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Motorcycles and the Wheels of Justice
« on: August 14, 2019, 10:40:08 am »
Lots of truths in this opinion piece I think. Just wondering how you make a U-turn in a circle?

https://ewn.co.za/2019/08/12/haji-mohamed-dawjee-motorcycles-and-the-wheels-of-justice
 

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Re: Motorcycles and the Wheels of Justice
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2019, 12:15:33 pm »
It is scary how our legal system fails us daily due to lots of factors that should have no place in a proper system.
 

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Re: Motorcycles and the Wheels of Justice
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2019, 12:21:55 pm »
I am not sure that I see the article as fair, especially in the last paragraph or two.  Look at this sentence, for instance:

"If a suspended sentence and a feature article in a national news website are the products of killing a motorcyclist, what chance does the system stand of changing for the better? What chance do other motorcyclists have of receiving due process?"

The suspended sentence was given by a court of law, after the facts of the case were argued.  Whether we agree with that, it is what it is.
How does the article in the national news about his organ building have anything to do with the crash and the sentence given? 
This is not a motorcycle thing.  Had this driver, cause the death of another car driver in that exact crash, the outcome is unlikely to have been different.
« Last Edit: August 14, 2019, 12:22:29 pm by TheBear »
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Re: Motorcycles and the Wheels of Justice
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2019, 12:33:07 pm »
Lots of truths in this opinion piece I think. Just wondering how you make a U-turn in a circle?

https://ewn.co.za/2019/08/12/haji-mohamed-dawjee-motorcycles-and-the-wheels-of-justice

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Re: Motorcycles and the Wheels of Justice
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2019, 01:14:36 pm »
My English is not all that good. Was Elsenaar busy playing with his organ when he made the illegal u-turn......
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Re: Motorcycles and the Wheels of Justice
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2019, 01:27:11 pm »
I am not sure that I see the article as fair, especially in the last paragraph or two.  Look at this sentence, for instance:

"If a suspended sentence and a feature article in a national news website are the products of killing a motorcyclist, what chance does the system stand of changing for the better? What chance do other motorcyclists have of receiving due process?"

The suspended sentence was given by a court of law, after the facts of the case were argued.  Whether we agree with that, it is what it is.
How does the article in the national news about his organ building have anything to do with the crash and the sentence given? 
This is not a motorcycle thing.  Had this driver, cause the death of another car driver in that exact crash, the outcome is unlikely to have been different.

The writer almost seem to have a personal thing against the organ guy. As horrible as it is, and as stupid as he was making a u-turn there, it ultimately remain an unfortunate accident.
 
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Re: Motorcycles and the Wheels of Justice
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2019, 01:33:52 pm »
My English is not all that good. Was Elsenaar busy playing with his organ when he made the illegal u-turn......

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Re: Motorcycles and the Wheels of Justice
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2019, 01:38:18 pm »
My English is not all that good. Was Elsenaar busy playing with his organ when he made the illegal u-turn......

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and that in turn caused the biker to see his........ :pot:
 

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Re: Motorcycles and the Wheels of Justice
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2019, 05:31:43 pm »
I am not sure that I see the article as fair, especially in the last paragraph or two.  Look at this sentence, for instance:

"If a suspended sentence and a feature article in a national news website are the products of killing a motorcyclist, what chance does the system stand of changing for the better? What chance do other motorcyclists have of receiving due process?"

The suspended sentence was given by a court of law, after the facts of the case were argued.  Whether we agree with that, it is what it is.
How does the article in the national news about his organ building have anything to do with the crash and the sentence given? 
This is not a motorcycle thing.  Had this driver, cause the death of another car driver in that exact crash, the outcome is unlikely to have been different.

The writer almost seem to have a personal thing against the organ guy. As horrible as it is, and as stupid as he was making a u-turn there, it ultimately remain an unfortunate accident.

I think she probably has some personal link to the victim. But the fact remains that the current implementation of our laws doesn't deter people taking potentially murderous actions.
 

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Re: Motorcycles and the Wheels of Justice
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2019, 06:05:15 pm »
I am not sure that I see the article as fair, especially in the last paragraph or two.  Look at this sentence, for instance:

"If a suspended sentence and a feature article in a national news website are the products of killing a motorcyclist, what chance does the system stand of changing for the better? What chance do other motorcyclists have of receiving due process?"

The suspended sentence was given by a court of law, after the facts of the case were argued.  Whether we agree with that, it is what it is.
How does the article in the national news about his organ building have anything to do with the crash and the sentence given? 
This is not a motorcycle thing.  Had this driver, cause the death of another car driver in that exact crash, the outcome is unlikely to have been different.

The writer almost seem to have a personal thing against the organ guy. As horrible as it is, and as stupid as he was making a u-turn there, it ultimately remain an unfortunate accident.
He did get sentenced... many never get a blot on their record. ::)
And to quote Shakespear... "The lady doth protest too much, methinks"  :sip:
Not a very good OP and the bias borders on libel. >:D