Proportionate sentencing

Judge Elgan Edwards sentenced Sutcliffe-Keenan, 22, to four years imprisonment after he used his Facebook account in the early hours of 9 August to design a web page titled The Warrington Riots. The court was told it caused a wave of panic in the town. When he woke up the next morning with a hangover, he removed the page and apologised, saying he had been drunk and it had been a joke. His message was distributed to 400 Facebook contacts, but no rioting broke out as a result.

Let us compare this sentence with those given to the MPs who stole from us with fraudulent expense claims. These were men who were in positions of trust. They didn't steal whilst drunk, but over several years.  Most of them were sentenced to about one year in jail.

I might also suggest comparing  Elgan Edward's sentences to those given to the greedy bankers who caused the financial crash.  After all, if the riots had lasted months they could not have caused a tenth of the  damage to the country as the City of London managed.

Unfortunately, no comparisons can be made. As far as I am aware, no banker has been jailed.

Setting an example
I agree that Britain is broken, but not in the way the Prime Minister and the judiciary appear to believe.

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