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Saturday, 21 February 2009

Another bizarre piece of SNP "populism

Justice Minister Kenny MacAskill's suggestion that killers would pay for their victim's funeral is bizarre. The last thing that a victim's family would want is cash from the perpetrator of the crime that has caused them so much pain but more significantly it could allow those to commit these crimes to feel they had somehow "compensated" for their deed.

It would be a whole new meaning for "blood money" and I don't think we should go there.

1 comment:

Political Dissuasion said...

I hadn't seen this story, but if it's true, and he's serious, that is a smack in the face for considered policy ideas.
What people want is real sentencing for these people, none of this "life sentence, serving a minimum of 12years" nonsense.

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