November 28, 2020

The Editor Speaks: The new thieves’ code

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Colin WilsonwebAfter a week or so of sympathy at the chronic conditions prisoners have been enduring at our police cells and Northward Prison, it has been tempered by the spate of robberies and some make me sick to my stomach.

The senseless one of ripping out the dashboard from the old Mini Cooper used as an advertising tool by Andreas “Zulu” Kettner is one of these.

The eight cases of Red Bull products that were stolen from the car, as well, I can understand from the ‘You had it – I have it now’ mentality that invades these low life criminal minds. But to wreck the car by taking out the dashboard leaving it almost impossible to repair makes me madder than a bull. The monetary value to the thief is nothing compared to what it has done to Mr. Kettner. But that doesn’t bother these pieces of trash.

What makes these low lives into the scum of our society is stealing from charities.

When I was a child there was a thieves’ code. Charities, the poor, the sick and the lame were off limits. If one dared to break the code you were shopped and you had a very hard time in prison from your fellow inmates.

Now charities including churches are a soft touch for today’s criminals. If you are aged, female, alone, poor, sick, why that makes it even easier to take what they have from them and keep it myself. This is so I can smoke a joint, snort my coke and give myself an adrenalin rush that makes me feel good for a few minutes.

Life is good for me. I don’t have to work. I can take.

And even if I get caught, my prison cell in Cayman is going to be a lot more comfortable.

And my fellow inmates will slap me on the back and tell me what a great person I am.

That’s the thieves’ code now.



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