Today libertarian politician Ingram Spencer has been released from imprisonment on remand to be confined to his own home.
He described his time behind bars like this:
“I was arrested, stripped naked and kept in solitary confinement. I had my water in my cell turned off for four days: not even able to flush the toilet, brush my teeth or shower,” Spencer told (Magistrate Johanna) Metcalf.
“I was in no position to prepare for a court proceeding. It was quite unreasonable to force me into a court prior to now.” ” – The Age, May 18, 2022
I give Ingram Spencer the presumption of innocence.
He is accused of “using a carriage service to harass” whatever that means.
There are twelve other charges against him, but letting the public know, during an election campaign, what those charges are against this candidate for public office in the highest law making body in the land is not the way things work in the police state of Victoria.
Ingram Spencer is a father of three.
He is a passionate Libertarian.
He is a national political party’s endorsed candidate for political office, who has spent most of the past three weeks of his campaign in jail.
The election is on Saturday.
His name is still on the ballot paper.
His party still endorses him.
In my dealings with him, I found him to be an honest, deeply committed intellectual , a careful, cooperative and considerate man.
He must stay free.
The swamp of the Australian parliament needs men and women like this one.
Geoff Fox, 19th May, 2022, Down Under Victoria