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Travesty of Justice (UK)

post #1 of 11
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This takes place in the UK

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/7017507.stm

First I would like to add I would like to IMO 16 years is not enough for rape and this guy should have never been released. He was convicted of raping a woman in her 90’s and he is being released after serving half his sentence.

Foley has been described as a high risk sex offender who is a danger to any female including children. He has refused to take any sex offenders courses and crucially denies his guilt. In circumstances where a person has been convicted on circumstantial evidence, denial may not be as alarming. However, Foley’s DNA was used to secure his conviction, the chances of some one else committing the rape one billion to one. You would think that the offender acknowledging their crime should be the primary reason for making them a candidate for early release.

Why would he be released? Do more people have to get hurt before this is taken seriously?
post #2 of 11
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must be freed under the system of automatic 50% remission.
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While in jail, the 47-year-old has refused to take any sex offenders courses and an assessment panel termed him a high risk offender who presents a danger to any female - child or adult.
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"Legislation in place at the moment requires that he be released on 50% and I understand the government are in the process at the moment of drafting new legislation that will take account of those issues."
What's the sense of having long sentences for violent crimes if those convicted have to be released after serving just half the sentence, regardless of whether they've shown any signs of remorse or rehabilitation? That's just asinine.
post #3 of 11
I think theres alot wrong with the justice system in our country anyway. Our prison sentences need to be carried out for the full term. And I don't care about our overcrowding, they will have to squeeze in. If they do the crime, they MUST do the time. No more out on tag to free up cells,coz they are going out and committing crimes still. I watched Panarama a while ago about that.
post #4 of 11
I know how to solve this problem.... use the death penalty for all those convicted of Murder 1 and then the prisons won't be over crowded and we can keep those psychos in there as long as we can!!! Oh and when they are put on death row we shouldn't wait 20 years to kill em! The day after their appeals are over they need to be put down. They have no respect for life so I have no respect for theirs.
post #5 of 11
Or immigrants that have commited crimes in the first 3 years of being in the country should be deported and not allowed back instead of being sent to our prisons. That would free up LOADS of space

THIS IS IMO ONLY (Do not take offence)
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by sadieandziggy View Post
Or immigrants that have commited crimes in the first 3 years of being in the country should be deported and not allowed back instead of being sent to our prisons. That would free up LOADS of space

THIS IS IMO ONLY (Do not take offence)
I totally agree! Now I don't mind immigrants at all, but I think that they should come over here legally and if they do not then that is a crime and they should be deported ASAP!
post #7 of 11
This horrifies me and shows me yet again that the laws in the UK and Ireland are horrendously flawed when it comes to sexual assaults and rape. This evil man should NOT be released to re-offend.

Slightly off topic but just to highlight how backward some judges are in this country; a guy recently got off with assaulting a girl in her 20's (he assaulted her because she wouldn't sleep with him) because she clearly led him on by kissing him and allowing him into her home. And his family were well respected members of the community. So wrong.
post #8 of 11
I remember hearing about a case where a girl too drunk to walk was being taken to her rooms after a night out by a doorman/security guard (her friends asked him to look after her) who raped her. He got off after the judge said drunken consent was still consent (it isn't).
http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/leg...icle329096.ece

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post #9 of 11
Holy Cow, that is worse than in America.
Boy, shows IMO that the UK doesn't consider rape a very important crime.
WOW
You will see this man re-offend, you can bet on that.
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by sadieandziggy View Post
Or immigrants that have commited crimes in the first 3 years of being in the country should be deported and not allowed back instead of being sent to our prisons. That would free up LOADS of space

THIS IS IMO ONLY (Do not take offence)
I'm not offended by that at all. In fact, that would make a great law in our country as well as yours.
post #11 of 11
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What was the point of sending him to jail at all if he was not to serve the orginal sentence or be rehabilitated? He has met more murders and rapists and is probably more dangerous now than ever.
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