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Judge Joe Says

Aug 4, 2009

Got this 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.