Even ex policemen in jail get a good deal.

#3
fucking disgrace. What the hell is going on in the country. Shall we allow foriegn people who murder our citizens stay in the country after their release? Oh we do already. Fucking PC whallahs.
 
#5
I thought prison was meant to hurt? Free food, shelter, warmth and you get to go home for xmas. Sounds like boarding school.

What is the membership fee? I wonder if they accept bookings over the holiday period... need to get away from the relations...
 
#6
I can't believe I'm reading this, the cnut only got 3 years in the first place and should have been a lot more, But this is a fcuking disgraceful state of affairs, cops seem to be treated as if they're something really special but they're not, let's hope the publicity gets this fcuker a good kicking on his return to jail [ aka holiday camp] :x
 
#7
[Auto-rant] Oh for Fu*k's sake grow up! He made a mistake, killed someone and is now in prison with his career gone and life effectively ruined. He wasn't drunk at the wheel or driving recklessly just for the the hell of it, he made a bad decision and he is paying or it for the rest of his life and quite right too. There's no reason why we should feel sorry for him but this pathetic display of mindless second-hand outrage is pathetic, I can just about understand it from the family, they have good reason to feel aggrieved, but a more thoughtful approach from everyone else would be welcome. [/Auto-rant]
 
#8
Jaeger said:
[Auto-rant] Oh for Fu*k's sake grow up! He made a mistake, killed someone and is now in prison with his career gone and life effectively ruined. He wasn't drunk at the wheel or driving recklessly just for the the hell of it, he made a bad decision and he is paying or it for the rest of his life and quite right too. There's no reason why we should feel sorry for him but this pathetic display of mindless second-hand outrage is pathetic, I can just about understand it from the family, they have good reason to feel aggrieved, but a more thoughtful approach from everyone else would be welcome. [/Auto-rant]

You are right. I feel so guilty I might even let Maddie out the attic for Xmas
 
#9
"He has not been away eight months and he is being allowed home for three days - I can't get my daughter home for three days."
no, nothing will get your daughter back, she's dead.
you lost a daughter, the pc killed a young girl, not exactly easy to live with either, he lost his job and has been jailed aswell, he's punished enough (and so is his family)

as for all you outraged knobjockeys, you could run somebody over any day of the week, see how you cry for a few days off with your family on christmas "haven't i suffered enough?"
 
#11
The Bloke made a mistake and has to live the rest of his life, living with it every day.
It is the system that is at fault here, can anyone here say they would turn down 3 days with their family in the same situation? No didnt think so.
 
#13
shortarms said:
The Bloke made a mistake and has to live the rest of his life, living with it every day.
It is the system that is at fault here, can anyone here say they would turn down 3 days with their family in the same situation? No didnt think so.
I agree, he shouldn't have been let out and should serve his full sentence like everybody else, but he obviously like anybody else would jump at the chance of getting a few days out.

This subject is a dodgy one, was he justified going at that speed? Then again, did the girl look before stepping out in the road? It's a kick in the teeth for all involved, simple as.

Oh - DarkNinja, That comment was obviously a poor attempt at a joke and completely ridiculous, Maddie is still in my basement, not sure who you got in your attic? A Maddie Walt perhaps? :p
 
#14
Proper_Gander said:
"He has not been away eight months and he is being allowed home for three days - I can't get my daughter home for three days."
no, nothing will get your daughter back, she's dead.
you lost a daughter, the pc killed a young girl, not exactly easy to live with either, he lost his job and has been jailed aswell, he's punished enough (and so is his family)

as for all you outraged knobjockeys, you could run somebody over any day of the week, see how you cry for a few days off with your family on christmas "haven't i suffered enough?"
We aren't likely to take it up to 90+ in a 30 though are we? Also this what at night... in a residential area. He didn't turn on his blues and twos either.

The difference is he will live, she wont. And I doubt the loss of his job is in any way comparable to the loss of a child.

Bore off, you chubb.
 
