“I’m A Pick-Pocket!” OK! So Why Not Shame IslamoNazis?
Speaking of criminals – I refer to my previous post, in which I abhorred Obama’s ( admittedly unsurprising) empathy with treasonous freaks…
…I thought overseas readers might be interested in the sort of scene which met my gaze a few days ago when I transitted Harmoni Central Halte Busway, the main bus junction in Jakarta.
“I am a pick-pocket!’ (no camera on me, so that is a previous example – seems it happens a lot, tho I’d not witnessed it before!)
I emerged from a Route 8 bus and was walking up to catch another, heading south, when I passed what I at first took to be an effigy.
It moved (very slightly) and I slowed down to stare at the individual with his hands bound behind his back and a sign slung round his neck, declaring to all the world that –
‘I AM A PICK-POCKET!’
Seems he had been apprehended, and probably roughly handled – one hopes- for trying to steal from law-abiding users of the bus-way.
A good idea?
Probably, though if all the pick-pockets in Jakarta were caught and similarly subjected to public shaming, it would cause congestion at bus-stops!
- When I was new to the city, I fell prey to such anti-social swine, and, though now alert to the risks (and thus unscathed for years) I gather it still goes on, a lot.
- But what I’d like to see is the same treatment meted out to other sorts of criminals as well.
- The rich corruption convicts, of whom there are way too many, and sectarian hoodlums…
…don’t get put in places like busways with signs round their necks identifying their outrageous crimes.
…even when they attack the police!
There are other undesirables about too, all over Indonesia, not just in Jakarta, like those foul brutes in Cikeusik…
Cikeusik, Banten Province, February 6th, 2011. Watch the pigs at their bloody work on this link.. http://www.liveleak.com/view.
… and those cowardly louts in Jogjakarta, whose violence we covered some time ago…
If such anti-social creatures were put on display in public places, people would probably not just cast a dismissive glance at the scum and walk by.
Likely, they’d be spat on, kicked, or at least loudly derided.
And THAT would be a VERY good thing.
So why does it never seem to happen?