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Offline hxmiesa  
#51 Posted : 19 August 2019 19:59:26(UTC)
hxmiesa

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The article starts off with;
The parents of three teenagers who deliberately trashed a model railway exhibition worth £30,000 have been ordered to pay compensation.


But then states that;
Three of them were handed 12-month referral orders and their parents were also ordered to pay £500 in compensation.
A fourth boy was told he would be sentenced on 2 September.


How does 1500,- (maybe 2000,-) compensate 30000,- of damages???
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Offline Minok  
#52 Posted : 19 August 2019 21:38:05(UTC)
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Yeah, gone are the days of the court being able to add to the sentence that the sheriff go their houses and gather all of their possessions and bring them all to the town square where they are burned in a public bonfire.
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Offline Bigdaddynz  
#53 Posted : 20 August 2019 06:46:14(UTC)
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Having to pay £500 compensation each when £30,000 worth of damage was done seems to be quite light.

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Offline ocram63_uk  
#54 Posted : 20 August 2019 09:05:36(UTC)
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it is called leniency. Courts and judges are always trying to find an excuse for not sentencing harshly offenders, it is more 'democratic'.
I bet that if these 'kids' had done the same to an animal the outcry would have been bigger !!!
Offline RayF  
#55 Posted : 20 August 2019 13:52:39(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: ocram63_uk Go to Quoted Post
it is called leniency. Courts and judges are always trying to find an excuse for not sentencing harshly offenders, it is more 'democratic'.
I bet that if these 'kids' had done the same to an animal the outcry would have been bigger !!!


Well I should think so! I'm not a great animal lover but harming an animal should definitely be dealt with more severely than damage to property!

Ray
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Offline RayF  
#56 Posted : 20 August 2019 13:56:06(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Bigdaddynz Go to Quoted Post
Having to pay £500 compensation each when £30,000 worth of damage was done seems to be quite light.



I agree that the compensation seems a bit low, but they are also facing a year's worth of "referral" where they will presumably be obliged to attend counselling sessions and face other sanctions.

I hope it will be thoroughly unpleasant for them!

Ray
Mostly Marklin.Selection of different eras and European railways
Small C track layout, control by MS2, 100+ trains but run 4-5 at a time.
Offline MalinAC  
#57 Posted : 20 August 2019 17:06:38(UTC)
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thats all well and good to get them to talk about what they did ,but its worthless to the modelers who had all their work and models destroyed plus their investment in time and hard cash.a slap on the wrist wont stop them doing the very same thing some other time .eddie
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Offline kiwiAlan  
#58 Posted : 20 August 2019 17:48:14(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: MalinAC Go to Quoted Post
thats all well and good to get them to talk about what they did ,but its worthless to the modelers who had all their work and models destroyed plus their investment in time and hard cash.a slap on the wrist wont stop them doing the very same thing some other time .eddie


I get the impression from the early news items that this particular bunch of lads will learn a lesson from this exercise, and will be less likely to do it again. Others (such as the travellers that mowed down a policeman last week https://www.bbc.co.uk/ne...gland-berkshire-49405179 won't learn any lesson from what they have done.

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Offline hennabm  
#59 Posted : 20 August 2019 20:41:03(UTC)
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The idiots involved in this won't take much away from this. A 12 month suspended and their parents paying a paltry fine.

Not really a deterrent to any future yobs.

Still good old Britain - always thinking of the criminal rather than the victim.
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