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Our tax dollars at work…

By nyssa76 - 23 November 2005 5

I found an article, via optus, from ABC – I can’t find the link on ABC but I will update when I do [ED: Here is the ABC’s story]- about an 18yo who was on a GBB for stealing cars (in Goulburn). The day (in Canberra) after he was given the GBB he stole another car. Apparently he has been in Quamby more than 30 times as a juvenile

“Today the court heard Bender suffered trauma as a child when a car accident resulted in brain damage, broken arms, legs and facial injuries, requiring plastic surgery.

The teenager admits to abusing drugs, but says that during the 80 days he spent in prison his addiction eased and for the first time he can look in the mirror and like what he sees.”

I’m sick of hearing that a person’s “bad life” was the catalyst for their anti-social behaviour. It’s nice to know the justice system is crap in two states.

What’s Your opinion?


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Our tax dollars at work…
nyssa76 2:38 pm 24 Nov 05

ssanta, there are many people out there who have had a “bad life” and managed to be productive citizens. How life turns out for you is how you make it. Yes you can be “influenced” by others, but if you truly want to “break the cycle” you’ll find a way out of it. Just don’t blame your “home life” etc when you screw up. He’s an adult and that won’t wash.

ssanta 9:06 am 24 Nov 05

Nyssa, your enivronment counts for an awful ot during your emotional and moral behaviour.

Spectra 8:37 am 24 Nov 05

Indeed ’tis. However since most fans I know already own all the DVDs (and have watched them many times over), it’s pretty much irrelevant. I do, however, commend it to anyone who hasn’t seen it before. Although 10 are likely to make just as much of a hash of its broadcast as Fox did – unannounced timeslot shifts, play episodes out of order, etc. But hey – I could yet be proven wrong.

Thumper 8:00 am 24 Nov 05

I believe Futurama, one of my favourites, is coming back on Channel 11 minus 1 very soon…

johnboy 11:25 pm 23 Nov 05

BENDER!

Hey, what kinda party is this? There’s no booze and only one hooker.”

“I can’t keep running people over. I’m not famous enough to get away with it.”

“I’m so sorry. I never meant to hurt you. Just destroy everything you ever believed in.”

“Oh cruel fate, to be thusly boned. Ask not for whom the bone bones, it bones for thee.”

“Hey sexy mamma, wanna kill all humans?”

“Cheese it, The Cops!”

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