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108-Year-Old Prisoner Freed After Serving 24 Years In Prison

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posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 11:24 PM
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108-Year-Old Prisoner Freed After Serving 24 Years In Prison


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When Hindu priest Brij Bihari Pandey was convicted of murder in 2009, he was given a life sentence, but he wasn’t expected to spend that long behind bars because, well, he was pushing 106.
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posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 11:24 PM
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My word. There is not much to be found on weather or not the evidence was against this one accused old timer.. however... I am sure he was overjoyed to finally see his freedom again. (having said that I found some more info on the net and he looks pretty guilty)

He was arrested back in 1987, spent most of the time in hospital and was finally release on grounds of ill health recently.

Do we put a limit on the age of criminals when we imprison them? or should we treat them all the same regardless.

Now that will be an interesting discussion point for us all will it not?

Your thoughts as always are greatly appreciated!

Peace


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edit on 21-6-2011 by w3nd1g0 because: correcting my engrish!.. and added: (having said that I found some more info on the net and he looks pretty guilty)



posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 11:39 PM
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If you're well enough to kill somebody, you're well enough to sit in prison.

[[two cents]]



posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 11:46 PM
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Originally posted by Schkeptick
If you're well enough to kill somebody, you're well enough to sit in prison.

[[two cents]]


Yes I agree. I remember sitting at home watching the news as a child and watching 90 year old war criminals from old skool nazi germany being paraded and tried on british tv.

They did some terrible things during that war.. and I was quite happy to watch them tried eventually and see that justice DID finally run its course with them.

Of course.. I spose it heavily depends on the committed crime. For example.. for a tax evasion case... lets say $50,000 over 10 years... the convicted is 95 years old. Would you imprisson the individual.. or place them under house arrest with a ankle bracelet.

Obviously murder is a very serious crime.. but should this have a sliding scale of importance do you think?



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 02:03 AM
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Originally posted by Schkeptick
If you're well enough to kill somebody, you're well enough to sit in prison.

[[two cents]]


Uh...he was "well enough" (if the accusations are true) over 24 years ago. Not anymore.



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 02:17 AM
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From sitting in a monastery contemplating life ,to sitting in a prison cell contemplating life.He probably could have done another 10 without blinking an eyelid.Now what, Some hookers and cheap booze ?



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 05:43 AM
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Listen to the lot of you, you compassionless, heartless mugs.

Next you'll be calling for his execution.

Sickening.



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 05:48 AM
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Originally posted by Kryties
Listen to the lot of you, you compassionless, heartless mugs.

Next you'll be calling for his execution.

Sickening.


I would have been calling for his execution after being convicted. I would show compassion and heart towards the victim and his family not a murdering scumbag.

edit on 22-6-2011 by Spinster because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 05:54 AM
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Woot, that didn't take long!

Thankyou for completely proving my point.



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 08:49 AM
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