Saturday 10 December 2016

This sentence will not deter thugs

Published 21/05/2010 | 05:00

THE sentence of just four years for Sean Keogh's brutal kick to the head of a dying Polish man, Pawel Kalite, makes me sick to my stomach. Such an horrendous act should surely warrant a tougher sentence.

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I cannot understand our legal profession and judges who are passing down such lenient sentences for horrific crimes. Violent crimes are escalating out of control and these lenient sentences mean that there is no deterrent for such barbaric acts.

It is another cruelty to the victims, their families and it is also not fair to gardai. They are putting their lives on the line dealing with these thugs, who are laughing at us all while continuing their reign of terror.

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