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Re: Pedestrians forced to wear reflectives?

Postby MikeF » Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:36 pm

JohnW wrote:
reohn2 wrote:Leech,parasite,creep,slickly excuse for humanity.Take your pick...............


John - I think you're being unnecessarily complementary about this sewer rat.

Or even complimentary :wink:
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Re: Pedestrians forced to wear reflectives?

Postby reohn2 » Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:38 pm

JohnW wrote:
reohn2 wrote:Leech,parasite,creep,slickly excuse for humanity.Take your pick...............


John - I think you're being unnecessarily complementary about this sewer rat.

I was just trying to be kind to the gentleman :roll:
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Re: Mr Loophole Strikes Again . . . .

Postby thirdcrank » Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:19 am

As this thread is more about mitigation than loopholes, I'll mention one of my own hobbyhorses: remorse. This is a general point, rather than about this case.

Sentencing guidelines now require that a discount should be given to a defendant who shows remorse. This can be significant eg making the difference between custody and liberty. Fair enough, since if a defendant sincerely recognises their error then they are part way there already. OTOH, I get the impression that remorse is now routinely chucked into many mitigation speeches as though the discount is there for the asking.

There are various ways in which remorse might be shown eg an early indication of a guilty plea, especially when the evidence doesn't make a conviction inevitable anyway. OTOH, it would be reassuring to hear a report of a judge saying "Since you seem to blame everybody but yourself for what happened, there will be no discount for remorse."
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Re: Pedestrians forced to wear reflectives?

Postby JohnW » Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:35 am

MikeF wrote:
JohnW wrote:
reohn2 wrote:Leech,parasite,creep,slickly excuse for humanity.Take your pick...............


John - I think you're being unnecessarily complementary about this sewer rat.

Or even complimentary :wink:
:oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:.....so that's 0 out of 10 for spelling then. :( :( :( :( :(
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Re: Pedestrians forced to wear reflectives?

Postby JohnW » Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:37 am

reohn2 wrote:
JohnW wrote:
reohn2 wrote:Leech,parasite,creep,slickly excuse for humanity.Take your pick...............


John - I think you're being unnecessarily complementary about this sewer rat.

I was just trying to be kind to the gentleman :roll:


.........and unrealistic :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Mr Loophole Strikes Again . . . .

Postby Italia50 » Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:12 pm

There are probably sewer rats out there who will be writing in to complain of the comparison :D
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Re: Mr Loophole Strikes Again . . . .

Postby JohnW » Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:10 pm

Italia50 wrote:There are probably sewer rats out there who will be writing in to complain of the comparison :D


I'd never thought of that..........I feel really dreadful now :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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