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Cop killer gets 7 years prison WTF

Discussion in 'Social Issues' started by Hails, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. Hails

    Hails Well-Known Member

    I mean wouldn't that be life in prison in the USA or Death penalty WTF is wrong with Australia's NSW Justice system ::)

    Family's disgust as cop killer gets 7yrs

    The New South Wales Supreme Court has sentenced a man to seven years' jail over the fatal shooting of Sydney policeman Glenn McEnally five years ago.

    John Taufahema was a passenger in a car driven by his brother when Senior Constable McEnally pulled it over in Sydney's south-east five years ago.

    The policeman was shot several times by another passenger and died a week later in hospital.

    Taufahema was originally found guilty of murder on the basis he took part in a joint criminal enterprise, but did not fire the shots that killed the officer.

    Both brothers' original murder sentences were quashed on appeal, and they pleaded guilty to manslaughter instead.

    Taufahema will be eligible for parole in March 2012, with the court taking time already served into account.

    Outside the court, the victim's father, Robert McEnally, described the sentences for both Taufahema brothers as disgusting.

    "There's just no respect for Glenn and the loss of Glenn's life, or for [the life] of every serving police officer in New South Wales," he said.

    His mother, Judy McEnally, described the sentences as a joke.

    "It's a legal system, it's not a justice system," she said.

    "If anybody can see any justice in what their sentencing is for what they did, they're a lot smarter than most of us out there.

    "I'm sorry to take anyone down in that sense, but the majority of the public and community, I'm sure, will see that it is not a just sentence by any means."

    NSW Opposition Leader Barry O'Farrell says he agrees with Constable McEnally's mother.

    "I think Constable McEnally's family are rightly frustrated and angered," he said.

    "These sorts of decisions undermine the confidence in the state's justice system. These sorts decisions not only let down the victims of serious crime, they really are a kick in the teeth for the state's police force."

  2. Hails

    Hails Well-Known Member

    Here is another example of Australia's Justice System

    A 10 yr old girl was raped by 9 blokes, n the judge had let them all off, The Judge has been asked to step down from her job and now the case is going to continue, The Judge reckoned the 10yr old girl agreed to the gang rape, Now you tell me how a 10 yr old girl can agree to that, i will provide some news articles on this ::)

    Female Judge: 10-year old Girl Probably Agreed to Gang Rape

    theaustralian.news.com.au — 9 males who pleaded guilty last month to gang-raping a 10-year-old girl at the Aurukun Aboriginal community on Cape York have escaped a prison term, with the sentencing judge saying the child victim "probably agreed" to have sex with them.
    link - http://digg.com/world_news/Female_Judge_10_year_old_Girl_Probably_Agreed_to_Gang_Rape
  3. SurfSarge

    SurfSarge misfit

    Damn they start young in Oz ::)
  4. Hails

    Hails Well-Known Member

    The thing is is that because the blacks escaped a jail term the blacks now say that us whites are racist, because they had escaped a jail term, of course if it was white folks that did it yep they be in jail just like that but because these dudes were black the judge had let them off ::)
  5. SurfSarge

    SurfSarge misfit

    Someone should shoot them..Oh yeah I forgot it's illegal to own a firearm in Oz.!
  6. Hails

    Hails Well-Known Member

    Yea ;D ;D ;D
  7. Hails

    Hails Well-Known Member

    Nine who gang raped girl, 10, escape jail

    · Furious Aboriginal leaders call for judge to step down
    · Anger at claim that victim 'probably agreed' to sex

    Barbara McMahon in Sydney
    Tuesday December 11, 2007
    The Guardian

    A judge in Australia was facing calls to step down yesterday after she failed to jail nine males who admitted gang-raping a 10-year-old girl in an Aboriginal community in 2005, saying the victim "probably agreed" to have sex with them.

