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McGee gets off

Postby Dazzman » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:36 am

just heard that Eugene McGee has been acquitted....hmmm
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Re: McGee gets off

Postby brauluver » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:06 pm

Scum :evil:
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Re: McGee gets off

Postby shiv » Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:02 pm

WT????? How on earth is that anyway possible? Makes you really question our courts when its now possible to flee an accident to get yourself help while leaving someone dying on the roadside. Utterly deplorable
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Re: McGee gets off

Postby bepboy » Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:36 pm

Given his background - was there ever any doubt he wouldnt get off?????????
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Re: McGee gets off

Postby rustychisel » Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:43 pm

shiv wrote:WT????? How on earth is that anyway possible? Makes you really question our courts when its now possible to flee an accident to get yourself help while leaving someone dying on the roadside. Utterly deplorable



No. It's the 'perverting the course of justice' charge they were acquitted of. It's entirely possible that the law was correct but that justice was not served. They are not mutually incompatible. Overall, however, the outcome leaves me feeling distinctly sick.
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Re: McGee gets off

Postby 318ute » Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:09 pm

The legal system has nothing to do with justice or a fair go!
It's a pure and simple trough for the social pigs to wallow in and screw the little guy everytime. :x
So now a cyclist is only worth a piddling $3100.00. :evil:
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Re: McGee gets off

Postby Wild Turkey » Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:56 pm

I can't use the words on here that I want too.

We need another protest at parliment house! I'm in.

Worthless SCUM MCGEE

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Re: McGee gets off

Postby gdt » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:54 am

rustychisel wrote:It's the 'perverting the course of justice' charge they were acquitted of...

"Conspiracy to pervert the course of justice". A bridge too far. It really needed one of those involved to give evidence to support the charge, as the defence argued that McGee could have been avoiding the police (and a mandatory breath test) for any number of lawful reasons. Without evidence the prosecution could not convincingly point to an unlawful reason. That such a defence argument could fly is the reason you pay the best QC in the state.

The result is that a member of the police and legal fraternity in SA can (perhaps unlawfully) kill someone; manipulate the system they know so well; and not face an appropriate penalty. In that sense, this behaviour fits the very essence of "pervert the course of justice" and the lack of punishment of those involved damns the behaviour of SA's police, lawyers and legislature. Not to mention the McGee brothers themselves, may they rot in hell.
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Re: McGee gets off

Postby boyracer » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:52 pm

Wild Turkey wrote:I can't use the words on here that I want too.

We need another protest at parliment house! I'm in.

That or we all meet at Mcgees house midnight friday?

Worthless SCUM MC GEE

Karma should crush you!


Any printers on here? how about a run of top tube stickers to show the world that this isn't bloody good enough! wristbands?
we could donate any profits to Ian's family.
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Re: McGee gets off

Postby gdt » Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:25 pm

No disciplinary action to be taken against hit-run lawyer Eugene McGee
AdelaideNow, 2011-04-08
"In a determination letter to his widow, Di Gilcrist-Humphrey, the Legal Practitioners Conduct Board says the conduct was "not of an infamous nature" and did not warrant punishment."
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Re: McGee gets off

Postby MichaelB » Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:09 pm

gdt wrote:No disciplinary action to be taken against hit-run lawyer Eugene McGee
AdelaideNow, 2011-04-08
"In a determination letter to his widow, Di Gilcrist-Humphrey, the Legal Practitioners Conduct Board says the conduct was "not of an infamous nature" and did not warrant punishment."


Bollocks is all I can say that is printable ....
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Re: McGee gets off

Postby Dr_Mutley » Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:21 pm

interesting to read mike rann's tweets on the subject today... wonder if he really thinks it or if its just spin???

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Re: McGee gets off

Postby MichaelB » Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:45 pm

Rann's comments are meaningless (imho) unless he actually does something.
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Re: McGee gets off

Postby Wild Turkey » Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:50 pm

Man up Rann. How can you let this happen in your state.

How about we run down McGees brother? If we pass the hat around. I am sure we could come up with the $3100 it costs to get away with murder.

All the other cowards helping him are just plain scum too.

F#@K this makes me angry.

