In­jus­tice

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Our ma­nip­u­lated jus­tice sys­tem was am­ply il­lus­trated by re­cent dis­plays of vi­o­lence on the play­ing field.

An AFL of­fender is only sus­pended for eight matches, while teenage girl foot­ball play­ers who en­gaged in sim­i­lar vi­o­lent be­hav­iour were charged and be­fore the courts in a mat­ter of hours. The mis­placed idol­i­sa­tion of ob­scenely over­paid ath­letes is re­warded with a dif­fer­ent stan­dard of jus­tice than avail­able to us mere mor­tals.

DARYL BINNING Winthrop

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