JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2008/07/meanwhile-back-where-great-britain-used.html (6 comments)

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jsid-1216981247-594557  Unix-Jedi at Fri, 25 Jul 2008 10:20:47 +0000

I saw a story where 2 "Life in prison" murderers (for some pretty grisly killings) were paroled...

After 18 months.

(Note, this is one of the reasons why I still support the Death Penalty - after it's gone, "Life in Prison is unfair" is the next line of attack for the "reformers")

jsid-1217004842-594578  DirtCrashr at Fri, 25 Jul 2008 16:54:02 +0000

Socialists don't take death seriously, like Stalin said, after a few million it's just a statistic - so sentencing can fit into some kind of EZ-5-year planned model to keep the bureaucrats happy.

jsid-1217005304-594581  eeky at Fri, 25 Jul 2008 17:01:44 +0000

Wow, released after 15 years for murdering a police officer?

On the bright side, at least he was rehabi... oh.

jsid-1217012858-594599  El Capitan at Fri, 25 Jul 2008 19:07:38 +0000

They probably won't live too long. You lose that much blow through an eff-up like that, the heads of that syndicate will order them a bespoke Columbian necktie in the prison shower pretty soon.

jsid-1217016825-594617  Cindi at Fri, 25 Jul 2008 20:13:45 +0000

Boggles the mind, dunnit?

Here's something similarly egregious:

"Woman charged in death of eviscerated pregnant teen".

She cuts out the baby (unknown if girl was alive or dead at the time) and tries to pass the newborn off as her own.


This is not the first, nor the second time she's attempted such a thing, and was sent to prison for 10 years, served 7, and was paroled.


jsid-1217044024-594631  Saladman at Sat, 26 Jul 2008 03:47:04 +0000

Yup. Their police are starting to get the message, too.


Although that's a different case. I don't think their judges comprehend the concept of incentives, or of recidivism.

I'm actually not endorsing the idea that murdering a cop is any worse than murdering a civilian - but I support harsher punishment in either case.

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