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ACT Court’s Revolving Door Policy Works for Cops Too!

By Ingeegoodbee - 8 November 2007 21

The ABC website has this story on the conviction and sentencing of ex-doughnut muncher John Arthur Birch who somehow managed a 27 year carreer with the AFP before getting done for repeatedly assaulting guests at the Civic Watch House with capsicum spray.

In keeping with the ACT court systems revolving door policy on sentencing and punishment Magistrate John Burns gave birch a slap on the wrist (3 month suspended sentence) and a koala stamp (12 month good behaviour bond).

I’d say this porcine public servant should consider himself lucky he didn’t end up with a stay at Her Majesty’s pleasure. Strangely the Police Union aren’t out and about calling for tougher sentencing on this one.

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Ingeegoodbee 11:13 pm 10 Nov 07

People bought to the City Watch House are essentially in the care of the police – It’s a shame that this gutless lazy a-hole thought he was just doing his job when he assaulted these people … I’d be worried about his family – it would surprise me if he was beating his wife and kids or getting off on molesting his dog, after all its essentially the same mindset.

The low self-esteem and poor character of the plods who casually just stood by surprises me too. I know that, given police wages, your never really going to attract much, but you’d think that having a spine would be a pre-requisite.

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