Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Public servants we could do without, number 1 in an occassional series.

Judge Gary MacAskill

The model citizen pictured below is called Grant Alexander Dey




The story from Stuff, with selected highlights in italics below.

Staff and pupils at Christchurch's Wainoni Primary School will get apology letters from a 41-year-old man who caused a lockdown at the school when he threatened to shoot two staff a fortnight ago.

Heavily tattooed beneficiary Grant Alexander Dey pleaded guilty in Christchurch District Court today to charges of threatening to kill, and possession of cannabis, the Christchurch Court News website reported.

He also admitted charges of theft, and unlawful possession of a knife, which do not relate to the school incident.


Right then, fairly serious charges, guilty as charged.. What do you think the judge did next?

Judge Gary MacAskill remanded him in custody for a pre-sentence report and sentence on December 24.

Fair enough, no problem so far..

Remember what the charges are, in fact go back up and read them again because the next quote is a goodie..

He asked for a report on his suitability for home detention, even though Dey has no home address.


HE IS HOMELESS AND THE JUDGE IS CONSIDERING HIM FOR HOME DETENTION.

Simon Power, you have got a long and tortuous journey in front of you to sort this out.
I recommend you all click through and read the story...

9 comments:

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

Finally back online BB.
Now just wondering whether he should buy that dairy featured on Close Up that is only for sale to ugly people to fit in with the locals.
Or can we think of someone else seeking a new future who should buy the business.

Barnsley Bill said...

I think that dairy would be right up your alley FFM...

Anonymous said...

Where imprisonment under 2 years is possible Home D report is required. If he doesn't have a home (or family who would take him) then it's going to be a very short report. Sounds stupid but for the sake of a few extra words and ticking the boxes with probabation cuts down potential for assing around down the track.
Cheers
GPT

Barnsley Bill said...

Thanks for commenting so knowledgeably GPT. Surely he would be up for more than two years for this?

Oswald Bastable said...

His normal 'home' most likely has a door that only unlocks from the outside.

Inventory2 said...

Home Detention as a stand-alone sentence is a crock of shit. I merely hope that Simon Power doesn't find this mess so hard to clean up that he throws up his hands and screams "Enough!".

Clunking Fist said...

The poor sausage, I bet he suffers "discrimination" when attending job interviews...

chicken little said...

I bet he suffers "discrimination" when attending job interviews...

Big ears???

BarbaraB said...

Well I was going to say, "poor thing, I bet he'll find it hard to make friends in his new job, discrimination is so cruel". It appears that many of us think alike!