“Cyborg Justice Has Been Served”
Man who implanted Opal travel card chip has conviction overturned in Australia.
The Guardian Report via ABC News
District court judge Dina Yehia took into account his good character, while describing the case as “highly unusual … involving a unique set of circumstances. She said that, while there were legal issues of general deterrence, she was of the view that the objective seriousness of the offence fell towards the lower end of the range, if not the bottom.
Judge Yehia said Mr Meow-Meow had not tampered with the Opal Card in order to avoid paying the fine. She acknowledged he had no prior convictions so directed the conviction be set aside.
However, Judge Yehia upheld the court costs. Outside court, Mr Meow-Meow said he was pleased with the outcome. He said he did not encourage anyone else to implant an Opal Card chip into their skin. Mr Meow-Meow said he would not do it again without permission from Transport New South Wales.
Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow using his arm as an Opal Card.
Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow holding an opal card in its original orm.
The Cyborg Alien Judge (above) from Rick & Morty