In case you have forgotten, Emery found a 15 year old tagging his property, chased him down the road with a knife, then stabbed him to death.
Emery claimed self-defence, but the jury didn't buy it, and he was convicted of manslaughter. In only getting manslaughter he was fortunate, and he was also lucky in the sentence he got: four years and three months.
But according to McVicar Emery should never have gone to jail.
"I didn't think he should have gone to jail," said Mr McVicar.McVicar is all over the place. He wants criminal offenders to be nailed, but when the offender is a middle aged white man (as was his mate David Garrett), it seems the rules are different.
"That young offender [Pihema] had been doing graffiti before and Emery had been becoming extremely frustrated with it.
It is interesting to speculate what Mr McVicar's response might have been had Emery been a Polynesian man in his 20s.