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Just when you think people can't sink any lower

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Janos Sun 08-May-05 21:46:36

OMG, why do I click on these links when I know it will upset me. Anyway.

\Man set on fire{http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/tmobjectid=15488436%26method=full%26siteid=94762%26headline=fire%2dfiends-namepage.html\and filmed}

I can't help wondering why they only got 6 years. They want locking up and the key throwing away!!!

Janos Sun 08-May-05 21:47:24

Sorry messed up the link
man set on fire

saadia Sun 08-May-05 21:49:39

That is absolutely disgusting - six years!!!! Makes my blood boil.

BarbaraX Sun 08-May-05 21:53:02

I thought the same thing when I read it yesterday. human life is less important than property, i wonder if they robbed a bank the courts would have been so lenient.

Janos Sun 08-May-05 22:05:41

saadia you're not wrong.

Apparently the reduced sentence is due to their age. What on earth difference that makes I don't know. I just cannot get over how someone could commit such a vicious, sadistic attack.

pixiefish Sun 08-May-05 22:30:15

what on earth has their age got to do with it. They're squaddies . They're meant to protect us and our country not do this

megandsoph Mon 09-May-05 09:40:48

why on earth did they get a frikkin 6 years sentence when they are 18 if they are old enough to vote drink and drive they are old enough to frikking to the whole bloody 12 yrs IMO

They should at least go to collie prison due to them being in the army where they will get treat a whole lot worse than normal civvy prison.

Hermione1 Mon 09-May-05 09:42:35

so because they are 18 they don't get 12 years how does that one work out???? if anything they should get longer.

jessicasmummy Mon 09-May-05 09:47:04

this just puts squaddies in a bad light. As an army wife, this really bugs me because not all squaddies are like this. Fail to see how they got in the army in the first place!

megandsoph Mon 09-May-05 09:56:29

Jessicasmummy I know hun i'm a ex squaddie of four years hun and am married to a squaddie too I know what u mean. there has been so much bad press about the army latley it's sad really

Caligula Mon 09-May-05 10:28:31

I can't understand how their age justifies the sentence. With good behaviour, they'll be out in 2 years and will have learned that setting someone alight and ruining their life is no big deal really.

I hope the man who was attacked gets his lawyers to appeal against this sentence. The case is horrific.

dottee Mon 09-May-05 10:50:48

I hope the sentence can be increased too! Just been reading the story from the local newspaper . How terrible!

juniperdewdrop Mon 09-May-05 10:55:19

That poor, poor man.

For want of sounding like a geriatric I really think young people are being desensitised to such things with tv and video games. I know 3 year olds who play grand theft auto and tbh I wouldn't let my boys mix with them because of their strange behaviour. I dread to think how they'll turn out in years to come?

Janos Mon 09-May-05 16:20:16

Well I'm not a geriatric either (only 30) and I agree with you juniper. Why would anyone let a 3 year old play GTA for G*ds sake?

FIMAC1 Mon 09-May-05 20:06:22

Hang on - GTA is an 18!

like others have said, I feel so old [sad}

TwoIfBySea Tue 10-May-05 23:13:14

Totally agree with you Juniper, it is the desensitisation of children that is causing this. DH gave SIL a lecture last year for buying her 9-year-old ds GTA. Her response was that her DH bought it for him.

It is that attitude that is bringing up scum that think it fun to burn someone alive. Sends chills down my spine at the callousness of it all.

And 6 years is an absolute joke of a sentence. When are judges going to start punishing properly?

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