Amber gets 15 months periodic detention

johnboy 18 May 2007 48

The ABC has the interesting news that Magistrate has seen fit to sentence Amber Westin to 15 months of periodic detention for her fatallity inducing crimes.

She’s also barred from getting a driver’s licence for 10 years which is of small importance as she didn’t have one when she killed Heather Freeman. (That she was at the time running a red light to get away from police and was supposed to be in court at that moment is obviously of little matter)

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48 Responses to Amber gets 15 months periodic detention
Maelinar Maelinar 12:48 pm 03 Jun 07

I fail to see how somebody of her character has spent so little time behind bars, when she has consistently landed on the ‘go straight to jail’ square.

nyssa76 nyssa76 10:38 am 03 Jun 07

No, they’ll let her off again…idiots.

el el 10:05 am 03 Jun 07

Does that mean she’s breached conditions of some sort and will be spending time in the pokey full-time?

Growling Ferret Growling Ferret 9:25 am 03 Jun 07

And now the skanky slapper has been busted with pot and intravenous drug equipment whilst in detention. Society would be a better place if the bitch was hanged

andy andy 11:24 am 22 May 07

Interesting. Is the 2year thing recent? Cause i’m fairly sure about the instance I’m thinking of, that involved more than 2 years.

Special G Special G 9:50 am 22 May 07

Magistrates can only hand down 2yrs gaol time. For more than that it has to go to the supreme court. Which in the ACT she probably would have got off with a good behaviour bond.

Genie Genie 9:32 am 22 May 07

Didn’t point out that Heavs said it was BS… I agreed with him.. then I was stating it was all BS. And if it is true that a magistrate can only lay down a 2 year sentence while the hell was she in the magistrates court!?!
She drove unlicence, led a police chase and killed someone.. Heck Todd Carney is probably going to get more jail time (if he does) and he didn’t kill anyone.

andy andy 9:26 am 22 May 07

Heavs never said anything about it being BS. Just that the sentencing legislation defines that home life must be taken into account when sentencing.

Hasn’t passed judgement on the sentencing in any way whatsoever.

andy andy 9:25 am 22 May 07

Are you sure that a Magistrate can only issue a 2 year sentence of imprisonment ? (suspended or otherwise)
I have some sort of inkling this may not be correct…

Genie Genie 9:21 am 22 May 07

Heavs – I agree with you 100%. I think its all BS. 15 months weekend detention for taking a life.. I know people who have done more jail time for assault – the standard friday night srunken bar fights we see all too often.

I just hope the idiot misses her weekend detention and get locked up full time. I also find it hard to believe that in the next 10 years she wont get behind the wheel of a car either… The justice system is a crock of shyte!!!

VYBerlinaV8 now_with_added grunt VYBerlinaV8 now_with_added grunt 9:04 am 22 May 07

Heavs – it may appear to be potshots from ignorance, but it IS representative of community standards, which the judiciary is supposed to relfect.

Heavs Heavs 8:52 am 22 May 07

‘The fact that she had a bad home life shouldn’t have been taken in to consideration. Lots of people have bad home lives and are productive members of society.’

But it says quite clearly in the sentencing legislation that the judge/magistrate must take it into account. Easier to take potshots from a position of ignorance though.

Absent Diane Absent Diane 7:11 am 22 May 07

rehabilitation is rare. 15 months won’t rehabilitate this piece of white trash. Once a bogan always a bogan.

VYBerlinaV8 now_with_added grunt VYBerlinaV8 now_with_added grunt 8:16 pm 21 May 07

Someone I was talking to the other day had an interesting point of view. I don’t necessarily agree 100% but it makes for an interesting take on the problem. He suggested people who commit major crimes (including manslaughter) should be locked away, not for their own punishment/rehabilitation, but to protect society from a person who has demonstrated that they cannot operate within the rules. Like I said, I don’t agree 100%, but it does make you think.

jenna jenna 2:20 pm 21 May 07

Lots of people have had shitty lives but don’t blow them on drugs and criminal behaviour. However, people like Westin and that little twerp that killed Clea Rose will continue on with their stupid self-destructive behaviour until they have a negative consequence to their idiocy. And that doesn’t appear to be happening. When is the punishment going to fit the crime, and when will we start seriously rehabilitating these people in jail, instead of making life easy for them in there?

Genie Genie 1:16 pm 21 May 07

Weekend detention must be real tough when you don’t have a job!

And receiving parenting payments from Centrelink to fund her habits.. Perhaps the Government should get off their arse and instead of having their stupid fraudline out there to dob people in they should just cut off people like her… Force themselve tow ake up and get a job, then maybe we wont have a situation of a pathetic sentencing.

I say lock her up fulltime – she killed someone, driving unlicenced and constantly under the influence of drugs.. She has children for christs sake. Take them off her too.. Make her really suffer… (or for her would that be a relief than a punishment?) She (and the boy tha killed Clea Rose) commited vehicular manslaughter.. where’s the life sentencing ? Slaps on the wrists instead? Cant the judges make examples of these people instead of rewarding them coz they have had shitty lives???

neanderthalsis neanderthalsis 11:31 am 21 May 07

I would have thought that periodic detention would be reserved for those working members of the population who, if sentenced to full detention would lose their jobs. It makes no sense for a smack-addled nutter that doesn’t work to get the same. Fair enough from what I understand she has kids, but surely they would be better off as wards of the state than in her care.

bonfire bonfire 10:32 am 21 May 07

HA the fact that Clea Rose was wandering through civic pissed is IRRELEVANT – she wasnt driving a car, so her blood alcohol level was IRRELEVANT.

Ascribing ‘blame’ to a victim of crime is poor form.

Now to Amber.

When i saw this sentence i thought – what a joke.

however, she only has to ****up once and she goes to the pokie full time.

her record on ‘second chance’ is not good.

five bucks says she will screw this up as well.

Steve666 Steve666 8:40 am 21 May 07

I hope she drives to her periodic detention, gets pulled over and cops the 15 months + 2 years.

VYBerlinaV8 now_with_added grunt VYBerlinaV8 now_with_added grunt 3:31 pm 20 May 07

“What part of “separation of powers” don’t you understand? “

I don’t understand the bit about how legislators make the law the judiciary is supposed to enforce. Minimum sentencing, for example. Not for everyone, but if you’ve had multiple parole violations and someone dies, then why the hell not?

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