My views on Trevor Mallard’s behaviour are well known but I think it is preposterous, and the private prosecution starts to look considerably vindictive, when bail is oppossed.
I previously blogged that I didn’t support the private prosecution, and this just reaffirms my concerns.
It is obvious to everyone that in no way does Mallard (even if guilty of assault) not qualify for bail. There is a 0.0000000001% chance he will not get bail. It is being done just to humiliate him by forcing him to argue why he is not a flight risk/risk to the community etc. Now some may say – sure but that’s a good thing. My response is – not by abusing the court and judicial process.