June 29th, 2009

Open Door Policy

Posted in The Job - General by 200

Ahmed Daq, aged 32, is a failed asylum seeker from Somalia. He has been held in detention since 2006 pending his removal back to Somalia. He had 18 convictions between 1998 & 2004 for offences including robbery, assault & burglary – quite the sort of person the UK normally welcomes with open arms (except if you’re a Ghurka in which case they have to take the government to court, etc etc)

That was up until last week when Deputy High Court judge John Howell released him from detention – on bail – because the Home Office are taking too long to remove him from the UK. The judge said ‘There is plainly the risk of him reoffending, but the type of offence he may commit is not in my judgment of the most grave kind, though serious they undoubtedly are.

The judge accepted that there was a risk that Daq would commit further offences if he was freed.

I don’t know who is worse in this case; the government for taking so long to kick an undesirable out of the country, or the judge for putting the rights of a violent offender above the rights of his next victim.

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7 comments

  1. the_leander says:

    And mainstream politics wonders why there is an increase in the levels of racsism and a move to vote in the likes of the BNP.

    This verdict, along with every other one like it will get added to the list of reasons why “Johnny Foriegner” is evil and should be hung from the nearest lamp post the moment they enter the country.

    June 30th, 2009 at 07:15

  2. copperbottom says:

    well I am glad I was sitting down …

    It does not surprise me at all.

    We are now so up our own arses with pic rights we
    have forgot how they became persons on custody

    See I did it too… They are prisoners.

    June 30th, 2009 at 07:27

  3. rafanon says:

    I……um…a…..wo…

    Nope.

    Speechless.

    June 30th, 2009 at 09:13

  4. tom says:

    The decision beggers belief, but put in the context of modern ‘Britain’ it is no great surprise.

    I detest however the notion admitted in the synopsis of the judgment, that this individual will in all likelyhood engage in further criminality. Incredibly, the judge considers that the gravity of his past offences would not present a ‘grave’ threat to the public at large.

    I disagree. These are offences recorded against him, and no accurate measure of his criminal activity.

    Once again a malevolent individual is given the blessing of the court to over-reach the rights of the tax paying public. Indeed a smell an action against the MoJ for unlawful detention paid for by, yep you’ve gussed it, the tax payer.

    June 30th, 2009 at 10:08

  5. Tony F says:

    Well, that’s all right then. I was worried that he would be bundled onto the first available flight to his country of origin. Or preferably Siberia. Now there’s an idea.

    Reality TV: Round up all known scum/failed asylum seekers etc. Fill some Galaxys/Hercs/C 47s/ and drop the contents off. Tunguska comes to mind. I can’t see the natives minding, I don’t think there are any. Then if any survive, shoot them.

    June 30th, 2009 at 20:02

  6. Blueknight says:

    The Leander,

    While this disgraceful state of affairs continues, people will vote BNP. As I have said before, in most electoral areas, the only voting options for a working class, tradional labour supporter is Nulabor the BNP, or nothing.
    And it usually boils down to whichever party ‘promises’ to do something about illegal immigration, – and empty the dustbins once a week.
    Nulabour seem to have picked up on this with their (or the BNP’s) Local homes for local people policy

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/8125663.stm

    June 30th, 2009 at 22:11

  7. Hibbo says:

    Hmmmm, there’s more to this than “judge lets dangerous man out”. Although I do like to lambaste useless soft judges, I don’t think this guy is to blame here; the disgusting little man had served his time in clink and there were no legal grounds to hold him any longer.

    The fact that he has no right to be in this country and hasn’t yet been deported, is down to the home office and migration bods, not the CJS.

    Yes, this is absolutely appalling, but for once I don’t blame the judge; the crim had served his time…

    Of course, given his string of convictions, he should still be locked up, but that’s a different matter……

    July 1st, 2009 at 09:17

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