LETTERS: Way to get tough on crime

Our legal system is a joke — notice I did not say justice system.

Our legal system is a joke — notice I did not say justice system.

Recently, in Penticton, a 25-year-old man with 57 previous convictions was warned by a judge that “the ice was getting thin.” Mercy was taken upon him yet again because he comes from “a broken home.” Many people come from broken homes but do not go on to a life of crime.

Another issue is Ronald Teneycke. As far as I am concerned, he is a prime candidate for “dangerous offender” status. He has proven time and time again that he is a high risk to re-offend, yet the system keeps letting him back out onto the streets.

But if you grow six pot plants in your basement, you are going to the hoosegow for six months mandatory sentencing. What is wrong with this picture?

Way to get tough on crime, Mr. Harper.

Mark Billesberger

Penticton