An appalling case reported by the BBC. I’m heartily sick and tired of female criminals being described as ‘mum’ in report headlines and in the reports themselves. It’s a bid to get unwarranted sympathy, when criticism and stiff punishment should be in order. You seldom see the word ‘dad’ used with the same intent, when used it’s usually to incite anger at the man in question, for being a ‘feckless father’. An excerpt:
Chikwature refused a breath test at the scene but after submitting a blood sample, through back-calculation officers found she had 246mg of alcohol in 100ml at the time of the incident. The legal limit is 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood.
She was jailed for 26 weeks for dangerous driving and 12 weeks for drinking and driving, to be served concurrently, and was banned from driving for three years.
Would someone like to tell me what the point of the ‘concurrent’ sentences are, if not to avoid punishing the woman for the crime of drink driving, which was the cause of the accident which could have killed her, her toddler, and other road users? Her punishment is derisory, as it invariably is for female criminals.
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