Why is the justice system so lenient?



realistic1

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Anyone care to predict the sentence for the below crime? I predict a suspended sentence because of youth and no doubt the offender has just become a Father and has turned his life around.
 

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Finally a bit of decent justice! 88 convictions later. How much has this recidivist crim cost the taxpyer via the free legal aid scheme??

 

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Finally a bit of decent justice! 88 convictions later. How much has this recidivist crim cost the taxpyer via the free legal aid scheme??

Only solutions with someone like this are

1) Long term imprisonment
or
2) Give them free heroin so they stop creating havoc
 

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Only solutions with someone like this are

1) Long term imprisonment
or
2) Give them free heroin so they stop creating havoc
Sorry but no there's a lot more to it than that.

What's wanted is an entire root-and-branch reform of the entire Law Enforcement Industry - the AGS, the courts, the prisons etc - the lot.

In this case the criminal, who had ninety or so previous convictions, had snatched a handbag in April last year -- only a week or so after coming out of prison -- and then a month or so later committed an Aggravated Burglary. But it's taken over a year for the case to come to court.

My understanding is that in England someone like that would have all his records, including a full set of reports, psyschiatrist's etc, all prepared -- up-to date and in apple-pie order - at the time when he was released from prison.

So if, as is likely, he gets re-arrested soon afterwards there's no delay in bringing the case to trial. The time he's on remand is kept to a minimum, sometimes it's only a month.

That means there's a reduction on the prisons' Remand Wing resources, and a huge reduction in legal costs.

It's not generally appreciated that all the time a man is on remand his lawyers will forever be making visits to him, preparing and updating some notional defence, and billing hefty fees to the Legal Aid Board.
 

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,,, defendant’s “appalling” previous record was an aggravating factor"
Surely the defendants previous sentencing record enabled this crime.

The legal system is enabling recidivist criminals.

Please don't talk about the Justice System. That's how they like to be thought of but actually it's the Law Enforcement industry.

And the crime occurred in November 2018. Why has it taken two and a half years to bring the matter to trial?

What was the cost to the Legal Aid Board of that delay?

And how long was Scully held in custody?

Since the jail-sentence was only two-and-a-half years when will he be released.

You've said that, " The legal system is enabling recidivist criminals" but it would be truer to say that for the people in the Law Enforcement Industry recidivist criminals are Money in The Bank, and valued clients.
 

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How the hell is he not jailed, is it just because he was a gaurd, if their was alcohol he probably would have got 5 or 6 years but it was only speeding
The DPP has appealed that sentence. But, look at this one:


A hit and run, which got a paltry four month concurrent sentence. The main 12 month sentence for careless driving has just been cut to 8 months despite the trial judge saying
while there was “significant co-operation” from Ms Bates in terms of attending the Garda station and making her car available for analysis, “co-operation was far from total”.

Ms Bates handed in her phone but refused to give a PIN number and had twice said she would give a statement but none were made.
So, what mitigating factors applied here to reduce the sentence by 33%? And why is it that the hit-and-run element attracts such a paltry sentence? The victim was left lying on the road for an hour and could have died.
 

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Romanian ATM thief given sentence backdated to his arrest last September. Judge says he would find it harder because of his foreign nationality.

Criminals with sufficient record should be barred entry to other countries.
 

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I know this probably isn’t politically correct but this man should be castrated and never see the light of day again

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She is right and done in such a wway that he suffers a very painfull one, no anesthetic, they use a burduzo on cattle. Is this not a very uusual that it has taken such a short length of time, 3 months since it happened, trial and sentenced
 


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