Wednesday, September 26, 2007

I Wish I Wasn't Right

I predicted it. Prosecutor thinks 12-15 years is a harsh sentence, defense asks for an 8 year sentence, judge uses lots of strong language, then gives the guy an 8 year sentence with time off for time served while in custody. Does anyone in the judiciary understand how little confidence average Canadian has in our legal system?


Anonymous Ellen said...

In a society that claims to most highly value and protect our children (those who actually make it out of the womb, that is), this decision graphically portrays just how deeply we have sunk into non-justice. If we respond with this kind of sentence to a child abuser, what we consider to be one of the worst crimes possible, how are we responding to everything else? That's right... even more abominably.

10:03 a.m.  
Blogger Shawn Abigail said...

The fact that we are so unwilling to protect children bodes ill for our society. It also means there are a lot of people involved in the "justice" system who will one day have a lot to answer for.

7:51 p.m.  

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