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Duncan Knight out for Christmas after brutal assault

By johnboy 25 October 2012 36

Justice Burns has been putting a lot of judgments online today. this one in particularly struck a chord involving a Duncan Knight:

At this time you ran towards the complainant and the vehicle. You were carrying a long chrome spanner in your hand. As the complainant was looking down to insert the petrol nozzle into the fuel tank you ran up and smashed the rear window of the vehicle with the spanner. You then punched the complainant from behind with a clenched fist to the right side of her head, causing her to be knocked to the ground. The complainant had not seen you approach and had no time to defend herself.

When on the ground the complainant attempted to cover her head with her hands and you were heard to yell, “I can’t believe you thought you were going to get away with it”. You then began kicking the complainant to the head with your right foot. At the time you were wearing black leather work shoes. You then lifted the complainant’s head by her hair and kicked her again to the face. You kicked her forcefully to the head and face region on at least two occasions.

This occurred on 2 November 2011. There were multiple witnesses, lots of evidence, and when approached by police he said:

I did it, it was me and I’m the one you’re looking for

He plead guilty.

And despite that it’s nearly a full year before we get to sentencing?

Furthermore with a bigger record than the average citizen he’s only in full time imprisonment from 17 September 2012 to 16 December 2012.

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Lookout Smithers 9:50 am 29 Oct 12

HenryBG said :

Lookout Smithers said :

HenryBG said :

Lookout Smithers said :

I am not so concerned about the courts time, after all we pay for it,

Typical crim-friendly socialist.

Lookout Smithers said :

…I am not sure what prior convictions Mr Knight has or had, it doesn’t change anything.

It changes a lot with regards to how credible he is.

In this case, he has no credibility at all. Saying “sorry” for repeatedly doing the wrong thing should at some point stop working to get you any benefit.

So much hatred in you mate. I am friendly, nothing I can really do about that and I don’t understand why you would want to make that an insult. Opinions are all valid as they are just that. Opinions. Judgement is pointless from me, I got past it. Wouldn’t change a thing and can’t imagine the world without me in it. Be at peace friend.

I had to read that 3 times to figure what you were driving at. When you say “friendly”, you’re really meaning “gullible”, in the same way that Mr Chamberlain thought that being “friendly” to Mr Hitler would solve their problems.

Somebody who will attack a woman on a service station forecourt with a spanner and then kick her in the head when she’s down is somebody who needs to be removed from society for a very long time. And if that someone has a long record of criminal behaviour, “a very long time” should be changed to “forever”.

I can’t believe he didn’t get 6 years for this vicious assault on a woman. Absolutely outrageous.

What do you mean gullible? How ? I believe everything you are telling me? Nothing about that incident disturbs me relative to some of the things I have had the displeasure of witnessing. Someone who does such a thing is not a well character at all. I agree that a swift actioning away from harm. Though I am probably not going to be too bothered if not because of the very rare sort of event that it is. And the fact that it really isn’t up to me. Couldn’t pay me enough. I don’t see how this is gullible. I still remain a reasonable friendly presence, happy enough to live among everyone, convicted of jaywalking and everything else. Makes no difference to my quality of life. I am so unaffected I feel drained having written this. Take some time chill out my good man, still a shite load of good people left out there.

HenryBG 8:46 am 29 Oct 12

Lookout Smithers said :

HenryBG said :

Lookout Smithers said :

I am not so concerned about the courts time, after all we pay for it,

Typical crim-friendly socialist.

Lookout Smithers said :

…I am not sure what prior convictions Mr Knight has or had, it doesn’t change anything.

It changes a lot with regards to how credible he is.

In this case, he has no credibility at all. Saying “sorry” for repeatedly doing the wrong thing should at some point stop working to get you any benefit.

So much hatred in you mate. I am friendly, nothing I can really do about that and I don’t understand why you would want to make that an insult. Opinions are all valid as they are just that. Opinions. Judgement is pointless from me, I got past it. Wouldn’t change a thing and can’t imagine the world without me in it. Be at peace friend.

I had to read that 3 times to figure what you were driving at. When you say “friendly”, you’re really meaning “gullible”, in the same way that Mr Chamberlain thought that being “friendly” to Mr Hitler would solve their problems.

Somebody who will attack a woman on a service station forecourt with a spanner and then kick her in the head when she’s down is somebody who needs to be removed from society for a very long time. And if that someone has a long record of criminal behaviour, “a very long time” should be changed to “forever”.

I can’t believe he didn’t get 6 years for this vicious assault on a woman. Absolutely outrageous.

Lookout Smithers 7:08 am 29 Oct 12

screaming banshee said :

Would you still be at peace if upon his release he does the same to your mother or daughter.

Be honest

I can be honest, it would be shit awful, but I wouldn’t be stupid enough to put my freedom at risk just because of my anger. That passes eventually. But I am sure I will not think twice ongoing as to whether or not something like that happens in the future. I would worry about it if and when it needs to be considered. Can’t live life trying to convince yourself that you are able to control outcomes and people. There isn’t much that can be controlled. If I am lucky I ll get to live long only after a few traumatising events. I have had my share already and I tell you its weird how you don’t always react to things like you feel you should. Bad shit does happen randomly sometimes. But it doesn’t mean it definitely will. If I was the type to carry out vigilante rubbish, I wouldn’t wait for a crime anyway. Why would you? I would just take out my dislikes ahead of time. Its almost the same approach and when its morally ok to take out a mother furore based on how I feel about it, it is just an opinion and a matter of who gets in first. Either way doesn’t reduce crime rate or make it safer . But then again I don’t know that there is anything that can. Not more than what we have now.

screaming banshee 10:13 pm 28 Oct 12

Would you still be at peace if upon his release he does the same to your mother or daughter.

