Be a mate to the Bourke St victims
LINK TO FUND BELOW Thousands gathered in Federation Square in Melbourne to mourn the death of ten-year-old Thalia Hakin, three-month-old Zachary Bryant, Jess Mudie, 22, Matthew Si, 33, and a 25-year-old man who all tragically died after Dimitrious Gargasoulas drove a stolen vehicle along the foot path of Bourke St last Friday.
A fund for the direct families of those who died as well as the other 30 who were injured in the senseless attack has been set-up by the state government, with a donation of $200,000 coming from the State & Federal Governments to start the fund. It's reported that the general public has already donated $428,000. The funds will be used to cover funeral, medical & therapy costs, the funds are to be distributed by an independent board set-up by the State Government.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has also come out promising that more Magistrates will be available to Victorian Police to process bail proceedings, after Bail Justices have come under fire for releasing Dimitrious Gargasoulas less than a week before his deadly rampage, despite an extensive criminal history. Bail Justices & Magistrates alike need to be placed under a 3 strike & you're out policy, in the case that a defendant they release on bail re-offends before their trail date, the empathy that is known shown for criminals inside the Victorian Judicial system may get directed where it should be, the victims of crime.