A tougher sentencing regime is required to send out the message to these racist criminals. They need to rot in jails for a lot longer time.
It must be made very clear that Australian society would not tolerate racism, racists and racist crimes. Victorian Premier, Mr John Brumby, should order a review of the sentencing regime and make the punishment to be more stringent.
I am very happy to know that DPP [Director of Public Prosecution] has appealed against the inadequate sentence in this case.
Yadu Singh/Sydney/23rd Oct, 2009
Dear Dr Singh,
Unfortunately, let us not crucify the judges here. The judges act within the parameters of the governing legislation and merely interpret it in handing out sentences. I believe the heart of the failure in these soft sentences lies with the loose and criminal friendly legislation.
If the legislation was tough, and the judges interpreted the legislation in a tough manner, such criminals would never see the ray of light again. But alas…………….
I agree with you – completely.
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