Sat, 01 Sep 2012 6:10p.m.
A former top traffic officer and a witness have described a judge's comments in court this week as reckless and misguided.
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8/09/2012 6:31:16 p.m.
Gary, you're right it takes two to tango. but regardless of how this happened exactly, you should never drive over someone and leave him/her lying around. That is clear hit and run.
5/09/2012 10:03:03 a.m.
TK I guess it is easy for all us armchair judges to have an opinion. I never take the media stories as complete and non biased. All we know is that a confrontation took place and that takes two people. If you felt threatened in any way with your daughter in the car no one actually knows how they would react unless in the same situation. Again I do not know much of the details but it is clear that it is not just a hit and run that is quite different.
3/09/2012 9:56:25 p.m.
Gary, I think you should read the story again. Hallwright himself worsened the situation by approaching the victim first. He approached Mr Kim and shouted abuse at him and slammed his car door before walking back to his own car.
a clean record may be, but a respectable person? I don't think so.
3/09/2012 11:43:18 a.m.
Reading the very brief information on the case I think the judge did a great job and assessd it well. It was a confrontation that escalated started by MrKim. Sure Mr Hallright has reacted but when placed in a similar situation with your daughter in the car we never know how we would react. A clean record and respectable person, yes right decision.
3/09/2012 8:55:17 a.m.
Fair NZer wrote:
Perhaps all junior judges should be annually "judged" by a panel of senior judges...and so on, eh?
3/09/2012 6:17:27 a.m.
Grant mate, Mr Hallwright ALSO had the option of calling the police, but instead he chose to run Mr.Kim over (An UNARMED Mr.Kim I should also add). The public and media bias is not against Mr Hallwright, I think maybe you are bias against Mr.Kim.
2/09/2012 10:09:49 p.m.
There has been news also on the increase in Altzheimers cases, many of them undiagnosed. Not being disrespectful, but are judges screened for dementia?
2/09/2012 7:22:50 p.m.
Your Honours, I totally agree with you:
Justice is what the rich said and done.
2/09/2012 6:20:57 p.m.
I have been watching this case with interest as this particular judge has been in the media before. It seems that he is completely out of touch with the consequences of his ruling. Perhaps tv3 need to do an expose on this judge.
2/09/2012 5:28:24 p.m.
The judge should be ashamed of himself. Talk about a slap on the wrist with a wet bus ticket. A clear message should be sent to people who partake in road rage. It is everywhere. Regardless of Mr Kims actions Mr Hallwright did not need to run Mr Kim over. If he wasn't such a hot head he could have diffused the situation.
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