Bail over as­sault bog­gles mind

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

I RE­FER to seg­ments in the elec­tronic me­dia ( 28/ 06/ 17) re­gard­ing the se­ri­ous as­sault of an on- duty po­lice of­fi­cer in Cairns by three in­di­vid­u­als.

Video footage showed what can only be likened to a pack of dogs at­tack­ing a sin­gle ad­ver­sary.

What makes the sit­u­a­tion worse is that the per­pe­tra­tors were given bail to ap­pear. I have to say that de­ci­sion does not in­stil con­fi­dence with me nor may I sug­gest the pub­lic at large in our le­gal sys­tem.

If peo­ple can go around the streets and do what they did to a po­lice of­fi­cer as viewed on a tele­vi­sion and be granted bail, what chance does the gen­eral pub­lic have.

One nor­mally refers to an in­ci­dent as an al­leged as­sault/ of­fence how­ever when recorded, as the in­ci­dent in ques­tion was, why grant bail? I would have thought there was more than enough ev­i­dence for prima- fa­cie case to an­swer.

When it comes to law and or­der Aus­tralia is be­com­ing noth­ing more than a Third World coun­try and some­one has to say enough is enough.

If politi­cians of all per­sua­sions put as much time and ef­fort in to mak­ing Aus­tralia safe as they do with same sex mar­riage, we may get some­where. DAVID THOUMINE,

Cran­brook. a

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