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Old 06-10-2009, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Subarctic maritime Melbourne
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^^ That guy destroyed an innocent man's life. Not to mention his family who now suffer, perhaps for the rest of their lives aswell.

Give him 40 years atleast. Unfortunately, most Australian prisons are akin to hotel rooms, with private showers, TV, internet, Canteen and outdoor recreation including swimming and soccer.

The justice system here makes me want to throw up
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Old 06-10-2009, 08:52 PM
 
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Give him 40 years atleast. Unfortunately, most Australian prisons are akin to hotel rooms, with private showers, TV, internet, Canteen and outdoor recreation including swimming and soccer.
heh. I remember a report that said that Indonesian fisherman don't care about wandering into Australia's economic exclusive zone to fish because even if they get arrested, the gaols aren't too bad and they are paid more in the gaols than they would be paid if they were fishing.

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The justice system here makes me want to throw up
the public don't really give the police force much support. They underfund them, and going upon the comments about the american policeman tasering the 72 year old grandmother in the news today, must spend ages trying to communicate with aggressive perpetrators and then the public wonders why the police are slow to respond to other calls. And then of course when the police prosecute someone, the courts give them a slap on the wrist, demoralizing the police force. I honestly think the convict heritage has great influence in Australia. Australians whine and criticize Singapore's tough and inhumane laws but crime is so low there that their newspapers end up reporting on Australian crimes.
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Old 06-11-2009, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC
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the public don't really give the police force much support. They underfund them, ... And then of course when the police prosecute someone, the courts give them a slap on the wrist, demoralizing the police force. I honestly think the convict heritage has great influence in Australia.
Yes, I wonder that too. If it permeates even the bench with their joke sentences, almost as they're saying 'screw-you' to cops, laws, justice. But actually screwing the general law-abiding public that has to put up with an increasing lawless society and reduced freedom of movement and enjoyment of life.
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:34 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Unfortunately, most Australian prisons are akin to hotel rooms, with private showers, TV, internet, Canteen and outdoor recreation including swimming and soccer.
How about a prisoner exchange program? You can take a few of California's finest, and we'll put a few of yours up in San Quentin State Prison... built in 1852, has a capacity of 3000 and a population of over 5200. A stay at San Q is no picnic.

And it has the execution chamber as well.
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Old 06-13-2009, 07:37 AM
 
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I don't know the details on why it was only 12 months but isn't he being sent to a maximum security prison? That pretty much means his going to suffer a LOT during those 12 months...

Australia only has the death penalty for treason. Which I don't actually agree with.
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Old 06-13-2009, 08:54 AM
 
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I don't know the details on why it was only 12 months but isn't he being sent to a maximum security prison? That pretty much means his going to suffer a LOT during those 12 months...

Australia only has the death penalty for treason. Which I don't actually agree with.
I think you'll find, that the penalty for treason is actually Life Imprisonment. Not death!

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Old 06-14-2009, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Subarctic maritime Melbourne
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Australia doesn't have the death penalty for anything. Infact, we rarely give out the maximum sentance for any crime.

here criminals can actually sue police for using a taser on them

Australia's justice system is the most pathetic in the world, and the Victoria Police (***** force) is the worst of these, thanks to that fat labor ***** Christine Nixon, who is the weakest, lankiest most weak chief commissioner you could imagine.
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Old 06-14-2009, 01:58 PM
 
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I don't know the details on why it was only 12 months but isn't he being sent to a maximum security prison? That pretty much means his going to suffer a LOT during those 12 months...

Australia only has the death penalty for treason. Which I don't actually agree with.
The bolded is the operative words. The dude murdered his wife and only got a year. What a freakin' joke.

New t-shirt slogan: Wanna get away with murder? Do it in Australia.
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:56 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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I'm watching a program about Casuarina Prison in Perth. There's an American career criminal there serving a life sentence for drugs importation, some 250 million dollars worth of cocaine. As an American citizen, he apparently has the option of extradition to a Stateside prison. He's refusing to do that because "prison in America is too much like punishment, here's it's a piece of cake." Hmmm......

He's eligible for parole after serving 18 years of his "life sentence".
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Subarctic maritime Melbourne
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The bolded is the operative words. The dude murdered his wife and only got a year. What a freakin' joke.

New t-shirt slogan: Wanna get away with murder? Do it in Australia.
More like "wanna get away with anything? Do it in Australia".
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