Sickening, a dud judge goes soft

Read what this scum bag did to a baby and then look at the “discount” the judge handed out because of his “youth”.

An Auckland teenager who punched a baby several times, causing her blindness in one eye and probable brain damage, has been jailed for more than three years.

Polash Kabhir, who was 16 at the time of offending, was in a relationship with the 19-week-old baby’s mother and living with them in the suburb of Mt Wellington.

On the night of October 20, 2010, the baby woke up and began crying.

Kabhir got out of bed and punched her in the head before going back to his room.

When the victim continued to cry, he got up again and punched her twice in the head then covered her nose and mouth with his hands for about a minute.

The violent onslaught continued with Kabhir punching her again and shaking her violently before throwing her back into the cot.

The baby was taken to Starship Hospital where tests showed she had bleeding in all layers of her right eye, causing permanent blindness. 

Scans showed brain bleeding on both sides of her skull and there was a “7 centimetre fracture which was splayed and widened”, a summary of facts stated.

“Because of the extensive neurological damage it’s very likely that she will have residual brain damage, including cognitive and behavioural problems.”

Kabhir later told police he had shaken the baby because he had been “really angry”.

To do that to a child should mean there is NO discount at all for anything. Unfortunately we have dud judges out there who like to cuddle scum like this.

In the High Court in Auckland this morning, Justice John Priestley jailed Kabhir for three years three months, after giving him credit for his youth and previous clean police record.

That’s sweet Judge Priestly…how about you go tell the kid when it grows up that the reason it is mentally retarded is because a previous clean record.


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  • Rusty B

    What a weak beak!! Fuck Judge Priestly and this sack of shit Kabhir!!
    Listen you judges, get the fuck out of the Northern Club and see what is happening out there in the real world, you talk about contempt, I hold Priestly in contempt you lily livered cunt!!

    • steve and monique

      Well said. Bloody disgrace that this vile piece of shit has only been slapped with a wet bus ticket. Judge should be sacked!.

  • Orange

    That is, indeed, sickening.

  • mike

    Should of been done for attempted murder… my question is where was the mother (both of the baby and this 16 year old boy)?

  • opusx

    Must take deep breaths…very angry…want to take law into own hands…must not read posts that bring my twitch back!!!

  • LinkinHawk

    Attempted murder ,3 years in jail, fucken disgusting ,Justice John Priestley is a revolting waste of space, I wish bad things upon him.

  • tarkwin

    The only good news is I suspect Bubba, Jake and co will make his sentence seem far longer.

  • GazzW

    We need the Crown to appeal this sentence as being manifestly inadequate.

  • higherstandard

    Seems to have forgotten what he said in 2001

    • Col

      Just read it, bit like Labour forgetting what they did when they were last in power. A judge is a judge where are the balls?

    • Rob

      Great link. Well done. The judge needs to strap on a pair, and punish the little wanker.

  • opusx

    7 years is the max. penalty for this BTW.

    • Muffin

      makes you wonder how bad you have to smash the infant to get 7 years!

      • James

        I’m sure some “warrior” will have a go at finding out soon; although he won’t as he’ll get 50% off as it is whitey’s fault somehow.

  • Col

    Sick judge, sick Kabhir, sick baby, yes we pay for all this, and will pay for his holiday in jail, and the babies care from now on, would be great if Kabhir had to pay the babies medical bills from now on, but just another case of boyfriend with a mother and some other blokes baby. Shame Shame Shame judge you could have done better.

    • Rex Widerstrom

      would be great if Kabhir had to pay the babies medical bills from now on

      Oh, politicians are fast to act on “proceeds of crime laws” when it means they can get their piggy little hands on the assets of someone convicted, even if those assets haven’t been bought with the proceeds of crime and when it means making innocent kids homeless.
      But decent compensation for victims? Oh, that’s too hard, Col. After all, they have the taxpayers there to pay (through ACC) for this poor girl’s care her entire life, as well as to fund Kabhir’s stay in jail.

