The damage that tabloid media hysteria could do to justice in our country:
CHANGES to the legal system, including the election of judges, are “almost inevitable” if courts continue to give light sentences, Tony Abbott has said.
There is no reliable research that says they do.
All there are are relentless, inaccurate beat-ups.
The only people who profit from locking more people up for less serious crimes are the people who build and run prisons. The rest of us spend a lot more to send redeemable offenders to “bluestone colleges” that train them in more serious crime. Which then costs us almost as much as the ridiculous cost of imprisoning people.
Tony Abbott is a lesser person than I thought he was for seeking to profit from this ignorance and misunderstanding.