the hardest word

More than one person is cross with news reports on the Darryl Beamish payment. This is from WAToady; yesterday Aunty broadcasted a report with a grab from someone saying the State Government had apologised – et al. Christian Porter’s media release yesterday had no apology – but the AG did touch on his “sincere regret” for Beamish spending 15 years inside for something he didn’t do. Beamish got $425,000: Mr Porter had to take into account Beamish’s “previous offending behaviour”. An Act of Grace, indeed. One bloke I know described Mr Porter as “mealy-mouthed”. Goodness.

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27 Responses to the hardest word

  1. orbea says:

    I call a worst – a worst on the selection of the image for this worst – why depict the wrongfully convicted person who is the recipient of the ex gratia payment? Why not depict Christian Porter who is the topic of the worst?
    15 years of Mr Beamish’s life from age 19 to 34, with a murder conviction on his record until 2005 and a grudging $425k for the miscarriage of justice. $425k wouldnt even cover a year of Porter’s spend on gel/wax/brilliantine/fudge and the odd visit to the barber.
    Puff piece for the next Lib leader


    • rottobloggo says:

      Part of the worst is these wrong reports about the state apologising.

      So far I haven’t found a graphic with the supposed apology and the AG.


      • orbea says:

        Christian Porter says “Following the former government’s ex gratia payment to John Button, this payment is another step towards closing a shocking and tragic chapter in Western Australia’s criminal history.”
        Shouldnt that read “law enforcement, prosecution and justice”?


    • vegan says:

      agreed orbea, what a mean sum indeed.


      • E.V. says:

        Estelle Blackburn (bless her soul) explained on 720 ABC that he had, being a humble man, only applied for $500,000 -a paltry amount. Even then Porter could not find it in his heart to give him the full amount , and docked $75,000 because of trivial offences committed by Darryl Beamish as a disabled, troubled youth.


    • Jez says:

      Orbea, you are spot on.
      Mr Beamish should have got 10 times the paltry nominal $425k and that would not be enough. Now and forever he deserves to be left alone.
      Less than $30k/year paid 40 years late and consistent with the WOP attitudes, many believe that Mr Beamish has been unjustly enriched…..or got away with it.
      There is something dark and despicable about the propensity of some to aggressively judge and condemn the accused in cases where their knowledge is limited to often incomplete and partial media reports.
      Did we learn anything at all from the Azaria Chamberlain tragedy?


  2. skink says:

    it is likely that in the near future a state election wmay be contested between Christian Porter and Mark McGowan

    be afraid. be very afraid


  3. Jaidyn-Jaxxon says:

    so $28 000 per year of wrongfully deprived liberty. Better than the dole I suppose, what a great country


  4. The Legend 101 says:

    That Guy looks stupid thats a good photo.


    • JaneZ says:

      Oh seriously kid, shut up sometimes if you don’t know what you’re talking about. This is a monumental worst and the “Act of Grace” quote is beyond infuriating. Act of grace my ass.


  5. Bento says:

    OT, but it looks like the West blog mods aren’t paying attention, either.


  6. The Legend 101 says:

    What the hell, I dont get what where all going on about


  7. Crink Le Chert says:

    Hell… he’d a done better if he’d stitched is mouth up, all $880,000, don’t tell me this country isn’t all cocked up, and saying that what about Julian Grylls $250,000 toilets spread around the state… IMPRESSIVE


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