Our Screwed Up Legal System
I’ve spent a decent amount of time watching the news this afternoon. I’m disgusted and in awe of just how off kilter our legal system is. First, the case of the murderer in Tennessee. Woman shot her husband in the back while he was slleeping. She received less than a year in jail,;time that can actually be spent in a mental institution. I’m nott a mental health expert(obviously) so I can’t really comment on whether or not this sentence is harsh or not.
Now, Paris Hilton(I promise not to rant too much) was just re-sentenced to serve the rest of her sentence. 45 days.
I am a strong proponent of strong sentences. But is there something wrong in our legal world when a crime resulting in the death of another nets 270 days, and Paris’ crime gets 45 days?I think so.