- May 20, 2007
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Muzzo is just as important a case as is Tim McLean,
At no point did I argue differently.
Muzzo was just back from Las Vegas, his hommies slapping him on the back and sending him on his way.
I'm familiar w/the particulars of the case; I haven't suggested Muzzo should be excused or left off lightly in any way. I simply find your statements do not align w/the evidence, they're too extreme.
For the record, I'm mostly ok w/the jail sentence of Muzzo; but I would have liked to see a massive fine (given his wealth, we could be talking hundreds of millions of dollars) ; I also would have liked to see a lifetime driving ban and prohibition on car ownership.
The law would permit the driving ban; the car ownership idea might be pushing precedent a bit far; the fines would require legislative change, unfortunately.
Tim Mclean's killer was a diagnosed schizophrenic off his meds, by choice. So that fella is on the street, being patted on the back by his hommies (psychiatrists) and sending him on his way.
You know those psychiatrists live in the same communities as the rest of us; they have families, children, I'm somewhat hopeful they would have carefully weighed the safety of his release.
And he was an immigrant from China, all expenses for his care, legal rep and comfort paid for the rest of his life including a comfy new identity - do you think he would have that back in China?
His healthcare would likely have been covered, China has a form of universal healthcare with a sliding scale based on income.
As to the rest, I'm not familiar w/the particulars of Chinese law on the subject.
His family brought him here and knew he was ill.
How is it you do not comprehend that the optics are bad all round?
Who suggested that I don't? We should not craft the law around 'optics'; that's what had 'witches' burned at the stake in earlier centuries; and what permitted the persecution of gays/lesbians.
The law should be logical, factual, fair, and objective as much as these things are possible.
That there may be a material portion of the public who froth in anger should not be catered to in the way we administer justice.