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Thread: Michael McAleavey freed yesterday.

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    Default Michael McAleavey freed yesterday.

    Does anybody else feel this guy should never have been let out of the state.

    Soldier who killed three is freed - The Irish Times - Fri, Mar 19, 2010

    This nutters should have been locked away for ever.

    The families of the victims must be very distressed with this news and they have my sympathy.

    Life should mean Life.
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    I think 27 years is sufficient in this case especially as there appears to be no risk of reoffending. The man has done his time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mar Tweedy View Post
    I think 27 years is sufficient in this case especially as there appears to be no risk of reoffending. The man has done his time.
    Fully agree
    "If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor", Desmond Tutu

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    lets get the facts straight....

    hes 'free' on licence.....
    he has served 27 years...not long ago, some murderers only served 7-10 years

    there is nothing to suggest that if he was in prison in the south, we would not have released him too......

    time served...

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    I think 27 years is sufficient in this case especially as there appears to be no risk of reoffending.
    I do hope you are right. But I think the prospect of him wigging out in a few years to come and shooting a couple of other people dead is still there. The depth of disturbness that must be present to shoot three of your own comrades dead mut be very hard to reach.

    he has served 27 years...not long ago, some murderers only served 7-10 years
    The fact that murders have served less time for worse is a mark of our deeply flawed justice system.

    I suppose it comes down to the true reason for our penal system is it there to rehabilitate or punish?
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    Troll thread.

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    A friend of mine spent time with him in Mountjoy and said Mad Mick was the only person he'd ever met that was pure evil and he terrified all the inmates. Strange to see him described in the media as a model prisoner.

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    Troll thread.
    Not at all odie1, I'm just intereted to see what others think, I am all ways open to what others think.
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    Certainly 27 years is more then most murderers get, unfortunately. However, in the context of 3 lives ended, its nothing!

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    Fact is that if he served 40 years , survived and was released, relatives of victims would still be very upset. That's just human nature.

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