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On bail Justin Monfries named as driver in Canberra hospital horror smash

By johnboy - 4 May 2012 199

The Canberra Times reports that the man being very grudgingly treated at Canberra hospital after yesterday’s fatal collision on Yamba Drive is one Justin Monfries:

The 24-year-old, who has an extensive criminal history, was on bail for assault occasioning actual bodily harm and possessing an offensive weapon, specifically a machete.

He had entered pleas of not guilty to the allegations.

Monfries has been diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome, and at a bail application earlier this year told the court through his lawyer he was terrified of being returned to prison.

On Facebook there is a Justin Monfries revelling in the userid of “evilkid666”.

UPDATE 04/05/12 14:38: Google gives a hefty list of court appearances.

Also the Chief Police Officer has tweeted the charges:

UPDATE 04/05/12 15:12: The police media release is now up:

ACT Policing has charged a 24-year-old Kambah man following a fatal collision yesterday (Thursday, May 3) afternoon.

Around 4.45pm a 38-year-old woman was killed and another suffered serious injuries after being hit by a vehicle while crossing the road outside The Canberra Hospital.

Police will allege the vehicle was stolen when it ran a red light and hit the pedestrians who were crossing the intersection at Bateson Road.

The man was discharged from The Canberra Hospital early this afternoon (Friday, May 4), and transported to the ACT Watch House, where he was charged with manslaughter, culpable driving causing death, culpable driving causing grievous bodily harm and other traffic related offences.

He will face the ACT Magistrates Court this afternoon.

UPDATE 04/05/12 18:53: The ABC has named the victims as the “killed Linda Cox, 38, who worked in the hospital’s cardiology department and seriously injured Ashlee Bumpus, 25”

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HenryBG 12:49 am 08 May 12

Lookout Smithers said :

Not at all. I think there should be more informed law and order discussion through channels other than on web blogs or news outlets.

More informed?

More informed than this, you mean:

Thus, the logic of Australian white society is not always a sure sign of the approach that should be adopted in the assessment of evidence from those of Aboriginal descent.

Or, more informed than this:

http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-national/indigenous-prison-rates-jump-by-52pc-20110505-1eaf0.html

Indigenous imprisonment rates have jumped by more than 50 per cent over the past decade,…

Because what you’re currently doing with your namby-pamby nonsense aimed at shielding crims from the consequences of, and responsibility for their actions just isn’t working very well at all.

Lookout Smithers 11:13 pm 07 May 12

LSWCHP said :

Lookout Smithers said :

johnboy said :

Yes, because only whingers get upset by serial offenders making a mockery of bail conditions and killing valued members of the community.

*yawn*. You should hear your self JB. I know you are not an idiot. But you keep wasting your journalistic talents on bullshit like law and order. You could be mistaken for a politician around election time. Be thankful this case gets to court at all. There are many that don’t and never will.

I think a quick symbolic analysis of the arguments presented in that post would reveal it to be semantically null. ie when unable to formulate a meaningful response, bloviate, shout “Look, what’s that over there!” and/or play the man. But whatever you do, don’t respond with anything of substance.

Duly noted. I’ll thank his honor for pointing that out.
Many thanks

Lookout Smithers 11:09 pm 07 May 12

Tool said :

Lookout Smithers said :

Proboscus said :

Ben_Dover said :

Monfries has been diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome, and at a bail application earlier this year told the court through his lawyer he was terrified of being returned to prison.

Better let him go then, oh, and get him a new social worker for goodness sake!

+1

There was a young bloke a few years ago who murdered his mum (stabbed her 57 times or something) who got off because he had Ashbergers (apolgies for spelling) Syndrome.

This arse hat will definitely get off…

So what would you suggest as the alternative if he “got off” killing his MOTHER. I know the family. His sister is actually a prosecutor too. He has the full support of the remaining family members. Count for anything? Perhaps you need all the facts to the case.

Oh dear, Terrence you know you aren’t allowed on this site.

Ha ha. It is good humor here. I shall concede.

LSWCHP 9:11 pm 07 May 12

Lookout Smithers said :

johnboy said :

Yes, because only whingers get upset by serial offenders making a mockery of bail conditions and killing valued members of the community.

*yawn*. You should hear your self JB. I know you are not an idiot. But you keep wasting your journalistic talents on bullshit like law and order. You could be mistaken for a politician around election time. Be thankful this case gets to court at all. There are many that don’t and never will.

