Stephen Smedley – the Jurrah case is just a tiny …

Comment on Liam Jurrah abandons bail application by Alice Gap.

Stephen Smedley – the Jurrah case is just a tiny example of what goes on in the Alice Springs court house on a daily basis.
The ongoing nature of his troubles is consistent with many others of a lesser media profile.
If it wasn’t for Jurrah’s interstate high profile – no one would ever get to know what happens on a huge scale in Alice Springs and how the white / black law operates.
Basically, if the family was allowed to do their own justice years ago – none of this family violence would still be going on and through the courts at a massive expense to the taxpayer to this day.
The general public is tired of this story now anyway but the framework of it resonates with anyone who knows what is happening in the NT justice system on a daily basis in Alice Springs.

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