Ms Van Iersel, if the young man didn’t have any …

Comment on Judge Borchers’ position should be assessed: CAALAS by Surprised!.

Ms Van Iersel, if the young man didn’t have any priors, your case may carry a little more weight.
If “the youngster’s behaviour had spiralled downward since his mother’s death in January”, why should he be allowed leniency, when he already had a rap sheet and breached his bail conditions.
Yes, it’s very sad to lose a loved one. Perhaps he was so distraught, that the deliberate actions of disabling CCTV Cameras was either well planned or an experienced action.
The fact that they were clever enough to even do that, suggests coherency not a grief action.
BUT what about the people (multiple) who were on the receiving end of this young man’s paths of destruction?
Are they collateral damage and are they OK with that label? I think not.
Who will take into account their circumstances, or who will even know what their circumstances are?
Perhaps they had a loved one pass away.
Who will pay the for the repairs and any trauma, emotional or otherwise?
There is never enough reason to go around destroying other peoples property, NEVER.
The Judge did an excellent job and the young man got what he deserved.
If he has any character at all, he should be man enough to accept the consequences of HIS actions, and others should let it be.

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Judge Borchers’ position should be assessed: CAALAS
Sarah, your words have no meaning unless you are prepared to make some sort of suggestion to resolve the issue. I don’t like pollies or fence sitters only because they state the obvious, but offer no clear solutions that they commit to.
May I suggest you offer at least some sort of solution!
Contrary to what you say, what is more humane and cost effective, is for everyone including the criminals to respect others and stop damaging other people’s property.
In the absence of viable alternatives, respect the current laws and accept the Judge’s decision as final.
As for CAALAS, the fact that the lawyer got smacked was a direct result of being ill prepared and Eileen’s reaction is one of a person too used to getting their own way.
It is the epitome of DISRESPECT. It is RESPECT which is what is missing in society!


Judge Borchers’ position should be assessed: CAALAS
Evelyne, you are very correct. Unsure if you agree with the Judge or not.
If perpetrators are left unaccountable for their actions long enough, the populace will become angry, a fact of life.
The only way to stem the anger, is to continue to make people accountable for their actions.
The Judge did this and not out of anger.


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Judge Borchers: no misconduct but inappropriate conduct
I think the judge did a great job and should be commended on his forthright delivery.
It’s fine for someone who has clearly not spent time in Tennant Creek or other troubled areas to pass criticism.
We need more like him and perhaps that will assist in the reduction of crime or at worst show the masses that there is still some justice in the world.


Hazardous waste facility near Alice recommended
The NT Government has managed to scare off all the Tourists, so perhaps this is their way to make up the deficit? 🙂
In the 50s the Americans cooked radioactive material into clay balls, crated them and dropped them into the ocean.
We are all paying for it now. So Alice Springs is destined to become a barren wasteland, but the pollies will be living off their super, in another land, smoking Cuban cigars.


Meeting in CM office will be Transport Hall’s ‘make or break’
Perhaps the Government could speak to Liz and see how they can assist in sorting any issues out!
I hope those complain about Gunner, didn’t vote for him.
We should all know that the pollies are only interested in what happens north of Berrimah, whilst disappointing it seems to be more than perception.
The NT Government continually assists in the demise of local business, albeit by their tardiness in making decisions. (Take a look at the every growing vacant commercial properties around town)
To see Road Transport Hall of Fame leave Alice because of more Government bullshit, would be a tragedy in more ways than one.
The people out there do a great, tireless and often thankless job.
HELP them out, Gunner.


Minimise blackouts with community energy plan
As long as EVERYBODY understands that RISK is directly proportional to DEPENDENCY.
Therefore I would be very careful who is charged with looking after the LCEP. Neither the government of pollies can be trusted, so who will monitor/ manage it?
PAWA clearly can’t run a power grid efficiently or effectively. If they could, we wouldn’t have had the outages we do.
We (the consumers) have already paid numerous times for the infrastructure and maintenance of, so I am very reluctant to agree to paying more for LCEP.


Mystery fault may have triggered blackout
Ummm, I knew the Berrimah line existed but laying blame on Darwin is very uncool and show us that PWC have major issues.
Airing dirty laundry is poor form. “It’s not my fault …”
So tonight’s outage due to lightning strike, well I’ve lived in countries that have far more lightning strikes than Alice Springs.
Clearly there are design flaws in our outdated power grid.
So the question is, when will these numbskulls fix it with the money they have already charged us for?
The alternative is for a gutsy polly to flex some political power. So, I suggest we all become self sufficient and go off grid.


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