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Last updated on August 4th, 2017 at 01:35 pm
Bryan Law – this site’s official representative among the Pine Gap-invading, court-appearing, jailtime-begging leftoid/peacenik Queensland taxi-driving community – emails:
I’ve had a piece published over on Webdiary about Pine Gap so far.
In that article I undertake to consciously and deliberately plan and carry out physical intervention into US war-fighting bases in Australia.
This is nothing new. I said much the same to Judge Thomas during my sentencing submissions. There’s a record of this on the blog of the time (Day 11). I clearly undertook to carry out further action at Pine Gap. I agreed with the Prosecutor that a custodial sentence was probably appropriate.
In the Webdiary piece I reveal that the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (Darwin Office) has lodged an appeal against the lenience of our sentence. Grounds for the DPP’s appeal are set out here.
Predictably, the DPP raises issues of general and specific deterrence. It’s the same question I ask about John Howard and his gang. It’s another day in Court. Yee Hah! My hopes of martyrdom are revived.
I reckon we should organise a betting pool. Folks sign up for a sentence they think ought to be imposed, followed by what they think the Court of Criminal Appeal will actually give me. For example, I think the Court of Criminal Appeal ought commend me for acting like a responsible citizen, and chastise Philip Ruddock for not playing nice. What I expect is a sentence of 12 months, suspended after 3 months for a period of two years.
Winner gets a fine meal. Losers pay.
PS: if you’re ever in Cairns I’d be happy to share a Sarsparilla or two.
Place your bets, people!