This story out of Australia is about a very controversial topic. Basically, a biological man pleaded not guilty because of insanity, after attacking three random people with an axe. Please be careful with your comments as well, as big technology companies censor anything written about transgenderism.
Australia News reported: (WARNING: article has graphic photos of one of the victims)
Transgender Amati, a trade union organiser, went prowling with the axe after storming out of a disastrous Tinder date hours earlier.
She was dosed up on psychedelic “love drug” MDA, antidepressants, cannabis, vodka and transgender hormones, the court heard.
Just after 1am she wrote online: “One day I am going to kill a lot of people”, and sent a message to one of the women she had been on a date with saying: “Most people deserve to die, I hate people”.
She listened to the dark-themed song Flatline by US metal band Periphery and changed her Facebook status to: “Humans are only able to destroy, to hate, so that is what I shall do.”
After doing a lap of the shop and attacking Ben she swung the axe at Sharon, who was at the counter buying milk.
Amati tried to hit her a second time as she lay sprawled on the ground but narrowly missed.
CCTV showed her then calmly walking away across the forecourt.
She also tried to kill a homeless man nearby, then feigned unconsciousness when cops tracked her down in the front garden of a house.
Her police interview hours after the bloody rampage showed her coldly refusing to answer questions.
In a steady voice, Amati says over and over: “I respectfully choose to exercise my right to remain silent”.
Her lawyers tried to claim insanity but that was rejected by the jury.
While on remand she spent time in three women’s jails where she bullied other inmates, reports news.com.au.
The Australia News article was one of the only ones to provide details of the injuries, and the impact to the victims.
Let’s look at the first victim:
A court heard the blade missed his brain by millimetres as it sliced through his nose and eye socket.
Plastic surgeons rebuilt his face with four titanium plates. He can feel the one round his eye moving under his skin when he touches it.
Ben, whose wife was pregnant, did not want cops to tell her what happened but later spoke to her by phone from hospital.
He was vomiting blood that was pouring down his throat from his mangled nose.
Ben spoke out today two years on from the January 2017 horror in Sydney, Australia, to hit out at Amati’s sentence.
He said she was “calculating” and “not remorseful”, adding: “She’ll do her time easily and get paroled in mid-2021. It’s played out perfectly for her, perhaps better than she expected.”
The attacker received a sentence far below standard:
Amati was handed a sentence of nine years with a non-parole period of 4½ years after being convicted of three counts of attempted murder.
A petition demanding a tougher sentence says the standard penalty for attempted murder is ten years without parole.
So the standard sentence is ten years without parole, and this person will serve less than half the minimum sentence prescribed by law. How did that happen? Who knows. The light sentence for this attacker certainly won’t deter any similar future attacks, which is bad for the future victims of similar attacks.
Also interesting is that carrying a defensive weapon of any kind is prohibited in Australia. So the victims were defenseless. They just had to call the police while bleeding out, and wait for them to arrive. If the victims had tried to defend themselves with a defensive weapon, they would have been arrested, and charged with a crime.
The Australia Telegraph explains:
Possessing any object specifically for the purpose of self-defence, lethal or non-lethal, is a criminal offence. There are many women, raped and/or murdered, who would have been liable to prosecution had they been carrying anything that might have saved them.
[…]Prohibited self-defence items include pepper sprays, mace, clubs and personal Tasers. In some States carrying a pocketknife is illegal and even wearing a bulletproof vest is banned.
It was interesting to read reader comments about the attack, too. When I read the story on the radically leftist Buzz Feed, I noticed in the comments how one transgender person said that the victims of the attack were “OK”. A commenter replied and said that the victims were not “OK”. This comment – that the victims were not OK – was met with multiple responses claiming that the commenter was “transphobic” and “hateful” and unable to “understand words with more than 4 letters in them.” I thought that was interesting.