July 29th, 2008

Priorities

Posted in The Job - Comment by 200

I read a letter in the Daily Express (I’m not a regular reader, honest, it was lying around at work), which I thought sums up quite a lot of people’s views on current sentencing. Well, I say current, actually it’s been like this for the last 30 years to my knowledge.

Basically, it compared the recent cases of the ‘disappearing canoist‘ who with his wife’s conivence, defrauded an insurance company & the case of two thugs who attacked Thomas Walker in Blackpool almost killing him.

In the second case, two 15-year-olds attacked a man who was on crutches with a broken leg. He was beaten to the ground & savagely attacked with his own crutch. He was left in intensive care with a one per cent charge of survival. Miraculaously he survived after part of his brain was removed, he will suffer consequences of the attack for the rest of his life. One of his attackers received a two-year youth custody sentence while the other received one year’s youth referral order.

Compare & contrast to Mr & Mrs Darwin, who pretended Mr darwin was dead in order to gain £250,000 insurance money. They were sentenced last week to over 6 years in prison.

The correspondent in the Express notes that the conclusion to be drawn from this comparison is that the legal system will put you away for three times as long for defrauding a very rich financial corporation which can afford to write off the financial loss many times over, than if you literally beat a fellow human being within an inch of their life.

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4 comments

  1. TheBinarySurfer says:

    Has to be said, so true and that’s the message most of the scrotes will take away from that “It’s ok, as long as it wasn’t somebody important/rich”…

    July 30th, 2008 at 11:49

  2. Tony F says:

    So true and so sad. I personally feel the fraudsters got off lightly. The violent scrotes I would have hung.

    July 30th, 2008 at 20:02

  3. helen howe says:

    I am The mother of Thomas walker. The sentence of the thug that attacked Tom on the ground, beating him, bludgeoning him around the head and body, had his sentence cut to 6 months at the court of appeal without our knowledge or involvement. The judge felt the yob had suffered during the 14 month delay awaiting to go to court not true , he broke bail conditions consistently displayed continued defiant remorseless behavior as did his family who live close by. We still suffer their abuse. There is nothing any of us can do about it. I could give more FACTS that would make interesting and disturbing public reading. However, what is the point.

    June 8th, 2009 at 16:28

  4. 200 says:

    Helen, thank you for your comment which highlights the all too often crass decisions made in the interests of ‘justice’.
    I think stories like this should be shouted long & loud by as many people as possible until the penny somehow drops with the decision makers

    June 9th, 2009 at 01:24

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