Once again I am astounded at the wrist slapping sentences that continue to be handed down in our courts (Road Rage Bat Wielder Avoids Jail, North Shore News, Jan. 2).
An enraged bully beats a fellow human being almost senseless with a metal baseball bat and could have easily killed him and gets only a six month conditional sentence to be served at home (can't leave the house from 7 p.m. to 5: 30 a.m.), ordered to take a safe driving course and one year's probation.
The judge says "we have a problem in our society with what they call road rage," he also goes on to say attacking with a bat "was totally out of proportion with the circumstances the attacker faced."
Well, judge, we have a problem in our society all right. I think such an insignificant sentence and its lack of deterrent handed down by the courts for the actions by this attacker is a "major contributor to problems in our society" and "totally out of proportion with the degree of injuries the victim continues to suffer."
Don Weber, West Vancouver