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Victorian Co
ps win at corruption - yet again! CORRUPTION investigators are closing in on several Victoria Police officers. Office of Police Integrity director George Brouwer revealed yesterday that the OPI had uncovered convincing evidence of police corruption. He told the Herald Sun these activities included:
STEALING while executing search warrants on homes.

DRUG dealing and giving the green light to other dealers.

INTIMIDATING fellow officers into not reporting corrupt activity.

CORRUPT associations with private investigators and security industry staff.

INAPPROPRIATE use of confidential Victoria Police information.

USING the bank accounts of fellow officers to hide cash and avoid paying tax and child support.

The OPI's corruption branch has issued 136 summonses in which people have been ordered to hand over documents and compelled to answer questions - or face criminal charges for refusing.

Mr Brouwer said his investigators had prepared briefs of evidence against several police.

"We are closing in on a number of corrupt officers and we will be closing in on many more," he said.

In an interview to mark the OPI's first anniversary, Mr Brouwer and assistant director Graham Ashton also revealed:

THE OPI is conducting 40 separate investigations into allegedly corrupt activity by serving and former Victoria Police officers.

MORE than 50 officers will be investigated over unexplained assets involving millions of dollars.

BASIC anti-corruption measures adopted by police forces around Australia have not been implemented by Victoria Police.

THE OPI's use of secret sting operations to trap suspect officers is about to be dramatically increased.

AN investigation has started into inappropriate use of capsicum spray amid complaints of over-zealousness.

THE OPI has held 24 secret hearings in which some officers have confessed to corrupt activity and others have dobbed in allegedly corrupt colleagues.

Mr Ashton said some officers had appeared before the secret hearings as a means of reporting corrupt activity without fear of reprisal from fellow police.

"We have had police in our in-camera hearings confessing their crimes and also implicating other police in serious criminal offences," he said.

"The OPI provides avenues that haven't otherwise been available in terms of treatment for corruption, in that it may not always be our preference to bring officers before the courts, where they have a good record of being acquitted.

"It might well be that we use our coercive process and the outcome is that the officer leaves the force.

"In certain circumstances that is the most efficient remedy to a particular problem."

Mr Brouwer said the OPI had spent the past 12 months recruiting expert staff, buying the latest equipment, setting up a surveillance team and using the royal commission-type coercive powers granted by the State Government.

"All that background work is already bearing fruit. We have issued 136 summonses and had 24 in-camera hearings.

"We have got 36 proactive investigations under way, four reactive ones and 21 major complaints to look at.

"They cover the whole gamut of corruption, from police bashings to bullying to allegations of drug dealing and green-lighting drug dealers.

"We are very much down the track and are rapidly closing in on people.

"Already we have identified a number of people on whom we have evidence which is incontrovertible."

[The real answer is the OPI are just a farce force to get those cops who don't do noble cause corruption taken out of the force. But what they 're really doing is getting others off the hook. Make it look like Christine Nixon and Simon Overland are Angels? Overland has corruption written all over his face.]

By Cop Watcher posted 16 November 05



Lawyers condemn Vic police confession tactic..


                                       Old Melbourne Gaol 

Safe From Harm?

Midnight ronkers, city slickers, gunmen and maniacs, all will feature on the freakshow and I can't do nothing 'bout that, no. But if you hurt what's mine, I'll sure as hell retaliate.

Victoria's legal fraternity has condemned covert tactics employed by police to extract confessions from,
 [alleged], criminals.

The practice involves recruiting suspects to mock crime gangs and forcing them to reveal their, 
[alleged], role in past crimes. Undercover police tell them to divulge their, [alleged], criminal history because it could attract unwanted police attention.

[So they might say anything just to big note themselves in front of the gang?]

You can free the world, you can free my mind, just as long as my baby's safe from harm, tonight.

The technique, which was pioneered in Canada, has 
[allegedly] been successful in cracking several unsolved crimes.

I was lookin' back to see, if you were lookin' back at me, to see me lookin' back at you!

[This also reminds me of the secret, we all make mistakes and we all fall down. But usually these mistakes are made when we are getting our wisdom together.]

Victorian Law Institute president Chris Dale says it strikes at the very heart of the judicial system.

"It completely short-circuits the safeguards that operate within our system to protect people charged with crimes," he said.

Lucky dippers, crazy chancers, seems to be moving fast. What happened to the niceties of my childhood days? Well, i can't do nothing 'bout that, no. But if you hurt what's mine, I'll sure as hell retaliate.

[One way I found not to lose a secret is never to tell a secret that you want to keep. And to trust no one with it, unless you want to give yourself up. Not your mother, not your father, not your auntie, not your grandmother, not even your wife or girlfriend. Then if there is a secret you are the only one with the key.]

I was lookin' back to see, if you were? I was lookin? I was. I was lookin' back to see, if you were lookin' back at me, to see me lookin' back at you!

Victoria Police lost an appeal to suppress details of the technique.

Opposition police spokesman Kim Wells says it is a legitimate investigative practise.

"Victoria police need to use the tactics it takes to bring criminals to justice," he said.

You can free the world, you can free my mind, just as long as my baby's safe from harm tonight.

[When or if people turn on you, and you've told them about past mistakes, then you're done, if you have been spilling your guts to them, regardless of how they treat you now. Tomorrow is another day and another mood.]

Victorian police have defended the use of a covert tactic designed to 
trick confessions out of, [alleged], criminals.

Tell us what it is, dangerous. Friends and enemies, i find it's contagerous, and they're spreading through your system like a virus. Yes the trouble in the end it makes you anxious.

Police Association secretary Paul Mullet says it is a vital policing tactic.

"The vast majority of Victorians won't have a problem because the vast majority are innocent people going about their daily business," he said.

"It's only criminals and particularly the underworld that would have problems with this approach."

[Sorry but if you did that to anyone including politicians and the like you would most likely get a hook into some mistake they made growing up in the past. This is something everyone should be alarmed about.

Let people have their wisdom and their mistakes. Those that don't get caught and who have changed already need not be ashamed of learning because, [alleged], 'criminals' are learners.

The only secret you can ever keep is the secret you kept to yourself!]

But if you hurt what's mine. I'll sure as hell retaliate. You can free the world, you can free my mind. Just as long as my baby's safe from harm tonight.

Massive Attack: Safe From Harm (marshall, vowles, del naja, cobham, nelson).

By Gregory Kable & Massive Attack 8 September 04

Ed: People big note themselves too, all the time, but that doesn't mean they did it either. And that could mean a wild goose chase for police and a huge waste of taxpayers money.

He was an undercover agent for the blues

He was my journalist, he was working undercover. The fellow knew all of the moves.... He really had me romping, bare footing stomping. He just kept igniting my fuse....



Terrence Hodson and his wife Christine were murdered in May.

Murdered corruption informer Terrence Hodson was denied the best home security system because of a lack of police resources.


A police technician spoke about boosting security at Hodson's home, but did not include the best option in his written report.

Shortly after Hodson's murder, the police technician's unit began to refuse requests to review the home security of corruption witnesses and corruption investigators.

Terrence Hodson and his wife Christine were murdered in May.

Hodson's security camera almost certainly recorded the approach of their killer or killers, but homicide detectives could not find the camera's VHS tape. Hodson's home security system had been reviewed by the Ethical Standards Department's technical support unit.

Multiple police sources say the technician who did the review spoke to colleagues before the murder about the need for a system that would record surveillance camera footage at a secure location away from Hodson's home.

Police did pay to upgrade Hodson's security system, but the upgrade did not include a remote recording system.

The police media unit says such a system was never discussed or recommended.

The technical support unit is now refusing to do such security reviews for corruption investigators or their witnesses.

The unit suffered a budget cut close to 20 per cent in the current financial year.

Ed: Just a throw off? More like police corruption that is undermining witness protection. When articles are produced as above then what chance has the truth got? When police PR flood the corporate media with diversionary tactics like this, to somehow suggest or even to give the impression that it was something else that let down the whistleblowers, but not police themselves.

By Starky and Hutch 28 June 04




Victorian Opposition leader Robert Doyle says the latest claims of police corruption need to be investigated by an independent crime and anti-corruption commission.

A police informer has made the allegations against four former Drug Squad detectives.

The police informer made the allegations in a committal hearing over drug trafficking charges laid against murdered underworld figure, Lewis Moran, and two other men.

The corruption allegations are made against three serving officers - Martin Allison, David Bartlett and Victor Anastasiadis. The fourth former drug squad detective, Paul Firth, has been suspended.

The informer claims the men forced him to sign false documents and turned a blind eye when he passed on nearly three quarters of a million dollars in drug money to jailed drug squad detective, Steve Paton, and accused detective, Wayne Strawhorn.

Mr Doyle says Victoria needs an independent crime and anti-corruption commission to investigate such allegations.

"Every fresh allegation means that we have to think about corruption and what it means for our community," he said.

The detectives have all repeatedly rejected the informer's claims in court.

Police Minister Andre Haermeyer and Victoria Police say they will not comment on an ongoing hearing.

By Starsky and Hutch 22 June 04




A new survey shows Victorians overwhelming support a royal commission into allegations of police corruption.

An ACNielsen poll? For the Age newspapers shows 81 per cent of those surveyed are in favour of a royal commission or similar independent inquiry.

Only 16 per cent are against the idea.

The poll also reveals 67 per cent of Victorians believe corruption in the state's police force is "limited to a few bad apples" while 73 per cent think police corruption in Victoria is about the same as in other states.

Warning: This poll does not reflect Victorians who have been directly affected by police corruption and therefore it cannot be said that Victorians believe corruption in Victoria is "limited to a few bad apples". The same as the propaganda on Four Corners [Walls?] The only bad apples handpicked and dropped on Chris Masters desk. Corruption Inc...

Victorian Police Minister Andre Haermeyer remains adamant the state does not need a royal commission into the allegations.
 [?]

State Opposition leader Robert Doyle says there is mounting pressure for the Government to act.

But Mr Haermeyer says a royal commission would be expensive and could compromise ongoing investigations. 
[? Expensive if you're corrupt!]

Haermeyer: "We are determined to ensure that crooked police, that gangsters are put behind bars which is where they belong," he said. [?]The processes we have in place, the independent ombudsman and the new powers that he has will help us to ensure that. [?] A royal commission will make sure that doesn't happen. [?] A royal commission is a guaranteed way to cost the public a lot of money, make a lot of lawyers very rich and see crooks and corrupt police walk off scot-free." [?]

