What price a life?

It used to be that there was no value for human life…but it would seem that when police officers are the targets of criminal behaviour it’s easy to calculate…

Five years is the going rate

A man convicted of the attempted murder of three police officers in Aberdeen by driving at them in a stolen car has received a 15-year sentence.

Robert Wemyss, 22, was driving a BMW X5 that had been stolen from Kingswells.

He was jailed for 10 years at the High Court in Dumbarton, with an extension period of five years.

Co-accused Martin Smart, 18, who was convicted of stealing the car, was jailed for a year.

Wemyss was earlier found guilty of car theft, dangerous driving and attempted murder, at the High Court in Aberdeen.

Well…there you are then… Five years each…

He wouldn’t have got that in the USA… He would have been shot dead…

5-years for the life of a person that may be on £19,000 a year…

Of course some CCs can see that 19K is more of an insult than a salary

Chief Constable Lynne Owens said police constable’s roles were “critical” and ordered her HR dept to ignore the gov guidelines…and pay the £22,000.

Nice to see someone values us eh?

Good on you ma’am…


5 responses to “What price a life?

  1. 10 miserable years to go

    I note that not only do I get another 1st but also Bernie two-dads hasn’t publicly said sweet FA about the abysmal pay cuts. Nice to see that the same month my pension contributions went up I lost half my competency related threshold payment. Cheers for that Ms may you old witch.

  2. 10 miserable years to go

    Bugger, typed a comment but its disappeared.
    Oh well, at least it looks like i still get my 1st….

  3. Furor Teutonicus

    XX Wemyss was earlier found guilty of car theft XX

    Theft? Where was the “intention to prmenantly deprive?”

    T&DA, surely?

  4. Brief Encounter

    In England & Wales it has been TWOC since 1968, I don’t know if they have that in Scotland. But maybe the vehicle was stolen even if E & W law applies.

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