Re: Ridiculous SentencingDec 11th, 2016
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.Quote has been trimmed, See full post:
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.