Evelyne, you are very correct. Unsure if you agree with …

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

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’ 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
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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