The “Justice System” reflects what lawyers believe this community deserves. 85% of politicians are lawyers. They write our laws from a position of “knowing what’s best for us” and the more senior they are, the more arrogantly they hold that belief. After writing the Law, lawyers administer it, prosecute defendants, choose Juries for those appearing and grant exemptions to those who would bring the greatest rigour to the Jury System. Lawyers sit in judgement on those brought before them, demonstrating time & time again that they lack the will to persuade their colleagues in Parliament to fix broken laws. Lawyers prosecute all offenders, use Police as they wish, fix outcomes whilst denying it’s possible and withold evidence when the hurdle seems too high. If caught, prosecutors are immune from prosecution!
Then lawyers determine sentences, run the Corrections & Parole Systems and blame each other when they fuck up! AND FUCK UP THEY DO……FAR MORE FREQUENTLY THAN IS EVER REPORTED. Spend an evening with a Lawyer and listen to the tales of payola, “negotiation”, letting bad laws hurt people & gleefully celebrating the fact that their profession “controls”our society in every important way. Yes, I’ve got many a bone to pick with the Injustice System but unless you’re a lawyer, you haven’t got a hope in hell of effecting change. It’s time to begin to pry this outrageous level of power from lawyers’ hands and improve representation of all in our democracy. If we don’t, lawyers will keep releasing psychopaths back onto the street, no matter how loudly we in psychiatry warn them of the certainty of disaster! ps.Lawyers won’t like my contribution at all!!
HOW COULD THE STATE KEEP IGNORING THE BLEEDING OBVIOUS!!??
Adrian Bayley has been found guilty of more than 20 rape and assault offences dating back to 1990 and has been imprisoned for most of his adult life.
One judge described Bayley as having a long-term need to randomly attack, sexually assault and humiliate young women. Bayley started his criminal career as an 18-year-old when he raped the 16-year-old girlfriend of his sister. In August 1990, the month after his 19th birthday, he attempted to rape and threatened to kill a 17-year-old woman whom he did not know.
Four months later, he attempted to rape a 16-year-old hitchhiker whom he abducted in his car and drove to a remote area.
In June 1991, he pleaded guilty to those offences and was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment with a minimum of three years.
He was released less than two years later. He later admitted he had basically “gone through the motions” of rehabilitation so that he could secure early release from prison.
Bayley made this admission during a court appearance regarding 16 counts of rape committed between September 2000 and March 2001. He pleaded guilty to the charges, all of which were committed against prostitutes working in St Kilda.
During sentencing in the County Court in 2002, Judge Tony Duckett said Bayley had driven his victims to a lane behind a group of shops in Kendall Street, Elwood, before parking against a fence so they could not open the passenger door.
“You used an array of threats and violence to force your victims to satisfy your gross sexual appetite,” Judge Duckett said.
“Your conduct went far beyond mere sexual gratification.
“You forced your victims to accept a series of sexual acts that caused them horrifying distress.”
Judge Duckett found that Bayley, who had changed his surname from Edwards about two months before the attacks, had wanted to demean his victims.
He said Bayley had a long-term need to attack, sexually assault and humiliate young women whom he did not know.
“Your response to pleading, cries of pain and tears was to force these women into further sexual acts. There are descriptions given by victims of the haunting, psychological consequences of your actions,” Judge Duckett said. “The ending of relationships; the ending of legitimate career prospects; and in one case, the relationship between a mother and her child.
“In addition to the violence offered, there is another and more disturbing aspect of your conduct: that is the deliberate humiliation of your victims.”
Judge Duckett said that on one occasion, Bayley told his victim: “I could dump you in the f—ing alley and no one will give a shit” and “Did that f—ing hurt? See, look who’s got the power. See, I can do whatever I want.”
He apologised to one victim, before driving off, laughing at her and telling her he would do it again.
Judge Duckett said that while Bayley was supported by his family and partner in court, it was not clear whether they knew the full extent of his horrific crimes.
“If you retain the support of your family in the face of their full knowledge of what you have done, then you are a very fortunate person,” he said.
