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

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.