So, instead of life, special police guard Epaminondas Korkoneas got 13 years. Not even 15 to match the age of his victim, Alexis Grigoropoulos, to represent - if only symbolically - each year of a life that was so violently terminated on December 6, 2008, on Tzavella Street in the downtown Athens neighborhood of Exarchia.
Once again an institutional reform that was intended to remedy chronic dysfunctions and weaknesses of the justice system, the revamping of the criminal code, has become an arena of political clashes and criticism.
Even worse, a large segment of public opinion gets the impression that it serves certain vested interests and ulterior motives.
Police on Saturday intercepted 13 undocumented migrants on the Egnatia Highway in northern Greece following an inspection on a truck being driven by a 63-year-old man who was arrested on charges of attempted smuggling.
The truck was stopped in the early hours of the morning near the Derveni junction.