Friday, May 26, 2017

Getting away with murder

The time is long overdue for people allowing violent criminals to stay in the community to be called to account.

They make their decisions which are  patently ridiculous and dangerous to the public, yet are never called to account, never removed from their position, never prosecuted for endangering the public.

It's a regular occurrence that a violent criminal free on bail continues his (it's almost always a he) violent ways.

It's been highlighted in the Lindt Café Siege coroner's report this week.  The madman who held people hostage and murdered one of them was out on bail even though he'd been charged as an accessory to his wife's murder, faced forty sexual assault charges, and had been found guilty of  writing letters to the families of Australian soldiers killed in Afghanistan in which he called the soldiers murderers.

He was often in the media causing trouble in public places so was well known to the police and the public.

Lawyers for the DPP didn't push hard enough to oppose bail, nor did police, so they're as guilty as the magistrate who let him roam free. All should be made to face court charged with endangering the public.

Today there's a report of a twelve year old boy charged with stabbing a ten year while trying to steal his Nike shoes. Obviously a young thug, he'd previously been charged with assaulting his school teacher. Police opposed bail, stating that he was a risk to the community and was a risk of committing further serious offences.

The idiot magistrate allowed bail saying, incredibly, that the prosecution would have to provide evidence that the thug knew that what he was doing was "more than mere naughtiness."

He's assaulted his teacher, he's stabbed a child in the torso while trying to steal his shoes...and the magistrate suggests it's naughtiness!!

The magistrate confirmed his stupidity by saying it would "be problematic for the Crown to provide evidence that he knew what he was doing was seriously wrong."

Yet another has come up, with a known criminal charged with aggravated break & enter let out of police custody by a magistrate who granted bail.

As soon as he was out he repeated the offence of break & enter, stole a vehicle from one of the houses, and killed two innocent men by speeding through red lights and destroying the car they were in.

And it's not only here. I listened to a report on the outrage of the bombing in Manchester in which it was said the bomber lived in the same street as an Al Qaeda bomb-maker...who was arrested some time ago but skipped bail and fled the country.

A known terrorist bomb-maker is given bail!

Giving bail to criminals like this, what planet do these people live on?  Why are they allowed to get away with their actions and allowed to stay in their positions to do it again in the future.

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