Reply to post: Re: This seems out of proportion to the offense

National Lottery Sentry MBA hacker given nine months in jail after swiping just £5

Venerable and Fragrant Wind of Change

Re: This seems out of proportion to the offense

and one day a burglar enters and steals £13

... or one day an intruder enters and takes nothing of more value than a much-needed glass of water from your tap, despite seeing your wallet and other easy-to-filch valuables ...

are you justified in saying

Of course you are! It's classic shoot-the-messenger.

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