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The Ipswich man, 35, who cannot be identified, rushed into their bedroom, grabbed a wooden slat from the bunk bed and hit the older girl across the legs. He then threw the slat at his younger daughter’s head. The younger girl suffered bruising, swelling, two black eyes and an inch-long scar to her forehead, the Queensland Times reported.
Despite having a fifteen year history of assaulting various family members, defence barrister Geoff Seaholme said his client did not mean to hit the younger girl, but admitted he threw the bed slat carelessly.
I think that prison should serve to both punish and rehabilitate criminals. No matter what the PC brigade may like to pretend, some people just cannot be rehabilitated to become productive and law-abiding members of society.
The man in this case, with 15 years history of abusing his relatives, is a clear example of someone that can't be trusted to behave morally in a civilised society.
Originally posted by BoneMosaic
I'm not sure about a life sentence, but he should spend some good quality time in jail.
Especially considering his priors.
Originally posted by Montana
reply to post by getreadyalready
And here I thought Superman was fiction. Any one can be taken by surprise. So after he kills you, your friends kill him, and his friends kill them, and so on and so on. After this great orgy of death to 'teach everyone a lesson', the insects can finally inherit the earth! It's a win all around, and we sure are all smarter from all those lessons!
How about instead we have a well regulated system of sheriffs, judges and juries to handle our system of punishment?