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Liam Jurrah - committal hearing in Alice Springs


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Nobody's questioning the welfare of the victim or expressing a lack of concern for him or that he wasn't injured in an incident which took place that night but the case is about whether Liam is guilty of assaulting him and others. As I understand it, Liam will be pleading not guilty to all charges.

Yes but is the other bloke ok ? My question was about his medical and psychological condition, not about anybodys guilt. I know Liam's being taken care of by Bruce and a battery of lawyers but what about the other bloke.

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Yes but is the other bloke ok ? My question was about his medical and psychological condition, not about anybodys guilt. I know Liam's being taken care of by Bruce and a battery of lawyers but what about the other bloke.

If you're asking whether he's being given the same legal support as Jurrah, then I only have this answer: He doesn't play footy for an AFL club, so I doubt he's getting much help from lawyers.
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From the persepctive of a Melbourne supporter I hope he gets off but if he bashed someone in the head with a machete (or a nulla nulla) then he deserves whatever anyone else in that situation would get. Those type of assaults in particular can't be condoned no matter who did it.

You are obviously very fortunate that you have not been in a situation where you have to protect your family or live in a community similar to a war zone.

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What is known is Jurrah left his home town at 20 years old with no record to speak of, which is rare based on what has been written.

He has been dragged into the dispute subsequently, possibly because he had to take a side and therefore became a target as has been reported. The whole situation is a complicated mess. I wish everyone in the community well, not just Liam.

The sad thing is the footy oval has been abandoned; a proud footy town no longer hosts matches. Just think of all the potential players that will miss their chance to shine, the kids in the town that might not ever get the chance Liam has due to the unrest.

Just wondering, is three days a long time for a committal hearing? I always thought they were relatively short?

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Yes but is the other bloke ok ? My question was about his medical and psychological condition, not about anybodys guilt. I know Liam's being taken care of by Bruce and a battery of lawyers but what about the other bloke.

If you're asking whether he's being given the same legal support as Jurrah, then I only have this answer: He doesn't play footy for an AFL club, so I doubt he's getting much help from lawyers.

Liam has been charged with a criminal offence: as far as I know "the other bloke" hasn't, therefore will not get or require legal representation.
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Liam has been charged with a criminal offence: as far as I know "the other bloke" hasn't, therefore will not get or require legal representation.

I'm sure he could get some sort of civil suit together for assault and whatnot.
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I'm sure he could get some sort of civil suit together for assault and whatnot.

That would surely need to wait until the criminal charges are either pursued or thrown out.
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You are obviously very fortunate that you have not been in a situation where you have to protect your family or live in a community similar to a war zone.

Please. I appreciate the problems there but can't excuse drunkenly bashing someone in the head with a machete as has been alleged. Culture is no excuse just as it is no excuse for the neanderthals who stone teenage girls to death in the middle east.

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You are obviously very fortunate that you have not been in a situation where you have to protect your family or live in a community similar to a war zone.

Obviously you have and we bow to your greater knowledge in this area. Please eloborate,

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There was just a little update on Channel 7 news about the hearing.

Strong police presence to keep things under control, but it's only been Jurrah supporters that have come and all have been calm.

In good news (I'm no legal expert, so I'm guessing it is), they've had to adjourn briefly as the witnesses for the prosecution have not shown up.

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There was just a little update on Channel 7 news about the hearing.

Strong police presence to keep things under control, but it's only been Jurrah supporters that have come and all have been calm.

In good news (I'm no legal expert, so I'm guessing it is), they've had to adjourn briefly as the witnesses for the prosecution have not shown up.

you could go to town on this... but I wont; for now !! lol
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You are obviously very fortunate that you have not been in a situation where you have to protect your family or live in a community similar to a war zone.

I would have thought that this kind of thing goes without saying. Am I also fortunate to have running water and live in democracy? Thanks for the insight.

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Yes but is the other bloke ok ? My question was about his medical and psychological condition, not about anybodys guilt. I know Liam's being taken care of by Bruce and a battery of lawyers but what about the other bloke.

6 stitches, does that suggest anything at all?

To condemn a person whilst not comprehending the total situation, would be just Ignorance.

I wish Liam all the best of luck in the court case, But also with his families issues.

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I wish him well, & Good Luck.

it's a sorry tale for Liam to be in the middle of this mess.

I sincerely hope no more Violence comes from this feud.

Nobody here really knows how remote indigenous communities operate. There laws and beliefs are different to ours, they have even had white law forced on them. White law was in a sense an apartheid, illegal and probably exaserbated the problems indigenous people face.

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Anyone else think this thread could/should be locked until after the hearing to avoid any unneccesary speculation?

I think it is good to have somewhere to stay updated on the trial. But couldn't blame moderators if they get sick of trawling through the thread and removing all the shite.

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Anyone else think this thread could/should be locked until after the hearing to avoid any unneccesary speculation?

Lock it.
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