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Driver warned of jail's sexual gorillas[Australia]["find big, ugly, hairy strong men (in jail)"]
Reuters ^ | 06 Jan 2009 | Michael Perry

Posted on 01/09/2009 11:20:22 AM PST by BGHater

An Australian court has issued a blunt warning about the sexual predators a young driver faces in jail if he does not stop speeding, as authorities struggle to stop teenagers street racing.

"You'll find big, ugly, hairy strong men (in jail) who've got faces only a mother could love that will pay a lot of attention to you -- and your anatomy," said Magistrate Brian Maloney.

The 19-year-old male appeared in Sydney's Downing Center Court on Monday charged with driving without a license, failing to stop at a police alcohol check point and driving dangerously.

It was his third time before the courts for driving offences, prompting the magistrate's warning he would be jailed next time.

Maloney barred the teenager from driving until 2013, placed him on a 12-month good behavior bond and ordered him to do 150 hours of community work.

Breaching any of these conditions would see the teenager jailed where he would "shower with the gorillas in the mist down at Long Bay jail," said Maloney, his comments confirmed by the court on Tuesday.

"Out of control" was the frontpage headline in Sydney's The Daily Telegraph newspaper on Tuesday for a story on four teenagers either booked for street racing, speeding, driving without a license or crashing their car and killing a passenger.

The newspaper's editorial backed the magistrate's warning of life behind bars, saying his comments were "a vision in clarity" and gave the teenager "a reality check of his future."

"We can only hope this strategy helps. Hope it ends the slaughter of young innocents on the roads through stupidity...," said the Telegraph. "Road safety has become a war zone and any tactics are permissible..."

Police in the southern state of Victoria impounded 42 cars in the past six days after drivers were caught speeding.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: australia; driver; gorillas; jail

1 posted on 01/09/2009 11:20:23 AM PST by BGHater
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To: BGHater
Reminds me of the court fantasy scene in Office Space:

"Your a very bad person"

2 posted on 01/09/2009 11:25:59 AM PST by AU72
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To: BGHater

Odd. Sounds like a threat. The lad would be justified in taking pre-emptive action against the so-called “authorities” in this case.


3 posted on 01/09/2009 11:26:57 AM PST by an amused spectator (Citizen Kenyan: The man who created The Sock-Puppet Constitution.)
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To: BGHater
>"You'll find big, ugly, hairy strong men who've got faces only a mother could love that will pay a lot of attention to you -- and your anatomy," said Magistrate Brian Maloney.

At first the kid cried,
but then he wiped his eyes and
said, "Um, well, really?"

4 posted on 01/09/2009 11:31:21 AM PST by theFIRMbss
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To: an amused spectator

Sounds like cruel and unusual punishment to me; but this is Australia.


5 posted on 01/09/2009 11:31:31 AM PST by Loud Mime (Things were better when cigarette companies could advertise and lawyers could not....LM)
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To: BGHater

Barney Frank and Ben Burch would be excited at the prospect!


6 posted on 01/09/2009 11:32:32 AM PST by doorgunner69
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To: BGHater

The state has a responsibility to keep sexual abuse from happening in Prisions, not advertise it.


7 posted on 01/09/2009 11:33:09 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: an amused spectator
I'm not a big advocate of rights for jailbirds. I think we spend far too much giving jailbirds television, law libraries and weight lifting rooms which many of us paying taxes to incarcerate them cannot afford.

But I do think that even a jailbird has a right not to be raped in their cell. Getting a potentially fatal disease forced on them is not a suitable punishment for a DWI or even a burglary.

If the violent rapist types cannot be sent to separate prisons, they need to be housed together in separate cells so at least they rape and kill each other, not some non-violent dope peddler.

One size fits all incarceration policies are just as devilish as one size fits all government health care.

8 posted on 01/09/2009 11:34:02 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: theFIRMbss

Now every homosexual who can’t find a date is going to be drving dangerously. This could be bigger than e-harmony.


9 posted on 01/09/2009 11:42:41 AM PST by InsensitiveConservative
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To: BGHater

Now that’s what I call being scared straight!