The new poll also reveals that support for the Bracks Government has risen. 
[?] The survey indicates the Government could have a won a June state election with 56 per cent, in a two party preferred vote. [?]

Labor's primary vote has risen from 41 to 44 per cent and the combined vote for the Liberals and Nationals has slipped by one percentage point to 40. 
[?]

By Starsky and Hutch 17 June 04


From Left to Right Top Simon Overland, David Miechel, 
Bottom, Paul Dale, Terrence and Christine Hodson.

Victorian Assistant Commissioner of Crime Simon Overland says the man who was the target of an alleged planned gangland killing has refused police protection.


But was he a target? And was it a planned gangland killing? Or perhaps a more likely scenario a planned police killing? When we take into account the volume of complaints against police in Victoria lately and the pressure police are under.

Vic prosecutors to drop corruption case

The Office of Public Prosecutions in Victoria will drop drug-related charges against a suspended police officer tomorrow after an informer due to testify in the case was murdered last month. Detective Sergeant Paul Dale is currently charged with conspiring to traffic large commercial quantities of illegal drugs. He was charged along with another policeman, David Miechel and police informer Terrence Hodson. Hodson was to testify against the officers but he and his wife Christine were shot dead in their East Kew home last month.

Police seem to be at odds even to explain the discrepancies and leaked internal documents. Informers testifying against police are killed and prosecutions against alleged corrupt police are dropped.

Now the diversion:


When you see events unfolding like the arrests yesterday and the camera focusing on alleged evidence on the street, people know it's a set up. At least they can be sure that the media were in on it, to some degree, and that 
police made sure the population was exposed to the alleged evidence via corporate media cam.

Cops went out of their way to send a message out into the community. The grand illusion? Is it a set up? Does the community now think that all the underworld killings were done by underworld criminals who were not police? I don't think so!

One does not have to wonder, I suppose, about being protected by the police? 

I wouldn't trust police. I don't know about you, I guess you could make up your own mind.

We would have thought that protection from police in Victoria comes down to the bona fide nature of police protection and whether they would protect people or rather ensure that they were put off.

Now police have charged four men over an alleged gangland murder plot after 150 police raided properties in at least six suburbs yesterday.

Simon Overland: "We think that person has taken steps to ensure their own protection [and] they seem to us to be quite adequate," he said.

"We will obviously do what we can in the limitations that we face in these circumstances. I can't guarantee anyone's safety when they are not prepared to fully cooperate with us.

I have made this point before but we think the arrangements are in place and we will certainly do what we can to ensure their safety."

Police will oppose bail when the four men, including alleged Melbourne underworld figure Carl Williams, appear in court over the alleged murder plot.

The four will face the Magistrates Court on charges including conspiracy to murder and incitement to murder.

By Starsky and Hutch 10 June 04

THE DOG: Victorian police have diverted their own problem and discrepancies onto the alleged gangland murder plot using the bona fide nature of the overwhelming number of 150 police.

At first glance that appears legitimate doesn't it? Well not to us because we know a lot about police corruption.

Those 150 police are directed by senior police, some that are obviously corrupt. Therefore what we're witnessing is possibly the workings of senior police, all too ready to divert attention away from themselves and the force, onto people who would otherwise be innocent of any crime, believe it or not?

We will obviously do what we can in the limitations that we face in these circumstances says the police? I can't guarantee anyone's safety when they are not prepared to fully cooperate says the police!

Sorry that shit doesn't stick leading by the prime example of dead police informers does it Mr nice policeman sir? It is our understanding that Victorian police can't guarantee anyone's safety, when they are prepared to fully cooperate. Certainly they'll do what they can to ensure their safety?

Once again police have blown it and I think we need a Royal Commission so that people will be able to fully trust, or at least have confidence that they will be protected and not used or killed by police.

Carl Williams is the high profile scapegoat for police and easily seen to be the product of police corruption, rather than being guilty of any wrongdoing.

You could tell by his wife's concern about what was happening to him at the Police station. You could also tell that he knew he was being watched, not only by police but also by the media and in our opinion Carl was unlikely to have been doing anything wrong at the time, knowing he was being watched.

Police always have a legitimate reason to be there whether they are acting corruptly or not. If police have a track record of systemic corruption then we must be sceptical about what they are purporting to be true. Otherwise these matters have been fabrications to cover up their corrupt activity and this would once again undermine the whole community, having alleged police heroes who have set innocent people up, and who are promoted for their corruption, this would then be disastrous for the community.




The Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police, Christine Nixon, has moved to dismiss two police officers as part of a crackdown on corruption and says up to 20 more dismissals could follow.

She says Detective Sergeant Paul Dale from the Major Drug Investigation Division and Senior Constable Edward Robb from Benalla are suspended and have until the end of the month to show why they should keep their jobs.

The actions represent the first time Commissioner Nixon has used Victoria's 'Commissioner's confidence' powers to dismiss members of the force.

Commissioner Nixon says up to 20 other officers may also face dismissal.

"Over the coming months, I intend to use this power in a bid to ensure that Victoria Police is corruption free as best we can," she said.

Detective Sergeant Dale is facing drug-related charges but the Office of Public Prosecutions is expected to drop those charges tomorrow, after the police informer who was to testify against him, Terrence Hodson, was murdered last month.

Commissioner Nixon says the 'no confidence' powers are an important tool in fighting corruption, as courts and juries are generally loath to convict police officers.

"I have to make some decisions about the way we deal with people and so 'commissioner's confidence' is part of it," she said.

"Criminal charges where there is sufficient evidence to convict people is part of it as well."

By Starsky and Hutch 8 June 04

Related:

Vic prosecutors to drop corruption case
The Office of Public Prosecutions in Victoria will drop drug-related charges against a suspended police officer tomorrow after an informer due to testify in the case was murdered last month.



Victorian Police Chief Commissioner, Christine Nixon, says Victorians should brace themselves for more evidence of police corruption.

She says the community will be shocked when the cases against police officers are heard in court.

"It will get worse before it gets better and that's because we have a number of trials that are listed over the next 12 months in Victorian courts," she said.

"As the information around those particular cases becomes public then the community will see more and more revealed of the kind of problems we've had."

The Victorian Government is expected to announce a big boost to the powers and funding of the ombudsman's office shortly. A funding increase of around $10 million and the ability to conduct undercover operations and telephone tapping are among the measures expected to be announced today.

The move would follow the revelation that a secret police document outlining the activities of informer Terrence Hodson was circulating in the underworld before his murder.

A newspaper photograph was published today showing what is alleged to be a detective facing criminal charges and an underworld figure together.

By Starsky and Hutch June 3 04

Related:

Vic police corruption report tabled in Parliament
The Victorian Ombudsman's report on the Ceja Taskforce and drug related corruption in Victoria police has been tabled in State Parliament.




When the Ombudsman investigates police in most States and Territories of Australia they set about asking the police to investigate themselves to see if there is any validity to a complaint.


Police allege that they do investigate themselves and send a letter to the Ombudsman to say that they have investigated themselves and usually find that there is no truth about the allegation or at least investigators have found no evidence.

Well this is my personal experience even though the evidence is at my hands, in the form of misinformation given to me by the police and eventually whitewashed by the authorities, from the NSW police Minister and Director General down.

So any ordinary person could well believe that in reality, police in most states and territories of Australia, have free reign to continue to be corrupt.

Why? Because the government is corrupt in most states and territories of Australia.

When I say corrupt I mean not to be blamed for making mistakes, noble cause corruption and corrupt police officers employed by the States and Territories.

So if additional powers are needed by the Ombudsman in Victoria it stands to reason that these powers are the very minimum requirement needed by the Ombudsman to be able to question or investigate corruption throughout Australia, 
otherwise we end up like Victoria with police killing the witnesses who are testifying against police corruption.

The most noticeable argument I can raise here is that the Ombudsman never at any time sought to show me a formula for any sort of investigation into the matters I had raised.

By Starsky and Hutch 2 June 04

In Other Developments:

Fitzgerald appointment not enough: critics

Victoria's appointment of one of Australia's top police corruption investigators has failed to silence the critics.

The man charged with investigating police corruption in Queensland during the 1980s, Dr Tony Fitzgerald QC, has been appointed by the Ombudsman to examine alleged police corruption in Victoria.

The former royal commissioner will investigate revelations on the ABC that a secret police report on informer Terrence Hodson was leaked to the underworld before he and his wife were murdered two weeks ago.

The State Opposition and many in the legal community believe the appointment is not enough.

Secretary of the Criminal Bar Association of Victoria, Ed Lorkin, has told the 7.30 Report Dr Fitzgerald's appointment is ad hoc and lawyers will push for the entire issue of alleged police corruption to be examined.

"Absolutely 'yes' and not on our behalf, as is often trumpeted, but on behalf of the community which is entitled to a police force which it trusts unreservedly and we are so far away from it that it's a disgrace," he said.

Victorian Ombudsman's power boosted

The Victorian Government has reacted strongly to continuing allegations of police corruption, with the Premier announcing a big boost to the State Ombudsman's power and resources.

WHEN WILL GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES STOP INVESTIGATING THEMSELVES? WHEN THE GOVERNMENT DECIDES TO GO STRAIGHT!

DO YOU THINK THAT NEW COERSIVE POWERS SHOULD BE THE MINIMUM STANDARD REQUIREMENT FOR WATCHDOGS IN AUSTRALIA?




Victorian police have been forced to defended the Witness Protection Program again, after an alleged incident involving a police informer.Channel Nine News said two gunmen raided a Victorian informer's hideout in Queensland.

He is said to have escaped without injury.

Victorian police have refused to confirm the claim. Instead, Commander James Hart has released a statement saying it is inappropriate to comment on specific individuals involved in the 
Witness Protection Program.

He says he has full confidence in the system, and leaked information can only place the welfare of individuals in jeopardy.

Last week, the Assistant Commissioner of Crime defended the system when it was announced the Ombudsman would review its security as part of the investigation into the murder of an informer and his wife at East Kew.

It was also revealed a police detective improperly passed on information to an informer about his acceptance into the program.
By Starsky and Hutch 27 May 04


The Victorian Opposition has criticised the penalty handed down to a Victorian police officer who tried to find the home address of an officer investigating corruption.

Shadow Police Minister Kim Wells says he understands the detective used the police force database to try to find the address of a sergeant in the Ceja task force, which is investigating corruption in the former drug squad.

Mr Wells says the officer received a $2,500 fine and was transferred to a different area.

He says the Ceja detectives have a difficult job and 
the penalty provides no reassurance that force command is doing its best to protect them.

