own justice, be it throwing eggs or name calling. Bring the bullies down.

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