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Kurt Drayton back on the streets in 2015

By johnboy - 4 April 2013 8

Another tale of a sad wasted life from the Supreme Court.

This time it’s one Kurt Drayton long of drug use, and burglary convictions this time up on a slew of charges including arson.

Justice Burns has noted the ongoing menace to society Mr Drayton represents:

I note that Mr Sutton says that your levels of cognitive and other functioning do not explain your antisocial behaviour which is the result of your psychological development history. Mr Sutton says that you are incapable of safe independent functioning in the community. Your levels of intellectual and memory function lessen any degree of internally motivated rehabilitation capacity. Any rehabilitation and behavioural

changes will require external structures to be put in place. I accept that to some degree your low level of intellectual functioning reduces your ability to effectively address criminogenic facts such as drug abuse, but it does not fully explain or excuse your behaviour. The level of your intellectual functioning makes it difficult for you to engage in meaningful rehabilitation, making you an ongoing risk to the community.

And then makes him eligible for parole on 6 March 2015.

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Kurt Drayton back on the streets in 2015
bundah 9:23 am 05 Apr 13

Martlark said :

I really wonder if Kurt understood any of what the Judge said. Do judges really think talking in such a highly intellectual way to defendants, whom will be many points below the average IQ, is effective communicating?

Interesting you should mention that for here’s an example of how that can play out with Magistrate Boss ruling that Jermaine Goolagong is not fit to plead.

http://www.courts.act.gov.au/magistrates/judgment/view/5047/title/best-and-cooper-v-goolagong

thebrownstreak69 9:20 am 05 Apr 13

milkman said :

Martlark said :

I really wonder if Kurt understood any of what the Judge said. Do judges really think talking in such a highly intellectual way to defendants, whom will be many points below the average IQ, is effective communicating?

“F### off to gaol, you dumb bastard”.

Cold, but funny…

dpm 9:13 am 05 Apr 13

dpm said :

Martlark said :

I really wonder if Kurt understood any of what the Judge said. Do judges really think talking in such a highly intellectual way to defendants, whom will be many points below the average IQ, is effective communicating?

Haha! So true! Would anyone like to have a crack at translating this into layman’s terms that ‘low level of intellectual functioning’ Kurt could understand?
I’d have a go, but i’m sure there are others on RA that could do a much better summarising job! 🙂

Hahaha! I see #3 has cut to the chase!

harley 8:27 am 05 Apr 13

I’ll bet he’s smart enough to challenge incarceration based on his human rights being infringed.

dpm 7:36 am 05 Apr 13

Martlark said :

I really wonder if Kurt understood any of what the Judge said. Do judges really think talking in such a highly intellectual way to defendants, whom will be many points below the average IQ, is effective communicating?

Haha! So true! Would anyone like to have a crack at translating this into layman’s terms that ‘low level of intellectual functioning’ Kurt could understand?
I’d have a go, but i’m sure there are others on RA that could do a much better summarising job! 🙂

milkman 6:18 am 05 Apr 13

Martlark said :

I really wonder if Kurt understood any of what the Judge said. Do judges really think talking in such a highly intellectual way to defendants, whom will be many points below the average IQ, is effective communicating?

“F### off to gaol, you dumb bastard”.

Martlark 9:07 pm 04 Apr 13

I really wonder if Kurt understood any of what the Judge said. Do judges really think talking in such a highly intellectual way to defendants, whom will be many points below the average IQ, is effective communicating?

harvyk1 3:07 pm 04 Apr 13

To be fair to Justice Burns on this one, eligible for parole does not grant Mr Drayton a free pass out on the 6th March 2015. Furthermore a minimum of 2 years may be the most that Justice Burns could imprison Mr Drayton for based on the evidence presented.

This is certainly better than the get out of jail free passes which some other magistrates / judges in this town like to give.

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