If I whack somebody in the back of a head with a hammer

You'd think that I'd be facing a long prison sentence for assault, attempted murder, etc. if I was to strike a man from behind in the back of his head with a hammer.

However, for some reason the assailant got a suspended freaking 12-month sentence, on the basis of it being a first-time offense!

Something's wrong with the legal system where vicious assaults where there's a serious risk of permanent injury or death, get such weak treatment. I've never committed a crime, so would I get off if I just walked up to somebody and whacked them in the back of their head? Preposterous!

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