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7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 26, 2017, 18:14 MrBone
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 26, 2017, 12:12:
Creston wrote on Sep 26, 2017, 10:55:
Wow. 9 months detention. That'll teach him.

How about at least making him pay for the $10K wasted every time that asswipe swatted somebody? A half a million dollars bill might at least make some idiots think twice in the future. 9 months of detention isn't going to do jack.

Right? They should have charged him with 35 years in prison and $1M fine!

From the article:
Apparently, Ontario Court Justice Mitch Hoffman handed down a lenient sentence in part because of more than 900 hours of volunteer service the accused had performed in recent years.

The Canadian system is a bit different from ours. Judges have more leeway in sentencing, they hand out fewer and shorter sentences, and have a much lower incarceration rate. Despite that, or perhaps because of it, crime is at a 45 year low in Canada.

I'm pretty sure that 9 months in prison for this new husband and father will be a wake up call. Swatting sucks, but longer sentences won't necessarily have a deterrent effect. If 9 months doesn't work, the next time I'm sure the sentence will be much harsher.

It sure is easy to forgive when you aren't one of his victims, right? I mean, you could have been blasted by the cops over-reacting, etc. No biggie.
 
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    Date Subject Author
  1. Sep 26, 10:55 Re: Morning Legal Briefs Creston
  2. Sep 26, 12:12  Re: Morning Legal Briefs jdreyer
  3. Sep 26, 12:39   Re: Morning Legal Briefs NKD
  4. Sep 26, 12:47    Re: Morning Legal Briefs Quboid
  5. Sep 26, 12:58   Re: Morning Legal Briefs RedEye9
>> 7. Sep 26, 18:14   Re: Morning Legal Briefs MrBone
  8. Sep 26, 19:02    Re: Morning Legal Briefs jdreyer
  10. Sep 27, 18:03    Re: Morning Legal Briefs NKD
  6. Sep 26, 18:12  Re: Morning Legal Briefs MrBone
  9. Sep 26, 19:38 Re: Morning Legal Briefs panbient


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