Trina Inquires 21/4/21

Do you think jail sentences in your country should be tougher?

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18 Responses to Trina Inquires 21/4/21

  1. It depends on the crime and what race you are. Our justice system seems to favor white males especially when it comes to rape charges.

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  2. says:

    Hey, Trina. Here are my guesses on what countries are in western Europe. I’m putting a link to the map as I numbered it – I goofed and skipped #11 and #26 – must be my US education? 😁

    1) Iceland
    2) Norway
    3) Sweden
    4) Finland
    5) Denmark
    6) UK
    7) Northern Ireland – didn’t know if it was intended to be separate or not?
    8) Ireland
    9) Germany
    10) Holland
    11) OOoops!
    12) Belgium
    13) France
    14) Switzerland
    15) Austria
    16) Italy
    17) Greece
    18) Sicily
    19) Malta
    20) ??
    21) ??
    22) Spain
    23) Portugal
    24) ??
    25) Luxembourg
    26) OOoops!
    27) Lichtenstein
    28) Monaco
    29) The Vatican
    30) San Marino

    Map Link:!AmNqkryPC82JvWX9bD9FWUd8rjq4?e=7iOsqH


  3. Sheree says:

    TBH don’t know enough to say one way or the other

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  4. says:

    I don’t know if they need to be tougher? Most sentences, as defined in the actual code, can be pretty tough. The judge has discretion as to how much he/she can reduce them due to “mitigating circumstances” among other things. I think that is the problem in a lot of cases – judges get too soft on certain crimes and don’t dole out long sentences.

    Case in point: while I was in the fire department, we had a drunk hit a deputy sheriff head-on about 3 AM one morning. He was given a DUI ticket, among other charges, and it was his seventh one. Why was this guy still driving? Why hadn’t a judge taken his license; impounded his car; thrown him in hail? All he got was a slap on the wrist and went back out on the streets driving drunk again. And my crew had to clean up his mess. Grrrrr!

    The other problem is using the sentences (as written in the code) EQUALLY across all defendants! That, in my not-so-humble opinion, is the biggest problem. We finally saw a cop convicted of an outright murder – now let’s see what his sentence will be. One charge carries a maximum of 40 years; the other two carry 25 years each. Unfortunately, race and economic status play a huge part in what goes on in court, and the outcome of various trials. If you’ve got money, it talks for you. If not, you’re in deep do-do.

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  5. Criminals, particularly hardened criminals need to have tough sentences. We have gotten so soft on criminals. They are the ones getting better treatment than their victims a lot of times now, which is very wrong. There is no punishment for them committing crimes, which enables and encourages them to commit even more crimes.

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  6. renxkyoko says:

    The US jail system is tough enough.

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  7. Carol anne says:

    Yes, definitely! They are far too lenient!

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