dinsdag, maart 10, 2020

onkruid trekkers: do I look like a truckdriver to you?

"If the truck driver picks up some lady 
and then molests her, I don't think 
t's appropriate, because it is contrary to the policy, 
for the ownership,  the leadership of that company 
to be held responsible,"

George Pell's final bid for freedom at the High Court this week will be one of the most closely watched hearings in Australian legal history.


It's one of the most high-profile and contentious High Court cases in recent memory — up there with Lindy Chamberlain.

In December 2018, when a jury found Pell guilty of sexually abusing two choirboys, many of his supporters were hopeful the convictions would be overturned on appeal.

Only one of the former choirboys gave evidence at the trial, the other died of a drug overdose in 2014.
But a majority of the three judges at the Victorian Court of Appeal backed the jury's verdict, leaving Pell to continue serving a six-year jail term.
Now it all comes down to a two-day hearing before the full bench of the High Court starting tomorrow.


Here's a quick guide to how the case will run.

The Australian 

The Pell critics will get another chance to dance on his reputational grave after the High Court has finished.

That will come when the redacted sections of the sex abuse royal commission are finally released by the Morrison government.

Like so many pronouncements about Pell in recent years, they are unlikely to be kind."

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