Thursday, June 04, 2009

The meaning of life

How long is life? The Bible says three score years and ten - i.e. seventy years, but our justice system thinks different.

A serial sex attacker who preyed on women in south-west London over a six-year period has been jailed for life.

Kirk Reid, 44, was convicted at Kingston Crown Court of two rapes and 24 sexual assaults and must serve at least seven-and-a-half years.

Seven and a half years? That's pathetic. Life should mean life.

This isn't justice - it's a travesty.


JuliaM said...

"This isn't justice - it's a travesty. "

Closely followed by this atrocity: "Six weeks before the killings, magistrates had granted Sonnex bail on charges of handling stolen goods.

He was expected to be recalled to prison to serve the remainder of an earlier sentence, but the paperwork was not ready and he walked free from court. "

Stan said...

It's a disgrace isn't it? Tough on crime, my arse.

Dave H said...

How long will our responsible mother-to-be serve in gaol when she gets home from Laos? I'll bet 'life' means something else over there.

JuliaM said...

As far as I'm concerned, they can keep her...