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Saturday, June 24, 2006

Why not a full life sentence?

Three Jailed For Murder Caught On Camera

"He was jailed for life with a minimum term of 15 years. Lynch admitted stabbing 20-year-old Mr Pollen after a night out in Romford last year."

I have seen part of the video on TV and I can't understand why this doesn't deserve a full life sentence. To be honest it severely tests anyone's opposition to the death penalty, even. The sentence is really an insult to the victim and his family, and how can the judge do it when he has the crime on video? There is no excuse.

"[Lynch's] co-defendants, Michael Onokah, 25, and Timmy Sullivan, 19, were each given a minimum sentence of five years for their role in the unprovoked assault."

Well that is another travesty. These guys walked up behind two chaps who were just sitting on a cycle park with their backs to them, and hit them without warning, breaking one's jaw and ultimately murdering the other. In the video we see one of them hit their victim for no reason, so violently that something - teeth, glasses, we don't know what - flies from the victim's face and he is smashed to the ground. Surely be to Christ, they should be the ones getting 15 years and the other absolute rat should be given life meaning life, or a minimum of 25 years.

Imagine if that was your kid sitting waiting for a bus home, and those fucking animals attacked him and a friend like that.

There is no justice in this country, if this is the standard.


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