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Why is the justice system so lenient.




realistic1

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The Justice system has enabled this crim. This animal is a recidivist crim and it is just pure luck that woman and child are not dead. This crim should be locked away for life not 3 years. This is his previous: 148 previous convictions including three for obstructing a peace officer and single convictions for violent disorder, burglary and robbery. He had more than 100 road traffic convictions and was disqualified from driving at the time. The Justice system are as good as working with criminals.
 

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This is comical. Just a driving ban for an addict who reversed car at gardai and taken of at a high-speed chase. It was just pure luck no one was killed.

Solicitor representing this guy stated her client, was suffering a “very bad drug addiction” around the time and had made a “really very poor decision”. She said previous efforts by Mr Ward to address his addictions had not been successful but that he remains committed and continues to make “genuine efforts”. Judge Marian O’Leary was told the defendant is attending a counsellor and that he is also receiving assistance from his GP. “It’s a long-standing matter but he is making very positive progress at the moment,” said Ms Dwane who said her client – a father-of-one – is engaging with the Peter McVerry Trust with a view to entering a residential detox programme in the near future.

This guy has not even sorted out his "addiction issues" and he is been given the benefit of the doubt.

Driving ban for addict who reversed car at Limerick gardai before high-speed chase - Limerick Leader
 

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Eight years for Limerick man who stabbed 'annoying' Romanian beggar | BreakingNews.ie


A Limerick man found guilty of stabbing to death an "annoying" Romanian national who begged from him has been jailed for eight years.

He then left his home again and "for some reason best known to himself" he left "armed with a knife" and in search of Mr Carpaci.

When Coyle couldn't find Mr Carpaci in the areas the Romanian man used to frequent, Coyle went to Mr Carpaci's home, entered the property and inflicted one stab wound to Mr Carpaci's heart.

The court previously heard Coyle told those who restrained him after the stabbing that he hoped his victim was dead and that he had deserved it.

He later told gardaí if Mr Carpaci had "stopped f***ing annoying me, it wouldn’t have happened".
To recap: Got drunk. Got a knife. Went to a man's house. Murdered man for no reason other than he annoyed him. 8 years in prison. Ridiculous.
 

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Can anyone on P.IE defend this lenient sentence? This recidivist crim killed two French tourists in the past, and now gets 3 years for attempting to kill a Garda and burglary.

Im sure the legal profession can ....if you don't have recidivist criminals , then how is the Cristal meant to be paid for down the 4 Courts .....and sure crime doesn't effects Dublins leafier suburbs , which are policed and patrolled vigorously
 

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See the latest outrage of a criminal who should be doing serious prison time for his past repeated crimes Kildare man drove onto footpath seriously injuring two pedestrians

He had three hit and run offences before the latest one in the link.

What is wrong with the justice system that it allows persistent serious crimes to go unpunished with a long prison sentence? This is not to suggest that Ireland copy California's bloody minded "Three strikes and you're out" sentences which have been abandoned after decades because of the harmful effects on low income communities.

Are high prison guard wages and overtime rates along with inefficient Victorian era prisons making prison very expensive? Maybe it is time to invest in some modern prison buildings that are less labour intensive.

In the UK, a substantial proportion of prisons are run by private companies and since Ireland copies successful UK government initiatives, maybe private prisons should be tried. However, the majority of prisons should remain state run since private prisons might be tempted to profit by cutting corners on prison services.See criticisms of England's private prisons Concerns raised over private prisons
The UK government is trying a new approach that will reward private prisons based on reductions in reoffending rates which typically are very high for young prisoners until their late twenties. This may incentivise the prisons to provide training in practical skills and assist them in job searches. With very low unemployment rates in the economy, even criminals can find jobs.Private prisons mostly deal with the lowest level of criminal offenders who should be more employable than violent and career criminals.
 
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Baron von Biffo

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There's already a thread on lenient sentencing.

 

Patslatt1

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There's already a thread on lenient sentencing.

A new thread may bring more attention to this issue. The failure to protect the public from repeat criminal offenders is a serious failure in the first duty of the state, upholding the law. That duty and national defence can rank higher than democracy itself depending on circumstances.
 

Baron von Biffo

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A new thread may bring more attention to this issue. The failure to protect the public from repeat criminal offenders is a serious failure in the first duty of the state, upholding the law. That duty and national defence can rank higher than democracy itself depending on circumstances.
Perhaps it will but in the past duplicate threads weren't allowed. This one certainly adds nothing to the discussion that hasn't already been dealt with in the original thread.
 

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