Camilla Broe is unfortunately still waiting for the showtrial. She has lost a lot of weight and only when her family is visiting her they can buy her some decent food. It is the same story with the prisons in the United States as with the prisons in Cambodia, where relatives have to buy the inmates food. If the relatives of Camilla Broe visit her often she might survive to her trial which is in December.
I have a rather funny story related to prison food. Did you know that a judge sentenced a sheriff to starve in his own prison only a couple of years back because the judge believed that the inmates received food of too poor a quality.
A Arizona sheriff brags about how he can create cheap meals for his prisoners where a lot of them are poor immigrants being smuggled to the United States to pay off their debts.
So Camilla Broe is close to starving and remember that she is not even convicted yet. What happened to “innocent until proven guilty”?
Enough about this shameful chapter in the Danish legal history. I got another interesting mail this week.
Remember week 40?
Suddenly our youth should face a future like American teenagers. The age of criminal responsibility should be lowered to age 14 and with the huge cut-backs in social services and lack of placement for so-called troubled teenagers, younger children will end up in jail among adults. Some politicians have stated that they are tired of following the international conventions Denmark have signed in other areas. We did at some point sign a convention which should make it illegal to detain adults and children in the same prison. Sadly they are kept together where they youngsters can learn a lot of crimes from the adults.
But why forbid our youth to drink alcohol? We can see that youth who are not drinking and socializing start using machinguns on their peers and innocent bystanders.
The mail state that an extremist neo-prohibitionist American organization called Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has lobbied officials inside the Danish healthcare department and various politicians so they have introduced ideas to raise the legal limit for alcohol purchase to 18 and some even went so far to forbid alcohol on school campuses and private firms.
Most Danes believe that such a move would destroy the Danish firms ability to improve human relations inside the firms. It would marginalised youth and increase the risk of school shootings. In schools alcohol is used to bind the students together. It reduce the number of students who are isolated and angry towards the society.
If it is true that our department of health have used research manipulated by MADD to send a potential dangerous message to the Danish public, it would be awful.
I urge people to support the youth who cares for their peers so Denmark doesn’t develop itself into the prison for Teenagers we see over in the United States.