No I do not call any talk of these killers "emotive drivel".
We are more civilised.
Our sentencing is about right.
We value human life.
We are not lenient over here. Sure you can find sentences that are too light as I can find them that are too heavy, but on the whole we are about right.
No one is saying criminals should not be punished.
170 years is ridiculous though.
I think the parts highlighted are moot points, but of course, they are your opinions which you are entitled to.