What a load of bull dust

  • @stoy@lemmy.zip
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    83 months ago

    I don’t know if this is how normal people are treated i AUS, if they also get confidentiallity in these cases, then it is hard to argue that it is unfair, but if normal people do get their names reveiled, then that should happen to the police as well.

    • @makingStuffForFun@lemmy.ml
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      63 months ago

      Police are normal people, as being charged shows. Agree. They need to be named like everyone else. This is a form of corruption / privilege.

      • @CameronDev@programming.dev
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        23 months ago

        Are drink driving charges publically announced for the general public though? I didnt think so, at least I have no idea where they are announced. There is a record in the magistrates court system for traffic offences, but that doesnt say what the actual offence was.

        Regardless, I hope they lose their licence at a minimum. They have no excuse, they should know better.

        Semi-related, but a few years ago I went to VCAT, and by chance found out that the Herald Sun publishes all vcat cases, including names of both parties. No idea why that needs to be published, but whatever :/

        • @Marin_Rider@aussie.zone
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          Are drink driving charges publically announced for the general public though? I didnt think so, at least I have no idea where they are announced.

          yes, a drink driving case is heard in court and gazetted. im not sure if theres a central place to access this info but i used to read the court reports of my local paper years back to see all the flogs from high school get their 5 minutes of fame

    • @FallstarOP
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      13 months ago

      I believe if here are relevant circumstances, like if they are a minor but this really smacks of a cover up.

      Hopefully the judge rejects their request or there is a valid reason for not disclosing their name for 40 years…

    • @FallstarOP
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      13 months ago

      Guess we need to see if the judge see if it is reasonable.

      I have a small sliver of hope.