posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 04:24 PM
reply to post by davespanners
My apologies, I didn't read that part of the article. I thought it was one of those cases of the perpetrator, or one of his mates, filming it, and
then uploading it.
I think it has always been the case that higher profile cases lead to tougher sentencing, but you've also got to look at the fact that they had actual
video evidence of his crime, which may well have toughened the judge's stance on the matter.
I realise that this shouldn't play a part in a judge's sentencing, but it certainly must have some psychological impact on him.
Anyway, I think that 8 weeks is an extremely lenient sentence for a cowardly attack like this. I think that about 2 years would suffice, but sadly, I
don't think the maximum tariff is as large as that for cases of animal cruelty.
edit on 17-1-2011 by Sherlock Holmes because: (no reason given)