Deputy Chief Magistrate Paul Cloran said aggrieved motorists who turned to violence displayed the sort of vigilante-style justice espoused by such shows.Obviously, the simple minded magistrate doesn't watch many of our 'quality' home grown shows which are equally packed with punches.
"This is a matter where you can say . . . people watch too much American television," Mr Cloran said.
"If you don't like what people say, you can hit them."
Instead, seeking an easy answer to a complex problem of which the magistracy is a part, he plays Australia's most popular race card, blaming Americans for the 65-year-old Aussie aggressor's lack of self control.
Heck, why not go all the way and blame the Jews too? Players from the Ocean Grove Football Club do.