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World class stupidity

Discussion in 'off topic' started by russel, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. russel

    russel ./_dazed_and_confused

    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.
     
  2. PsB

    PsB Citizen of Nowhere™

    Yes, you could hold up a bank at gunpoint and get a lighter sentence than he got.
     
  3. Mullardman

    Mullardman Resident Philistine

    What a sick society!
     
  4. skito

    skito pfm Member

    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.
     
  5. Mongeddavid

    Mongeddavid pfm Member

    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.
     
  6. dynodebs

    dynodebs /°\

    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
     
  7. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Is this 'three lines and you're out' legislation?
     
  8. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Baddiel and Skinner's only claim to fame.
     
  9. Anex

    Anex Señor Member

    'Common sense' is generally akin to 'I'm not racist but...'.
     
  10. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Can you hear Talvin Singh?

    Common sense law = (s)he looks guilty therefore s(he) is guilty.
     
  11. Anex

    Anex Señor Member

    Swift justice. That's what we need. Texas style.
     

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