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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Pack of girls attacked me, says Chinese on working holiday
Well done to the police.
So now, a damn good talking too and a metaphorical slap on the wrist and our thoughts will be diverted to the new art centre.
Hopefully this may kickstart Ms Wakefield’s career into child welfare and the consequences of breaking the law.
I live in hope.


Cops @ bottlos: Give us the numbers!
As Dr Boffa works for Congress, I’d be interested to see what Congress is doing to assist with resolving the issues, alcohol, DV and anti-social behaviour.


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Maya, in true government style, they often fail to accurately consult.
They have a piece of paper with a few notes, one of them is a box marked “Consulted with x”. (x being business, public etc).
When they are sitting in the Qantas lounge on their way home, one of the group tick the box and then they can confidently say they consulted with x.
I have experienced this several times with their procurement policies and immigration, hence I don’t attend anymore, because I find them insulting.
It is unfortunate that this government along with many, are allowed to get away with it, but the only resolution is if the voters make the change at the election and once in power, keep the pollies open and honest.
At the end of the day, this government does what it wants when it wants.


Pack of girls attacked me, says Chinese on working holiday
@ Local1: Yep agree, the employer has responsibilities, BUT this is not about the employer.
Please don’t try to shift the focus of topic, or you risk being labelled a pollie!
This is about animalistic behaviour, lets deal with that issue. Involving other parties is a pathetic attempt to shift responsibility.
In addition, if it wasn’t for this continuous types disgusting behaviours, the employer wouldn’t even be implicated anyway.


Pack of girls attacked me, says Chinese on working holiday
When did we accept that the norm is to “not park there, for fear our car will br trashed, stay inside after dark, be careful when walking or jogging, don’t go away for fear your house may be broken into.”
What’s wrong with everyone? Why do we put up with this crap in such a great town?
So now should I buy pepper spray or a taser, just to protect myself? Sure it’s illegal, but continual FA by the pollies will eventually force normal law abiding citizens into taking these kinds of measures in order to defend their personal safety.
Then of course, the do gooders will jump on the wagon with the poor little darlings had a hard childhood. Well, plenty of others did too, but that doesn’t give them the right to act like wild animals.
Why should we have to live like this?


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