One day, the justice system will recognise how utterly ridiculous they sounded and acted during the COVID era. How can a magistrate look at a freedom lover with no prior criminal behaviour and see a person deserving of a fine or conviction for leaving their house? They will have to face their demons one day for being so complicit while good men and women were dragged through the court systems.
Hearing police say things like “we observed the accused not actively socially distancing,” or “the accused was outside their 5km radius,” or “was seen as an illegal gathering”…is really quite shattering!
One thing that was beautiful to me was that the people who were being accused of breaching COVID restrictions were ALL upstanding citizens. They were long-term employees, family and community-focused people, and all-around GOOD PEOPLE. Most of them had never set foot in a courtroom before today.
Doesn’t that say something about the types of people who were given these types of infringements? I am proud to say I stood alongside these patriotic Australians who risked prosecution for the benefit of others. Whether you win or lose your fine cases, you are on the right side of history and we’re all proud of you!
Our once beautifully democratic country was lost over the last two years, and still is. The police, justice system, parliament, and other public sectors still act like this is normal.
I felt like I had been transported into a Chinese courtroom while witnessing dozens of COVID tyranny fines.
NONE of the fines were dropped. Here’s the array of different outcomes I heard;
- A group of them have pled not guilty and are challenging the validity of the CHO directions and the emergency declaration. Those will now proceed to trial, where they will get an opportunity to argue that.
- The majority of them went to something called a ‘diversion’, which means that there is no conviction, sometimes no cost either. However, the accused is admitting fault and responsibility, so in essence, agreeing they did something wrong. It’s the best option for those who want to fine over and done with and don’t want to pay the fine or a conviction.
- A few people had proof that they were out of their homes or in that location for an essential reason. They have also been given a trial date to prove that.