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Why not just call it "excessive"?
The perp's act of brandishing a loaded weapon is downgraded to an act of "adolescent preening". He's 30 years old! In a further attempt to spin the perp as a decent lad, the article goes on to note he "had no criminal record, held a job, has a young child and a fiancée and was working to finish high school." Apparently fathering a child out of wedlock passes for some form of accomplishment these days.
I agree with the judge that three years is too long a sentence, but I disagree with her tactic of over-riding the law. The sentence doesn't rise to the level of outrageous, abhorrent, intolerable or cruel. And incarceration is certainly not unusual.
Her act was in itself, in effect, an act of lawlessness -- something that Charter-empowered judges are prone to.
And that's the way the Ball bounces.
PS -- I'm open for opinions on all sides of this issue.