Sunday, 16 March 2014

One Clarence Valley resident did the sums which NSW Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis had apparently avoided

Letter to the editor in The Daily Examiner on 13 March 2014:

Jail plan pilloried

In response to the front page article: Gulaptis says Grafton jail could house 'one punch' thugs (DEX 8/3).
Referring to proposed mandatory sentencing for offenders who throw lethal coward's punches while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, Mr Gulaptis suggested there "was plenty of room" at Grafton to accommodate offenders like Thomas Kelly's killer Kieran Loveridge.
"As far as I am concerned, these thugs can be locked up in the Grafton jail ... this is an opportunity to reopen the jail to accommodate these thugs," Mr Gulaptis said.
So I googled the Australian Bureau of Statistics which says that 90 people have been killed by single punches in Australia since 2000.
That works out at less than 10 people a year, and Chris Gulaptis wants to reopen Grafton jail to house how many people?

Marnie Brown
Coutts Crossing

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