      • Col

        Yep I said that, we pay as tax payers, but in your article “homeless kids” here again the judge should make the right decision. I just think some judges drink to may g andTs and need to wake up. I would have given Kahbir more, the kids the house under a trust.

        • Rex Widerstrom

          The trust idea was what we proposed. In that case the Justice (it was the Supreme Court) said he wanted desperately to oblige but the politicians had tied his hand in the statute – he was basically a rubber stamp.

          Which is why I oppose minimum sentences and other things that hamstring the judiciary. For every justifiably harsher-than-the-judge-would-have-imposed sentence they create, they create an injustice that a decent judge would have avoided had he the power.

          We need better judges, not laws which make them the sentencing equivalent of an ATM.

          • Col

            What would happen in this case if the judge did what he thought best,put the house in trust for the kids? I suppose the judge would be sentence for disobeying the law.

  • Sym Gardiner

    Isn’t this a perfect case for one of Paula’s new “non-association with kids” orders?

    • angry beaver

      and them f*#@ing labias said it is wrong. what about the baby?

  • maninblack

    he should be hung that cunt.

    • blokeintakapuna

      …same with the young thug too

  • richard.b

    Hang on, hes 16 years old and the Judge gives him credit for his previous clean record!!!
    How much fucking serious trouble do you expect a 16 year old to have been in before?

    • FredFrog

      Where that sack of shit comes from, a clean record at 16 is unusual.

      • Harroputza

        I’m pretty sure the judge can’t take into account his youth record anyway, so a clean record at that age shouldn’t really be a factor in your favour. That’s like giving someone credit for being clean after having a shower.

        • FredFrog

          You know that. I know that. Shit, most Kiwis know that.

          Except retarded fucking judges.

    • surfisup

      Many hard core criminals started their offending while in primary school. It’s a shame we can’t remove them from the criminal environment before they turn bad.

      Regardless, a 3 year sentence seems extremely light for the utter destruction of a childs future life which could be 80 or more years .

    • Mr Sackunkrak

      Yeah, when do judges expect you to begin a record, age fucking 2?

  • Lion_ess

    What an arsehole – hope he ends up on this new register of violent offenders not to have contact with children.
    Now, to the mother – what sort of stupid, dopey moron gets herself and her 19 week old baby into a “relationship” with a 16 year old? The women are enablers of these violent scum, they deserve to be punished as well, in my view.

    • Sym Gardiner

      Although she now has to look after a messed up kid for the rest of her life.

      • Lion_ess

        Good luck with that.

      • Pro dpb

        she doesn’t, she just breed more, gets more dpb and the damaged ones gets looked after by the tax payers…easy money…suckers..

  • James

    And this is why it is the duty of every citizen in the country to issue out “street justice” whenever possible. If the courts are no longer willing to issue punishments as required by the citizens then we should take the issuing of justice off the courts and back into our own hands.
    I can assure you that if I ever come across this scum he will be left blinded and mentally retarded.

    • opusx

      Didn’t you hear…the one thing Judges won’t tolerate in this country is vigilantism. The whole system is upside fucken down.

      • blokeintakapuna

        it might have been different if Guy Fawkes was successful…

  • blokeintakapuna

    I remember back when prison sentences were a real deterrent. In 2013, it seems that the judiciary are always striving to hand out the lowest possible term – and then give a discount on that as well!
    Maybe the statutes and laws should read “Minimum sentence” instead of “Maximum” so then the insipid, flaccid judges have to abide by the law and deliver a minimum sentence that would actually be a deterrent – instead of a time-share holiday camp.
    This young thug should have multiple attempted murder charges against him – and be found guilty of them all – with 20 years minimum for each guilty charge.
    Then – his incarceration should be out-sourced to China – at a 10th of the cost to the tax payer…
    It seems this issue is one National could jump on as the election draws nearer!
    Manifestly inadequate… and contempt of the Court… and even Parliament!
    The thug needs resentencing to something more appropriate!