"I think the officers working in Ceja would be absolutely horrified to think that a person breached the confidence and accessed the home address of these police officers and to find that he was only going to be given a fine...indicates to me that Victoria Police have taken the soft option on this."

By Starsky and Hutch 27 May 04



   Steve Bracks Left,            Robert Doyle Centre           Peter Ryan Right.

Steve Bracks was "fiddling while Melbourne burns", a respected senior crimefighter said yesterday, as the state Ombudsman was attacked for being ill-equipped to tackle entrenched police corruption.


Opposition Leader Robert Doyle and National Party leader Peter Ryan both,
[said], they were concerned Ombudsman George Brouwer, 62, did not have the background to pursue complex police corruption.

Mr Brouwer was appointed by the Premier in March, and it was announced soon after that he would be handed royal commission-style powers and open funding as a corruption and gangland crime crisis gripped the state.

But Mr Doyle said the career public servant, who headed the Premier's Department under former Labor premier John Caine, was 
"not appointed to do this job".

"Because of the seriousness and dimensions of the corruption problem, I have no confidence the Ombudsman's office could fix the problem, even with extra powers and resources," he said.

Mr Doyle, a recent convert to the idea of an anti-corruption commission, said the "critical person" to head up such a body would be a judge with experience in criminal law. "We're talking about the world of criminals, not complaints about government departments," he said.

His comments came as former senior National Crime Authority figure and one-time Victorian-based deputy commonwealth director of public prosecutions Mark Le Grand said the Victorian Government was abrogating its responsibility to the people and must call a royal commission.

Mr Le Grand says most royal commissions into criminal conduct in recent years had been "appointed to inquire into less extensive and compelling law enforcement behaviour".

Victoria had "clear evidence" of an "entrenched system of corruption, which ruthlessly protects itself", and police Chief Commissioner Christine Nixon and her force were "out of their depth".

"Premier Steve Bracks and the Victorian Government have reached the crossroads," Mr Le Grand said. 
"Will they continue to fiddle while Melbourne burns in a bonfire of crime and corruption unparalleled in its history?"

Mr Brouwer was unavailable for comment, but his senior assistant, Brian Hardiman, said the criticism was "just patently wrong".

The Ombudsman had been overseeing corruption investigations since 1988 and there was "absolutely no reason" why it could not perform the task with extra resources.

Crime investigator and writer Bob Bottom said Mr Bracks's move on Tuesday to give royal commission-style powers to a police commissioner to address corruption was "absolutely unprecedented".

"Mr Bracks is obviously rattled, and I've a feeling he must be very badly briefed."

By Starsky and Hutch 27 May 04



The Victorian police force says threats against internal investigators will not stop it from weeding out corrupt police and bringing them to justice.

The State Opposition says bullets have been used in the latest threat to police corruption investigators.

Opposition police spokesman Kim Wells says an investigator has found two 0.38 police issue bullets in the mail box at his home. His name and his wife's were etched onto the bullets.

The investigator is
 a member of the Ceja task force investigating corrupt police and Mr Wells says the bullet threat is not an isolated case.
Bold
"Another investigator on the Ceja case had been followed, we've also been told that his wife and child were followed to kindergarten," he said.

"They have been offered home security, alarm systems and fences, but when it comes to personal security for these police officers,
 [it] has been nothing short but pathetic."

Police spokesman Kevin Loomes has confirmed there has been a threat to a task force member, but says security for investigators and their families is a top priority and threats are taken seriously.

By Starsky and Hutch 21 May 04

Related:

Police corruption linked to underworld slayings
The chairman of Victoria's Ceja police internal corruption task force has admitted there is a link between police corruption and Melbourne's gangland killings.



The Bracks Government is expected to announce new powers of investigation for the Victorian Ombudsman today. So what are they trying to say? The dog never had the power?

How abou
t the Ombudsman in NSW, who investigates nothing and rubber-stamps what the corrupt NSW government and police say? 

Victorian police are corrupt no doubt and people are dying in the streets. The police know all about it after all they are 
*directing traffic.* No one is seriously guessing are they?

In reality police are dumb (meaning that they are not intelligent) and it's we that are 
*stupid* for not doing something about police corruption in Australia today.

Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Christine Nixon has urged the Government to consider stronger powers for the Ombudsman to investigate police corruption and any links to Melbourne's gangland killings.

She also believes an independent commission against corruption could be beneficial in Victoria. "We now need to get out there and have a look to see what else might be needed to make us as corruption resistant and the state as safe as possible," Commissioner Nixon said.

The Independent Commission Against Corruption in NSW was taken off the job of dealing with corrupt police and replaced by another dog the Police Integrity, 
[Selective], Commission which is corrupt. How do I know they are corrupt? Because they only selectively investigate corrupt police who don't toe the line. Corrupt police that do toe the line for senior police are still corrupt for the government in NSW today.

Many people have not had their complaints investigated by the PIC because hard evidence is not what they are seeking. They let off a bit of steam from time to time and give up corrupt police who won't do what senior police want them to do, 
corruptly, so they're out. What do we do now? Urge the corrupt government in NSW and other States and Territories not to give us another toothless terrier.

Police sell drugs and they use thugs to deliver the goods. Thugs have the green light and when competition rears it's ugly head they have a ready willing bunch of thugs to do the killing, whether police said so or not. By this time the thugs are out of control. They don't know what the law is 
because by this time they have well and truly forgot.

Chances are in any case that Victorian police are the killers themselves. If they can investigate themselves they can kill and get away with it. The fact that the killings have gone on for so long and police seem to suggest they have no answer tells us that they could indeed be the killers.

In NSW police sell drugs to bikies in particular Rebels and the bikies sell the drugs to the population, given they have the green light. Kings Cross, Cabramatta and South West Sydney are some examples where the thugs got out of control selling drugs for police.

I refer to 
STEPHEN William McDowell dedicated 17 years of his life to serving as a NSW police officer. His police academy class graduation photo, dated June 25, 1979, shows him posing for the camera amongst other proud recruits. He went on to serve as a highway patrol officer at Liverpool and a general duties officer at Green Valley and Fairfield before leaving the force in 1996 with a work related injury. He served with the elite Tactical Response Group and was commended for bravery for shooting a dog, which attacked while he was attending a west Sydney residence.

McDowell, 44, of Glen Alpine in Sydney's southwest, was head of a chapter of one of the largest and most feared outlaw motorcycle gangs in Australia. Even more so because he has corrupt police behind him. Court documents list McDowell's occupation as ``President, Rebel OMCG'' (outlaw motorcycle gang).

How do I know the police and Rebel bikies were working together in Sydney and the government was behind it? Because no one in the NSW government or 
Bronwyn Bishop's Federal Parliamentary Inquiry was willing to look at the evidence I have that proves it. And it makes me wonder!

Late yesterday, Premier Steve Bracks met the new Ombudsman, George Brouwer. Mr Bracks is expected to announce new powers for the Ombudsman's office later today.

Partners in crime - history!

Roger Rogerson, the old hero, who never faced a result in the Lanfranchy, or Huckstepp murders, was let off in my opinion when the New South Wales Government rolled the legal system (deciding what evidence to give the police prosecutor) to have the jury believe the illusion they (the Government wanted to create).Similarly, Peter Ryan facing the Police Integrity Commission for questions about his involvement in the demise of the dysfunctional reform unit. Chess in the court (rolling the legal system).

Same boat

The Premier, Bob Carr, relies on a militia. A gang of bikies and our Police Service, to show all of us he is no murderer. He should be taken to the task along with his partners in crime like Clive Small to account for those people who like my self have been maliciously assaulted and who have complained, without any service and those who cannot speak for themselves who were murdered, like Terry Falconer.Terry murdered in custody.

By Starsky and Hutch 8 April 04



A former Federal Court judge last night described corruption in the Victoria police force as the worst ever.
Sir Edward Woodward told a Criminal Bar Association function, a royal commission would be expensive and would be hindered by the backlog of police corruption cases.
Sir Edward instead recommended a standing integrity commission or setting up a national anti-corruption body to assist existing ethical standards departments.

The chairman of the Criminal Bar Association, Lex Lasry QC, says the association favours an integrity commission.

"Well our preference would be a standing Victoria police integrity commission, similar to the New South Wales and Queensland models... we think that is justified and we think with the future in mind that would be the most effective way to deal with it," he said.

Ed: The only problem with that idea is that a Royal Commission won't get to the real truth about past police crimes. Also a Police Integrity Commission only 'selects' the issues and complaints brought before it. So it only selects cases that it wants to deal with, again hiding the real truth about police crimes.

So a Police Selective Commission also hides the real truth and usually as in NSW, only acts against police who don't do Noble Cause Corruption for the government.

Remember police are corrupted from day one according to the Wood Royal Commission. Then if those corrupted police don't do what they are told i.e Noble Cause Corruption for the government then they're given up by the Police Selective Commission in relation to their past crimes.


By Starsky and Hutch 21 May 04

Labels: 2004judgesnswpolicepolice-corruptionstate-governmentvic


It has been revealed that the former head of the disgraced Victorian drug squad is now a senior investigator at the New South Wales Police Integrity Commission (PIC).

The Victorian squad was disbanded three years ago over corruption claims.

PIC commissioner Terry Griffin has told an inquiry at the NSW Parliament that the former head of the Victorian drug squad and Internal Affairs had been with PIC for five years.

Mr Griffin said the investigator was thoroughly checked out at the time he was employed and PIC was not aware there were any allegations against him.

He also told the committee he was now its second top investigator, which prompted Liberal MP Malcolm Kerr to ask if anyone from PIC sought assurance from the Victorian Ombudsman regarding the person's position.

NSW Opposition Police spokesperson Peter Debnam says there should be further checks.

"I mean if somebody was checked years ago and allegations of problems in other states came up in recent months well you would think you would immediately go and check whether it was in the last few weeks, the last few months, or the last few years," he said.

By Starsky and Hutch 27 May 04


Second autopsy to delay Palm Island funeral


A spokesman for the Palm Island community in north Queensland says the funeral for a man who died in police custody may be another two weeks away.

Cameron Doomadgee died in the police watch-house on Palm Island two weeks ago.

The results of a post mortem examination led to riots on the island.

Community spokesman Brad Foster says lawyers for Mr Doomadgee's family are still waiting for the results of a second autopsy.

"They received a letter from the coroner saying that the pathologist is actually going through all the information making sure it's all tested properly," he said.

"It's looking at probably taking four or five days to a week before they come to a conclusion and then they release the report.

