Wednesday, November 18, 2009

12 year old boy taken to court over receiving a stolen Freddo Frog. WHAT A CROCK OF SHIT!!!

Recently, there's been a story about a young boy who got a Freddo frog from his friend.

Turns out, the friend stole the Freddo, but the boy may not have known that at the time.

What this comes down to, is a law that says you can be arrested and charged with receiving stolen goods.

My problem with that is, what do you do if you don't know it's stolen?

The cops took the boy who received the frog from his friend to court and wanted him charged. But what happended to the little shit who knicked it in the first place. No one's mentioned him at all, and as far as anyone knows nothing's happening to him.

Sometimes the law is an arse. A bloody stupid dumb arse!!!

The story is below -

Jewels xxoo


Police in Western Australia have dropped charges against a 12-year-old boy accused of receiving a stolen chocolate frog.

The boy yesterday pleaded not guilty to the charge in Northam Children's Court. Police allege he received the 70-cent chocolate from a friend who had stolen it from a supermarket. The Aboriginal Legal Service (ALS) described the case as trivial and said it showed police were targeting Aboriginal youths.

Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan says the matter will be referred to the state's Juvenile Justice Team. "We've asked for that matter to be withdrawn from court and sent to the Juvenile Justice Team," he said. "It probably should have gone there in the first place, but one of the things is that the police officers had contrary information. "So we think the court would send that particular young person back to the Juvenile Justice Team and we've asked for that to be done straight away."

Right decision

Aboriginal Legal Service spokesman Peter Collins told ABC Local Radio it is the right decision. "The bottom line is it shouldn't have gotten to this. It's pretty clear the media attention this matter has generated has been the catalyst for this decision today," he said.

Attorney-General Christian Porter says he supports the police decision to withdraw the charges."In all the circumstances, that appears to me to have been a good decision," he said. "But there's more and more information coming to light about this individual case as we move forward and it's not appropriate for me to comment on it in detail whilst it's before the courts."

4 comments:

  1. I wonder what "other information" they're referring to.

    Anyway, I think the whole thing was a stunt to just make people aware they're still arresting people for stealing. They never intended on charging him. It was just to make headlines.

    At least that's the most positive spin I can put on this story, and I like to see the positive.

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  2. Whattt?! That is absolutely absurd. Poor kid, he must have been scared.

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  3. Wow, how ridiculous, poor kid...seriuosly these cops must not have anything better to do!

    Smooches,
    Sassy Chica

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  4. Yes it does suck, but we still haven't heard about the kid who knicked it in the first place.

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