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Australias Justice System

Discussion in 'Social Issues' started by Hails, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. Hails

    Hails Well-Known Member

    I thought fuck it let me get them other post abt our justice system n do a topic with Australias justice System

    You will see why i have done this ::) Now just how fucked up is that :bat: :bat: :bat:

    Article 1 -

    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. http://digg.com/world_news/Female_Judge_10_year_old_Girl_Probably_Agreed_to_Gang_Rape

    Article 2 -

    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."


    ARTICLE 3 - WTF they bring him back to Oz just to let the fucker free :mad: :bat: :bat: :bat:

    Hicks walks free, gives no apology

    y Kate Kyriacou and Scott Walsh | December 30, 2007

    * Hicks vows not to let Australia down
    * Video: David Hicks walks to freedom
    * Bidding frenzy begins

    CONVICTED terrorism supporter David Hicks was in hiding last night after walking from Yatala prison without apologising for his crimes.

    After 2211 days in custody, Hicks left prison with his head held high yesterday morning, more than six years after he was arrested in Afghanistan for links with al-Qaeda.

    Despite his father, Terry, indicating earlier in the week that Hicks would say sorry, Hicks released a statement that did not address his crimes.

    He said he feared compromising a plea bargain cut to seal his release from Guantanamo Bay and gagging comment on his time abroad before March next year.

    Instead Hicks thanked those who had supported him throughout his incarceration.

    With police there to help him flee the waiting media contingent, Hicks, 32, was driven from Yatala Labour Prison with his father's former wife Bronwyn Mewett, who had led the campaign for his release.

    But within hours of his release, a further controversy erupted over Hicks, with the mother of his two children claiming the youngsters had been left in the dark and did not know when they could see their father.

    There were emotional scenes as his family gathered at the gates of the maximum security prison to escort Hicks to his first moments of freedom.

    At 8.17am, the world got its first new glimpse of the man who spent six years locked up after he was captured alongside Taliban fighters in Afghanistan in December 2001.

    Looking tired and overwhelmed, Hicks managed to flash a smile at Ms Mewett, who had gone there to meet him.

    He kept his head up as he walked into the view of around 50 media representatives before entering a small building where he signed release papers.

    From there, Hicks walked several metres to a waiting vehicle, which took him - guided by a police escort - to a secret location.

    The convicted terror supporter looked curiously at waiting media and waved to supporters holding signs celebrating his release.

    Hicks left behind his lawyer, David McLeod, who he had asked to read a statement on his behalf.

    Stating that he "was not strong enough'' to talk publicly, Hicks said he wanted to thank his "wonderful dad'' and a host of friends, family and supporters.

    The statement did not include an apology, although Terry Hicks said last week his son's statement would include "some sort of apology I suppose for what he's supposed to have done ... and what people believed he's done''.

    Yesterday Mr Hicks said his son - whose actions overseas included completing a raft of terrorism training courses and frontline duty against western forces - had nothing to be sorry for.

    "You know, you've got to realise that David's done five years - pretty tough,'' he said.

    "And I think that he's done his time for whatever.

    "Nothing's been proved (as to) what he was supposed to have done. He's done his time and it's time for him now to settle down.''

    An emotional Mr McLeod said he had hugged Hicks as he signed his release papers and told him to go and "enjoy a beer''.

    "It's sort of bittersweet in a sense. Really he should have been released a long time ago,'' he said.

    "He only ever really asked to be put before a regularly constituted court and given a fair trial.

    "That never happened. So, from a lawyer's perspective, I'm disappointed that we were never able to give him that - but to see him released, it's not too bad a second prize.''

    Mr McLeod said Hicks was not the man he met more than two years before in Guantanamo Bay.

    "I'm no psychologist or psychiatrist but let's just say the first time I saw him - which was in early 2005 - he was clearly someone who appeared to a lay person to be a broken man,'' he said.

    "He was someone who had given up - someone who was despairing that he would never be released from Guantanamo Bay.''

    Terry Hicks said yesterday ranked among the happiest days of his life.

    "It's probably a huge day," he said.

    "The main thing out of all this is he's now out. Give it a little bit of time and people will realise he's no harm to anybody.''

    But as Mr Hicks spoke of plans for a family reunion, the mother of Hicks' children said she had been "left in the dark''.

    Teenagers Terry and Bonnie were desperate to see their father but had no idea when they would finally be reunited outside prison walls, she said.

  2. Dennis

    Dennis R.I.P.

    Sorry, but I don't know what more to say other
    then Australia's Justice System is a joke.
    Of course the U.S. Justice System isn't any better.
  3. SurfSarge

    SurfSarge misfit

    Yeah but in the US they'd be in prison for a long long time..
  4. smilemani

    smilemani Well-Known Member

    Or gassed.
  5. Butterz

    Butterz Well-Known Member

    That is some pretty scary stuff...society today has almost completely forgotten about the VICTIM and his/her family in an attempt to be humane to the criminal.

    I really feel bad for the families...
  6. Dennis

    Dennis R.I.P.

    Where the other prisoners may kill um for us.