Wednesday, August 13, 2003

Balding's plea for counselling?

The mother of murdered Wagga Wagga woman Janine Balding said she remains a supporter of the 'death penalty' despite one of her daughter's killers pleading his innocence and despite that penalty not being an option in Australia. [?]

But has she looked up forgiveness and does she get regular counselling about her loss? Moreover how come at her age she has not been able to learn the social skills so very necessary to relieve herself of the pain and suffering?

If people choose to continue to hate someone they will eat themselves up inside a well known fact. Slow death usually by cancer. That cancer is self perpetuating because of the hate some people continue hold on to.

Balding continues to make irrational statements in the media 15 years after the event.

Furthermore, why should an innocent man be sentenced to death in a country that has no death penalty? Is she lost to reason? I think so! That irrational statement shows her lack of insight, social skills and knowledge to date. Instead of blaming innocent people she could get counselling, to help her deal with the loss.

Steven Wayne Jamieson is denying his involvement in the murder of Janine Balding in Sydney in 1988.

Beverly Balding says she is convinced the man is guilty and her support for the death penalty has not waivered.

"I certainly am [supporting capital punishment] if the death penalty had of been in, surely to goodness by now Jamieson wouldn't be around and he wouldn't be doing what he's doing today," she said.

By Forgiveness 13 August 03

BLUE: Should all blue eyed babies be culled?


Weak Carr Government suspends Innocence Panel
The DNA evidence panel is under investigation and the New South Wales Innocence Panel's operations have been suspended and a review of how it works ordered.

The Breen Machine - Reform The Legal System Party
Last year the Carr Labor government introduced a vicious sentencing law that cemented in several prisoners without any consideration of their individual circumstances and possible rehabilitation. This law was extremely popular with the tabloid press and talkback radio journalists. But the sentencing law was retrospective, it was mandatory and it involved redefining life sentences. Next month Reform the Legal System will be supporting a challenge in the High Court by the Public Defender to this grossly unfair and discriminatory sentencing law.

The NSW government has finally appointed somebody (Justice John Nader) to head up its Innocence Panel and has produced leaflets and forms for people convicted of serious crimes (eg murder) to apply for DNA testing if they believe it may help prove their innocence. You can get the info by phoning 1300 881 717 or writing to the panel at GPO Box 45 Sydney NSW 2001.

Prisoners can prove innocence for $20?
Les Kennedy Daily Telegraph reported today that" Prisoners who believe that DNA will prove they were wrongly convicted will have the chance to prove their innocence for a mere $20 administration fee. The move comes 20 months after NSW inmates were asked to provide DNA for comparison with a databank of DNA from unsolved crime scenes for possible convictions.

Some Practicalities Of Emptying The Prisons [287]
The very notions of the rule of law and judicial punishment are socially corrosive and damaging to the spiritual consciousness of both the people subjected to them and those that practice them. The following diagram shows the choices we have, right now, as the 2nd Renaissance gathers pace and a Level 4 Civilization lies ahead of us.