10 posted on 01/09/2009 12:03:09 PM PST by AnnGora (I am unique. Just like everybody else.)
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To: InsensitiveConservative

No wonder Michelle Rodiguez had 3 DUIs in just as many months...


11 posted on 01/09/2009 12:06:01 PM PST by swordfishtrombone
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To: AU72
Reminds me of the court fantasy scene in Office Space:

A federal PMITA prison?

12 posted on 01/09/2009 12:10:16 PM PST by Travis T. OJustice (Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.)
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To: Vigilanteman
But I do think that even a jailbird has a right not to be raped in their cell.

Bingo ... Instead of wasting money on TV etc., spend it on building appropriately secure facilities for the violent perverts.

Some criminals need to be removed from society at large. Others need to be removed from any contact with the rest of humanity.

13 posted on 01/09/2009 12:13:24 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Vigilanteman

I think the judge’s point (and I’ve made it myself from the bench) is that this punk thinks there are no consequences to his actions. He needs to understand that jail is a very bad place filled with a number of very bad people, and that if just obeying the law like grownups should isn’t sufficient incentive, then perhaps the possibility of getting gang raped when the guards’ backs are turned might get him to think about modifying the behavior that threatens to send him to the hoosegow.

No foul.

Colonel, USAFR


14 posted on 01/09/2009 12:17:24 PM PST by jagusafr ("Bugs, Mr. Rico! Zillions of 'em!" - Robert Heinlein)
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To: BGHater
Good. Prisons, or the idea of going to one should scare the crap out of even the most hardened badass. I we have to have them I propose a ‘death lotto’. Once each week the name of a prisoner is drawn and they are summarily dispatched. Would add some ‘chill factor’ to the people in the country club joints and gang bangers who think the experience will enhance their ‘street cred’

Of course I'm in favor of eliminating jails entirely.
Get rid of all victimless crimes and reduce all sentences to two punishments: 40 lashes or crucifixion. 40 lashes for everything other than murder or homicide and two railroad ties and some nails along the side of the nearest highway for anyone who takes a life or steals over $10,000.

Jurisprudence has been straight downhill since Tiberius Caesar

15 posted on 01/09/2009 12:27:22 PM PST by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, deport all illegals, abolish the IRS, DEA and ATF.)
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To: an amused spectator
Odd. Sounds like a threat.

Assault, threatening that violence will be done to someone, is a crime. The ends do not justify the means, and that includes threatening or bluffing about violence.

16 posted on 01/09/2009 12:27:36 PM PST by Reeses (Leftism is powered by the evil force of envy.)
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To: ArrogantBustard
Others need to be removed from any contact with the rest of humanity.

We used to have a very cost effective solution to do exactly that.



17 posted on 01/09/2009 12:28:55 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: RedStateRocker
$10,000?

There wouldn't be 150 people left in the Senate and the House combined.

18 posted on 01/09/2009 12:31:49 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: Vigilanteman

Just a reminder that some people in jail are there because they cannot make bond, even a low bond may be too much for a poor person. They have not been convicted of any crime, they do not deserve being sexually abused, beaten (by staff or inmates) or infected with AIDS. They are not ‘jailbirds.’

I’m far from a bleeding heart when it comes to criminals - personally, I’d like to see public executions on pay-per-view, but I also like to wait until there’s been an actual conviction before I start throwing people to the lions.


19 posted on 01/09/2009 12:37:46 PM PST by radiohead (Buy ammo, get your kids out of government schools, pray for the Republic.)
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To: Vigilanteman

And the problem with that is?.....
:-)


20 posted on 01/09/2009 12:39:26 PM PST by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, deport all illegals, abolish the IRS, DEA and ATF.)
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To: BGHater

Barney Frank just bought a bottle of scotch and chartered a flight to Melbourne!


21 posted on 01/09/2009 12:41:06 PM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Vigilanteman

You’ve just named the starting point for the new criminal justice system............


22 posted on 01/09/2009 12:46:12 PM PST by stylin_geek (Liberalism: comparable to a chicken with its head cut off, but with more spastic motions)
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To: Vigilanteman

I believe that Mark Twain identified Congress as the only uniquely American criminal class.


23 posted on 01/09/2009 12:52:55 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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