17 February 2012
Many will be celebrating the departure of the eight known gang members deported last week in a new operation to rid us of this scourge on our borough.
One man can create a crime wave; eight can turn our streets and estates into killing fields.
The list of their known crimes are mammoth, but no doubt many, many more are down to them. Given their connections highlighted in our article on page 23 they have been involved in a lot more than that for which they have been convicted.
These men have no right to stay in this country and are not our responsibility. In an age when the safety of the general public has all too often come second to the human rights of some violent killer, this landmark ruling will hopefully see the tide turning in favour of law abiding citizens.
This is part of Operation Bite, a joint initiative pioneered by the Metropolitan Police Service and the UK Border Agency (UKBA). It will now be expanded across other UK police force areas at the request of the government, due to its current 100 per cent success rate.
Although the deportation can still involve a long process of appeal after appeal (including to all relevant articles under the Human Rights Act), it appears the main emphasis and deciding fact is “whether an individual's removal from the UK is 'conducive to the public good'.”
Certainly in this case and in so many involving foreign gangs, there is little doubt that ridding them from our streets and off our estates would be ‘conducive to the public good’.
It would also allow our stretched police service and those community groups doing tremendous work on the ground to concentrate on our home-grown gang problem.
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