Falling short in the apology department

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Above is a letter written by a British teen burglar who had been instructed to write a letter of apology to his victims. As you can see the burglar isn't exactly remorseful, instead he berates the victims as being for living in a high crime neighborhood and being 'thick enough' to leave a window open. 

The police never delivered the letter. From the Sun's article Burglar, 16, told to write apology letter to victims but just scrawls...NOT BOTHERED we learn of this comment made by an official: 
Javed Khan, chief executive of Victim Support, said: "This is a disgraceful letter that shows a total lack of concern for the victim.

"It goes completely against the spirit of restorative justice which many victims find extremely helpful in coming to terms with what they have been through.

"It can also have a positive effect in reforming offenders.

"It is a very good thing that the professionals involved intervened to stop this letter going to the victim."

Does anybody actually believe that claptrap about having "a positive effect in reforming offenders" because they're forced to write an apology letter? Give the kid credit, he may be a complete lout and a criminal, but at least he's not a hypocrite. Then again, if that response is the attitude of the right honorable Chief Executive of Victim Support, maybe the felonious letter writer knows that there will be no real punishment for acting like such an obnoxious punk.