"It's actually looking more like two weeks away at this stage."

Meanwhile, a Cape York Aboriginal leader says the recent violent clashes between police and Palm Islanders should not spoil Indigenous relations with police in other communities.

Mapoon Aboriginal Community chairman Peter Guivarra says police work is appreciated and supported in most communities.

He is calling on those communities to resist violence.

"I know all Aboriginal people and all Palm Island people would not condone that and they would probably be led by a few," he said.

"It'd be just totally disastrous if that sort of thing happened again."


By Sorry 3 December 04

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Palm Island crisis easing
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Hundreds riot over death
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Calling police 'slimy, lying bastards' no offence: court


The High Court today ruled in favour of a Queensland law student who handed out pamphlets at his local shopping mall declaring local police were corrupt and slimy lying bastards.
While the High Court found in favour of Patrick John Coleman by overturning a charge of insulting police, it found against him for charges of violence involved in resisting arrest.

He locked his arms around a power pole and struck and kicked police officers during the struggle to put him in a police van.

Mr Coleman was convicted in the Townsville Magistrates Court of two counts of serious assault, two of obstructing police, one count of insulting words and one count of publishing insulting words.

The Queensland District Court dismissed an appeal and the Queensland Court of Appeal allowed an appeal only against conviction for publishing insulting words.

Mr Coleman appealed to the High Court which focused on construction of a section of the now repealed Queensland's Vagrants, Gaming and Other Offences Act.

Mr Coleman argued that his implied constitutional freedom of communication concerning political or government matters was being infringed.

The court heard he was arrested in Townsville Mall where he was distributing pamphlets alleging four police officers were corrupt and referring to local police officers in Townsville as "slimy, lying bastards".

He stood in front of a placard which read, "Get to know your local corrupt type coppers, please take one." When Constable Brendan Power - one of those named in his pamphlet - approached, Mr Coleman loudly 
accused him of being corrupt.

He then resisted arrest, locking his arms around a power pole and striking and kicking at the officers as they attempted to put him in a police van.

By a 4-3 majority, the High Court allowed the appeal in relation to the conviction for using insulting words.

Six judges held that the relevant section of the Vagrants Act was not invalid. But three members of the majority held that its operation was limited to situations which could lead to violence.

Justices William Gummow and Ken Hayne said the legislation created an offence which restricted freedom of speech, but in the legitimate public end of keeping public places free from violence.

They said police by training and temperament should be expected to resist the sting of insults directed to them.

"The use of such words would constitute no offence unless others who hear what is said are reasonably likely to be provoked to physical retaliation," they said.

A majority of the Court dismissed appeals against convictions for obstructing police and assaulting police but not resisting arrest.

By Just Us 1 September 04

Ed: Seems clear that why a person resists arrest is because they don't think that they did anything wrong, yet police can still say that that person resisted arrest, even if that person has beat the base charge. Not fair!!

At all material times people cannot win against bullying police, in their institutions with their rule of law. Seems the police Trifecta card always wins, resisting arrest, offensive language and assault police. If you beat one of those charges they just hit you with the other two. Not fair at all!!! 

Just remember that there are more ways to skin a cat. Don't let them cheat you. If first you don't succeed that way then try another way to prove your point. For instance: by posting your material where they can't get to you directly. On the street people are reasonably fair game.


Why is it an offence to convey the message that police are corrupt? Because the government is the problem! 

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My name is Marisa Sposaro and I am a human rights activist and prisoner support advocate. I am also a radio broadcaster at 3cr radio. The Federal Police came to my home unannounced and interrogated me about my Anarchist activities in Anarchist Black Cross, Australia. 


Police probe fatal Sydney shooting?

                  NSW POLICE FORCE!

They shot him twice in the legs but he still kept coming. So they killed him? 7 Sunrise interview witness at the scene.

The New South Wales Police Minister, John Watkins, says an independent investigation will be held into a fatal shooting by police in south-western Sydney last night. 
[?]

Police say they shot a man after he lunged at them with a knife at Greenacre.

Police were called to the scene of a fire in a unit on Waterloo Rd at around 7:20pm AEDT yesterday.

On arrival they found a 38-year-old man threatening fire officers with a 15-centimetre long knife.

Police say several witnesses saw them ask the man to drop the knife several times before using capsicum spray on him.

When he moved towards them they shot him several times in the torso.

But an independent witness claimed on CH/7 this morning, "They shot him twice in the legs. Then they shot him twice in the chest".

He later died in Bankstown Hospital.

The officers involved were taken to Bankstown police station for drug and alcohol testing.

Speaking at the scene last night, Superintendent Mick Plotecki called on any further witnesses to help with the investigation.

"We're doing a canvas of the area as we speak and we're looking on all the people in the area that have witnessed this to come forward so we can get what information they can provide," he said.

A critical incident team is now conducting an independent investigation?

Mr Watkins says a full police investigation has begun into the shooting and he will receive a briefing from police on the incident later today.

The internal investigation will be conducted by police from adjoining commands and the findings sent to the coroner?

Trust us we know best?


Mr Watkins has urged the public not to prejudge the outcome?

"The standard practice in these serious incidents is for 
officers from adjoining commands to come in and carry out that investigation to ensure that all proper procedures were followed," he said.

So much for independents!

Independent of the Police Force? Independent of the Government? Your mates at the PIC? Or your other mates at the ICAC? How independent is that really? About as independent as a white wash just like the death of 'TJ' Hickey?

Whitewash over Hickey's death
The New South Wales coroner has cleared police of any responsibility for the death of Aboriginal teenager Thomas 'TJ' Hickey.

By Starsky and Hutch 3 December 04


Corrupt NSW police officer sacked


New South Wales Police Commissioner Ken Moroney has sacked an officer who confessed to being involved in corrupt activities over the past eight years.
At the Police Integrity Commission (PIC), Christopher John Laycock admitted he tipped off a target of a child pornography investigation, proposed to kidnap and extort money from criminals and took bribes.

The former detective worked at Burwood police station in Sydney's west and last month was issued with a "show cause" notice which gave him three weeks to indicate why he should keep his job.

He was sacked this week and probably should have been sacked long ago. Now it's time to get the other corrupt cops out of the NSW Police Force?

By Strarsky and Hutch 19 November 04

THE DOG: But the trouble with the PIC is that it is selective and they only investigate matters, which they think fit? That means they don't investigate Noble Cause Corruption, they only investigate corrupt cops, so they still keep their jobs as long as they're on side and haven't been selected! Simply not good enough! Every case bought to the PIC must be heard not just the selected few cases. Because if you don't then there will always be cover-ups from police in 'high places'.


A corrupt way to treat the community?

Detective Sergeant Steve Leach: Suicide
 

NSW: CH/9 Sunday: "The suicide of one of NSW's most senior investigators in August has underlined a crisis gripping the state's police service" [? police force.]

I seen the police bleeding on Nine's Sunday program arguing that promotion should depend on how many crimes police have solved and not how many brains they have and that was coming from police commissioner Ken Moroney and Police Minister John Watkins?

Because 
solving crime then becomes a reason to get a promotion? As had been the case prior the Wood Commission into police corruptionthat led to all the changes in the first place.

That means more noble cause corruption, verbals and load ups as well as lots of innocent people being framed.

Then those who have solved crime? get promoted and lead the police force at the highest levels of corruption? [Clive Small].

Sunday: "Detective Sergeant Steve Leach was one of New South Wales' finest detectives, having helped collar the notorious serial killer Ivan Milat"

[? But Milat was Framed for the Tourist Industry.]

FIRM Friends of Ivan Robert Milat

Sunday: "He also cracked the 15-year old mystery of the disappearance and murder of Sydney schoolgirl Samantha Knight. Later he worked as a war crimes investigator in the former Yugoslavia.

Yet when he returned to Sydney, he was unable to gain a promotion to end his career as a commissioned officer.

He gave no reason for his suicide, but many of his peers in the police force identified with the shabby treatment meted out to him by his superiors."

[He never got promoted! Get the violin out?]

Sunday: "New South Wales, like many states and provinces in western nations, has reformed the fundamental principles of management and supervision of its police service. In the mid-1990s, the Wood Royal Commission highlighted corruption among the state's detectives and a lack of adequate supervision of police.

2,500 crooked detectives? Or a corrupt Government?

The Wood Royal Commission into police corruption. Where did the police learn their trade skills? Led by example perhaps?

Sunday: "The result saw sweeping changes to the structure of policing in NSW. In 1997, a new promotion system was established which no longer recognised the "primacy of experience" when assessing applicants."

[And no longer recognised noble cause corruption as in assessing applicants for a promotion based on skills they said they had!]

Sunday: "Detectives of Steve Leach's era found they had little chance of promotion against a new breed of tertiary-educated cops, who understood and exploited the system" [Clive Small?]

"Sunday spoke with a number of Leach's colleagues who talked of their own bitter experience of trying to adapt to the new system. They told of the despair they felt at competing with younger, less experienced colleagues and failing to secure even an interview for positions up for grabs."

The headkicker!

"Former NSW detective Mick Kennedy is now researching trends in modern policing for a PhD. He believes the root of the crisis facing Steve Leach's generation is a lack of support for field officers. "...all of the time that you're dealing with those murky, dirty-hands areas of work, what you're doing at the back of your mind ... it needs to be constantly reinforced that you're dependent upon your organisation to support you in times of crisis or when things go bad."

"Former Assistant Commissioner Geoff Schuberg, who compiled a report for the NSW Government on the promotions system, told Sunday that the new approach had destroyed morale amongst police. He and other former police warned that many senior officers were not qualified for the roles they had been given. The handling of riots in Redfern this year highlighted a lack of experienced decision makers among the new breed of commanders"?

"Meanwhile in Victoria, detectives are also feeling the wind of change as Chief Commissioner Christine Nixon tries to rid the force of corrupt police. Those she cannot charge with criminal offences, she is prepared to name and shame through parliament or sack using discretionary powers.

Legendary former detective Brian Murphy, believes that some officers are being used as political pawns as the top brass tries to reassure the public of the integrity of the force. 
[?]

[When Nine's Sunday program aired this story it's not surprising either. Corporations back more corruption in the community, so they too, can get their own way by being let off or not named, like the case or the Bulldogs Football Players pack rape for example!

But let me tell you that you haven't broken from the chain unless you see the reality that's behind this cry from the heart that would only encourage more police corruption.

There may have been a time when police had responsibility but they let themselves down.

The reality is what you have perceived in front of you all that time is what was actually projected from behind you and that monster is sinister. Some of us have 'seen the light' even more than once!

