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  • Anne Hoskins
    July 06, 2012 - 12:21

    I think that inmates of Canadian correctional facilities should be segregated. People with intellectual difficulties should be housed together with other inmates with the same problems. Lifers should be kept with other lifers etc.

  • k
    July 06, 2012 - 10:40

    Not Sincerely. These people labeled Judges Should somehow,way ,or manner experience what the victims lived through and continue to do so. This may let them make a just and right decision. I am sick and tired of hearing moms , dads girlfriends,etc. crying for the crimminal. Judges as justice is a farce. The victims well to hell with them Who Cares? Not the so called JUDGES (My belief in todays siciety.

  • J
    July 06, 2012 - 08:38

    "The treatment of crime and criminals is one of the unfailing tests of the civilization of any country." - Winston Churchill Sending criminals to jail only makes them better at crime... they spend their time figuring out how to get away with it next time...

  • Alicia Manning
    July 06, 2012 - 08:38

    If Mr. Intellectually Challenged is able to drive, and steal and do whatever else, he should be sentence to the hard time necessary. I think its rediculous that he has the brains to be able to steal a car and drive it, and also break into homes, and understand what he is doing but the Judge doesn't have the heart to sentence him to jail long term. No wonder the problems in this world will never get better.

  • McJudgement
    July 06, 2012 - 07:58

    Why oh why do we have so many judges that are soft on punishment for crimes against the tax paying public? Sure, Mr. Murphy is "intellectually challenged." However, aren't most of the inmates and criminals in this town challenged in some shape or form? Should they all get Ronald McDonald treatment from a judge like this, too? I wonder how our justice system would look if we actually elected judges based on their record of performance like they do in the US? Something tells me harder punishments and time in the pen might even make some of these career criminals think twice about committing another crime because they might actually face stiffer sentences rather than a judge who says, "I wish you well." Murphy will be out in 6 months and the RNC will have him back in McCourt in 7 months again. And what does the court say for the victims in this town? "Sorry about your luck."

    • J
      July 06, 2012 - 08:31

      "The treatment of crime and criminals is one of the unfailing tests of the civilization of any country." - Winston Churchill Revenge should not be a principal of justice in a civilized society. The statistics show that sending people to prison just makes them better at getting away with crimes... think about that next time you push for a harder sentence.

    • Flingo
      July 06, 2012 - 08:41

      Perhaps you might show a little more sympathy had the people in the courtroom not been so politically correct. Mr. Murphy is what used to be called "retarded". That makes him different from the career criminals. It also makes sentencing him a difficult task for the Judge. You obviously are not familiar with Judge Hyslop, either. He is a former Crown Prosecutor, who has been a Judge for many years. He is NOT a pushover. He has no problem locking people up for lengthy periods of time, and has often done that, but he tries to ensure only the people who really need it. He is also polite and treats with respect all the people who appear before him. Perhaps you might want to find a better case upon which to found your "lock 'em up and throw away the key" rant.