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Equality of Justice?

Discussion in 'Politics, Laws, Government & Insurance' at netrider.net.au started by mjt57, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. In today's Herald-Sun, there's an article on the rider that was killed near Wallan over the weekend. A young woman was driving home pissed from a session with friends when she crossed over the road and ploughed into the rider. She continued on. Later on, her car was discovered splattered with blood and large clumps of flesh.

    She appeared in the Melbourne Magistrate's Court today and was released on bail. The magistrate also allowed her to continue driving, but only in the course of her work. She's been charged with culpable driving, leaving the scene and other offences.

    Meanwhile, in Sydney, a 17 yo was remanded in custody after stealing a car, crashing it, and killing one of the passengers, a 14 yo. The group of kids in the car were involved in the theft.

    There's some discussion over the inequality of what happens here. A rider is killed - offender released on bail. Car occupant killed, offender is locked up.

    I'm hoping that the good folks here are sufficiently outraged by this to start writing in to the various papers.

    The Age letters editor:


    Herald-Sun Letters editor:




    Shadow Attorney-General

  2. and here: http://www.ozsportsbikes.com/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=4614

    that is a load of shit eh. the occupant of the car had a choice to jump in a stolen car with another dumbass kid. what choice did the bike rider get? riding along minding your own business and BANG out of nowhere you get a tonne of steel shoved in your face at high speed.

    thats a damn fine example of how well our bewdiful justice system works. not saying the kid should be out, just that that stupid fuggen cow should be in :evil:
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  4. :shock: the world has truly gone mad :shock:
  5. Second that!! Australia's justice system is stuffed!!!
  6. its war

    :evil: its true the world is a mad place to live in these days.
  7. To MartyH's comment regarding the flight risk of each offender, while the kid is possibly at risk of doing a runner, what about the woman? Is she placing other road users at risk by being allowed to continue to drive, even if it's for her job?

    Also, I don't recall reading that she was actually tested for blowing over .05. I wonder if she was nabbed some time after the event.