question from David, one of our listeners:
Hey Joe, I was just wondering
what kind of sentence you'd give this
kid. Harsher or more lenient?
Well, seeing as how the maximum term for manslaughter in
Australia is 20 years, that's what I'd hit him with. I understand
that this was not an intended death, but the fact remains that a
death resulted. If we are to be an accountable people, then the
penalty must match the crime. People will say that's harsh and it
was only an accident, but that's not the issue. A human being is
dead due to the actions of another, and that must be addressed.
Good question David, feel free to fire more along. Maybe I'll make
this a recurring segment if I get enough questions.