British Justice By Way of Sentencing
British Justice By Way of Sentencing
A few examples of British Justice ...
In March 2008 the model Katie Piper was attacked by way of having acid thrown in her face by her boyfriend [Daniel Lynch ] and accomplice [Stefan Sylvestre].
At the time of the attack she was 25 years old and had her whole life ahead of her. Piper almost died from the attack. She lost the sight in one eye. The effects of the acid were life changing and permanent. She has undergone numerous operations.
On being found guilty of throwing acid into Piper's face, in 2009 Sylvestre was given a life sentence and told that he would serve a minimum of 6 years before he would be eligible for parole. He was freed in August 2018:
Katie Piper’s acid attacker Stefan Sylvestre to be freed from jail, The Times, 25th August 2018.
Let's do the maths. 2018 - 2009 = 9 years.
Let's now look up the term "life sentence" on Wikipedia:
Life imprisonment in England and Wales, Wikipedia
"In England and Wales, life imprisonment is a sentence which lasts until the death of the prisoner, although in most cases the prisoner will be eligible for parole (officially termed "early release") after a fixed period set by the judge. ..."
Sylvestre was 21 years old when he threw acid into Piper's face. Assuming he lived to be aged 80 [national average life expectancy] then "life" was to be interpreted as serving 59 years behind bars for Sylvestre. Yet, he was out walking free after just 9. What a strange term "life sentence" is. The law is bullshit.
In this article we read how Max Coopey (son of a sergeant in the Metropolitan Police) was given 0 sentence after killing 2 men while driving his father's sports car while being over the drug-drive limit. He killed Jason Imi, 48, and John Shackley, 61, instantly as they walked back from a work dinner:
Families’ fury as cop’s son, 17, who mowed down and killed men while high on cannabis walks free, The Sun, 27th October 2019
He was given 100 hours of community service, a £105 fine and banned from the road for two years. Can you believe that!!
After the incident he was found to have 3.3 micrograms of cannabis in his blood - above the legal limit of 2mcg.
Although he said it didn't affect his ability to drive the car, the fact remains he was above the legal limit and as a result SHOULD NOT have been on the road.
The CPS said there was insufficient evidence. What more evidence is required that he was above the legal limit and therefore should not have driving on the road. If he was not driving on the road then Imi and Shackley would still be alive. It is as simple and straightforward as that.
Here we read about how priest Father Matthew Jolley was entrapped by police into wanting to have sex with a 2 year old child:
Catholic priest caught trying to meet 'paedophile' to abuse his son, 2, The Metro, 27th October 2019
He was sentenced to 3 years and four months and placed on the sex offenders register for life after pleading guilty to arranging the commission of a child sex offence.
However, what caught my attention was the comment by the judge:
"You are an ordained priest in the Catholic church. ‘I do not impose a more severe sentence for that reason but it goes without saying, although I do say it, that your words and actions and intentions seem to me to be wholly inconsistent with the teachings of the Catholic church and you have done nothing but a great disservice to the church."
So, let me just get this right. Let's say I sign up to my local church so that if in the future I find myself tried for a crime then as part of my defence and to get my sentence reduced I can make the judge aware that I am a practicing Christian.
What does being a member of a religious institution have to do with sentencing?