    Sarah Bradley, a Cairns-based district court judge, gave suspended sentences and probation orders to three adults, aged 17 to 26, one of whom was a repeat sex offender, and six juveniles, aged 14 to 16.

    The lenient sentencing was greeted with outrage and disbelief across Australia, which has been wrestling with the problem of child sex abuse in indigenous communities after a report, Little Children Are Sacred, earlier this year said the problem was widespread and endemic.

    Kevin Rudd, the new Labor prime minister, said he was "appalled and disgusted" by the details of the case. Queensland's attorney general, Kerry Shine, will appeal against the judge's decision. Indigenous leaders said it sent a terrible message to vulnerable girls and women living in fear in Australia's indigenous communities.

    "If this was a white girl in white suburban Brisbane ... there's no way they would have walked out of court," said a child protection campaigner, Hetty Johnston.

    Boni Robertson, an academic, called for the judge to step down while there was an inquiry. "It's undermined everything we have worked for over the last 10 years to get our women justice in this country," she said.

    The assault happened in Aurukun on Cape York, which has a history of rioting and drunken violence. Some of the girl's attackers are said to be from prominent families in the area, while she comes from a less privileged background.

    News of the sentences, handed out in October and early November, has already led to simmering tensions within the community. In a recent outbreak of violence, rival gangs fought with sticks and spears.

    Bradley's handling of the case was revealed by the Australian newspaper. In passing sentence, she said that she accepted the girl involved "was not forced and ... probably agreed to have sex with all of you but you were taking advantage of a 10-year-old girl and she needs to be protected". The judge reminded the group of nine that it is an offence to have sex with a girl under the age of 16.

    Facing allegations that Australia's justice system was failing children, the attorney general met with the director of public prosecutions, Leanne Clare, yesterday to review the case. "I am truly horrified by the circumstances of these offences," Shine said, adding that the law should be consistent in its application among indigenous and white communities.

    The deputy opposition leader in Queensland, Mark McArdle, also called for an inquiry. "Children cannot give their consent," he said.

    The state premier, Anna Bligh, said all sexual offences sentences arising out of Cape York during the past two years would be reviewed. "The nature of the sentences in this case are so far from community expectations I have to say I am alarmed, and I am not prepared to write this off as an unusual one-off case," she said.

    Bligh added that the girl, who had been returned to the community after being put in foster care, was once more back in foster care, receiving medical and other treatment, and is reportedly doing well.

    Special report
    Australia http://www.guardian.co.uk/australia/story/0,,2225389,00.html
  8. Dennis

    Dennis R.I.P.

    I can't believe this shit.
    How in the world could a female judge make such a ruling?
    You would think she would of been harsher on the rapists then a male judge.
    I'm sorry but IMO she should be fired,
    and the rapists punished to the maximum extent allowed by law.
  9. smilemani

    smilemani Well-Known Member

    See what happens in a socialist country?
    It's funny, but the more left you go, the
    worse it is for everyone.

    Slightly right to center marks
    the spot!

    I wish the cop killer and the
    rapist were in Texas.
  10. Hails

    Hails Well-Known Member

    Im sure everything will be done to get her out of the court system now that the prime minister is involved ;)
  11. Hails

    Hails Well-Known Member

    I wish they would bring back the death Penalty here, i've always wanted to watch crims go down by the Noose >:D

    I use to love watching them old time movies when a kid you know them cowboy movies lol n they string em up, i thought that was great, n everyone standing around watching, lmao


    Dubbo isn't far from me n the gallows are still there lol,
  12. Dennis

    Dennis R.I.P.

    In Bahrain, an island kingdom in the Indian ocean, that I visited back in my Navy days.
    Punished rapists by castration,
    murders by death,
    drug dealers by death,
    thieves by chopping off the right hand on the second offense.
    Needless to say there was very little crime there.
  13. Taurino

    Taurino Active Member

    If only these criminals were caught doing the same in Texas.

    In Texas there IS justice.

    Enough said.