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Let's not judge her too harshly

By Lindy McDowell

Published 12/02/2014

Deaths from the NekNomination video craze are tragic and shocking. And some of the excesses truly revolting. But while I accept she should probably have known better, I can't help but feel sorry for judge Rosemary Watters (above), who has apologised after a video appeared online showing her downing a shot of spirits and adding, "neck and nominate."

In the great scheme of things, it's hardly the most obvious example of incitement to irresponsibility. I wonder if she even knew the video was to be posted online. And if we are to take something positive from it, shouldn't we be impressed that for once a member of the judiciary appears to be aware of current social trends? Unlike those dinosaurs on the bench who need just about everything relating to popular culture explained to them.

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