Normally, Cairns' right-wing law and order radio clown John MacKenzie preaches a "hardline" against criminals, right across the world. In his view most criminal acts should result in long periods of incarceration - although he has yet to explain who's going to pay for it.
So the last few days he's lined up a crying brigade, denouncing the American system of justice because it apparently has resulted in the unfortunate death of an Australian woman, Justine Ruszczyk, in the state of Minnesota.
Yes, her name is Justine Ruszczyk, not Justine Damond as previously reported. And although the Australian news media and her Australian family have reported that she was "engaged" to be married, she was in fact an illegal overstayer in the United States - living for over two years there on a tourist visa. She did NOT have dual citizenship, as previously reported falsely.
She was an illegal overstayer.
John MacKenzie and his denizens routinely want Australian overstayers jailed, deported, or worse. It's clear this incident would NOT have taken place had Ms. Ruszczyk not been in the USA without the proper documentation.
We expect an apology to the Australian audience for supporting such blatant illegal activity.
It's too bad she was killed. Way too many guns in the USA, and even well-meaning coppers are working in a climate of fear.