Freedom of choice
Freedom of choice

Since when is having a beer Vicious or Lawless?

LETTER

Mr Newman,

I do not know the Yandina 5 that are being held under terrible conditions, I do not know the family or friends of these men but what I am hearing worries me.

If these men are vicious and lawless then by all means jail them like everyone else that deserves to be within the confines of a normal prison and by all means put them in solitary confinement if they don't follow the rules.

But please tell me that these men are not locked up for simply meeting up for a beer at the pub. Please tell me that one of them is not locked up for delivering a pizza to these men.

I too met with my family and friends over the festive season and we too had pizza delivered. I don't know if any of my friends have friends that are a part of a club but most likely they are, most probable that it is a knitting club or soccer club and who know's one of them could know a bikie. It would be rude to ask.

I see a Vicious act as one that includes things like Murder, pedophilia, torture and the like and I see lawless as being something more like theft and the like but meeting with friends and family for a beer comes under Normal and ordering Pizza again is Normal behavior, so if this is the only reason these men are being kept away from their family this Christmas/New year season I ask you to please see to it that they are released immediately they have already suffered enough for doing nothing wrong.

Concerned Australian

Allison M Murphy


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