Fresh from his appearance at the Civic Watch-house, Liberal Leader Bill Stefaniak is jumping straight onto his Laura Norder bandwagon. The ABC reports that Bill wants less downgrading of murder charges to lesser (but more easily proven) charges.
Liberal Leader Bill Stefaniak says it is worrying there has not been a successful murder conviction in the ACT since 1988, despite four murders occurring last year.
Once again Bill’s concept of reasoning eludes me. Would he like more murders so the ACT can have a successful murder conviction? Is he suggesting that last years murders would not have occured if the ACT had seen a murder conviction more recently?
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I can imagine that when taken by a murderous rage that statistic will pop into the head of the average citizen. Actually I can’t imagine that at all.
If Bill had pointed to an actual case where he thought a charge downgrading was inappropriate, I’d be a lot more interested in what he has to say.