Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Court Out

This past week has seen some rather *mind blowing* matters pass through the courts. Firstly i can't let this post go without making mention of the Colarado Snowball matter. My office has certainly been a buzz with chatter regarding the insanity of such a waste of tax payers money. The poor fellow involved faces up to 2 years in jail for throwing a snowball at an ex work mate, ultimately being charged with assault. In Australia, it wouldn't even proceed! And, if by some chance made its way to Magistrates Court, would be laughed out.
The woman who is the so called victim, made other allegations on the day of the trial, making a mockery of the court system, forcing the Judge to adjourn the matter for a few weeks. It will be interesting to see how this one pans out. My thoughts.......i believe the Judge will see sense and ditch the matter, if not, then the jury will find my fellow aussie not guilty.

The other matter making headlines is much much closer to home, infact only a few hours away. It involves a young Indigenous girl who was *raped* by a number of teen boys and men over a period of time. All 6 offenders pleaded guilty and recieved non custodial sentences. Judge Sarah Bradley and the crown prosecutor involved have been critisised for their actions, many calling for their sacking.
I have just finished reading the transcripts and there really seems to be nothing untowards in them, except for some of the language used by the crown prosecutor........this guy really needs a lesson in word usage and formulation.

I only have a few things to say about this matter..........until you work in the with Indigenous folk that live in these type of communities..........REFRAIN FROM OFFERING UP YOUR OPINION. You do gooders may mean well, but seriously have no clue as to how these communities operate. The overrepresentation of Indigenous peoples in Qld is just insane......25% of the prison population is black.............sickening when you consider they represent only 3% of the Qld community.
Education is the key, not locking people up. Remove the bloody booze.


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