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Today's rubbish sentencing

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  • Started 11 months ago by Stickman
  • Latest reply from morepathsplease

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  1. crowriver
    Member

    Unfortunately, Sheriff Alastair Carmichael has form in cases such as this. Is he a keen motoring enthusiast perchance? I think we should be told. See upthread:

    https://stv.tv/news/north/1429340-woman-who-ran-over-children-outside-mcdonald-s-avoids-jail/

    Posted 2 months ago #
  2. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    I don't even know if this is rubbish or not. Eight weeks of unpaid work?

    Posted 2 months ago #
  3. steveo
    Member

    banned from driving for 10 years.

    Would prison make things better in this case? The driver doesn't appear to be a serial offender and a ten year ban is pretty hefty by comparison.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  4. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    Would prison make things better in this case?

    No. Certainly not. Restorative justice is surely the thing, I just wondered about the amount of it and the quality.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  5. Frenchy
    Member

    I don't think that's a rubbish sentence.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  6. Frenchy
    Member

    Don't know if this has been posted already but an interesting programme about the CPS and their treatment of a careless / dangerous driving case.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b071gvs3/the-prosecutors-real-crime-and-punishment-1-the-charge

    Watched this this morning. Very interesting.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  7. morepathsplease
    Member

    Watched this this morning. Very interesting.

    I watched that also and found it quite moving at the end. Lots of interesting aspects but it also gave me the impression that, at the end of the day, road crime is treated as 'not proper crime' by the CPS.

    Posted 2 months ago #

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