Now the police want to get a promotion for solving crime or loading someone up? Opposed to the Wood Royal Commissions recommendations that promotion should depend on academic skills that have been "attained" as well as "police skills" not just when some cop "claims he solved a crime" and now because of that should be promoted?

I have a reference from the Director General of this state that puts him in bed with the devil and I guess it all starts from there, considering he's behind the scenes no matter what party is in power.

And if Bob Carr is a crook what about the alternative John Brogden the Neo- Liberal slayer? Makes me puke!]


No link provided to the Sunday program because it doesn't rate!

By Propaganda Monster 15 November 04


NSW police drug amnesty under review


A drug amnesty for the New South Wales police force is under review, Police Commissioner Ken Moroney has said.


Under the amnesty, police officers who have come forward to say that they have used illegal drugs, are treated by rehabilitation counsellors.

Since it was introduced eight years ago, 23 officers have spoken up.

[But none of them are found guilty or sacked in eight years? How long should an amnesty be for police? I've heard of a couple of years at the most for the general community. Surely it shouldn't be an ongoing green light for police, 'knowing that they will only have to give themselves up' if they get information that they may be caught anyhow? Then submit to rehabilitation first, if they gave themselves up after the damage has been done. How come police shouldn't know better busting alleged criminals every day with a mandate to uphold the law?] 

Speaking at the end of a Police Integrity Commission (PIC) inquiry into drug use by police, Commissioner Moroney said that the value of the amnesty in motivating police to disclose their drug use has to be questioned.

"I've not proposed any particular mode in terms of the amnesty," he said.

"What I'm simply doing is putting the amnesty on the table in light of the evidence before this commission in this inquiry. It's an issue that needs discussion."

[Police Selective Commission (PSC) remember the alleged PIC are police and they investigate themselves. Most importantly they only investigate those chosen issues not all issues of corruption brought to them by police or the general public.] 

Commissioner Moroney has also proposed widening the service's drug-testing regime to include prospective recruits, trainees at the police academy, and civilians who work in operational areas.

By Starsky and Hutch 12 November 04

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Deaths in Custody, Police Powers and Mental Illness
The NSW Police Force should not have a role in the psychiatric diagnosis and medication of the public. Police are not medically trained in this speciality. Frontline police are not qualified in medical injection or in the dosage of any formulation of pharmaceutical. The administration of medication by unqualified personnel would lead to medical emergencies, injury and death.


Judges Blood Sample: After the fact of the fact of a hangover?

Lawyers say New South Wales Supreme Court judge Jeff Shaw should not give police his own sample of blood taken after he crashed his car near his Sydney home last month.
A doctor from Sydney's Royal Prince Alfred hospital says he clearly recalls taking a blood sample from Justice Shaw, but police say the sample is missing. [?]

The emergency doctor on duty has released a statement saying one sample was dealt with in line with protocol and placed 
in a box that could only be opened by police. 

So who opened the box? Officer who?

Justice Shaw was also given a sample, a procedure that is normal under New South Wales law.

A spokeswoman for the New South Wales Supreme Court has denied that Justice Jeff Shaw is meeting with the Chief Justice James Spiegelman about the car accident near Justice Shaw's home early last month.

Police were investigating the accident in the inner-western suburb of Birchgrove. 

Justice Shaw was taken to hospital after the accident and a blood sample was taken to test his blood alcohol level?

Police Minister John Watkins told Parliament last week it could take three weeks for the results of those tests to be returned.

The court spokeswoman says she has been told no meeting has been planned about the accident, which is a matter for the police. 
[?]

But the chairwoman of the New South Wales Law Society's criminal law division, Pauline Wright, says she has never heard of a blood sample going missing before.

What would you expect from a corrupt Labor government, in the grand scheme of things? In NSW there is corruption in high places everywhere. Disparity of the law has made its mark in the eyes of the NSW community.
 

Community members have noticed that there is a two-tiered system of law in NSW. One for Politicians, Judges, Police, Lawyers, Corporations and Football Players and another for Peasants, Aboriginals, Muslims and Unpopular People. 

I said hey, what's going on?

Police say a sample going missing is "extremely rare" 
but that's an understatement what about 'extremely negligent' and some of us would have said, 'extremely corrupt'. 

If only police didn't lie then you could believe they have lost the sample but nevertheless, this is just another in a long list of failures by them. And on that basis could you ever imagine how police would diagnose your alleged 'mental illness' if they were given those powers?

Ms Wright says she does not believe Justice Shaw should give police his own blood sample.

What, the blood sample he had taken after the fact of the car accident, and after the fact of a hangover? Or the blood sample given to him by the hospital after the fact of the binge drinking, after the fact of the car accident?

She says there is a law against self-incrimination and there would also be problems for prosecutors trying to get a conviction. "For the police to base a prosecution on the second sample is awkward," she said. "The evidence trail isn't complete, in other words it's possible for that second sample to have been interfered with."

But Justice Shaw wouldn't incriminate himself surely, because he knows the law of evidence and the possible outcome of self-incrimination? 
Unless self -incrimination poses a lessor threat to his standing!

The St James Ethics Centre's Dr Simon Longstaff says if Justice Shaw hands over his blood sample 
it would create an exception to the requirement that the Crown prove its case.

"I think it's highly consistent with his duty as a judge and his duty to the court not to provide that information otherwise, in a sense, the police are let off the hook in terms of their own obligations," Dr Longstaff said.

"If they're let off the hook on this occasion then it's the thin edge of the wedge. People will start to suggest that there are other circumstances and that'll be to the detriment of us all." 

The Supreme Court says Justice Shaw has acknowledged he has a medical problem and is on leave.

Carr policy jails oldest woman
The case of a 76 year-old woman who was jailed for a year for drink driving in Newcastle last week points up the absurdity of guideline sentencing in NSW.
  
By Starsky and Hutch 3 November 04



BREAK AND ENTER: NSW POLICE


      LET YOU BE THE JUDGE! (Lord Denning)

Police will be able to break into your home without your knowledge and no less than a common criminal not tell their victims that they are doing it.

But is this sending out the wrong message to our community? Setting the wrong example for youths in the community who will soon pick up the idea that it's okay because police do it. 
Why would they have to think twice?

Whoever came up with that idea is not ideologically sound! Local and regional communities could be inundated rampaged in NSW because police are sending out the wrong message.

This is scary stuff where 
LAW/CRIME have come together as one in the name of "terrorism," [the Coalition of the Killing's resource war's in the Middle East.] Your home can been invaded by the most unlikely criminals,NSW Police, and the use of Force becomes a total reality in NSW homes

It wouldn't matter whose permission they have they're sending out the wrong message to our community, 
let you be the judge.

Police want to extend the warrants for up to two years.

Bob Carr says police will be able to gather information without revealing their investigation but says there will be safeguards.
 

But there won't be any safeguards to criminal activity by NSW police or any other criminals living in the community, so how in the name of, [alleged], terrorism does that allow the autonomy of the law itself to be discarded?

Again setting the wrong example for police 
that they are above 'common law' and our 'federal constitution'let you be the judge?

"The Attorney-General, for example, will also conduct a statutory review after 12 months and of course the Police Integrity Commission will be able to investigate any complaints," he said.

But the Police Integrity Commission
 'only investigate the complaints they want to investigate' and the community can prove it! That also sends out the wrong message to the community, let you be the judge!

That only those police complaints 'investigated by the PIC' 
can or cannot be proved. But those complainants 'not chosen' because some complaints are 'not investigated by the PIC' the community will never know about. The complainant suffers incredible loss and criminal or noble cause corruption continues to flourish within the ranks of the NSW Police.

The link between the word 'terrorist and prisoners' is profound!

In other changes, bugging operations will be able to be carried out for 90 days and there will be a "new classification for (prisoners involved) with terrorist groups." 
[? Scapegoats and Patsies for the Coalition of the Killing's resource war's in the Middle East.]

Now who might that be? This is a police sting to associate people with terrorists and is reckless to say the least.

This means after police break into you home, plant evidence on the premises - to suggest that you have material, that suggests you have associated with a terrorist - you can then be classified as a terrorist associate? And be treated like a terrorist? Then be dumped into (HRMU) High Risk Management Unit at Goulburn with no fresh air or sunlight and no constructive lifestyle just like you committed one of the worst murders or mass murders in the state.

To be dragged off the street and sent to the HRMU is like being dipped into hot water and then put in a freezer. This process will affect you for the rest of you natural life and you will never ever recover from such an ordeal. 

This is not community safety. Is that putting you out of the way or what? Not just that but you or your friends and relatives can be isolated for political purposes, have your communication disrupted, be subject to the anti-terrorist act and not be able to see your community member, unless you pass stringent security checks to get into the HRMU for a visit.

ABC: They will be housed in high security prisons and will not be allowed contact visits unless it is decided it is safe for them to do so. [Bullshit!]

But Cameron Murphy, from the Civil Liberties Council, says the new measures go too far. 

[But that's an understatement to say the least, they are corrupt in ideology.]

"These sort of powers have been used in the United States, called sneak and peek warrants, for more than 12 months and they've been widely discredited," he said.

"They pave the way for police corruption because there's little or no accountability over their use."


By Just Us 22 October 04 

AUSTRALIA, STATE TERROR AND EVERYONES ABC PROPAGANDA

THE HEADLINE: New Indonesian President flags strengthening anti-terror laws. [Draconian scapegoat laws for the Coalition of the Killing's resource war's in the Middle East.]

See Federal Police Corruption below:


Deaths in Custody, Police Powers and Mental Illness


The NSW Police Force should not have a role in the psychiatric diagnosis and medication of the public. Police are not medically trained in this speciality.
Frontline police are not qualified in medical injection or in the dosage of any formulation of pharmaceutical. The administration of medication by unqualified personnel would lead to medical emergencies, injury and death.

It would be an extremely dangerous proposal to suggest that they should have anything to do with medicating members of the public. It would be unethical, an abuse of the community, and a completely unacceptable expansion of police powers and duties.

Telepsychiatry as it is used utilises both audio and visual communication directly between the proposed patient and the specialist or specialists, and occurs in a staffed medical setting. This is not comparable with the situation of a police officer at someone's home, on the street, in a paddy wagon or in the local cells. 

It would put the public at great risk of injury and death if following a conversation between a police officer and a "medical practitioner or accredited person", medication was administered in such settings, which may be hours away from an emergency ward that can deal with known potential adverse reactions of both sedating medicines and antipsychotic medications, such as paradoxical aggression, idiopathic reactions affecting major organ systems and the rare but deadly Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome.

