Judge Gary MacAskill
The model citizen pictured below is called Grant Alexander Dey
The story from Stuff, with selected highlights in italics below.
Staff and pupils at Christchurch's Wainoni Primary School will get apology letters from a 41-year-old man who caused a lockdown at the school when he threatened to shoot two staff a fortnight ago.
Heavily tattooed beneficiary Grant Alexander Dey pleaded guilty in Christchurch District Court today to charges of threatening to kill, and possession of cannabis, the Christchurch Court News website reported.
He also admitted charges of theft, and unlawful possession of a knife, which do not relate to the school incident.
Right then, fairly serious charges, guilty as charged.. What do you think the judge did next?
Judge Gary MacAskill remanded him in custody for a pre-sentence report and sentence on December 24.
Fair enough, no problem so far..
Remember what the charges are, in fact go back up and read them again because the next quote is a goodie..
He asked for a report on his suitability for home detention, even though Dey has no home address.
HE IS HOMELESS AND THE JUDGE IS CONSIDERING HIM FOR HOME DETENTION.
Simon Power, you have got a long and tortuous journey in front of you to sort this out.
I recommend you all click through and read the story...
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: On libertarians
37 minutes ago