A bit of a nasty world
I am encountering a number of cases where it seems to be that things are getting nastier in this country.
Those are cases where things are done to people which don't seem to have any merit at all and seem excessively harsh.
We managed to prevent Eugene Sands from being deported on Friday with moments to go. He is a 77 year old ex police officer from New York who brought his wife's ashes back to the UK so he could spread them in the area where she was born and visit the site. He is living on a US pension. I really don't see why he is such a threat to the UK that he should be deported.
I am also dealing with a case where someone borrowed £2 without permission. The only reason his managers found this out was that he told them. He was sacked. This to me seems way over the top.
Then I have a case of someone who ended up getting a 5 year jail sentence because there were no resources to get him sectioned. He is not a threat to others. I did manage to get him released.
Then there is a case where someone went to pay for a ticket that she had not originally bought because she couldn't. Because she admitted travelling without a ticket she was fined. Had she not tried to pay for the ticket noone would have known.
In two of these cases people are being punished for being honest. It really is not in society's interest for people to be punished for being honest.
Then there is a case where a child minder can no longer look after a disabled child because the bureaucracy say that the home is not adapted. This means that there is now no child minder and causes problems for his mother.
At least there is getting some recognition of the really nasty things that happen in the Family Courts. (eg false allegations of learning difficulties)