Ridiculous Sentencing


darkbeaver
#91
Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

You know here in Canada, if you rape, molest a child, or beat your family you might get, oh I don't know, 7 years or so. First offenses often shorter. That's ridiculous, these are individuals that are proven dangerous. Sane, rational people often look at this and ask "Do we have to wait until they kill someone?". Now I'm not the 'throw the book at them' type, I don't advocate shoving people into prison for every little thing, just the brutual violent stuff and keep them in there. Not just as punishment/consequence but also to simply protect the public.
But then we venture south of the border and yes, I know, very high incarceration rate. But still, down in the U.S. we get sentences like this one.
Arizona gunman, Jared Loughner, gets seven life terms - World - Canoe.ca
This would be the guy that shot the congresswoman in Arizona and killed six people, one a little girl if I remember correctly. So yes, he should be in jail for the rest of his life. But seven consecutive life sentences. Seven.
I know, it makes a statement. Part of that statement has to be the inability of the legal system to understand the lifespan of a human being surely.

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The last time I encountered sence was in the eightys, we exchanged phone numbers, I suppose he's dead or he might have called when I was indesposed. The multiple lives thing is easily defended if you understand the reincarnation process. I wonder about the sence myself, and then I get some beer.
 
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Blackleaf
+1
#92
"Mouth your sodding shut."

The above is a prime example of ridiculous sentencing.
 
tay
#93
A 50-year-old Hamilton man arrested in a child sex and Internet exploitation case involving a young girl offered through Craigslist for sex has been sentenced to just over three-and-a-half years in prison.

John Gallagher, who did not have contact with the girl, pleaded guilty in October to possession of child pornography and making child pornography.

Gallagher was sentenced Friday to three years and seven months in penitentiary, with credit for time served while in custody. Since he was arrested in July, he has three years left to serve.

He is prohibited for life from attending a public park or swimming pool where anyone under 16 is present, having contact with anyone under 16, or using the Internet unless with certain conditions. He is also prohibited from communicating with two other adults involved in the Craigslist allegations.

Hamilton police were part of a six-month investigation with other police services after receiving information in May from the Hamilton Catholic Children's Aid Society and interviewing a seven-year-old girl who had been assaulted by her mother's boyfriend.

The boyfriend, a 34-year-old Hamilton man, was arrested on May 3 and faces charges in 40 sex offences including nine counts of sexual interference and 10 of making child pornography.

The police investigation discovered the girl had been sexually assaulted by more than one person and that she was also made available to be sexually assaulted by others through Craigslist.

This information led Hamilton police to create Project Links, which executed 14 search warrants, seized 100 electronic devices and computers, and arrested five additional people, including Gallagher, who was charged on July 13.

Project Links also discovered information about child sex exploitation in other police jurisdictions and shared information with other police agencies.

This led to the arrest of three more men, including Geoffrey Burnet, 48, who was in recent years a Hamilton teacher with Columbia International College and the Hamilton Catholic school board.


Hamilton man gets three-and-half years for child porn possession (external - login to view)
 
Machjo
#94
One problem with sexual assault charges especially is that they are usually extremely difficult to prove since rarely is there a neutral witness present during the assault.
 
tay
#95
Well, it is small town Idaho ....


No Jail Time for White High School Football Player Who Raped Black Mentally Disabled Teammate With Hanger

Back in May, three white high school football players in Idaho were charged with sexual assault after they abused their black mentally disabled teammate with a coat hanger in October 2015. Now, at least one of the attackers won't face any jail time.

Back in May, three white high school football players in Idaho were charged with sexual assault after they abused their black mentally disabled teammate with a coat hanger in October 2015. Now, at least one of the attackers won't face any jail time.

One of the bullies, 19-year-old John R.K. Howard, pled guilty last week to a felony count of injury to a child. That's a lesser charge than he originally faced, forcible sexual penetration by a foreign object, which could've landed Howard in prison for life. Now though, Howard will avoid any prison or jail time at all, and could even have his conviction dismissed if he completes his two- to three-year probation without committing any new crimes or violations, according to MagicValley.com (external - login to view).

No Jail Time for White High School Football Player Who Raped Black Mentally Disabled Teammate With Hanger | Complex (external - login to view)
 
darkbeaver
#96
Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

You know here in Canada, if you rape, molest a child, or beat your family you might get, oh I don't know, 7 years or so. First offenses often shorter. That's ridiculous, these are individuals that are proven dangerous. Sane, rational people often look at this and ask "Do we have to wait until they kill someone?". Now I'm not the 'throw the book at them' type, I don't advocate shoving people into prison for every little thing, just the brutual violent stuff and keep them in there. Not just as punishment/consequence but also to simply protect the public.
But then we venture south of the border and yes, I know, very high incarceration rate. But still, down in the U.S. we get sentences like this one.
Arizona gunman, Jared Loughner, gets seven life terms - World - Canoe.ca
This would be the guy that shot the congresswoman in Arizona and killed six people, one a little girl if I remember correctly. So yes, he should be in jail for the rest of his life. But seven consecutive life sentences. Seven.
I know, it makes a statement. Part of that statement has to be the inability of the legal system to understand the lifespan of a human being surely.

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Zap, his accomodaation expence has just been pegged at watts. One application only. Criminals of this stature sahould be rectified with appropriate voltage as soon as possible, the exection shoult be no more than a few feet from the sentencing, a matter of minutes, thirty secfonds of dimming lights and it;s the hereafter. May God bless their perverted little souls.
 
tay
#97
Man admits to strangling wife, burning body so he could go out for beer


A man from Airdrie, Alta., has admitted to strangling his common-law wife and burning her body in an abandoned building because he wanted to go drink beer at Boston Pizza with a friend.

Duane Redelback pleaded guilty to manslaughter on Thursday in the 2006 death of Ruth Degayo, whose burned body was found in an abandoned building in Exshaw, about 20 kilometres east of Canmore.

Redelback said he wrestled the couple's son, who was two at the time, from Degayo and put the boy in his bedroom.

The couple continued to fight and Redelback said he strangled and smothered her until she stopped breathing.

He tied her up, placed her body in a garbage bag and stuffed her into a suitcase that he put in the trunk of his car.

He then went to Boston Pizza for drinks with a friend, leaving the child alone.

Redelback then drove back to his house to check on his son before heading to the abandoned building in Exshaw where he doused the suitcase in gasoline and lit it on fire.

"The f**king flames were like 30-feet high," said Redelback to undercover officers.

Justice Karen Horner accepted a joint recommendation of a 15-year prison sentence proposed by Der and Sawa. He gets two years credit for the time he's already served.

Man admits to strangling common-law wife, burning body so he could go out for beer - Calgary - CBC News
 
JLM
#98
Quote: Originally Posted by tayView Post

Man admits to strangling wife, burning body so he could go out for beer


A man from Airdrie, Alta., has admitted to strangling his common-law wife and burning her body in an abandoned building because he wanted to go drink beer at Boston Pizza with a friend.

Man admits to strangling common-law wife, burning body so he could go out for beer - Calgary - CBC News


Sounds like a bit of a Pr!ck!
 

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