QLD: Police union boss Ian Leavers reveals plan to deal with youth crime disaster


Queensland Police Union president Ian Leavers says Queensland has a “bail downside” and a “choose downside”, claiming the judiciary is “out of contact”.

The Queensland Police Union is asking for ankle bracelets and deportation to be thought-about amongst a raft of latest powers to deal with the state’s worsening youth crime disaster.

“These latte-sipping judges residing in rich suburbs in inner-city Brisbane haven’t any reference to the common Queenslander,” Mr Leavers stated.

“In order that’s a begin. We’ve received to carry them to account now. Bail is a privilege, not a proper.”

He argued an ankle bracelet was a good trade-off for being given the privilege of serving time inside the neighborhood moderately than behind bars.

Mr Leavers went on to say that too typically the rights of the offender have been prioritised over the sufferer, criticising judges for stopping media protection of courtroom instances to ease the discomfort of offenders.

“I’m sorry however what a few 70-year-old woman who was murdered whereas her six-year-old granddaughter was there? The place are her rights and the rights of the household?” he stated.

The uproar comes after performing Justice of the Peace Robert Turra blocked reporters from overlaying a listening to into the alleged homicide of grandmother Vyleen White, arguing the media’s presence within the courtroom might be “prejudicial” to the 16-year-old boy charged with the crime.

The 70-year-old was allegedly stabbed to loss of life on the Redbank Plains Procuring Centre in Ipswich on Saturday.

Police have charged 5 youngsters in relation to the alleged assault, together with a 16-year-old Bellbird Park boy who was charged with homicide.

Queensland Premier Steven Miles agreed that magistrates had been too cautious when stopping reporters from overlaying high-profile instances, suggesting it may degrade the right “scrutiny” of the courtroom course of.

“In the mean time, magistrates are erring an excessive amount of on the aspect of not permitting journalists in,” he stated on the Queensland Media Membership on Tuesday.

Mr Miles additionally urged deportation for overseas guests who had dedicated severe crimes and accomplished their jail time.

“No extra mollycoddling these individuals and saying they’ve received rights. Nicely, they lose their rights once they commit severe crimes,” he stated.

“I do know that is excessive, however we’ve got actual points and we have to cope with a technology the place we’ve got issues. However I’ll say this, police and the federal government can’t be the dad and mom of each youngster on this state. We really need our dad and mom to do their job.”

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