Come on Karma we are counting on you.
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Re: McGee gets off

Postby monbeg » Wed May 11, 2011 11:52 pm

McGee gets off and a guy who killed a horse gets jailed, what a complete crock.
This state is becoming a joke.
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Re: McGee gets off

Postby MichaelB » Thu May 12, 2011 12:02 pm

Reported in Advertiser that Rau (SA Attorney Gen) is looking into this, and there is a possible avenue for the family to pursue McGee.

Hope they get him in the end.
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Re: McGee gets off

Postby gdt » Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:26 pm

John Rau will not refer hit-run lawyer Eugene McGee's case to tribunal
Ken McGregor, The Advertiser. 2011-12-08.
Attorney-General John Rau will not refer the past behaviour of hit-run lawyer Eugene McGee to a legal tribunal.

Mr Rau had sought legal advice over whether he could refer the case to the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal, after the Legal Practitioners Conduct Board earlier this year absolved McGee...

The only penalty McGee has received is a $3100 fine for driving without due care.
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Re: McGee gets off

Postby Biffidus » Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:31 pm

I do not understand how this man, who hit someone with his car and then decided that arranging his own defence was more important than rendering assistance, was not charged with manslaughter.
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Re: McGee gets off

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:25 pm

He's a financially secure lawyer, driving a smokebox, he killed a cyclist. Game over for justice.
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
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Re: McGee gets off

Postby MichaelB » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:18 am

Heard the news last night. Not happy Jan. Hopefully, Rau will get the law chnaged so that this type of action cannot be gotten away with.

Karma will catch up at some time.

Ba$tard.
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Re: McGee gets off

Postby cp123 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:50 pm

Newsflash!!!!!




Cyclist hit and run on Aus story this Monday

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Welcome to a new year of Australian Story! Now let’s get straight into it...

A notorious hit-and-run cyclist incident that changed lives and changed the system launches our new season. You may remember seeing this on the news in 2003. A prominent Adelaide lawyer named Eugene McGee hit and killed cyclist Ian Humphrey. He failed to stop after the collision and more than six hours passed before he turned himself into police. After eight years, two trials and a Royal Commission, the penalty paid by Mr McGee was a $3100 fine and the loss of his driving license for one year.

For the first time, the inside story of this controversial case is told by Ian Humphrey’s widow Di Gilcrist and his daughter, Chloe. Key legal, medical and political figures including the SA Victims of Crime Commissioner, the former SA Attorney General and MP Nick Xenophon also feature. And Eugene McGee gives his first interview since the fatal collision.

Sydney based producer Ben Cheshire, editor Ian Harley and head of research, Mara Blazic, have been working hard putting together this two part program. The first instalment of ‘Road To Nowhere’ airs this Monday night at 8pm on ABC1.
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Re: McGee gets off

Postby gdt » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:35 am

McGee hit-run case forces lawyer crackdown
Daniel Wills, Advertiser, 2012-03-14
the Legal Practitioners Conduct Board and its "cumbersome processes" would be abolished.
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"It will also broaden charges of misconduct to include those against lawyers who have, for example, committed a serious offence that is unrelated to their practice of the law," Mr Rau said.

The media release appeared on the same day as a massive fire in an oil recycling plant in Adelaide's north, which was the lead story on all outlets.

On 2012-03-14 at 8:30am ABC891 radio interviewed Rau, Xenophon and Atkinson. Attorney-General Rau defended his decision not to pursue an appeal to the decision of the Legal Practitioners Conduct Board due to legal advice about "lack of evidence". This was critcisised by Xenophon (now a Commonwealth senator, but previously a lawyer specialising in motor accidents). The radio presenters contrasted this decision to the government's appeal against legal advice in the Nemer case. Former Attorney-General Atkinson was accussed by Rau of "sitting on his hands" but responded that the verdict of the criminal court occurred three days before the state election, after which Atkinson was no longer Attorney-General.
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Re: McGee gets off

Postby Fresh » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:13 am

A cyclist down the bay on Saturday morning was taking signatures for a petition to have this guy barred from practicing law again. I signed it but given how his initial trial went, I hold little faith his justice buddies are going to allow such a motion to proceed.
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