No judge or jury required. Just a knife and a 50 year old bully will do the job.
No sympathy for dead teen tagger.
A 50-year-old man charged with the murder of a teenage tagger in Manukau should be allowed to “get away with it”, Christchurch City councillor Barry Corbett says.
Bruce William Emery has been charged over the fatal stabbing of 15-year-old Pihema Clifford Cameron in Manurewa on Saturday night. The stabbing allegedly happened during an argument that began when Pihema was about to tag a fence.
“If I was on the jury, I would let him get away with it, but that is just me,” Corbett said.
The comments have been criticised by city youth workers.
Corbett made the comments during a council debate over whether to introduce bylaws to tackle graffiti, vandalism and substance abuse.
After the meeting, he said he did not know the full facts of the case, but he stood by his remarks.
“Everyone is feeling sorry for the kid and his family, but if the kid was not tagging, he would still be alive.”
Project Legit manager Miriama McDonald said the comments were “silly and emotional”.
Project Legit deals with problem taggers by educating them about street art and is funded by the council.