Mocking the families of murder victims

Let’s compare the sentences handed down yesterday to non-violent animal activists Mark , Suzanne and Teresa with those of convicted murderers in the UK.

As you will see, Mark’s four year sentence for allegedly putting people off their work who are involved in the torture of animals far surpasses the sentences handed down to those that have committed the most brutal of murders.

Yesterday’s sentencing was just another example of the lengths that the capitalist system will go to in a bid to protect the huge profits derived from the torture of animals in laboratories.

* A top policeman has spoken of his shock at the sentence given to a 16-year-old who knifed and killed a schoolboy in a Shirley park. Detective Inspector Neil Cochlin who led the investigation into the manslaughter of 17-year-old Gavin Brown, said he could understand the “anger and upset” his family felt at the killer’s three year jail sentence.
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* A 22-year-old man has been sentenced to a minimum of two years in jail for killing a pensioner who challenged him about urinating in the street.
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* A Pontypool sales executive who killed another driver in a head-on collision, just two minutes after sending a text message, has been jailed for two years.
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* In 1991 Joseph McGrail was tried in Birmingham for the murder of his wife. He pleaded provocation on the basis that his wife was an alcoholic and swore at him. He killed her by repeatedly kicking her in the stomach. At the trial the judge commented …..”this lady would have tried the patience of a saint”, he gave him a two year suspended sentence.
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* In 1995 Brian Steadman was jailed for three years after he hit his wife 13 times with a hammer, he pleaded diminished responsibility due the his wife’s constant nagging.
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* In 1997 Joseph Swinburne killed his wife by stabbing her eleven times when she told him she was leaving him for another man. He was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 200 hours community service.
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* In 1992 Judge Dennison gave Bisla Rajinder Singh, an 18 month sentence suspended for one year for the manslaughter of his wife on the grounds of provocation. The judge told him “you have suffered through no fault of your own….your wife was a domineering lady with a sharp and persistent tongue”.
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* Lucy Kellet was preparing to leave Oliver Kellet after years of abuse. As she as waiting for the removal van to take her to her new home he stabbed her repeatedly with a bowie knife. He pleaded manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility and was given 3 year probation.
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