Makes me sick reading about this guys history and all the outstanding warrants that he had on him. This was preventable.
Victorian Government needs to get rid of the bail justice system asap. Anyone can basically be a bail justice and there is little to no training at all to become one.
Not exactly true Trip ess.
However, that is why it is called a "Justice" system. Police should not have the power for unfettered detainment of suspects, and they need to present their case, they obviously did not here.
More legitimately, we should be questioning a system where some-one can be in jail on bail for 18 months and then either found not guilty at court or police drop charges due to lack of evidence or they find the real villain.
Reality is that this nut-job had not committed any serious offenses until he stabbed his bro on Friday. Probably impossible to protect our society from lone madmen who want to kill and maim, without all of us giving up massive freedoms.
Easy after the event to be wise, but it doesn't bring those killed back to life.
I would have thought these rated as serious offences:
- Driving down the wrong side of St Kilda Rd whilst involved in a police pursuit.
- Multiple charges of driving whilst disqualified
- Multiple charges of theft.
- Multiple charges of dangerous driving
- Theft of an EFTPOS machine
- Failure to appear at court
Given the above, its blatantly obvious that the concept of bail means nothing to him. He was always going to jump in a car again.
Either the bail justice was not told about these pending charges - and the question then is why not.
Or he/she was told and made a terrible judgement call.