7 Feb 2008

Discipline - long overdue

After pissing on the public for a very long time, Shermie McNicolls may have his comeuppance today as Peter Jamadar delivers his judgement on Shermie's disciplinary matter.

Now my opinion of Shermie comes not only from what I read in the newspapers over the years, but also from a personal encounter I had a few years ago. And no - I was not in court (^_^)

My opinion began to form from the Brad Boyce case. Anyone remember that one? Brad Boyce was a rich white dude who punched a man outside a nightclub, and as a result of the cuff, the man died.

Shermie made it his business to cast red herrings, calling into question the qualifications of the pathologist Hughvon Des Vignes, and finally calling a halt to the trial citing that Des Vignes wasn't qualified to say how the man died.

This is another reason staring me in the face why I think judges and magistrates SHOULD NOT BE exempt from the Integrity Act (a view shared by people such as Martin Daly and Henrickson Sieunarine); I often wondered how much Shermie was paid. For me to think otherwise would be foolish.

This case was overturned upon appeal, and Brad Boyce was to be retried - except that he skipped the country. I bet though he has returned many a time and the dunceys couldn't arrest him.

Getting back to Shermie though, I have always been suspect of his intentions since; he seemed to be working from a point of personal interest. Okay, maybe I am biased, but circumstances have proven me right again - take a long look at that dodgy land deal.

That started this whole messy affair between Sat Sharma and Pa-trick.

So if Shermie is found guilty of playing de arse with the law (my interpretation of the charges), rightfully he ought to be disciplined. It is long overdue.