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Offline falkor

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Three strikes law is TEN YEARS OLD
« on: July 04, 2004, 12:27:07 am »
I personally thoroughly support the California THREE STRIKES law and it's TEN YEARS OLD!


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If a person commits any felony after March 7, 1994 and:
If the person has one previous "violent" or "serious" felony conviction (which includes burglary of an unoccupied dwelling), he or she is sentenced to twice the term prescribed by law for each new felony (and must serve at least 80% of the sentence).
If the person has two previous violent or serious felony convictions, he or she is sentenced to a life sentence with the possibility of parole. The minimum term of the life sentence is calculated as the greater of the following:

a. Three times the term otherwise provided

b. 25 years

c. The term determined by the court pursuant to other applicable sentencing provisions of existing law.
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That is THREE STRIKES and the UK should have adopted it way back in 1994 when California did but no we would prefer to see repeat offenders BACK OUT on the streets ripping off old ladies and burgling our houses

what a sick joke

[size=9]should THREE STRIKES be adopted WORLD WIDE? [/size]

John_fraser

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Re: Three strikes law is TEN YEARS OLD
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2004, 11:06:55 am »
100% against it. I think we should send Bob Crow to jail now and not wait for another two strikes
 

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Re: Three strikes law is TEN YEARS OLD
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2004, 02:59:12 pm »
The UK's sentencing at courts is also a FARCE    :o

Look at the Yardie who was sentenced to a six year term for drugs offences and a further four years for serious firearms offences.

Norman Brennan of the Victims of Crimes Trust said lives had been put in grave danger by the decision to release Akinniranye - who had served just THREE YEARS in custody. He was jailed for 10 years in September 2002 - released after just 3 years

Is this just a one off though? How many other 10 years sentenced criminals get out with just doing 3

what an absolute joke   >:(

source = Daily Mail page 25 dated 6.7.04

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