Friday, September 29, 2006

Sad News

Hi All,

I'm sorry to have to report that Australia (especially the Gold Coast) is getting more like the USA every day, but in case you haven't heard the terrible news about Tony Nugent, a good friend and colleague of ours, here are some links.,23739,20483440-3102,00.html,22606,20487334-911,00.html

I'm glad they caught the prick that did this and I cannot see how he can be charged as anything but an adult, despite him being 16 years old - if he had the ability to think his way into stealing from someone and then mowing them down in a car, then he's every bit as adult as he needs to be to be tried as one.

Unfortunately, Tony is suffering severe head injuries and his prognosis is poor, at best. This is coming just after Tony started to recover from a previous total bilateral kidney failure a couple of years ago and get on the road to being able to start working again. He was finally starting to see a way out of the forest he had been in for a while, and then this little fucker comes along and takes that away from him.

And how will his mum feel? She saw it happen. I don't know how she's able to sleep, and I hope the prick that caused this can't sleep ever again. What about Tony's 3 children?

It disgusts me that people like his parents - look at the report on his father - are able to raise kids and give them the sort of "me first" attitude that gives them the idea that stealing and then running a human being down in a car whilst making a get away is a reasonable way to live. The prick who did this was capable of his own thoughts and actions, though, and is 100% responsible for what he has done. I just hope that our court system can bring itself to punish the criminal to the fullest extent of the law - there should be no leniency in this case at all - he knew exactly what he was doing.


The Outspoken Wookie

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hope the courts throw the book at the kid - he deserves it!