Even if they were all given a few hours worth of training on what to look for and how to describe a person, police would undoubtedly miss small signs or symptoms that a doctor has, that may indicate critical medical disorders that, if treated with psychiatric medication after a flawed diagnosis, may result in serious consequences including death. There are many conditions that can mimic psychiatric symptoms, including epilepsy and thyroid diseases.

Officers of the Police Service [Force] are not trained in Tran cultural psychiatry and reflect the prejudices of the broader society and of police culture. These cultural and linguistic factors would undoubtedly affect the way that a member of the public was observed and described, leading to misdiagnoses. It is thus completely culturally inappropriate and unacceptable to put police in this role.


By Peta Jones 3 November 04


Police to uphold law not decide mental health



A diagnosis of mental illness could be made over the phone instead of in person, and involuntary psychiatric patients could lose the right to have their case reviewed by a magistrate, under proposed changes to NSW mental health laws.


The same right taken off prisoner to have internal claims made against them by the corrupt Department of Corrective Services.

EDITORIAL: 

Justice Denied In NSW Corrective Services

There used to be a (VJ) or Visiting Justice who would go into the prison and judge any claim or accusation that was made by any prisoner or prison guard. If it were found that a prisoner had offended then punishment was metered out.

The reason for a VJ meant that the wide ranging discretion that the commissioner has in relation to the "Good order and security of the prison" could not be conducted on false premise say because some politician, police or prison guard took offence to a certain prisoner who was unpopular, either politically or personally.

The Ombudsman cannot ask the Department of Corrective Services to prove that some type of internal offence has been committed because under the wide-ranging discretion the Commissioner has there is no clause to force the commissioner to produce such evidence?

Therefore an unpopular prisoner can be isolated at say the (HRMU) High Risk Management Unit at Goulburn Correctional Centre, denied visits, without any fresh air or sunlight, no constructive lifestyle, freezing and starving for as long as the Commissioner of Corrective Services want them to.

The evidence shows that after a prolonged duration the prisoner will either, commit suicide, self-harm or suffer brain damage. Mental illness is then addressed by sending the prisoner to Long Bay Prison Hospital and placed on medication - forced on the prisoner -possibly for the rest of the duration of the prisoner's sentence.

As you can see by the above example this opens the door for police corruption again and you could not only be terrified by police corruption but completely blocked from being able to tell someone about it as has happened in the case of Clover Moore V's Gregory Kable.

Gregory Kable went to Clover Moore to complain about police corruptionand police picked up Kable from Clovers Paddington office [abduction] andwas drugged and taken to a mental health facility and released three days later by a Magistrate Pierce.

Pierce who claimed the arrest was 
unlawful based on the fact that Kable committed no crime for posting an article on the parliamentarian's office claiming police harassment and corruption in the highest order!


As well, 
police and nurses could order emergency medication for involuntary patients without a doctor being present, under options being considered to address a chronic shortage of psychiatrists and judicial officers outside major centres.

Again the police convinced not only the doctor at Caritas Mental Health facility that Kable needed medication but also the nursing staff. But if the case had been examined by some type of forum then the doctor could have been struck off for incompetence. So imagine that a nurse made the very same decision without the doctor? That means the Carr Government would get out of it if found to be derelict for the cost of a nurses reputation.

Beverley Raphael, director of the NSW Health Department's Centre for Mental Health, said changing legislation was not ideal. "We certainly don't pretend that's the principal solution to the shortage of professionals," Professor Raphael said. She added the state would fast-track specialist mental health training for regional and rural doctors.

But NSW could not meet the requirements of the present Mental Health Act - which governs how patients are diagnosed and reviewed - amid a continuing worldwide dearth of psychiatrists, she said.

Also on the table is an expansion of the categories of people who can be detained for extended periods. 
For the first time, people who are not mentally ill but who have drug or alcohol problems or are in the grip of an acute personal crisis could be held under the same terms as those suffering psychiatric illnesses.

The options are contained in a discussion paper for a review of the act, for which public submissions close on Saturday. A spokeswoman for NSW Health said it was expected draft legislation would be presented to the Health Minister, Morris Iemma, early next year.

Extending ongoing involuntary care to the "mentally disordered" would "effectively supersede the current definitions of a mentally ill person" and potentially erode patients' civil rights, the discussion paper acknowledged. "One concern that is raised by some clinicians is that 
increasingly broad interpretations are being given to this term to use the [law] as a tool to control difficult or dangerous individuals who, for various reasons, cannot be dealt with by other agencies."

Likewise, the paper pointed out that shifting responsibility from a magistrate to a tribunal for the first review of a person held against their will 
would "substantially dilute the protections the act currently provides". And a further option to consider extending the 12-hour maximum time a person can be detained before their first psychiatric assessment "makes inroads into the liberties of the patient".

Barbara Hocking, executive officer of the Sane charity and advocacy group, said the proposals put 
expediency ahead of patient welfare. It was "appalling that because we're offering third-rate services we adjust the law accordingly", she said.

Louise Newman, chairwoman of the NSW branch of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, said police needed powers to take people to hospital for assessment, but said that should not extend to matters of medical judgement such as describing a person's symptoms to a psychiatrist by phone so that drugs could be authorised. "The issue of police making clinical decisions, we'd be very cautious about ... resource issues are impacting on clinical decision making," Dr Newman said. It was "fundamentally unethical" to compromise recognised standards of patient care because of practical difficulties meeting them, she said.

By Julie Robotham and Nuts 28 October 04

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Justice Denied In NSW Corrective Services
There used to be a (VJ) or Visiting Justice who would go into the prison and judge any claim or accusation that was made by any prisoner or prison guard. If it were found that a prisoner had offended then punishment was metered out.

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Roseanne Catt alert - miscarriage of justice?


Thank you LORD, the gates of hell shall not prevail against the Army of the LORD! Amen! (Sister Mary Court)

I first met Roseanne Catt when I visited Mulawa Women's Prison in 1999 and I have been following her case ever since. This week, her campaign to prove her innocence will finally reach a climax in the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal.

I feel this case has many serious implications for the justice system in NSW and for the way the media and the legal system handles such cases. I intend to deal with some of these in future reports.

If you are interested in her case, watch for further reports in the Sydney Morning Herald and Reportage. Pass them onto others who may be interested. Many people have received little information about this case because much of the media have either failed to report on the defence case or have actively undermined it.

REPORTAGE SPECIAL ON ROSEANNE CATT

In August 2001, Roseanne Catt who had almost served a twelve years sentence for eight crimes against her ex husband Taree motor mechanic Barry Catt, was released from prison after the NSW Attorney General received fresh evidence which supported her claim of innocence. Now, three years, Acting NSW District Court Judge Thomas Davidson has forwarded his report on the facts of her case to the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal which will now decide whether or not she is guilty.

On October 24, Reportage published a report by Wendy Bacon on a crucial aspect of the case, the allegation that Roseanne spiked her husband's drinks with 
drugs.

Wendy Bacon and Tracy Pillemer started investigating Roseanne Catt's convictions in 1999. To find out more about this extraordinary case, read their 
reports:

Read more reports on the case as it unfolds in the media this week.

MEDIA RELEASE...


The outcome of the concluding phase of the Appeal in relation to Roseanne Catt's convictions will be heard at the Court of Criminal Appeal Supreme Court on Wednesday 27th October at 10 am in Queen's Square, near St James Station, Hyde Park.

The Court Room and Level can be found by looking at the notice board on the ground level of the Supreme Court... or on the Internet. It possibly will be Court 13A.

The 3 Supreme Court Judges' decision of the Criminal Appeal will be based on the findings of Acting Judge Davidson. The Inquiry began 18 months ago on 3 February 2003.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Mary Court on behalf of the...Free Roseanne Team "Mary Court" 
marycourt@bigpond.com

By Wendy Bacon posted 26 October 04

Related:

Witnesses may have conspired, says judge
Criminal charges will be considered against prosecution witnesses who gave evidence at the inquiry into the conviction of Roseanne Catt over a conspiracy to murder her husband.

Update on Roseanne Catt case
Judge Davidson called both parties back to Court today to announce that he has finished his part of the Inquiry and to advise that he is sending his findings to the Registrar. 

Roseanne Catt's outrage at MEAA ruling
When a hearing committee of the media union's National Ethics Panel found Four Corners and journalist Sally Neighbour committed a breach of the journalists code of ethics in a report involving a controversial former policeman, Roseanne Catt spoke out.

Roseanne Catt Inquiry: Roseanne Catt's presentation:'Daily Terror'
We are most concerned about articles that have appeared in the Daily Telegraph on Saturday, February 8, 2003, page 13. The article was written by Peter Lalor and again on Sunday 9 March 2003 written by Warren Owens.

The Roseanne Catt Trial
This case is fantastic! It covers ground that exposes the thorough erosion of so much that is good in our society - the issues themselves become clouded by disbelief knowing this has happened at all.

Govt restores legal aid in Catt case
The longest-serving female prisoner in New South Wales, Roseanne Catt, has welcomed a decision by the Government to restore funding for her battle to clear her name.

New murder inquiry after wife jailed for decade
A woman may have been charged with trying to poison her husband before police received toxicology results, the New South Wales Supreme Court has heard.

"FREE(D) ROSEANNE"
It has been brought to our attention that today Legal Aid have formally advised Brock Partners, Roseanne Catt's solicitors, that they will no longer fund the Inquiry - at this most crucial time when her hearing is set for next Monday 3rd February.

Roseanne Catt update
Since writing this letter we have learned that the Attorney General is saying that the court matter that has taken eighteen months to prepare should be adjourned. In the meantime we wait and wait and wait until they say we can proceed. This is the situation just as we prepare to go to court on Monday 3rd February 2003.

Roseanne Catt
The case of Roseanne Catt starts On Monday 3rd February 2003 at 10 am in the Downing Centre Sydney before Judge Davidson.

Officer planned to kidnap alleged criminals



A senior Sydney police officer who has admitted taking money for tipping off a child porn suspect had also been planning to kidnap criminals and extort money from them, the Police Integrity Commission heard yesterday.
The officer and his associates had three possible targets - a former drug dealer who was said to have $500,000 buried in his backyard, a drug-dealing couple and an Asian woman who had been involved in a fraud.
But the plan fell through two weeks ago, on the day it was to be carried out, when Sergeant Christopher John Laycock was summonsed by the commission.

