Sometimes they contradict, but so what?
That means i can see both sides of the coin of whatever.
Anyway, i have strong opinions about certain things, like child abuse and the law and i really should have continued my stroll into a job in DOCS or welfare or something, but i get lazy, and i was young, and stupid, but anyway.
But then there are things that just make me angry and sad for the world.
THIS is one of them.
Now for those that don't know.
Victor Chang was an AMAZING man.
In St Vincent's Hospital, he worked with surgeons Dr. Harry Windsor (who had performed Australia's first heart transplant in 1968) and Dr. Mark Shanahan. The advent of anti-rejection drugs in 1980 made heart transplants more feasible, and Chang lobbied politicians and businessmen to raise funds to establish a heart transplant program at St. Vincent's. The first transplant under the program was performed on the 14-year old Fiona Coote on 24 February 1984.
Between 1984 and 1990 Dr. Chang's unit performed over 197 heart transplants and 14 heart-lung transplants. The unit had a high rate of success with 90% of those receiving transplants from the unit surviving beyond the first year. In 1986, Victor Chang was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) "In recognition of service to international relations between Australia and China and to medical science".
Concerned about a shortage of organ donors, he arranged financing and assembled a team of scientists and engineers from around the world to develop an artificial heart. That team, working in Singapore, Guangzhou and Sydney, also developed mechanical and tissue heart valves called the St. Vincent's Heart Valves, which were widely implanted throughout Asia. Dr. Chang and his team also made significant progress on the design of an artificial heart. His research projects ended with his death.
Life-size bronze statue of Chang outside the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute. On 15 February 1994, the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, a body intended to focus on researching "the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart muscle diseases", was launched by Prime Minister Paul Keating with Kerry Packer as its patron. The "Dr Victor Chang Science Labs" in Christian Brothers' High School are named after him. In 1999, Prime Minister John Howard announced Chang as Australian of the Century at the People's Choice Awards.
In St Vincent's Hospital, the Victor Chang Lowy Packer Building was established in 2008 with AU$35 million from the state government and $45 million in corporate and private donations. Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark officially opened the building and declared that Chang "was an original thinker and saw the need for research and the development of heart assist devices and, not least, he is known for his legendary caring for his patients and their families". In Time magazine's "A Golden Anniversary" article, which lists people who have shaped the last "50 Years In the South Pacific" (1959–2009), Chang was listed as the figure of 1979–1989.
There is no denying the awesome work that he did and that he made able to continue. And I'm not saying that in the slightest.
What i am saying, is why does the law for EVERYONE get to be changed for him?
What about the other murderers who were let out on the earliest parole date and there was no public outcry about their victims?
Are the others victims lesser people?
What about their families? (the victims, not the killers)
AND why when the decision was already made, and this murderer's family were probably told and aware, then baboom, nope, retracted.
Where was this outcry when the parole hearing came up?
Will the same outcry happen next year when he will be up against the board again? Or will people have forgotten by then again?
Will this outcry happen when his sentence is completed? What will happen then? The law won't be able to do anything then.
I understand that the law is not followed by everyone, just look at the recent Hollywood starlets for any examples, but this person served his time.
At least the time that judge/jury thought was enough for him to be punished. (don't even get me started on the crap sentences that we give out nowadays).
I, in no way, think this person deserved to be let out AT ALL, for killing another human being, this person should be sent to an island with all the other murders to live away from normal people for the rest of their lives. I just hate that the law changes for some people, and i think its unfair for this person, cause again, he is a person.
These type of situations make me think we should still have the death penalty, but then what about the innocent people who are on death row? So I'm in two minds again.