Thursday, September 28, 2006

Courts to Review Sentencing Guidelines (28-9-06)

ST (28-9-06)
Originally uploaded by dawnkua.

Good article - hopefully this will extend to animal abuse cases.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

*two thumbs up*

good to know at least they're aware of the abuses going on.. animals are living life too.. i support my 100%

28/9/06 4:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i thought the same thg, Dawn, when i read it. a sad case in point is of course, the David Hooi appeal matter. a one year imprisonment really didn't seem like the right solution in his circumstances.

28/9/06 4:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah but unfortuntely there are lot of people who are so crazed with revenge that they feel that nevermind that David Hooi is mentally disturbed. He killed cats and hence he should pay for it. Just lock him up.

28/9/06 6:46 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I think the thing is this - locking the cats up doesn't help people like David Hooi OR the cats. The dead cats are still dead and he'll be out and doing the same thing again in no time.

Perhaps for example, he could be put in a home, or he could be properly treated by psychiatrists. I am sure the experts would be better at telling what the right course of treatment is.

28/9/06 7:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if i remember the newspaper report correctly, the judge wanted to send him in for psychiatric treatment but the jursidiction to do that had first to be "triggered" by an offence that carried a 2 year imprisonment and Act he was charged under carried a maximum sentence of only 1 year, so the judge's hands were tied.

sounds like the exact sort of case they shld be reviewing, if u ask me.

28/9/06 8:15 PM  

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