Amber Jane Westin throwing a rock and failing three drug tests

johnboy 6 January 2007 198

For those who missed it, Canberra’s least loved resident, Amber Jane Westin, was in court yesterday.

She was there for failing not one but three drug tests, a condition of her bail after allegedly killing an old woman when she was meant to be in court on another charge and driving unlicensed, unregistered, and refusing to stop for a police car trying to pull her over.

Apparently dear Amber failed the drug test not because she was pulling cones herself, but because her family and friends toke down so often that she’d been passively smoking. One would think most people would take a hint after the first failed drug test and ask family and friends to modify their behaviour. Despite this not being the first breach of her bail conditions she remains out on the street. ABC News while following her back to her car got a stone thrown at them for their troubles:

On the bright side she does appear to be learning, she didn’t drive herself to court! Now the question remains, will our magistracy learn anything when they reconsider the matter on Tuesday?


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simbo simbo 8:41 pm 07 Feb 07

Maelinar, you might want to brush up on your prison slang. Rockspider doesn’t just refer to a standard waste-of-space-crim. It refers to, um, somewhat special cases…

luca luca 8:26 pm 07 Feb 07

patens: “Canberra must really be as boring as everyone in the real world thinks, otherwise why would people sit at their home/work terminals and post comments on a topic they have no idea on?”.

Perhaps, patens, if Ms Westin had spent a little more time at her computer posting comments and taking an interest in her community, a far more valuable member of it (in my opinion) would be alive today!

luca luca 8:15 pm 07 Feb 07

Ms Westin, if convicted of the crimes alleged against her, will not be imprisoned because:

(a) she is young;

(b) she is female;

(c) she has a wee bairn;

(d) she’s not a threat to the community (in the Court’s magnanimous opinion);

(e) imprisonment purely as punishment is declasse (in the rarified circles inhabited by judicial officers);

(f) elderly citizens don’t have much to live for (in the Court’s opinion) unless, of course, they happen to be a judicial officer in which case people like the ACT letter-bomber who could harm officials,like judicial officers, get sent down for a long time, a very long time indeed.

As a sop to us, the ACT community, Ms Westin, if convicted, will be disqualified from driving for 18 months. But judging from her attitude toward complying with the law, she’ll be back on the road in no time.

So that’s it suckers! Good luck ! Because luck, not the Courts, is the only thing that protects us from ratbags!

Maelinar Maelinar 1:02 pm 07 Feb 07

This page is getting massive!

Does this make her the most popular entrant in the never going to personally post on RA on account of you’re goingÂ¥ to be in a place without computers for a very long time category ?

Â¥ – upon successful conviction and jail sentence in a court

nyssa76 nyssa76 12:35 pm 07 Feb 07

Yet another loser……

Hence why I advocate sterilisation of bogans.

Absent Diane Absent Diane 12:09 pm 07 Feb 07

ah yes but in most cases I try to avoid offering scorn (not all the time though) due to personal reasons. The reason for what I said is that this person dishing out shite on everyone for having a hack at this amber chick, might understand the reason for it.

Needless to say my french history is reasonably poor.

terubo terubo 12:00 pm 07 Feb 07

Republican.

johnboy johnboy 11:57 am 07 Feb 07

IMHO those parasites had it coming.

The French Ancien Régime was at least as cruel as anything Saddam Hussein or Stalin dreamed up.

terubo terubo 11:50 am 07 Feb 07

When they beheaded folk at the guillotine, a crowd of snarky old dames doing their knitting(as well as blokes presumably) would pour scorn over the trembling victim about to get the chop. As you say, a part of the punishment…

Absent Diane Absent Diane 11:45 am 07 Feb 07

ok the only thing I can find on the interweb about a tricoteur is that it means knitter.. given that I have suffered an insomnia attack last night my brain is not functioning and I don’t really get it. But I do wish I could knit, I would become an expert steel wool knitter.

terubo terubo 11:36 am 07 Feb 07

AD, you would have made for a good ‘tricoteur’ at the site of the guillotine in the city square…

Absent Diane Absent Diane 11:32 am 07 Feb 07

the fact is that if someone does something that is socially deviant and it results in someones death, then society is going to scorn it. There is nothing that can be done to stop that. As I see it, it is a part of the punishment.

bonfire bonfire 11:16 am 07 Feb 07

stoned, driving, pursued by police, failing to pull over, driving dangerously and hitting a person resulting in their death.

thats not an accident.

take your poor me shite somewhere else.

i hope she does time.

seepi seepi 11:13 am 07 Feb 07

An Accident would be if somebody’s brakes failed suddenly, or a kangaroo distracted a driver etc.

Failing to stop when asked by police, and then a red light is not an accident.

I’m sure Amber didn’t mean to kill anyone. But by doing stupid and illegal things she did. And after you kill someone you cna’t just expect everyone to leave you alone. This happened in our city and naturally we are interested in the outcome.

johnboy johnboy 11:04 am 07 Feb 07

Roughly the same sort of message as when you arrive on an internet forum with a multiple personality spewing ridiculous legal threats and calling everyone there a waste of space for doing exactly what you’re doing.

schmerica_ schmerica_ 10:59 am 07 Feb 07

I hate to sorta weigh in on this, as it seems to be getting rather sticky, but what sort of message are you sending to your child by throwing rocks at people? If you don’t like someone, throw rocks at them?

patens patens 10:45 am 07 Feb 07

1 last thing, you dont even have her name right.
btw, thanks nic, can totaly understand where your coming from

Nik_the_Pig Nik_the_Pig 10:42 am 07 Feb 07

Serves me right for not refreshing before posting, this thread has gone way down hill. I can’t see why anyone is still posting on it. Although we don’t normally close threads if things don’t calm down I may be inclinded to delete a few posts and/or block some userids. Pull your heads in people.

johnboy johnboy 10:41 am 07 Feb 07

how’s the multiple personalities going there Patens?

BTW Amber brought her family into it when she relied on their chronic dope smoking to justify her bail breaches (or was that perjury?).

Actions, consequences.

Simple enough stuff

patens patens 10:37 am 07 Feb 07

In conclusion, if you bothered to actualy read the posts when have i ever said amber should not be punished? Please get a life and talk about people you actualy know. Oh thats right, this is how you live, on a pc (not even a mac) bithing about people you dont know. Most people would call you a bully, only diff here is you hide behind your computer. Weak

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