Agreeing with Matt McCarten

Sit down readers, I am about to agree with Matt McCarten.

Several cases in recent weeks have highligted where, either by genuine mistakes, but more likely through liberal judicial activism, has seen harden and dangerous criminals released on the streets. In one instance the released criminal went on to kill their victim. Judges call it a mistake, Matt McCarten calls for some accountability in the judicial sector.

I agree with him.

I’m told that judges are under a lot of pressure, just like a surgeon in an emergency room, and mistakes will happen.

This is nonsense on two levels. First, if health professionals make a mistake and someone dies there is an investigation and the culprits may lose their job and career.

Here we have a situation where a judge is dealing with a violent kidnapping of a girl at knifepoint by a man who stripped and terrorised her. The victim, the victim’s family and the cops strongly opposed bail.

I’m told the judge feels terrible and probably has had sleepless nights. Poor thing. What about the parents who, I bet, have had sleepless nights every night since her death?

In the private sector, does anyone doubt that an employee who ignored all advice and made a contrary decision that led to the death of someone would not have been sacked?

Our senior public servants get paid oodles of money, they receive all the trappings of power, but it looks to me like there are no consequences no matter how incompetent they are, and then they retire with benefits that the rest of us can only dream about.

We blather on about one law for all when it comes to race, but it’s clearly another set of rules when it comes to our senior public servants.


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