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2 years for Russell Packer

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by bones, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Packer has received two years gaol for an assault in Sydney last year which left his victim with a fractured eye socket.
     
  2. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Will they ever learn :(

    Wasted opportunities abound with Gen Y :cool:
     
  3. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    I bet he pissed himself when the ruling was handed down.
     
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  4. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    His new nickname can be 'Fudge'.
     
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  5. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Could have been worse. He could have been sentenced to play for Parramatta for the next two years.
     
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  6. COMMANDER

    COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Would have messed himself when the sentence was handed down.

    No priors, and he get's sent up for two years.

    I don't disagree but hope that the same sort of thing is dished out to all violent offenders.
     
  7. TWO DOGS

    TWO DOGS Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Apparently he stomped on the blokes head while he was on the ground. Two years, spot on.
     
  8. Frogz

    Frogz Don't mess with the goat, he has photos. Premium Member

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    tuff justice compared to what the other sh1theads have got.....I think it was just the wrong week for him to appear....but if that's the new law, hope they stick to it
     
  9. silvertail

    silvertail Well-Known Member

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    Suspended sentence, surely.
     
  10. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    This is where the justice system in this country is wrong. While I agree that Packer deserves punishment for what he did, isn't two years in gaol for a first offence a bit excessive? There are repeat offenders out there who get off or lighter sentences for doing worse than what he did.
     
  11. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    I thought this was very harsh until I read the details of what he did. However the guy that killed Thomas Kelly only got 4 years. When you compare that sentence to Packers it seems Packer was very hard done by, in reality Kelly's killer should have got 10 years.
     
  12. Brissie Kid

    Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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    Can't believe NRL.com running a story "Packer to appeal sentence".

    He isn't a NRL registered player so why are they trashing the NRL brand by even mentioning this story at all, let alone that he is appealing it? Why is NRL.com telling the world he is appealing the sentence? Is that the NRL website's job? Maybe a NRL story supporting the NSW justice system & police plus condemning street violence & supporting its victims would have been more appropriate than "Packer to appeal sentence". The story itself says the NRL won't make comment, but then NRL.com does anyway!

     
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  13. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    So if he would have stayed in NZ instead of chasing big dollars he could possibly not in this position
    Well done to magistrate Grogan I hope any and all appeals fail and fellow magistrates follow this sentence

    Blake Furguson must be ****ting now lol
     
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  14. COMMANDER

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    The NRL have info on Packer not known to the average punter, hence them not registering his contract with the Knights months ago.
     
  15. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He is bound to get that sentence reviewed on appeal. Seems manifestly inconsistent with normal practice for this type of offence.
     
  16. Top End Eagle

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    Correct. If what packer did as reported got two years every day of the week then it is a warranted sentence. But when a grub who killed Thomas Kelly for no reason only gets four years the discrepancy is disgusting.

    If someone knocked my son out and then stomped on his head I would agree with two years in gaol. I think that packer is harshly done by like the first guy who got done DUI would have felt when this first came in.

    Let's face it it's drugs that allow these blokes to get so drunk and still agitated. It's ice and ecstasy and coke and roids and it's time people realised it. If you are still out at four in the morning you are either just turned eighteen or chemically enhanced.

    This is why coppers are so sick of it.

    Ask the nurses in ER about the forty five kilo chicks coming in off their heads that take four security guards to hold them down.

    Not implying that packer was anything but drunk. But even red bull and vodka keeps drunks alert and in highly strung young men makes trouble. The issue is this culture of going on with it even after someone is knocked to the ground.

    Again if you stomp on someone's head after you have knocked them out then you are a gutless coward and if your female partner is in court to show support for you whilst you defend yourself against these indefensible actions then god help you all.

    You will meet a few Darren Lockyer fans in the locker who will remember that test late in 2011.

    Sad thing is the bloke was a good player.
     
  17. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The unfortunate death of Kelly was manslaughter, as he died from hitting his head on the pavement, after a single blow.
    Packer was charged with assault after a sustained attack. He was very lucky that the head stomp did not result in death.

    I also understand why his partner, the mother of two young children would support him in court. They now are without financial support, and away from their extended family in NZ :(

    The level of violence that is now commonplace is the real worry. Maybe the Judiciary is listening to Society and actually jailing these perpetrators to discourage a free for all every weekend :cool:
     
  18. castle eagle

    castle eagle Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    i hate that that can be an excuse to escape a murder charge, if he wasn't punched he wouldn't have fallen & hit his head on the pavement.
     
  19. globaleagle

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    ...The unfortunate death of Kelly was manslaughter, as he died from hitting his head on the pavement, after a single blow.
    Packer was charged with assault after a sustained attack. He was very lucky that the head stomp did not result in death.

    Yup, oh I just pulled the trigger....it was the bullet that went through him that's at fault.
     
  20. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The Law of the land is subjective and ultimately inconsistent. But intent is a huge component.

    I always thought that any offence committed under the influence of alcohol, drugs or even prescribed drugs, should carry a loading. As you are aware that they affect you and your judgement.

    But these matters are ultimately always subjective so the one party will always feel aggrieved :cool:
     
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