Comments:Nine who admitted raping 10-year-old released by Australian judge

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How can a ten year old agree to having sex? What was that judge thinking?

I hope she's fired. That's just disgusting. TheCustomOfLife 10:39, 11 December 2007 (UTC)
Just to play Devil's Advocate, how can an 18 year old agree to having sex? I've seen 18 year olds about as intelligent as a ten year old; If anything, everyone who's banged Paris Hilton should face the same legalities. RaphaelFaunus 13:11, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

From the story, it appears that the Judge in this case is a white woman, and probably a racist. Since the people involved are part of the aboriginal population, she probably assumes that this is culturally and morally acceptable in their community because they are not human, and more like animals to her. Its quite obvious that she holds their community to lower standards of justice and thinks them as uncivilized, and therefore it is OK for them to commit appalling crimes like this. This case should immediately be appealed and she should be disbarred from ever practicing again due not only to her racist and ignorant attitudes but her incompetence and unwillingness to uphold the law. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.20.200.35 (talk) 14:39, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

Merit?[edit]

If there is any merit to the judge's conclusion and sentence then someone should be in jail. Perhaps not the poorly educated youths who were accused but whoever in government is responsible for ensuring these communities are socially adjusted members of society and adequately educated. Like, a government minister. --Brian McNeil / talk 13:17, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

p —Preceding unsigned comment added by 87.33.94.133 (talk) 13:27, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

This article symbolizes that racism still occurs, in an apparently "civilized" country like Australia. It also symbolizes how race and socioeconomic class effect judgements much more substantially then the law itself. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 209.212.21.66 (talk) 17:41, 19 January 2008 (UTC)