Wouldn’t you friggin know it, the 39 year old caught and charged with lighting the fire in Gippsland, Victoria, which killed 21 people, is psychologically unwell. Oh surprise, surprise. The arsonist “suspect”, who has now been given legal aid lawyers (great), is said to be “in a fragile mental state,” (boo friggin hoo). The unnamed Churchill man ( And why, pray tell, does he have the right to have his identity protected?) has also been charged with possessing child pornography. Police are going to extraordinary lengths to protect him, with a court ban stopping anyone reporting on who he is or even hinting at his identity.
Det Sen-Sgt Adam Shoesmith of the Arson Squad said the man had been arrested in a public place (here is hoping nowhere near any children!!!!) and went without a struggle. OK, OK, I shall reserve my total judgment on the suspect in respect of our laws, innocent until proven guilty… blah, blah, blah, but it sure feels good to vent! If found guilty he could face a maximum of 25 years (but we all know that wont happen!). I hope Mr Rudd’s “rot in jail” comment was not just political rhetoric! Lets do the sums people, 1 arsonist = 21 people burnt to a crisp and 2 – 3 arsonists = 300 people burnt to a crisp and 1 million animals vaporized. Who is protecting whom?
UPDATE: The ban on naming of the alleged Churchill Arsonist has been lifted and we can now reveal that he is Brendan Sokaluk. But the Looners already knew that. Sorry guys his MySpace page is no more (probably a good thing).
QUICK NOTE FROM THE FRIGGIN LOON: I would like to thank everyone who has participated in this posting. I must say it has been an interesting collection of thoughts, ideas, opinions and debate.I would like to make special mention of the fact that not one person has taken aim at family or friends of the alleged arsonist nor given details of addresses etc (for which you should be proud). I hope collectively we can move on from this better people.Oh and don’t forget after your venting to donate if you can. RSPCA or Red Cross.
Check out what a Baptist Minister in America had to say about the Victorian fires…Friggin Fred Phelps (make your friggin blood boil).
I’M JUST SAYING : Kaz has just informed the Loons that the alleged arsonist’s Myspace page lists Kevin Rudd as a friend! I checked, it is true!!!!! I am sure he will be unimpressed!