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10-06-10, 04:34 PM #1
Revealed: not a single burglar gets maximum jail sentence
Revealed: not a single burglar gets maximum jail sentence - Telegraph
Not a single burglar received the maximum jail term out of 10,000 who were convicted and sent to prison over a 12-month period, according to new figures.
The Ministry of Justice has also disclosed that only two out of 5,000 robbers, four out of 6,000 fraudsters and a tiny proportion of sex offenders were given the maximum penalties available to judges and magistrates.
Victims' rights campaigners said the figures proved that courts were soft on crime and have called for an inquiry. They said the statistics threatened to further undermine the public's confidence in law and order, following suggestions by ministers that more criminals should be given non-custodial sentences.
"all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing" Edmund Burke.
"the world is a dangerous place place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who do not do anything about it" Albert Einstein
10-06-10, 05:09 PM #2
Let one of them burgle a judge's resident and see what happens.SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
"It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
Far from being a handicap to command, compassion is the measure of it. For unless one values the lives of his soldiers and is tormented by their ordeals , he is unfit to command.
-General Omar Bradley, United States Army
10-06-10, 05:41 PM #3
I am not surprised either. Trying to hold the court system responsible is like trying to nail jello to the wall.Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me
We are who we choose to be.
R.I.P. Arielle. 08/20/2010-09/16/2012
10-06-10, 06:44 PM #4Officer First Class
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That is truly sad. No doubt the courts justify this because of budget issues, insufficient prison employee's or liberal bias. Another sad fact is that a "victims rights organization" is even necessary.
10-06-10, 07:08 PM #5
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