I just thought this may be of some interest to readers. I found it whilst reading the Canberra Times letters to the editor.
“In July 2001 I was violently assaulted in Civic by David John Mclaughlin. I had been drinking and was very intoxicated and vulnerable.
Mclaughlin and a friend mugged and robbed me. His friend knocked me to the ground and then David proceeded to jump on and kick me in the head. Police later informed me that it was a particularly vicious attack. He was 18 when he assaulted me.
I suffered extensive head injuries and spent six days in the Canberra Hospital neurosurgery ward. I was lucky not to suffer brain damage or lose teeth or similar.
It is a tragedy when anyone dies. I write this letter so that people can establish a more balanced interpretation of the character of this young man about whom so much has been written recently.”
Any other wankers out there still want to put forward the Robin Hood argument?