On 04/12/2022 14:58, John wrote:
> Yes, they carried a machete and threatened the security guards with
Nah. That's par for the course these days and only worth a reproving tsk
tsk from the bench.
>> Seems the motorbike belonged to a judge - and when it touched him,
>> suddenly his lovely liberal "be kind to criminals and stuff the
>> victims" principles went out the window and it was off to chokey with
>> the crooks.
> Your evidence that the Judge who sentenced them was the same who owned
> the motorbike is?
Sorry, I wasn't claiming that. I should have said "a fellow member of
the judiciary" instead of "him".
> Your evidence that if it was a member of the public's
> bike, the Police wouldn't have also procured the arrests, the criminals
> involved weren't exactly the brightest tools in the box from reading the
> report, so I would imagine the arrests were fairly easy to make.
They may have been easy, but when people provide the police with the
actual location of the stolen object and the police still refuse to take
any action, their efficiency in this case is surprising.
> Your evidence that the Judge, whether it be the one who sentenced, or
> the one who owned the motorbike, has a reputation for handing down weak
> kneed sentences is. Problem, is, neither Judge has been identified in
> the news reports so how could you possibly know?
*All* judges these days seem to be weak-kneed namby-pambies. Knock a
pair of criminals off your motorbike that they have stolen and you go to
gaol for two years. The criminals, of course, get a derisory sentence of
unpaid work - which they won't do.
> One received a suspended sentence, the other received a supervision
> order. In my opinion they got off light. Threatening someone with a
> machete would have been instant jail time if I was the Judge.
> Seems to me this was a clumsy attempt to attack Judges - something you
> have previous for.
I think you make my point for me. *You* - and any other member of the
public - would have thrown the book at these and all other criminals.
The judges ...
> Finally this has absolutely nothing to do with Christianity in the UK,
> which doesn't bother me, but a few months ago you berated another poster
> for doing exactly that.
It is tangentially related. The Bible is rather keen on the punishment
fitting the crime with the principle of an eye for an eye, perhaps a
motorbike for a motorbike ...