Saturday, 26 September 2009
Criminals with Piss Poor Excuses, Australia.
Picture taken by Fiona Hamilton Source Herald Sun Newspaper
These sorts of people disgust me, and there are plenty of them across Australia and the world. The gutless cowards always after the fact of committing a crime become remorseful and make up the most pathetic excuses for some halfwit, dimwitted judge to make an erroneous judgment.
Like this case that has pissed me off. This is from the Herald Sun Newspaper in Australia.
I first was pissed off at the heading being “Drinking was part of my job,”) she must be a wine taster or something like that I thought.)
And here was the lead in.
A SUCCESSFUL businesswoman who says social drinking was part of her job is facing jail after ploughing into a traffic controller while drunk. (This thing, I cannot use a pronoun fit for a human as I don’t believe she deserves this respect. I would love to read her ‘job description document’ and see where this is described in her terms of employment)
Amanda Pollard, lost her job and suffered the humiliation of being arrested at her office after driving home after a work function instead of using the stack of company cab charges in her purse. (She suffered humiliation, Oh please fu#k me. What about the traffic controller and what he has probably suffered! She had cab charge cards.)
The former high-ranking mortgage manager for Bankwest blew 0.181 after slamming into the traffic controller as he stopped in an emergency lane to collect large arrow signs from a freeway ramp. (‘It’ was more than three times over the legal blood limit.)
The controller was lucky not to be killed when he was struck beside his truck But the thing ‘Pollard’ didn't even notice as she kept driving in her badly damaged company car. (So 'she' (I will use this from now) was so pissed she didn’t even know she hit a person)
The defence lawyer said it was part of Pollard's job to attend functions and she drank to make her seem happy and "easy to deal with". (I love lawyers, they have a horrible job, some of them having to represent scumbags like this and then use terminology and lies to try an make an excuse for the crime that was committed.)
She usually took taxis home, but after being propositioned by a driver that night she got out of the taxi and decided to drive to her Point Cook home from the city. (Pollard, was so pissed before that she didn’t know she had even hit a person, but we are meant to believe that she could remember being propositioned by a cab driver and had enough sense to decide to leave the cab. They couldn’t come up with a better lie or excuse than this pathetic one. Also looking at the picture, the woman is no bed of roses, the cabby must have been hard up to hit her up.)
And then the apologies came:
"I made the most regrettable decision I have ever made in my life,"
"I know I should not have been driving that night . . . Please forgive me for the pain I have put you through." Pollard wrote in a letter of apology to her victim. (Always after the fact, when you are facing a criminal record, fine and jail time that common sense prevails)
And then this shit flowed out of the defence lawyers mouth!
He said Pollard had been orphaned and penniless at the age of seven and ran away from foster care at 16. (So fuc#en what! Do you want me to feel pity for her? Do you want me to think that she has had a hard up bringing and this contributed to this crime? What kind of a statement is this shit? This all took place 19 years ago, she must have adjusted allright as she has become a ‘successful business woman.’)
The traffic controller had been wearing a reflective safety vest and his truck, which had both its hazard lights and yellow rotating lights on, also had a large roof-mounted warning arrow. He said he could see Pollard coming and pressed back against his vehicle to try to get out of the way, but she did not veer out of the lane.
His leg was smashed and tendons in both his knees were torn apart.
At least she has had the guts and has pleaded guilty in the County Court to negligently causing serious injury and failing to render assistance after an accident.
Now to the Judge, Irene Lawson has ordered a psychiatric report and continued bail pending sentencing in November. (A psychiatric report, what bullshit. If she is successful she cannot be too fuc#ed up. Again a smoke screen and I wish I was a fly on the wall in the sessions to see her acting for the psychiatrist.)
Why can’t people have the decency, guts and honesty to just admit to their crime and not bring with it all the excuses and hard luck stories under the sun? I think that no person should be able to use supposed family upbringings and so called tragedies as an excuse.
The sad part is the idiotic judges who take sympathy on these criminals and then hand down the most outrageous and lenient sentences and many times fail to record a conviction against these sorts of people.
Jails are overcrowded, build more and employ more people and get people like this off the street for a little while to give them the biggest wake up call of their lives. The fines and stern words that are offered often go unheeded, another crime is committed and more excuses are made and another soft sentencing takes place.
It has to change, it has to stop.
That is my rant.