Bail over assault boggles mind
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,