The headline is misleading:
Three teens sentenced as adults for killing 14-year-old boy in Surrey
While that may be literally true, the sentences hardly reflected the callous brutality of the crime.
For beating and stabbing to death a 14-year old boy in Surrey in 2008, two teens were given 5 year sentences.
Another, 4 1/2 years.
All three dangerous scum were given two years "credit" for time already served while in custody.
Please understand that there are crooks and there are crooks.
Fully 90% of the people in Canadian prisons are silly goofs who are more of a danger to themselves than to anyone else.
They are good candidates for rehab and half-way houses in communities.
Then there are Clifford Olson and Robert Picton.
These are the handful of truly dangerous lunatic psychopaths who must never be released to anyone anywhere.
Just below them are the slightly larger number of violent, out-of-control murderous s.o.b.'s who kill 'cause it's Wednesday.
Like these three fine upstanding citizens who will now do about two years for murdering a young boy.
Why not 25 years? Why not little chance of parole?
Is the community never to be considered again in a Canadian court room?