  • Ronny

    His jail mates will sort him out. Crim or not most prisoners aren’t there for doing bad things to women or children.
    When a rapist comes in they rough them up for along time.
    But when a kid basher or a peado comes in – they almost die daily. Short term or not he will be one fucked up lad when he sees the light of day.

    • opusx

      He will get protective custody…a cell full of cotton wool..and daily hug-a-lot counselling.

  • Monique Angel

    Silly little bitch should be held accountable for handing over her baby to be abused by the little fucking maggot.
    Are there no strong women in NZ today?

  • Mr Sackunkrak

    Where do you start? No police record only means the cunt hadn’t been caught before. Young? Oh, OK, what’s young? 19, 29, 39, 49, 59, it depends on your frame of reference. No this has a wee whiff of religious appeasement. I think we have a murderous Muslim on our hands, but Allah had a hand in the sentence. Cringe.

    • opusx

      Helen opened our gates to them…now watch the flood begin.

      • Mr Sackunkrak

        The Beast sure did. We need to export the whole lot. As cruel as it sounds, the ACC costs to us for this girl will top $1m over her life, and not a cent of tax will come in from the offender to help out. This is the cost of the Sharia views we have opened the door to. A cynic would wonder if they see our system as soft and a meal ticket and do it on purpose. The same mentality as those cunts who were trained to fly in the US.

  • surfisup

    I charge the judge with contempt of justice!!

  • out2lunch

    The biggest joke of all is that in 2001 Priestly is quoted as saying sentencing for child killers is “out of kilter” with the lengthy prison terms handed down to rapists. Ok. Well how close was this to murder? Maybe priestly is the one who is out of kilter? Has he softened up over the years?

  • Rex Widerstrom

    Call me cynical, but I’m surprised he’s not doing longer because of the lesser charge of “dissuading a witness”. I’ve seen judges hand out light slaps for serious offending against other members of the public, but watch out if you dare defy the ‘majesty’ of his or her courtroom by witness tampering, perjury etc.

    While I agree with all the above re the inadequacy of the GBH sentence there’s a second inadequacy also.

    This sentence not only sends a message that bashing defenceless babies is excusable, but also that interfering with witnesses barely rates a mention. I mean… What. The. Hell??

  • Kopua Cowboy


    This didn’t even make One News.

  • Jmac

    Friend asked me what I thought the sentence should be.

    10-15years hard labour sound fair?

  • wishy washy judge.

    I have 1 wish for Judge Priestly .I wish karma will be upon you and your for family for what has happened to this poor child.Then another judge will pardon the perpetrator and release him/her.

  • kehua

    Totally unnacceptable sentence, any Infant brutality charge should start at a minimum 9yr Sentence with a 9yr no Parole available till then.

  • muffinmclay

    Maybe the judge is now too long in the tooth and should be put out to pasture, its time we had a public voting system for judges like the states do. Here is the Judges Bo

    The Honourable Justice Priestley

    Justice John Priestley graduated BA LLB (Hons) from the University of Auckland in 1968 where he was a senior scholar in law. He then graduated to an MA degree from Cambridge University and a doctorate in 1972 from the University of Virginia. He was admitted to the bar in 1968 and was a partner in an Auckland firm from 1975 until becoming a barrister sole in 1983. Justice Priestley was noted for his interest in family law and was the chairman of the NZ Law Society’s family law section. He was the original chairman of the Deportation Review Authority, and was deputy chairman of the Refugee Status Appeal Authority and chairman of the Film Censorship Board of Review. Justice Priestley was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1994 and was appointed to the High Court bench in 2000. He is based at the Auckland High Court.

    • opusx

      Don’t ya just love the Honourable part of his title? Go figure.

  • Arran Hunt

    How can this piece of scum get 3 years and 3 months when the guy below got more?