There was a worker on a construction site who took one handful of nails in his pockets every evening after work. By the time the project was finished, that worker was able to build a house from the nails he took. THAT’S A PETTY THIEF.
A bank worker took $1.00 from every customer he attended to every day until he took 1 Million Dollars from the Bank. THAT’S A PETTY THIEF.
A Farmer in Pearl’s, St. Andrew has 1 mango tree, 1 pear tree, 1 sapodilla tree and 1 breadfruit tree. Every day this Petty Thief also from Pearls passes in the farmer’s land pick 2 mangoes, 2 avocados, 10 sapodillas and 1 breadfruit.
At the end, the farmer got none of his produce to sell and that ‘Petty” Thief made almost $500.00 selling things that he had stolen.
To the police officers who thinks that stealing 1 breadfruit is “Petty” and that the thief should apologise to the victim and that the victim should just see is as PETTY and don’t complain, he must think again.
There is nothing “Petty” to a victim. A farmer loosing 1 Mango is being violated and is just a Bank that loose $100,000 and further more the Bank money is insured.
The victim has nothing to get, but is preparing for next fruit season when the PETTY THIEF WILL BE AT WORK AGAIN.
To the magistrate who gives the repeated offenders three months in jail for a “petty” crime must not look at the 10 mangoes that are stolen and sold for $10 but the emotional stress that these victims have to go through which is similar to hearing water dripping on a piece of metal for months.
If a thief comes before you for the 3rd times no matter what it is, they should get a punishment that should deter them from stealing again.
EVERYONE SEEMS TO FORGET HOW MANY FARMERS LOST THEIR LIVES TO THESE “PETTY THIEVES”.
Some Police Officers, NOT ALL, want to victimise the victims furthermore by making ridiculous requests and demands.
A PETTY THIEF HAS ALL THE RIGHTS