A witness, codenamed CB3, told the commission's inquiry into Laycock's activities he had discussed the plans with a friend, Jahangir Shagaev, who had boasted to him about a senior police contact in the Burwood region. CB3 had never met the officer.

Shagaev, nicknamed "the Russian", was introduced to Laycock by Laycock's former police partner, Chris Walker.

Laycock said Shagaev had purported "to have some contact in the Russian community ... the Russian mafia" and "to be some big gangster".

[Russian? Would you believe the parliament house mafia? You wouldn't believe the Police Selective Commission would you?]

By Geesche Jacobsen 12 October 04


Policeman draws blank on fake raids



A suspended Sydney policeman has told an inquiry that he has "little recollection" of the details of fake police raids he set up.

Sergeant Christopher John Laycock has returned to the witness box.

He told the Police Integrity Commission (PIC) that he can not remember any details about a raid at Glebe in November 2001.

A witness has testified that the 33-year-old was involved in the bust and that money and gold bullion was stolen.

The officer has admitted that he organised a robbery at Burwood during which more than $20,000 was stolen.

The suspended policeman told the Commission he cannot recall being offered money, by a man with links to the Russian Mafia, in exchange for helping one of the man's friends who had been been charged with serious criminal offences.

By Starsky and Hutch 11 October 04


NSW police prosecutor charged with child porn possession


A New South Wales police prosecutor has been charged with the possession of child pornography.

Police spokesman Sergeant Dave Rose says that in mid-August officers were called to an Internet cafe in the Sydney central business district after a man was alleged to have downloaded child pornography.

"The 55-year-old Annandale man was arrested and number of items were seized, including computer discs and a suitcase containing a digital camera." Police say he was released pending further investigation.

He was charged last week and has been released on conditional bail ahead of an appearance in Sydney's Downing Centre Local Court. Police say he has been suspended with pay. [?]


By Starsky and Hutch 7 October 04

Rockspiders: Police, Teachers, Childcare Owners, and Uncle Pervy!
Police have indicated there will be hundreds more arrests as part of Australia's largest ever crackdown on child pornography even though it is some of the police themselves? Authorities have so far charged more than 190 people with a total of 2000 offences and seized more than two million pornographic images.


Police, teachers charged in child porn bust



One-hundred-and-fifty people, including police officers and teachers, have been arrested in what the Federal Police (AFP) describe as Australia's biggest Internet child pornography bust.

The AFP say hundreds of people across the country will be prosecuted after several hundred homes were raided across Australia.

Western Australian police have arrested 21 people and laid 37 charges, including possessing and supplying child pornography.

Some of those charged include two 
teachers, current and past employees of state MPs and a serving WA police officer, who has since been stood down.

The New South Wales Police Commissioner Ken Maroney says 27 men including two police officers were arrested in his state.

"There have been a number of charges preferred and will be preferred against a number of other persons and these include the most heinous and vile, despicable crimes against the children not only of this state but the children displayed in those images," he said.
Reports say 55 people were arrested in Queensland, 26 in Victoria, nine in the Northern Territory and seven in South Australia.
Australian Federal Police (AFP) and officers from all states and territories were involved in the operation.

It is believed that computers which contained images of children being abused were seized by police.

People have faced courts in some states.

The AFP has refused to confirm the details about the investigation except to say that an operation is continuing. 

By Starsky and Hutch 30 September 04

Related:

Child sex offenders to be monitored in NSW
New South Wales Police Minister John Watkins says convicted child sex offenders in south-western Sydney will be monitored during a six-month trial.

NSW: Rapists more criminally versatile than Paedophiles
Parents to be given paedophile details? But rapists are more criminally versatile than Paedophiles! So who let the dogs out? Police Minister John Watkins! That's who.

NSW Prisons Inmate Development Committee speaks out
I am writing on behalf of the IDC Inmate Development Committee in area 3, MSPC at Long Bay. Area 3 is where, the Department is congregating minimum-security offenders within maximum-security walls whilst awaiting mandatory programs at Cubit (Sex Offenders Program).

Vic database to track sex offenders' movements
The Sex Offenders Registration Bill is due to be tabled in Parliament later this week. Sex offenders will have to tell police if they change their names, address or work and will not be allowed to work with children.

Today Sex offenders TOMMORROW YOU!
To suggest there is a need to restrict their movement is rubbish! This is a grab for civil liberties in NSW and it offends everyone else who is free to associate because soon it could be you who is restricted or someone you know.

Gang-rape, police, disparity and the law..
The young woman and her friend have told police they met the players in Coffs Harbour on the evening after the Bulldogs played a trial match there and went back to the team's hotel with them.

Govt stands by child sex offender program
The Western Australian Government is standing by a taxpayer-funded agency that offers conditional confidentiality to child sex offenders.

Therapy key for teen sex offenders
US: One girl allegedly was raped in the boys' bathroom at Folsom High School on a warm midday in March. Another told officials the same boy, a freshman at the school, had tried to rape her days earlier in a girls' bathroom. Two other girls told investigators the boy had committed lesser sex crimes against them at school within the previous week. If true, such a pattern of escalation is worrisome, according to experts who study and treat sex offenders.

Sexual Abuse: Testimony
I'm Debbie Ingraham, and I'm an activist for Restorative Justice. I'm also a former litigant who filed an unsuccessful civil suit against a family member for incest, and a former victim advocate. I bring a 30 year personal perspective of "real life" experiences that come from living with the effects of sexual abuse.

By the way, what time is it? Perhaps it's time for the Government to go straight?

Acting Supreme Court Justice, Jerrold Cripps, QC has been appointed by the Carr Government to review the ICAC. This will be a "wide ranging review", don't choke or splutter...

He is to review the definition of corrupt conduct.

But why not just go to this link?

Policy for making a complaint or reporting incidents criminal, This document defines Criminal or Corrupt Conduct, Maladministration, or Waste and provides the guidelines and procedures in reporting such matters....

Or this link: Corrupt Conduct

Sounds like 
we must keep 'watching' this watchdog to see if those who could potentially be watched aren't 'wanting' the watcher. Or trying to attack and undermine the Commission by pulling its teeth out or just to use the Commission to deal with the government's own aims?

The Hon Peter Breen MLC under attack
Peter Breen is being attacked by ICAC. There will be a public hearing for a week in the ICAC hearing room level 21, 133 Castlereagh St, beginning on Monday July 5 at 10am.

Bob Carr, has ruled-out any move to combine the ICAC with any other,
[alleged], corruption-fighting body such as the Police Integrity, [Selective],Commission insisting as part of the terms of references that it must remain a stand alone body.

However, the review may alter the commission's scope, and may lead to a name change.

Justice Cripps with consider whether the act, should apply not just to state public agencies, 
[like police?], and public officials but should continue to apply to local government, government businesses, out-sourced government functions and MPs. [? and M.O.N.E.Y., State Revenue.]

His report is due to go to the Government by October 29.

It remains to be seen what will happen to this independent watchdog that used to also watch police, perhaps so efficiently that it was left up to the PIC who now watches itself?

By the way, what time is it? Perhaps it's time for the Government to go straight?

By Starsky and Hutch June 30 2004


The filthy NSW Police Integrity Commission!


So much for Bronwyn Bishop's Federal Crime Inquiry?

Ten years after a royal commission exposed the corruption extending to the heart of the NSW Police there has been no change in police culture, and any change would be difficult to bring about because the government is the problem.

The 
police investigating themselves is and will always remain a formula that breeds police corruption. This formula is relied on by the government and senior police to bend the truth and justice when indeed it suits them - say to frame someone under the guise of Noble Cause Corruption.

Not just that but the 
PIC is selective in what police integrity it is willing to look into. and there are many complaints made by the general public about police corruption that won't be investigated by the PIC or will have any form of forum that is willing to hear the complaint.

If it is left up to the Ombudsman who then asks the police to investigate themselves and the police send a letter to the Ombudsman to say there was no problem and no evidence - without any formula that even suggests there has been any investigation at all.

Again we can prove police corruption as well as government corruption but the file that contains the evidence is still on my desk. Why? Because police refused to look into it and there was nowhere else to go.

So all those corrupt police are still corrupt and have no doubt gone on to cause others in the community similar problems.

When the PIC want to give up a corrupt cop it is because the corrupt cop is disliked or won't play the game - usually the ABC's Four Corners, 
[Walls], gets the scoop - on a 'silver plate' - by a super corrupt senior cop or the government of the day. This is not corruption resistant this is corrosive rust...

This must be stopped and we must seek and independent body to deal with police corruption, at all material times, otherwise the government is the problem.

These are the pessimistic findings of the community and the Police Integrity, 
[Selective], Commission in a report brought down yesterday.

In the end, only six officers have been convicted of criminal offences - David Phillip Patison, Matthew John Jasper, Raymond John Peattie, Shaun Andrew Davidson, David Marshall Hill and Mark William Messenger.

The 532-page PIC report, tabled in State Parliament, found 40 former and three serving officers guilty of misconduct. Substantial allegations also remained against a further 10 former and six serving officers, and five civilians. All were involved in an investigation, Operation Florida, sparked in 2000 when a drug dealer, Luke Michael Benbow, got fed up with being repeatedly ripped off by corrupt police and took legal advice to complain to the State Crime Commission.

Operation Florida focused on the Major Crime Squad North, North Sydney Drug Unit, Gosford Drug Unit and Manly detectives. It was alleged in the PIC that some of them had solicited and received bribes from drug dealers; organised or "green-lighted" drug trafficking and break-and-enters; stole cash and property; reduced charges in return for payment; perverted the course of justice; and assaulted, verballed and "loaded up" suspects.

Such events came to light only after one officer, code-named M5, told the NSW Crime Commission in 1998 about his corrupt past and offered to trap former colleagues in casual conversation about past events. One event concerned the operation 
Let's Dance, where a large amount of drugs and money was recovered at Manly in 1992. It was alleged that more than $100,000 was skimmed off and shared among members of the Major Crime Squad North.

The theft was talked about in hushed but hilarious tones for years and it did not take much effort for M5 to induce his former colleagues after a couple of beers to incriminate themselves, recording their words to confirm his own account to investigators.

But the passage of time and failing memories all counted against working this up into a criminal case that would stand up in court. More relevant evidence related to the former Manly detectives David Phillip Patison and Matthew John Jasper. Both were arrested on December 16, 2000, and the evidence against them had been building since the previous May. Two drug dealers, Benbow and Vincent Caccamo, who helped investigators expose
Patison and Jasper, were convicted of drug-related offences but received reduced sentences.

