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Scumbag that killed Clea Rose bailed for rehab

By Felix the Cat 20 April 2008 93

From ABC news online – The boy convicted over the hit-and-run death of Canberra student Clea Rose has been granted bail to attend a youth rehabilitation centre in New South Wales.

The 17-year-old was the driver of the car that struck Ms Rose in Civic in 2005.

Justice Malcolm Gray will allow the boy to leave the Quamby Youth Detention Centre next Tuesday to attend a drug and alcohol program across the border.

The ACT Supreme Court will decide whether the teenager can be granted full-time bail once he completes the program.

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Pandy 1:18 am 09 Sep 09

The cops were to blame, not this man with low average intelligence and an alcohol problem.


I-filed 9:24 pm 08 Sep 09

Didn’t Clea Rose’s parents do their darnedest to forgive this idiot at the time? I wonder what their take on him would be today.

Felix the Cat 8:51 pm 08 Sep 09

Pretty soft sentence considering all the charges I reckon. I guess these were all ‘mistakes’ too.

Thumper 8:35 am 13 May 08

And I’m sure Clea’s life was taken for a reason obviously god new it was time and he needed her.

That is the most incredible justification for killing a person that I have ever read. In fact, it’s downright disgusting.

Societal norms are set by society as the accepted behaviours of that society.
This person decides to operate outside those norms. Thus he does not deserve to be part of society.

minime2 11:16 pm 12 May 08

I will define it; there is a legal and a social definition that is well accepted.

Simply speaking – ’cause some of you need small words – “normal” behaviour is what is accepted by and in the/that group or society. Of course this means that what is normal in one social structure may not be the accepted social construct in another, ie: extreme just to make the point: having more than spouse in Utah. Only in Utah, though also available in some other foreign areas. Normal behaviour in a sub-group such as 19-yr old females at Mooseheads on Friday night could make a case for binge drinking as normal behaviour. Outside the social sub-set, it is not.

This means then, -hopefully in small words – that the greater society of Canberra (within a greater one – Australia) does not regard the stealing of vehicles or other persons property, and commiting crimes (in them) as normal behaviour. That is why the “normal” people of Canberra find this kind of stuff weird and incomprehensible.

That last big word also can help explain why many people have trouble expressing their non-acceptance of the perceived abhorant behaviour. Attack or defend are the basic positions.

Proud Local 11:08 pm 12 May 08

itstimetomoveon, that was probably the worst dribble I have read on here. Try telling Clea’s family to move on? Easy for you and others that know the driver to tell everyone else to get over it. The fact that he still commits serious crimes tells me he has not learned from his previous actions one little bit.

He deliberately committed a crime, made a very poor and illegal judgment and a young girl lost her life as a result.

He will always be judged accordingly. There is no relevant defense for him and there never will be. So just “move on” yourself and accept that he will always have a bad name.

vg 11:06 pm 12 May 08

“And I’m sure Clea’s life was taken for a reason obviously god new it was time and he needed her. “

Maybe the Police should throw in a line like that next time they tell a family that a loved one has been killed on the roads because of the culpable stupidity of another.

‘Sorry for your loss ma’am, I’m sure its for a reason and the baby Jesus needed them…..oh and the crook that hit them to kill them just make a mistake, so lets all move on’

What planet do some people live on?

Spend some time at a fatal accident, and the associated activities. If you ever want to question God’s ways, they are an ideal place to do it. Grow up

ant 11:05 pm 12 May 08

Normal = people who don’t steal cars, try to race their cars away from teh police, and commit crimes.

gladbag 11:04 pm 12 May 08

A “mistake” is something one does when putting new red socks in a white wash – it is not stealing a car. That is a concious lack of respect for the community. Why do scumbags (once they get caught) always refer to their crimes as mistakes? No, they are not mistakes, they are crimes and I am not going to automatically give that person another go (to steal my car) – it doesn’t matter what kind of “good person” they are. They have to work damn hard to get a second go, and from reports this kid is not doing that.

Deadmandrinking 10:56 pm 12 May 08

Define normal, ant.

ant 10:53 pm 12 May 08

Normal people don’t steal cars, drive like lunatics, try to out-run the police, and run over pedestrians. People who do these things are CRIMINALS.

how can anyone try to defend this man who stole a car, stole it! from someone who probably liked their car, was paying it off, came out to the car park and it was gone… and then he used it to create mayhem and ended up killling a young person.

This is not what normal people do and it’s indefensible. People who try to defend the person and the things he did are condoning what he did.

Normal people find this kind of stuff weird and incomprehensible.

sepi 10:52 pm 12 May 08

And honestly – in the end it was an entirely predictable accident that was HIS fault.

And people do not just move on from violent deaths in the family.

I suggest your friend try to move on by giving up drinking, and not driving.


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