Letter: Justice was not served in Gentles trial

I would like to send several bushels of raspberries to Justice John D. Truscott for his recent decision in the Martin Gentles trial.

Editor:

I would like to send several bushels of raspberries to Justice John D. Truscott for his recent decision in the Martin Gentles trial.

His inexplicable display of lenience brings to mind the story of a young man convicted of murdering his parents: he was awarded a suspended sentence.

In explaining the decision the honourable presiding judge claimed that our higher nature demanded the defendant be shown a great deal of compassion since, sad to relate, he was an orphan.

Justice is blind, need it also be stupid?

I suppose we should be grateful that the honourable Justice Truscott stopped short of ordering all pedestrians to wear bull’s eyes in order to make a more achievable target for drunk drivers.

Josef Illes

Horsefly