Three year sentence for taunting
Perth anti-semite Brendon O'Connell has been awarded a three year prison term for hatefully taunting a young Jew. O'Connell's courtroom antics clearly worked against him:
During the trial, O'Connell refused to acknowledge Judge Wisbey when he entered the court and, instead, rose to bow to the jury.In my opinion anything more harsh than a significant fine is inappropriate in the circumstances; many would persuasively argue that the free speech quashing precedent set by this decision is a dangerous infringement of personal liberty.
Judge Wisbey said O'Connell showed no remorse and his behaviour "was that of a bully".