Light sentence given to Douglas Park attacker is disturbing
Editor: I read (The Times, Aug. 14) with great dismay about the one year of probation that a young man received for attacking two elderly people. He caused broken ribs, among other medical and psychological issues. He was breaking probation at the time, and only gets one year probation?
What is wrong with our society that there isn’t an outcry? What is wrong with our judicial system that someone gets only one year probation for such a vicious attack? What is wrong with the prosecutor that he/she doesn’t appeal this nonsensical sentence?
It is time criminals receive proper sentences. Otherwise, like this Michael Hartley-Watts, criminals know they can strike whomever and whenever they want, without going to jail.