Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Something caught my eye today when I was reading an article about the Madrid bombings from a few years ago.

The three lead suspects convicted of murder and attempted murder each received sentences ranging from 34,000 to 43,000 years in prison, although under Spanish law the most time they can spend in jail is 40 years. Spain has no death penalty or life imprisonment.

They were sentenced to 34,000!!!!! years in jail, but the most they will serve is 40 years. What exactly is the point of sentencing anyone to more than 40 years then?

Thirty four thousand years in jail. That's a really long time.

Forty years. Still long, but not long enough in my opinion.

Basically what Spain has said is that if you murdered ten million people, you would spend 40 years in jail. Yay Spain. Cue sarcasm.

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