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More corporate grandstanding

The NRL has come out in favour of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

Hmmm.

It’d be easier to take League seriously as a moral guardian if league players weren’t singlehandedly keeping the legal profession in silk undies for assault … domestic assault … violence against women generally … drunkenness … drug possession … drug importation and distribution … but please, continue the lecture …

This is not a parody, promise

Even though it is acted that way and sounds like a parody, this is very, very real.

Watch it all. It. Is. Bizarre.

But the main beneficiaries might actually be the rich.

Respect my authoritaaa

The courts expect a degree of respect – a lot actually.

Then they do things like this:

An allegedly stoned and unlicensed Melbourne teenager, accused of ramming a police car and breaking an officer’s leg, has been granted bail.

Benjamin Saurini, 19, previously said he couldn’t see the police vehicle because his car windows had fogged up from smoking cannabis after a session with friends on Friday night.

Bail.

Just let that sink in for a minute.

On the plus side, our judges are as dopey as the judges in France.

An Islamic State terrorist who helped execute one of the worst terror attacks in French history has been awarded compensation in jail due to a breach of his privacy.

Belgian-born Salah Abdeslam, 29, was awarded 500 euros ($A800) in compensation after the level of surveillance he was under in jail was deemed illegal.

Leader of the political party France Arise N. Dupont-Aignan described the decision as “shameful”.

Believed to be the sole survivor of the group that carried out a series of attacks in Paris in November 2015, Abdeslam has been in the Fleury-Mérogis prison — where he was under 24-hour CCTV surveillance — since April 2016.

He was under surveillance. in jail.

Just let that sink in for a minute.

Malcolm was meant to be articulate

Yes, this is petty. Very petty. But it doesn’t mean you won’t enjoy it.

 

 

Carl Orff (b 1895)

 

Mavis Staples (b 1939)