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Criminal sentences are completely illogical.

December 21, 2010

Two years ago, Mirza Saqib Muhammad Balil was driving 143 km/h in a 100 km/h zone when he hit another car.  He killed Ken and Karen Burgess and left there daughter Kendra so injured that she now lives in a care home.

He went to trial where his lawyer argued that Mr. Balil is suffering “psychological ramifications”.     He was found guilty and received a 16 month jail sentence.


Two months ago, Colin Umpherville stole an SUV in Prince Albert.  A toddler was in the vehicle and he left the toddler in an alley.

He pleaded guilty and received a 16 month jail sentence.







2 Comments leave one →
  1. Rob Huck permalink
    December 22, 2010 11:26 am

    Seems logical to me: you commit a felony, you get 16 months.

    Seriously, however, that road between Saskatoon and Kindersley is a death trap during long weekends and holidays. I’ve taken it so many times and the only wonder is that more people aren’t killed on it.

    There are so many connections between Calgary and Saskatoon, it should have been twinned a long time ago. Or, at least, having a few additional passing lanes every 20 miles or so.

    • Michele permalink*
      December 23, 2010 12:31 am

      But shouldn’t “killed two people” get a longer sentence than “didn’t kill anyone”?

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