TWO men and three teenagers who sexually abused an 11-year-old boy at a remote Top End Aboriginal community should not be called rapists, according to a Supreme Court judge.
Ok, so the judge explains himself in a manner I reckon is just plain confused but further on in the story, there's this bit of utter stupidity...
"They have to prove not only that the victim didn't consent, but that the offender or offenders were aware that the victim was not consenting."
For fuck's sake, the kid was 11, he's not ABLE to give consent. Are you all fucking sunstruck up there or stupid or what? What the hell is the judiciary coming to? Are they all following last year's lead of UK judges who trotted out similar bullshit?
I just don't get it.
These people are supposed to be legal authorities.
The cops do their job and I have enormous respect for the work they do. Investigations are actually able to proceed despite the unbelievable amount of mire through which cops have to wade so how do the poor coppers feel when a year long investigation ends up with a bullshit result like that.
I've got 4 things on the go with cops at this moment. Every day brings new information, every day there's another kid telling me stuff they're embarrassed to tell the authorities. With a judiciary and legal system that trots out this kind of insanity, what the fuck am I supposed to tell those kids????