I think a quick symbolic analysis of the arguments presented in that post would reveal it to be semantically null. ie when unable to formulate a meaningful response, bloviate, shout “Look, what’s that over there!” and/or play the man. But whatever you do, don’t respond with anything of substance.

Tool 8:20 pm 07 May 12

Lookout Smithers said :

Proboscus said :

Ben_Dover said :

Monfries has been diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome, and at a bail application earlier this year told the court through his lawyer he was terrified of being returned to prison.

Better let him go then, oh, and get him a new social worker for goodness sake!

+1

There was a young bloke a few years ago who murdered his mum (stabbed her 57 times or something) who got off because he had Ashbergers (apolgies for spelling) Syndrome.

This arse hat will definitely get off…

So what would you suggest as the alternative if he “got off” killing his MOTHER. I know the family. His sister is actually a prosecutor too. He has the full support of the remaining family members. Count for anything? Perhaps you need all the facts to the case.

Oh dear, Terrence you know you aren’t allowed on this site.

plumtree 7:19 pm 07 May 12

can i point out that stealing cars, driving erratically ,running red lights, running people over and running from the cops are not symptoms of aspergers syndrome. what a horrid tragedy for the family s of all involved.

Lookout Smithers 6:24 pm 07 May 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Lookout Smithers said :

johnboy said :

Yes, because only whingers get upset by serial offenders making a mockery of bail conditions and killing valued members of the community.

*yawn*. You should hear your self JB. I know you are not an idiot. But you keep wasting your journalistic talents on bullshit like law and order. You could be mistaken for a politician around election time. Be thankful this case gets to court at all. There are many that don’t and never will.

How is law and order bullshit? Do you think there should be no laws?

Not at all. I think there should be more informed law and order discussion through channels other than on web blogs or news outlets. It seeks to only appeal to people’s emotions rather than using logic and objective commonsense. Hence people’s yearning for return of capital punishment, a barbaric and backward relic of the highest proportion.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 5:42 pm 07 May 12

Lookout Smithers said :

johnboy said :

Yes, because only whingers get upset by serial offenders making a mockery of bail conditions and killing valued members of the community.

*yawn*. You should hear your self JB. I know you are not an idiot. But you keep wasting your journalistic talents on bullshit like law and order. You could be mistaken for a politician around election time. Be thankful this case gets to court at all. There are many that don’t and never will.

How is law and order bullshit? Do you think there should be no laws?

Lookout Smithers 5:33 pm 07 May 12

Diggety said :

Lookout Smithers said :

johnboy said :

Yes, because only whingers get upset by serial offenders making a mockery of bail conditions and killing valued members of the community.

*yawn*.

Sorry if these tragedies bore you.

Maybe you should get back to your video games.

I find the tragedy quite upsetting and shocking. I don’t know that I would be able to cope if this were my mother or sister. Video games isn’t something I am in to but I hear there is a good buck in making them. Gaming is a huge market now days. Maybe you need to stop apologizing to me for having played no part in it at all? Or offer something more for debate.

Diggety 4:59 pm 07 May 12

minniemay said :

Diggety said :

HenryBG said :

So in the meantime, let me remind you what our taxes are paying for:

Thus, the logic of Australian white society is not always a sure sign of the approach that should be adopted in the assessment of evidence from those of Aboriginal descent.

Racism and incompetence from a judge. That’s what our taxes are paying for.

How on earth is that racist? If you read the judgment, you’ll see that the Aboriginality of his girlfriend (which is what this passage was referring to) was only relevant in terms of how she interacts with authority figures. It’s recognising cultural realities that may alter how people give evidence in court (and quite frankly the courts failed dismally to do this for far too long).

Differential treatment of persons based on race is racism.

From a judge, even worse.

Diggety 4:54 pm 07 May 12

Lookout Smithers said :

johnboy said :

Yes, because only whingers get upset by serial offenders making a mockery of bail conditions and killing valued members of the community.

*yawn*.

Sorry if these tragedies bore you.

Maybe you should get back to your video games.

Lookout Smithers 4:46 pm 07 May 12

Mysteryman said :

Lookout Smithers said :

Glad the RA isn’t part of the judiciary!! Or making the way for law reform either. It isn’t celebrities or talk show hosts giving Canberra a bad name. It is the citizens living there and nothing ever being good enough. All this despite the high standard of living and quality of life in Canberra. Whingers, for shame.