#15
I do feel sorry for both Families, but why would this woman who wishes that she had a certain family member around at christmas deny the same thing to a family who have individually done her no wrong (obviously I'm excluding the PC). Yeah the guy fucked up majorly, he has to live with that too, it's not like it's a mad serial rapist axe murderer they are letting home for a couple of days.
 
#16
Irrespective of who it is or what they have been, a prisoner should only be released like this towards the end of their sentence not at the beginning. If the judge decided that 3 years was appropriate then he should serve that time less remission.
 
#17
chocolate_frog said:
Proper_Gander said:
"He has not been away eight months and he is being allowed home for three days - I can't get my daughter home for three days."
no, nothing will get your daughter back, she's dead.
you lost a daughter, the pc killed a young girl, not exactly easy to live with either, he lost his job and has been jailed aswell, he's punished enough (and so is his family)

as for all you outraged knobjockeys, you could run somebody over any day of the week, see how you cry for a few days off with your family on christmas "haven't i suffered enough?"
We aren't likely to take it up to 90+ in a 30 though are we? Also this what at night... in a residential area. He didn't turn on his blues and twos either.

The difference is he will live, she wont. And I doubt the loss of his job is in any way comparable to the loss of a child.

Bore off, you chubb.
Really?

Ive seen many many motorists doing 60+ in a 30.

picture this - youre doing 55/60 mph past a bendy bus, which is 18 metres long.

as you get to the start of the bendy bus, a person steps out from behind it at the other end. the average reaction time for a driver, from seeing a hazard to hitting the brakes, is 0.7 seconds.

at that speed, you will hit the brake AFTER you hit the person.

at about 50 mph, your foot will hit the brake about the same time as the person hits your windscreen.

So, there but for the grace of God etc...

however, I would not be comfortable doing 94 mph with pedestrians around without blues and 2s.

I do find it disgusting however that this policeman gets 3 years in this situation when people who shouldnt even be in the country, driving without a licence or insurance, get the same sentence as someone of good character, acting (albeit stupidly) in good faith.

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/stand...-in-fatal-hit-and-run-will-not-be-deported.do

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lancashire/4739670.stm

Or a speeding druggie?........

http://www.wigantoday.net/wigannews/Drug-death-driver-jailed.5871712.jp

There is no parity. Some may say his sentence was right, but if thats the case then the above shouldve got a hell of a lot more!
 
#19
hogspawn said:
Really?

Ive seen many many motorists doing 60+ in a 30.

picture this - youre doing 55/60 mph past a bendy bus, which is 18 metres long.

as you get to the start of the bendy bus, a person steps out from behind it at the other end. the average reaction time for a driver, from seeing a hazard to hitting the brakes, is 0.7 seconds.

at that speed, you will hit the brake AFTER you hit the person.

at about 50 mph, your foot will hit the brake about the same time as the person hits your windscreen.

So, there but for the grace of God etc...

however, I would not be comfortable doing 94 mph with pedestrians around without blues and 2s.

I do find it disgusting however that this policeman gets 3 years in this situation when people who shouldnt even be in the country, driving without a licence or insurance, get the same sentence as someone of good character, acting (albeit stupidly) in good faith.

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/stand...-in-fatal-hit-and-run-will-not-be-deported.do

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lancashire/4739670.stm

Or a speeding druggie?........

http://www.wigantoday.net/wigannews/Drug-death-driver-jailed.5871712.jp

There is no parity. Some may say his sentence was right, but if thats the case then the above shouldve got a hell of a lot more!
I think that the judiciary generally take the view that a person who is responsible for upholding the law and, as a consequence of their profession, knows the law better than most should pay a harsher penalty for breaching the public trust. A couple of years ago in Beverley a traffic police officer who had publicly headed up the Anti Drink Driving campaign and personally been responsible for arresting (quite rightly) 100s of motorists was himself caught for drink driving, should he have been treated no differently to any other drink driver or would you have expected his sentence to have reflected his job?
 

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