“The sentences that I shall impose will cause you, your partner and children, your extended family, considerable anguish and suffering.
“My assessment of your wrongdoing is that such suffering, brought about by your calculated offending, is overshadowed by the likely suffering that you have inflicted on your five victims.
“An attempt must be made to protect society from you and others who might be disposed to offend repeatedly in a similar manner.”
Judge Duckett said he would not take into account provisions in the sentencing act that would allow him to sentence Bayley as a serious offender, as he was convicted for his previous rape offences when he was 19. The provision allows a sentence to be imposed that is more severe than the maximum penalty.
Judges overlook the provision if they consider that the sentence they will impose within the maximum penalty can provide adequate protection for the community.
Judge Duckett sentenced Bayley to 11 years in jail.
He would be eligible for parole after eight years, but Judge Duckett said he intended that should parole be granted it would be for up to three years and Bayley would be subject to supervision and restrictions.
Bayley was released from prison in 2010. He was on parole until March 17, 2013.
In August 2011, after a night out in Geelong, Bayley king-hit a 20-year-old man, breaking his jaw and leaving him unconscious.
Bayley, then aged 40, appeared in the Geelong Magistrates Court on February 28, 2012.
The Geelong Advert-iser reported that Bayley told the police who arrested him that he remembered being in an altercation but was too drunk to recall punching the man.
Prosecutor Leading Senior Constable David Vanderpol said the victim was eating outside a cafe about 1.30am when Bayley started abusing him and punched him in the face.
“The power of the blow lifted the victim off the ground and knocked him unconscious to the ground, striking his head as he fell,” Senior Constable Vanderpol said.
Defence lawyer Michael Brugman said Bayley had quit drinking on Boxing Day, 2011, was to start a new job the day he appeared in court and had no history of violence.
Magistrate Ron Saines rejected the claims about Bayley’s history. He was convicted and sentenced to three months in prison. He appealed and was released until his later court date.
Six weeks later, Bayley allegedly raped a women in Elwood. He was also charged with false imprisonment and intentionally causing injury over the alleged assault on April 5.
On July 15, Bayley allegedly raped a Dutch backpacker in Westbury Street, Balaclava.
The 27-year-old woman was walking home from the Elephant & Wheelbarrow on Fitzroy Street in St Kilda between 2.30am and 3.30am when the driver of a small red vehicle, who police allege was Bayley, told her she was being followed.
Police allege that the woman accepted Bayley’s offer to drive her home but they only travelled about 500 metres before he locked the doors and raped her.
“At some point I convinced him that the car wasn’t really the right place, and I said ‘Let’s go to my house, it’s really close by’,” the woman said at a press conference after the attack. “He was saying ‘Oh yeah, you’ll go to the police’.
“Then I convinced him that it was OK and then he bought it.”
As they approached the house, the woman ran inside screaming and police allege Bayley fled.
Police said at the time that they were not sure if the “brazen” attack was planned or opportunistic.
Bayley was charged with the sexual assaults while in custody over Jill Meagher’s rape and murder , and with the sexual assault of a woman in St Kilda in November 2000 – about the same time he raped five prostitutes in the area.
On September 22, Bayley raped and murdered Jill Meagher when he pursued her down Sydney Road on a cold Friday night.
SO WHO AGREES WITH ME THAT CLEARLY, NO LAWYERS, JUDGES, PROSECUTORS OR POLITICIANS WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE WHEN IN FACT, EVERYONE IN AUTHORITY INVOLVED WITH THE MANAGEMENT OF THIS PREDATOR SHOULD BE SACKED??? WHAT IF IT HAD BEEN YOUR WIFE, SISTER OR DAUGHTER WHO BAYLEY HAD MURDERED? WOULD YOU RELY ON THE POLICE, PROSECUTORS, JURIES, JUDGES, JAILS AND POLITICIANS TO GET IT RIGHT, OR WOULD YOU MOVE HEAVEN & EARTH TO ENSURE THAT BAYLEY NEVER STEPS FOOT OUTSIDE JAIL AGAIN?
A handcuffed Adrian Ernest Bayley arrives at court on Tuesday morning.