Prefer your convicted criminals turned manslaughter perpetrators out in the open, enjoy freedom, do you? I’m sure you’d be singing a different song if it was a relative of yours that was killed by an idiot like Justin Monfries.

I actually prefer neither of those appealing options. Appealing as they might seem. I am in fact happy enough with the current system, given I do not have a better alternative to offer. Even despite having no outcome regarding who ever was responsible for the death of my family member. Whether or not those person or persons responsible were idiots or not, well I guess we will have to wait until they are identified first. Cheers

minniemay 4:42 pm 07 May 12

Diggety said :

HenryBG said :

So in the meantime, let me remind you what our taxes are paying for:

Thus, the logic of Australian white society is not always a sure sign of the approach that should be adopted in the assessment of evidence from those of Aboriginal descent.

Racism and incompetence from a judge. That’s what our taxes are paying for.

How on earth is that racist? If you read the judgment, you’ll see that the Aboriginality of his girlfriend (which is what this passage was referring to) was only relevant in terms of how she interacts with authority figures. It’s recognising cultural realities that may alter how people give evidence in court (and quite frankly the courts failed dismally to do this for far too long).

Lookout Smithers 4:38 pm 07 May 12

Proboscus said :

Ben_Dover said :

Monfries has been diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome, and at a bail application earlier this year told the court through his lawyer he was terrified of being returned to prison.

Better let him go then, oh, and get him a new social worker for goodness sake!

+1

There was a young bloke a few years ago who murdered his mum (stabbed her 57 times or something) who got off because he had Ashbergers (apolgies for spelling) Syndrome.

This arse hat will definitely get off…

So what would you suggest as the alternative if he “got off” killing his MOTHER. I know the family. His sister is actually a prosecutor too. He has the full support of the remaining family members. Count for anything? Perhaps you need all the facts to the case.

Mysteryman 4:22 pm 07 May 12

Lookout Smithers said :

Glad the RA isn’t part of the judiciary!! Or making the way for law reform either. It isn’t celebrities or talk show hosts giving Canberra a bad name. It is the citizens living there and nothing ever being good enough. All this despite the high standard of living and quality of life in Canberra. Whingers, for shame.

Prefer your convicted criminals turned manslaughter perpetrators out in the open, enjoy freedom, do you? I’m sure you’d be singing a different song if it was a relative of yours that was killed by an idiot like Justin Monfries.

Lookout Smithers 4:13 pm 07 May 12

johnboy said :

Yes, because only whingers get upset by serial offenders making a mockery of bail conditions and killing valued members of the community.

*yawn*. You should hear your self JB. I know you are not an idiot. But you keep wasting your journalistic talents on bullshit like law and order. You could be mistaken for a politician around election time. Be thankful this case gets to court at all. There are many that don’t and never will.

Lookout Smithers 3:58 pm 07 May 12

Glad the RA isn’t part of the judiciary!! Or making the way for law reform either. It isn’t celebrities or talk show hosts giving Canberra a bad name. It is the citizens living there and nothing ever being good enough. All this despite the high standard of living and quality of life in Canberra. Whingers, for shame.

    johnboy 3:59 pm 07 May 12

    Yes, because only whingers get upset by serial offenders making a mockery of bail conditions and killing valued members of the community.

Diggety 3:50 pm 07 May 12

HenryBG said :

So in the meantime, let me remind you what our taxes are paying for:

Thus, the logic of Australian white society is not always a sure sign of the approach that should be adopted in the assessment of evidence from those of Aboriginal descent.

Racism and incompetence from a judge. That’s what our taxes are paying for.

Jim Jones 3:45 pm 07 May 12

HenryBG said :

I couldn’t be arsed turning up for jury duty but listen to my important opinion on the legal system!

HenryBG 3:33 pm 07 May 12

devils_advocate said :

HenryBG said :

Apparently, if you dare to criticise the current system, that makes you “part of the problem”.

Nope. What makes you part of the problem is looking for ways to get out of participating in the system, ….

I tell you what, why don’t you let me know when the next “Bail Application before Jury” is being held so I can sign myself up to it?

Alternatively, find me a trial where the judge and lawyers are all working for $96/day and sign me up for that one.

So in the meantime, let me remind you what our taxes are paying for:

Thus, the logic of Australian white society is not always a sure sign of the approach that should be adopted in the assessment of evidence from those of Aboriginal descent.

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