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Thug who killed man, 78, gets two years | Uk News | News | Telegraph

A cattle market worker with a lengthy history of violence was jailed for only two years after killing a pensioner with Alzheimer's who rebuked him for urinating in public.

The family of the pensioner told of their anger last night after learning that Steven Chapman could be free within 20 months. Chapman carried out his attack after deciding to relieve himself outside a supermarket in the middle of the day.

Benjamin Kerr, 78, remonstrated with the 22-year-old, who threw him to the ground.

Mr Kerr suffered a broken rib and died in hospital 13 days later after contracting pneumonia. After the attack, Chapman and his friend Christopher Thurley walked into the supermarket and stole some alcohol.

As they left, they stepped over the stricken pensioner....

As we are always told "Don't get involved, leave it to the professionals with their blues and twos." If this thug had killed a copper do you think he would have been treated so leniently? But the point is that a civilised society is one where everyone takes a responsibility, and that the "system" backs them up, and doesn't spit on the memory of a decent man.

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This quote from Peter Hitchens I think is apposite
"I object strongly to the expression 'taking the law into your own hands'. The law is ours and we made it for ourselves, to protect us and govern us, as a free people. Our freedom to defend ourselves against criminal violence is part of our general freedom to live our lives lawfully. We hire the police to help us enforce the law, not to tell us that we cannot do so. Sadly, the modern British law is not our law, but an elite law, based on ideas which most of us do not share. And the modern police are the elite's police, not ours, which is one of the reasons why they have vanished from the streets, where we want them to be. The disarming of the people, and the cancellation of all their rights to defend themselves, are bad signs."

I don't think killing a copper nowadays even gets you special treatment when it comes to sentencing. You might get a better response and detection though.

Until there is real punishment in the crime and punishment equation there will never be any justice.

"If this thug had killed a copper do you think he would have been treated so leniently?"

Accrding to this it looks like even attacks on Police aren't being taken seriously

http://inspectorgadget.wordpress.com/2007/02/26/those-that-can-should/

I must agree with the quote atributed to Peter Hitchens, they have without doubt taken the law away from us. There have been many instances reported recently of victims being harrased by the police while the criminals are allowed to go free. This tell the vandals and worse that they can do as they like without let or hindrance. Why won't the police protect the victims? I think we should be told.

I must agree with the quote atributed to Peter Hitchens, they have without doubt taken the law away from us. There have been many instances reported recently of victims being harrased by the police while the criminals are allowed to go free. This tell the vandals and worse that they can do as they like without let or hindrance. Why won't the police protect the victims? I think we should be told.

20-months is not hardly enough unless it's 20-months of bamboo-splinters under the fingernails in the morning, burning coals to the feet at noon, waterboarding in the afternoon, and laying on a bed of broken glass at night - and that's just a start.

Dirt, I'm going to borrow that expression, if I may. It's superb.

Unfortunately, in the U.S., we have a proscription against "cruel and unusual" punishments, and it's in the Constitution even so we can't blame the namby-pamby Left for denying us what seems to me an excellent set of punishments.

You're very welcome Kim! The problem is that we've allowed the Left (or they have co-opted the system) to set the definition standards so that even capital punishment has been deemed cruel and unusual, and we've lost the punishment fitting-to the crime aspect.
This meatball should have a couple ribs stove-in at a minimum - I've had it happen (off-road riding) and hurts but you recover, but older people have much greater difficulty with any lung-related issues - pneumonia was one of the main contributors to my father-in-law (who was about the same age) passing last month.

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