Neeman: 80% of criminals are given sentences which are too lenient

August 19, 2009 15:28

More than 80 percent of criminals receive sentences four times more lenient than what the law specifies, according to data Justice Minister Yaacov Neeman presented to a special emergency session on crime at the Knesset's Internal Affairs Committee Wednesday. "Our problem is enforcing the law of the state of Israel," Neeman told the committee. "We have a tendency to blame the police, to blame judges, to blame prosecutors, but not to blame ourselves," he added.

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