Law should protect our society

Given what appears to be a systemic reluctance of our judiciary to hand down meaningful sentences to career criminals or those convinced of multiple offences, I wonder what sentences will be imposed on the three alleged church lead thieves should they be convicted of all 22 offences.

I’ll lay odds they will be nowhere near a true multiple of those they would have received for a single offence and the sentences will be concurrent rather than consecutive.

Isn’t it about time the emphasis of the law was shifted from pandering to the rights of habitual criminals towards protecting society for as long as possible from those that are as good as guaranteed to reoffend once free to do so?

Andrew MacDonald

Lutton