Be honest

Lookout Smithers 9:21 pm 28 Oct 12

HenryBG said :

Lookout Smithers said :

I am not so concerned about the courts time, after all we pay for it,

Typical crim-friendly socialist.

Lookout Smithers said :

…I am not sure what prior convictions Mr Knight has or had, it doesn’t change anything.

It changes a lot with regards to how credible he is.

In this case, he has no credibility at all. Saying “sorry” for repeatedly doing the wrong thing should at some point stop working to get you any benefit.

So much hatred in you mate. I am friendly, nothing I can really do about that and I don’t understand why you would want to make that an insult. Opinions are all valid as they are just that. Opinions. Judgement is pointless from me, I got past it. Wouldn’t change a thing and can’t imagine the world without me in it. Be at peace friend.

HenryBG 6:18 pm 28 Oct 12

Lookout Smithers said :

I am not so concerned about the courts time, after all we pay for it,

Typical crim-friendly socialist.

Lookout Smithers said :

…I am not sure what prior convictions Mr Knight has or had, it doesn’t change anything.

It changes a lot with regards to how credible he is.

In this case, he has no credibility at all. Saying “sorry” for repeatedly doing the wrong thing should at some point stop working to get you any benefit.

Deref 2:28 pm 28 Oct 12

Anti said :

It’s a joke..

Yep. And the joke’s on us.

bundah 12:59 pm 28 Oct 12

farnarkler said :

I agree it is great for the victim that she doesn’t have to attend court. I was in the dock 20 years ago for a DUI charge so I’ve been there. Can’t say I enjoyed the experience. With violent criminals like this I believe in a Pavlovian system. Make the punishment so hideous that men (we don’t hear of too many women in court for violent behaviour) will take a really good hard think before they clench a fist. Put the bastards in the ring with a heavyweight boxer every time they commit a crime like this and they’d soon learn to keep their temper in check. Call me medieval but I reckon it’d work.

Judging by the brutal violent behaviour still displayed by some medieval mentality is still prominent in their minds.

farnarkler 12:39 pm 28 Oct 12

I agree it is great for the victim that she doesn’t have to attend court. I was in the dock 20 years ago for a DUI charge so I’ve been there. Can’t say I enjoyed the experience. With violent criminals like this I believe in a Pavlovian system. Make the punishment so hideous that men (we don’t hear of too many women in court for violent behaviour) will take a really good hard think before they clench a fist. Put the bastards in the ring with a heavyweight boxer every time they commit a crime like this and they’d soon learn to keep their temper in check. Call me medieval but I reckon it’d work.

Lookout Smithers 8:23 pm 27 Oct 12

HenryBG said :

Lookout Smithers said :

But this guy pleaded guilty and whilst the offence is to be condemned, the honesty and admissions is always going to be a good virtue..

That is reasonable logic for a criminal who’s just been convicted of their first offence.

How long do you reckon Duncan Knight’s list of priors is?

If you’re so concerned about the wasting of court time, maybe find out
a/ Why such an open and shut case of criminality even needs to go to court anyway
and
b/ What caused the 7 months delay between conviction and sentencing.

I am not so concerned about the courts time, after all we pay for it, so much as concerned with a witness having to go to trial and the time it might hang over them should a trial be needed. It can stretch out with retrials and appeals, legal arguments and then be an acquittal. Pleading guilty takes that potential shit fight stress and anxiety away for the victims and or other witnesses. 7 months isn’t ideal no doubt. But its better than a trial and two or three years at least. I am not sure what prior convictions Mr Knight has or had, it doesn’t change anything. He might have had 100 priors . Pleading guilty in this case still spared the victim further trauma and stress, assuming they preferred that outcome. I probably should have been clearer about what is really the main benefit of a person making admissions and pleading guilty, however this is just my opinion based on how I feel about being in court.

screaming banshee 2:30 pm 27 Oct 12

Lookout Smithers said :

It feels like you want to ask something more or say more though?

Well I suppose if pushed I would like to add that this individual should be put down like the vicious dog that he is.

HenryBG 1:43 pm 27 Oct 12

Lookout Smithers said :

But this guy pleaded guilty and whilst the offence is to be condemned, the honesty and admissions is always going to be a good virtue..

That is reasonable logic for a criminal who’s just been convicted of their first offence.

How long do you reckon Duncan Knight’s list of priors is?

If you’re so concerned about the wasting of court time, maybe find out
a/ Why such an open and shut case of criminality even needs to go to court anyway
and
b/ What caused the 7 months delay between conviction and sentencing.

Lookout Smithers 11:41 am 27 Oct 12

screaming banshee said :

Did you ever consider Smithers that he didn’t own up out of remorse, insight, or honesty, but the fact he was proud of what he did.

Not that exact reason but I considered that the motives for confession might remain the same, and only genuinely known the him. This would not change my view on the virtue of honesty with regard to the court process. It feels like you want to ask something more or say more though?

screaming banshee 9:46 am 27 Oct 12

Did you ever consider Smithers that he didn’t own up out of remorse, insight, or honesty, but the fact he was proud of what he did.

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