David Garrett was a dick. Hew was a dick for getting into a punch up over a woman in Tonga, the only saving grace of that was that it wasn’t at parliament, then he was a dick by obtaining a false passport. He again was a dick when he lied to police, and a judge and because he was a lawyer with a “blameless” record he obtained name suppression and then went on to become an MP.
With all those lies he doesn’t deserve to be an MP, but the point is this, would he ever have become an MP if we had been allowed to know that he was a lawyer who obtained a flase passport. We weren’t allowed to know that little secret. A judge decided that it was unnecessary for the public to know that one of the establishment was a dick. And so it remained a secret.
A secret at least until Simon Ewing-Jarvie shopped his story to the media and if my sources are correct, to Captain Panic-Pants, who may well have been the one to give all the details to Guyon Espiner. Certainly the constabulary should go knock on all their doors at 1130pm like they did to me. It seems only fair.
Nevertheless David Garrett has now become the poster boy as to why Name Suppression is just so wrong. People are able to hide and no consideration is actually given to victims. In the Garrett case the name suppression was asked for by Garrett and no one else.
What is ironic is that in this very week I was found guilty of breaching name suppression on nine charges and the news media just ignored all the messages that Judge Harvey signalled in his judgment and breached name suppression willy-nilly in the David Garrett case. If the Solicitor-General isn’t having kittens and order mass prosecutions then it just poroves my point that he is a c*nt and just wants headlines by prosecuting bloggers.
I’m wondering too where the comment is from Philip Morgan QC on all this. The rank hypocrisy of the legal fraternity and the news media in all of this is over-powering.
My campaign will continue, it just may take a different approach.
Meanwhile David Garrett should just resign already, he is a scum lawyer who used his position to hide his crimes. His only saving grace is his three strikes law, but that is done and so is he.