Prison sentence

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daveg

Prison sentence

Postby daveg » 19 Sep 2006, 1:15pm

As we seem to spend a lot of time bemoaning the fact that the law does not protect cyclists, I thought I would post this link from the Yorkshire Evening Post.

http://www.leedstoday.net/ViewArticle2. ... ID=1775629

reohn2

Re:Prison sentence

Postby reohn2 » 19 Sep 2006, 1:33pm

daveg; can't seem to get it to happen!

daveg

Re:Prison sentence

Postby daveg » 19 Sep 2006, 1:48pm

http://www.leedstoday.net/ViewArticle2. ... ID=1775629[url=http://]http://[/url]

Hmmm, not sure how this works but I pressed the button to make it into a link. If I have failed we need a techie to tell me how its done.

daveg

Re:Prison sentence

Postby daveg » 19 Sep 2006, 1:48pm

[url=http://]http://[/url]http://www.leedstoday.net/ViewArticle2.aspx?SectionID=39&ArticleID=1775629

Stuart

Re:Prison sentence

Postby Stuart » 19 Sep 2006, 2:08pm

First the easiet way to get to the article is to highlight it, copy it, paste it into the address bar and click go. Secondly considering the consequences of the drivers actions the prison sentce was a farce people who kill some one whilst in charge of a vechile who are unfit to drive should be charged with MANSLAUGHTER.

reohn2

Re:Prison sentence

Postby reohn2 » 19 Sep 2006, 3:01pm

still doesn't work so I haven't read it.Am I right in thinking that it is an article about a driver who,s got off with a light sentence for killing someone with a car? if so i'm not surprised it is happening with sickening regularity. what is the CTC,the police, the DPP,and the government doing about it.

They'll be blaming the dead cyclists/pedestrians for damaging their cars next and sending their families a bill for it.

The loonies are running the asylum


reohn2

Re:Prison sentence

Postby reohn2 » 19 Sep 2006, 3:56pm

SHE'LL BE WALKING IN LESS THAN TWO YEARS.

reohn2

Re:Prison sentence

Postby reohn2 » 19 Sep 2006, 3:57pm

SHE'LL BE DRIVING IN FIVE.

jb

Re:Prison sentence

Postby jb » 19 Sep 2006, 5:41pm

Before the usual cry of lenient sentencing, how about actually thinking about how long two years is to have your liberty removed - especially for some one not deliberately criminal.

I'd be crawling up the wall & going stark staring bonkers after two weeks.

Judges have to consider what will actually be the benefit of a longer sentence at cost to the tax payer, loss of job to prisoner and the life long stigma of it.

reohn2

Re:Prison sentence

Postby reohn2 » 19 Sep 2006, 5:58pm

JB; this one was deliberatly criminal she drove off TWICE.
Now spare a thought for the victims family
And she wouldn't be "crawling up the walls",she'd be working ever waking hour paying for her keep &when she got back to her cell of an evening the walls would be wallpapered with large photo's of her victim and his family

jb

Re:Prison sentence

Postby jb » 19 Sep 2006, 6:06pm

She drove off twice probably because she was 'drunk'

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not for soft sentencing Id quite happily see the return of the gibbet for certain crimes.

But

Proportionately taking some ones life but not deliberately is not the same as bashing some old dear in the face for her pension - not by a long shot.

reohn2

Re:Prison sentence

Postby reohn2 » 19 Sep 2006, 6:32pm

Two years in prison coupled with agood chance of not being caught spells," risk it,"to the potentional offender

A good chance of being caught due to more police on the streets and a frighteningly long sentence when you are spells "not worth it" add to that the fact that you will pay for any damage you cause even if it takes until you're tripping over you're beard and the message will get through PDQ.

its the same with football players and the atrocious behavour displayed on the pitch, if the penalties were serious enough the behaviour would be stopped overnight.

dai

Re:Prison sentence

Postby dai » 19 Sep 2006, 6:47pm

Sorry JB I can't see your logic at all.

This woman killed someone. She didn't have to get drunk. Sorry but I dont buy into that 'oh sorry I was drunk' excuse. I used towork inthe courts and I've heard it a thousand times.

She should stay in jail for ever

jb

Re:Prison sentence

Postby jb » 19 Sep 2006, 7:24pm

If you should be put away forever (at our expense) for being irresponsible but not actually intending harm, what have you got left for a deliberate act of violence, are you putting this woman in the same class as the Soham murderer? He only got life.

She should be punished - half her wages given to the victim’s family for the rest of her life and a two years in the can, maybe? but to suggest more is just lynch mob mentality.

Two years is a long time to spend locked up. The cost alone would kit out a whole hospital ward.