In Singapore, probably the most go-ahead place in the world, an American was caned for vandalising cars and damaging property. This is real justice.
When police, parents and teachers cannot discipline children who misbehave, the system gets out of balance.
The whole system needs a very big and urgent overhaul.
Do-gooders dig a big pit for themselves and the whole of society.
There used to be a very strict magistrate in Taree who applied the law.
If you break the law, expect punishment, If you bite the hand that feeds you, expect to miss a meal!
Clem is a former Taree resident