Foxrock boy fractures someone's skull with a hammer in a drug deal gone wrong-sentence suspended-fair?

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Foxrock boy fractures someone's skull with a hammer in a drug deal gone wrong-sentence suspended-fair?

Here's a story
No jail for teen who cracked boy
Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard the boy, then 16, armed himself with his father's hammer and struck his victim, a fourth year secondary school student, on the forehead, causing a fractured skull and internal bleeding. The pair had never met before.
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When asked by gardaí if there was an argument beforehand, the boy said, “There had been an awkward atmosphere but no argument really”
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The boy's father gave evidence that his son did well and was “highly regarded” by his teachers in primary school, but became involved in a “culture of drinking and drugs” at the private secondary school he attended
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The teen smiled and shook hands with his legal team and the garda after the sentence was handed down.
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The victim said he had had to drop down from honours level Leaving Cert to do the Leaving Cert Applied course, which meant he would miss out on going to university.
It was of course this judge
http://www.politics.ie/forum/justice/233848-mere-8-yr-sentence-recidivist-violent-rapist-who-threatened-kill.html

Would you've concerns about the sentence?

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It could've been worse...could've been three men and one hammer.
 

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After the groups met in a laneway around 6pm, the boy hit the victim on the forehead once and attempted to strike him another couple of times.

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The victim was rushed to hospital with a fractured skull and bleeding to the brain.

The accused was arrested at his home by gardaí after several boys identified him from the scene.

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The victim said he had had to drop down from honours level Leaving Cert to do the Leaving Cert Applied course, which meant he would miss out on going to university.

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She said the boy grew up in a supportive family but became addicted to drugs from the age of 13.

She said he had tried to take his own life on two prior occasions.

Cyp, I didn’t think cannabis was addictive.

This angry 17 year old (then 16 years) came to the meeting with a hammer and attacked the other boy with it, without any provocation, destroying the young victim’s life.

He shook hands with the gardai after getting away with a premeditated life threatening assault causing serious injury to a boy he had never met before.

He should have got a custodial sentence from JUDGE MARTIN NOLAN.

I would want the DPP to appeal this.
 

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If the victims father decided to hit the judge over the head with a hammer, would he avoid jail?
This case stinks, no custodial sentence. The assailant shook hands with the gardai after getting away with an unprovoked life threatening attack on a kid causing serious injury. He had to be stopped from hitting the victim again and again ... to death. The victim is lucky to be alive (fractured skull and bleeding to the brain). The victim was on an honours level cert path to university, but his future is now on hold. His future health prognosis is also uncertain.
 

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Cyp, I didn’t think cannabis was addictive.

This angry 17 year old (then 16 years) came to the meeting with a hammer and attacked the other boy with it, without any provocation, destroying the young victim’s life.

He shook hands with the gardai after getting away with a premeditated life threatening assault causing serious injury to a boy he had never met before.

He should have got a custodial sentence from JUDGE MARTIN NOLAN.

I would want the DPP to appeal this.
It is difficult to be sure about this but
(1) Irish judges have exhibited undue leniency to criminals due to their background in the past
(2) Nolan is possibly some sort of troll handing out weird sentences for the lulz

But we need to be cautious, and dig into the details more, before sensationalizing it too far ... anyone got an insider insight ?

cYp
 

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Another recent - lenient suspended sentence - under same Judge Martin Nolan -

Man who beat his ex in front of their child is spared jail - Independent.ie

Garda Leslie McCormack said the couple met when the woman was on holiday in Italy. He moved to Ireland, where they had a child in 2014.

They broke up a short time later and remained separated, despite Sanfillipo's efforts to rekindle the relationship.

On the day of the assault, they had gone shopping ahead of the christening. He was in her house when he saw a message from a man on her phone.

Sanfillipo took her phone and told her she would be getting no more messages from the man.

They then got into the car, with the victim in the driving seat and Sanfillipo in the back seat with the child.

He began punching her repeatedly to the back of the head. He also tore out clumps of her hair. He said he would kill her.

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She managed to get out of the car and flag down a passing motorist, who took her and the child to Rathmines garda station. Sanfillipo was arrested.
 

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How has he handled similar assaults? Has he shown selective leniency?
 

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How has he handled similar assaults? Has he shown selective leniency?
Nolan: his track record is mono bizzaro ...I have no confidence whatsoever in him as a judge ... were I to speculate... I would suggest that he has been brain-hacked by 4Chan ....

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Garda-turned-judge is used to controversy - Independent.ie

A FORMER garda now turned judge finds himself in the eye of a growing public storm over sentencing guidelines.

Circuit Court Judge Martin Nolan hit the headlines earlier this year when he jailed a food importer for six years for not paying €1.6m in garlic taxes.

Judge Nolan (52) joined An Garda Siochana in 1979 and remained a member of the force until 1989. He then decided to study at Kings Inn to be a barrister and was called to the Bar.

He worked for more than 15 years on the south-eastern circuit in a mixed practice before being appointed as a judge more than six years ago.

Martin Nolan · TheJournal.ie

Who is Judge Martin Nolan jailing?

Who Is Judge Nolan Jailing? | Broadsheet.ie

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In October 2012, Judge Nolan jailed Rhoda Salunoy, from the Philippines, for three years with the final 16 months suspended for theft of EUR 8,531 from her elderly employer. Ms Salunoy was a gambling addict.

In June 2012 Judge Nolan jailed 36-year-old Charity Ajayioba,a Nigerian prostitute working in three properties in Sligo for three years for running brothels. Ajayioba had claimed that she had been trafficked to Ireland and was forced to work here as a prostitute to pay back a debt. The judge accepted the facts of the case were unclear as to what position Ajayioba held, her level of control or the amount of profit she made in the running of the brothels, but she had been directing at least one prostitute and was keeping brothels.

In June 2012 Judge Nolan jailed Martin Forsyth, from Bray, for two and a half years. Forsyth had set up a bogus company to import valium so he could self-medicate to get off heroin, and had later advertised the valium online and subsequently supplied it to a ‘UK source. Judge Nolan took into account Forsyth’s early plea of guilty and cooperation with the gardai but said ‘ he must have known and appreciated what he was doing was wrong.’

In May 2012 Judge Nolan jailed a mother and member of the travelling community, Mary Connors for three years for EUR250,000 welfare fraud committed over the course of 14 years, saying he had to ‘send out a message’ to welfare fraudsters.

And, finally…in March 2012 Judge Nolan jailed Paul Begley, of Begley Brothers Limited for six years after he admitted labelling consignments of garlic as apples to avail of a lower tax rate. Mr Begley’s sentence was subsequently reduced to two years by the Court of Criminal Appeal.

judge Martin Nolan | Search Results | Broadsheet.ie

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Over 2,000 people have signed a petition calling for a judge to resign

Nolan also oversaw the court appearance of
Paedo Pat Corcoran who some suspect might have had his court appearance delayed for 4 years so he could infiltrate a variety of activist groups including the website indymedia Ireland (where he would cause chaos) and report back to his handlers with valuable intel in return for a lenient sentence. When his case eventually came up, shock horror, Corcoran got away with a suspended sentence thanks to Nolan.

In the light of certain sentencing patterns, some fancyful people might even be tempted to wonder if Nolan was some sort of go to judge for the well connected and for lenient sentencing of garda informers. But that would be completely daft wouldn't it? :p
 

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So a guy importing garlic gets a heftier sentence,than a foxrock kid who hit another kid on the skull with a hammer?Makes sense,was the guy who imported earlier from moyross or something and not foxrock so he didn't curry favour like...:)
 

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