Sunday, March 28, 2010
Frank Newman: Drug dealer sentenced to spend time with his mother
"Lambros Serepisos was sentenced to nine months' home detention when he appeared at the Wellington District Court on March 19. He was convicted of supplying methamphetamine, Ecstasy and Fantasy and for carrying a firearm. He is serving his sentence at a Wellington home owned by his mother, Alliki Serepisos.”
The full article may be viewed at http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/3517479/TV-stars-brother-busted-for-drugs
Let’s just reflect on this. The punishment given to a gun carrying drug dealer is nine months at home with mum!
Surely this is an April fools joke arriving a few days early?
Perhaps it is the judge that should be removed from his position to spend time at home with his mother so he can reflect on family values and the destructive effect drugs are having on our families.
How is it that a judge can act so contrary to the public will? Are judges not required to reflect upon the harm caused by offenders and in this case reflect on the amount of damage drug dealers are doing to families? Should judges not take account of the public will for tougher sentences for serious crime?
The sentence is a disgrace.
at 9:08 AM