In an article published on The Sun website on January 27 under the headline 'Gollum joker killed in live rail horror' we incorrectly stated that Julian Brooker, 23, of Brighton, was blown 15ft into the air after accidentally touching a live railway line. His parents have asked us to make clear he was not turned into a fireball, was not obsessed with the number 23 and didn’t go drinking on that date every month.and
Julian's mother did not say, during or after the inquest, her son often got on all fours creeping around their house pretending to be Gollum.
SURREY Police have not blamed gipsies for an attack on their force helicopter, no staff in their operations rooms were threatened by gipsies and no gipsy site was being targeted for a raid as we reported on May 14. We apologise for the mistakes and are happy to set the record straight.More regrettably the NSW Premier is reported as having described a photo of Dennis Ferguson and his advocate as "repulsive" and having said that it could "scare the public".
How, I wonder, is the public scared. Is there are substantive basis for being scared? Should those of timorous spirits or redneck disposition (one of my naughtier students, unimpressed by vigilantism, told them to "eat a spoonful of cement, princess, and toughen up") be protected from anything scary? Is implicit endorsement by the Premier of scaryness an expression of good public policy? Should we look to the Premier for articulation of justice? Alas, notions of justice in the sense of 'innocent until proven guilty' and 'no punishment outside the sentence made by a court' are apparently foreign to many students in the current round of Legal Workshop at the ANU ... and likely to remain so if leading politicians resile from responsibilities.