A two and a half year jail sentence handed down this week to a young thug who murdered a hard working dad is a disgrace. What sort of message does this send out to other would-be offenders? It's no wonder that the public has lost confidence in the British Justice system and the power of the police to protect us. Government ministers including Tony Blair claim to be on the side of the victims of crime against criminals. Judging by this case the system is falling down badly.