Quod erat demonstrandum

Often when TAFKAS finds an interesting piece of news or opinion or information that is not generally covered in Australia, he posts it on the Cat.  And when posting it on the Cat, TAFKAS puts his ten cents in.

On this one, there is nothing TAFKAS can add – California DA’s new policy to consider looters’ ‘needs’ before charging them

A California district attorney is requiring her prosecutors to consider looters’ “needs” when weighing criminal charges against them.

The new mandate, set forth by Contra Costa County District Attorney Diane Becton, makes it tougher to prosecute looting cases in the county, which sits just outside San Francisco.

Coming soon to a progressive state in Australia near you.  The one south of NSW, north of Tasmania, east of South Australia and west of New Zealand.

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24 Responses to Quod erat demonstrandum

  1. Roger

    We don’t have much looting in Australia.

    Besides which, the context of this is the move to denote looting by black Americans as reparations.

  2. Another Ian

    Keep your eye on the migration stream

    “Absolutely Perfect – Florida Governor Introduces “Law Enforcement Protection Act”…”

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/09/22/absolutely-perfect-florida-governor-introduces-law-enforcement-protection-act/

  3. Scott Osmond

    The civilizational sink in action. No one would be willing to insure a property or business where the left’s pets are allowed to run wild. No lender would be willing to lend money to a business or householder without insuring that if something like fire or flood happened they were covered. As things fall apart it will all be blamed on racist whites. More and more will flee and when they do they will take their voting patterns with them. This is why you sink the boats and shouldn’t allow new residents to vote or especially hold office for at least 3 generations. The city states of old new something we’ve chosen to forget or ignore.

  4. Bela Bartok

    We already have a type of this woke-law in NSW. If you’re given a fine in NSW, it is possible for the Dep Sec of Stronger Communities to defer or halve the fine if you’re ‘affected by COVID’, on JobSeeker, poor etc. We already have a two-tier legal system enforced by the public servants, not the Courts.

  5. Just imagine what will happen to the US if Biden wins.

    Coming soon to a progressive state in Australia near you. The one south of NSW, north of Tasmania, east of South Australia and west of New Zealand.

    That said, the ‘artist’ is once again pulling stuff from a dark, wet, place.

  6. ben

    And the “needs” of the victims? What about them?

  7. Pyrmonter

    The local version of this – around for a decade or more – is the campaign to relate fines to income. Apparently it is less socially costly when a deadbeat druggie runs a red light or parks in a clearway than when some flash financial services cokehead.

    http://www.lawfoundation.net.au/ljf/site/articleIDs/0F689939CC1763FECA2575710005194A/$file/JI3_Fines_web.pdf

  8. Bruce

    @ Roger:

    “We don’t have much looting in Australia.”

    We actually do, but as it is conducted by government, both the elected and and unaccountable branches, we are not supposed to notice.

  9. Suburban Boy

    DAs who support and excuse criminality: the malign influence of Soros in action.

  10. It’s redistribution of wealth. It’s not looting.

  11. Eyrie

    The local version of this – around for a decade or more – is the campaign to relate fines to income. Apparently it is less socially costly when a deadbeat druggie runs a red light or parks in a clearway than when some flash financial services cokehead.

    Flogging levels the playing field.

  12. Eyrie

    The looters “need” a quick 5.56mm to the head.

  13. Big Toe Hurts

    @ Roger:

    “We don’t have much looting in Australia.”
    It seems Roger does not consider Victoria part of Australia. Are we permitted to mention our coloured immigrants?

  14. billie

    economics over law enforcement – they just don’t want to build more prisons

    much like vic police giving in to protesters who sued them some years ago after the G20, because it was cheaper than fighting them in court (that’s exactly what they said at the time)

    don’t worry about the law or the victims, as in California, it’s about the economics

    pop quiz – what’s the biggest government department in New Zealand?

  15. Hay Stockard

    California is one of only two places I know of where shitting in the street is acceptable. All downhill from there.

  16. Rafiki

    A similar law, sponsored by the Greens, was enacted in the ACT some years ago. The law penalised the removal of shopping trolleys from the precincts of the relevant shop, and empowered the police to abstain from prosecuting if (in effect) the offender used the trolley to pursued their lifestyle; that is, they lived on the streets and used the trolley to store their goods. It was pointed out, to no avail, that a power to dispense with the law was contrary to our constitutional tradition (as per the Bill of Rights Act if 1689).

  17. Professor Fred Lenin

    Great climate California people can sleep in tents in the street toilets .
    The only looting in Australia is done by the left carpetbaggers looting Taxpayers money .

  18. Dinky

    Coming soon to a progressive state in Australia near you. The one south of NSW, north of Tasmania, east of South Australia and west of New Zealand.

    Oh hell that’s already been going on for years here in Vic. Just look how Sudanese gangs run amok with impunity & just last week a group Afghans had their COVID fines waived.

  19. Damon

    You can’t upset immigrants To do so would be regarded as being racist.

  20. The most recent earthquake was only a 4.6.
    Just sayin’

  21. Old Lefty

    Since 2014, Yarragrad has had a pilot policymaking these lines, namely immunity from arrest and prosecution for the wave of church arson attacks cheered by the Socialist Left, Greens, ABC and Fairfax. The one exception of which I am aware is a serial arsonist who also tried to torch a police station; they found him quick smart.

  22. billie

    biggest government department in New Zealand is Corrections .. prisons and at what cost?

    any wonder they dont want their criminals returned from Australia

    maybe, just maybe, the natural order of thngs is war, so as to thin the herd, so to speak

  23. Nob

    The Perth whippersnipper guy from Jim’s Mowing that feelthebern linked to on the open thread was reacting to an attempted robbery and bottle attack by an aggressive drunk:
    https://www.perthnow.com.au/business/wa-lawnmower-man-admits-whipper-snipper-attack-ng-5e1b7cbd1e1bb46753b6ba41688078c5?utm_campaign=share-icons&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=clipboard&tid=1600876727439

    He pled guilty to assault and Jim of His Mowing said:

    The gentleman in question demanded money, and when refused, threatened Keith at length both verbally and with a bottle,” Mr Penman said.

    “He also threatened to smash the window of Keith’s car, so when he moved towards the vehicle, Keith chased him and hit him with the brush-cutter on his backside.

    “Regardless of the provocation, I told Keith he was very foolish to react in this way. Better to let the window be smashed and then take legal action himself.

    So there you have it.
    Let yourself be killed, then, no worries, we’ll get the killer on a murder charge. Recommended tactic.

  24. Hay Stockard

    Nob,
    Jim of Jim’s Mowing just lost my respect.

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