Derryn Hinch, media personality. Like him or not, he puts his money where his mouth is.
This time he is to be jailed for not paying a fine imposed for contempt of court. It’s not his first time either. $100,000 or 50 days behind bars. That he’s broken the law isn’t disputed; it’s the dispensing of justice by the court system that boils the blood.
Hinch’s crimes include naming pedophiles in defiance of a court order suppressing such details. I know there will be sound reasons for procedure and contempt provisions regarding our courts. It’s also necessary to enforce breaches of law. Herein lies the incredulous actions of the Judges in our courts who don’t comprehend what the community sees them doing; or in this case, not doing.
Hinch is to be jailed because he has upset those who are the Courts; the judges. He hasn’t sexually assaulted anyone, killed anyone, robbed a bank or whatever. He defied a court order and is to be jailed for not paying a fine.
Okay; well done Court system; well done Judges. If that is all dandy and you’re happy Hinch is to be jailed, then what the hell is ex- Magistrate Simon Cooper doing walking the streets? Cooper sexually assaulted two teenage sons of a friend and then became a ‘respectable’ magistrate. Cooper did not own up to his serious crimes and continued to fool and laugh at society from his bench. He had to be taken to court by his victims.
Cooper walked over and away from his victims, no fine, no jail and with the blessing and sympathy of the courts because the poor bugger had a fall from grace. What a load of crap. Judge Norrish is wrong here, big time. His decisions on Cooper have mimicked the hypocritical Catholic Church, the haven for paedophiles. It displays favouritism and hypocracy in the face of community expectations.
With all due respect, the Judges in the case of Hinch and Cooper should get together and try to realise what we see. Hinch taken on as an easy target, Cooper let off as one of the boys. Stuff the victims.
Contempt of court? Cooper was a magistrate for years, the epitome of contempt of court.
Justice, not on your life. Joke? Definitely, although very sick.
Words for today; Incredulity……..cannot believe or accept.
More to come; same blog time, same blog channel