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Old 27-03-13, 02:56 PM
russel russel is offline
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World class stupidity

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21939453

Even if you are not concerned about the ethics involved in this, and in my opinion they are not good, the economic insanity of locking someone up for twenty five years at what must be a cost of over half a million dollars for selling drugs worth less than two thousand must cause you to wonder whether someone has really thought this one through, or thought at all for that matter.
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Old 27-03-13, 03:03 PM
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Yes, you could hold up a bank at gunpoint and get a lighter sentence than he got.
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Old 27-03-13, 03:33 PM
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What a sick society!
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Old 27-03-13, 10:58 PM
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I think the process and the punishment far exceeds the crime as an act of wrong doing itself by several magnitudes. That it is the legal process in action is scary. There has been no proper ethical consideration here. Someone on the other hand might make money locking people up if the prison services have private franchises whatever.
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Old 27-03-13, 11:29 PM
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The whole Legal system has become a bloated unusable mess and needs reform. So often what most of us perceive as Justice is not dished out. I believe there should be new law called the common sense law that over arches the rest of the system. This is needed in the UK as well.
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Old 28-03-13, 12:46 AM
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If we're going to have a Common Sense Law, can we have the 'Stands to Reason, dunnit?' evidence test and the 'Bloke Down Our Pub Says' judicial opinion?

I don't want mob rule under the guise of public opinion, thank you very much.

Debs
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Old 28-03-13, 01:47 AM
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Is this 'three lines and you're out' legislation?
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Old 28-03-13, 01:52 AM
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Old 28-03-13, 03:00 AM
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The whole Legal system has become a bloated unusable mess and needs reform. So often what most of us perceive as Justice is not dished out. I believe there should be new law called the common sense law that over arches the rest of the system. This is needed in the UK as well.
'Common sense' is generally akin to 'I'm not racist but...'.
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Old 28-03-13, 03:30 AM
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Common sense law = (s)he looks guilty therefore s(he) is guilty.
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Old 28-03-13, 03:31 AM
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Swift justice. That's what we need. Texas style.
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