A solicitor, Martin Green, by allegedly engaging Benbow in a dubious conversation, was prosecuted on counts of inciting Benbow to bribe Patison and acting with intent to pervert the course of justice. 
He was acquitted at trial but the Law Society cancelled his practising certificate.

Those who were not prosecuted gave evidence to the commission under a provision which allowed them to declare that whatever they said, provided it was truthful, could not be used against them in civil or criminal proceedings. Because a lot of the evidence related to events dating back as far as 1991, it was hard to get corroborative evidence that might have led to a successful criminal conviction. But there was sufficient evidence for misconduct findings. 


The commission recommended tightening of police procedures in several areas, including the execution of search warrants and supervision. Police had initiated their own reforms in other areas.


On the handling and storage of exhibits, the PIC noted that specific procedures existed in the 1990s but there was a failure of compliance and supervision.

The Opposition Leader, John Brogden, said he was concerned at the small number of charges "despite findings of misconduct against many, many police". Mr Brogden feared the PIC lacked the will to follow individual matters through to charges. "We're finding that our watchdogs are becoming political lapdogs in NSW," he said.

The Police Minister, John Watkins, said only that he had a copy of the report and had referred it to the Police Commissioner, Ken Moroney, for a further report.

When are police going to stop investigating themselves? When the government goes straight!

By Starsky and Hutch: 30 June 04



Why would a man carry out a shooting attack on a police station in Sydney's south-western suburbs? Because police wouldn't give him a licence? Because police owed him money? 


Such an important question could easily be overlooked especially if he escaped to Lebanon before a public inquiry in NSW.

Now the man is allegedly linked as reported by Ch/9s new Judge, 'Who's Who', to international terrorism, 
[in other words another scapegoat for the Coalition of the Killing's resource war's in the Middle East], and the politics of fear-mongering. 

Perhaps we won't get to the bottom of the NSW allegations of Shooting at a Police Station.

Perhaps the most important question for the citizens who reside in this state could be overlooked by Bob Carr and Police Minister John Watkins, 
now the alleged offender has escaped from his bail obligations. 

Perhaps our honest police could be more forthcoming giving us a reasonable explanation for the alleged shooting?

CH/Nine: Two Australians are reportedly due to face a military court [?] in Lebanon charged with, [alleged], offences which include raising money in Australia for, [alleged], terrorism in the Middle East.

Channel Nine reported that Saleh Jamal has confessed to funding terrorist acts in the Middle East using finances recruited in Australia. 
So who's who at Nine? When did the Nine networks take over national and international public prosecutions? Or is this what a military Judge told them?

So if I said shit was blue then Ch/Nine would also report that shit was blue if of course it suited them to report the same. 

The question is do they have an interest to report the politics of fear for the Howard Government? And sadly the answer to that question is yes!


Allegedly, Jamal left Australia on a false passport while on bail for 
charges relating to a shooting attack on a police station in Sydney's south-western suburbs. 

Shooting attack for what? Did the police owe money for drugs? Or was he disgruntled about the service?

The report says Jamal has also named members of a Lebanese-based Al Qaeda group, 
[? a fictional USA demon], travelled between known terror units, [? keywords: terror units, cells, plots, links, jihad, training camps etc...], and has, [allegedly], confessed to assisting in a recent bombing in Syria. [?] Says Channel Nine's newly appointed Judge, 'Who's Who?'

A second Australian man, 28-year-old Haytham Milhem, is also 
said[? alleged], to be facing the military court. [a what? A military court? What's that?.]

Judge 'Who's Who' failed to get Haytham to give himself up but the two men can be held in custody for up to six months and that should be enough to get Mr Milhem talking.

Meanwhile, New South Wales Premier Bob Carr says the Federal Government is entirely to blame for Jamal fleeing Australia while on bail. Carr has faced questions in Parliament about how the man got bail.

Jamal was granted bail by a Sydney court back in 2001 despite the judge stating that the firearms charges he faced amounted to "urban terrorism".
Key word: "Terrorism"Politically correct in the politics of fear perpetrated by our man, [war criminal], Phillip Ruddock.

But what about urban police corruption? Shooting attack for what? Did the police owe money for drugs? Or was he disgruntled about the service?

Why would a person launch a shooting attack on a police station in Sydney's south-western suburbs? Perhaps police didn't pay him his drug money? More interesting than the alleged terrorism charges in Lebanon wouldn't you think?

More than likely it was in the police best interests to help him get away and therefore no reasonable inquiry into the shooting would follow.

Or perhaps with or without this man being in custody in Australia we can still make those inquiries to find out why this man decided to shoot at the police station? 
Do the police have any ideas they would like to share with the community? Not likely!

The judge said it would take years for the case to go to trial because of legal complications and he should be granted bail with strict conditions.

But facing questions about the fact Jamal got bail, Bob Carr said the only reason the man fled the country was because of a lapse in border protection. 
[Just plain rubbish and propaganda.]

Carr: "You don't try to make a political issue out of this when the Federal Government is entirely to blame for him leaving Australia," he said.

A political issue it is both for Ch/Nine and the Federal Government who want to win an election. Bob you could have seen it coming. 
Any alleged terrorist is a gold mine for Howard and he will promote this as he has done time and time again using corporate media propaganda cells like Ch/9. 

Rest assured Ruddock will have a direct line to CH 
9's Judge 'Who's Who'and the other judge in the Military Court, [?] in Lebanon to insure the propaganda suits the current climate here in Australia.

The trial in Lebanon of a Sydney man facing terrorism charges in a 
military court has been adjourned. Saleh Jamal appeared in a military court in Beirut and requested a lawyer to represent him, prompting the 48 hour postponement.

Australian consular officials are assisting him and another Australian being held as terror suspects.
 [Scapegoats for the Coalition of the Killing's resource war's in the Middle East.] 

[War criminal], attorney General Philip Ruddock will not comment on claims Saleh Jamal and Haytham Milhem have been charged with offences which include, [allegedly]raising money in Australia for Middle East terrorism, because Ch/9 and Judge Who's Who can adequately do that for him. Ruddock has told ABC program Lateline there is little he can say about the case. [but promote it?]

Ruddock: "We are aware they have been detained, we are aware that
 there were claims they were both Australians," he said. "We've undertaken consular examinations with them to obtain details of their documentation and our obligations in relation to them." Ruddock wants New South Wales to change its bail laws after one of the men used a false passport to flee Australia.

Good excuse anyway changing the bail laws again, not that it will affect the rest of the citizens who happen to reside in NSW? 
All this because of an alleged failure by the Federal Government or the NSW police service?Ruddock told the ABC that law changes might have stopped Jamal getting bail in the first place. [As well as everyone else?]

"The law in New South Wales has a presumption that people ought to be released on bail," he said.

[a presumption of innocence?]

"Where serious criminal offences are involved and where security, "terrorism" issues are involved, it seems to me the presumption ought to be in the reverse. 
[guilty]

"I understand New South Wales is looking at that."

[As I understand it, if Saleh Jamal was shooting at a police station in Lakemba then the police should come clean about the reasons why? Was it because the police owed him money? Was it because he was disgruntled about the police service? Did he have the green light to sell drugs for police? Did that go wrong? Did Jamal carry on as if he was above the law? What gave him that notion? Did police let him escape, because it was in their interests to let him go?]

Related Scapegoat & Military Court Links:

Howard's terrorist judge heads to Australia

One of the world's leading terrorist propagandists, French judge Jean-Louis Bruguiere, will [allegedly], follow the money trail to Australia.

Australian corporate media? Brigitte allegations?

A plot to attack the Lucas Heights Nuclear Reactor and blow up the Daily Telegraph Newspaper building is alleged to have been the reason Willie Brigitte was deported back to France. Believe it or not?

By The Politics of Fear 2 June 04



The real issue was posted it read "Wanted child murderers"!

AT least two police officers who chased Thomas Hickey (TJ) to his death after the young boy was impaled on a fence trying to escape back to his community at the Redfern Block, were not likely to be pursued by police.

Some Redfern Police known as the instigators of the racism in Redfern Police station 
could escape investigation because police investigate themselves.

Tension began building following the death of an Aboriginal youth on the morning of Sunday 15 February.

Riding his bicycle in a reckless manner, he fell off and impaled himself on a fence.

Rumours spread like wildfire through the Redfern Block that the youth died in a police pursuit, a claim the police deny.

Posters sprang up calling the police child murderers. Groups of Aboriginals started preparing molotov cocktails and filling wheelie bins with bricks, paving slabs and bottles.

Full scale rioting broke out after dark. It was not quelled until the early hours of Monday morning.

Cop it sour

SYDNEY -- "It typifies the view that is held by NSW police, as far as Aboriginal people are concerned. We are all David Gundys, and it is just a matter of time before we are all shot", said Lyall Munroe Jr, commenting on the documentary Cop It Sweet, shown on ABC television on March 5.

Munroe, a worker at Redfern Aboriginal Legal Service, told Green Left that the situation portrayed in the documentary is not an isolated one.

"It's all right for the hierarchy of the NSW police to say that they are improving the situation of the Aboriginal people, but by the time those efforts are filtered down to the local police we are merely coons in the `coon county'."

Comments were made yesterday before a NSW parliamentary inquiry by Sergeant Frank Reitano, the head of the police strike force investigating the February 15 riot.

The riot was sparked by the death of teenager Thomas "TJ" Hickey at Redfern. Police have denied claims by community members that the teenager was being chased by police when he came off his bicycle and was impaled on a steel fence.

And that is the way it will undoubtedly stay because of the fact that police investigate themselves and they can do no wrong in their eyes.

But it's not just the police investigating themselves it is also the corrupt Carr Government that has always encouraged corruption in the Force and other government departments by maintaining the status quo of investigating itself as some form of holistic ideal that has practical outcomes which it's not.

This status of self-denial merely hides the truth and makes it ten times harder for everyone else in our community to achieve his or her goals.

Disgruntled police officers told the parliamentary inquiry that the bail granted to most of the 35 rioters arrested - including several repeat offenders - was destroying morale in the force.

Now the police have turned it around to look like they need sympathy and some help after their blunder chasing young TJ to his death and causing the riot.

Now you can see how by twisting the story and claiming sympathy these racist mongrels have thwarted any practical community outcome to the Redfern Riot by not identifying the real cause.

Not only corrupt police but also the corrupt Carr Government with their media allies the Daily Telegraph, Ch/9, Ch/10 seriously? Idiots running around making yesterdays news the focus of the parliamentary inquiry into the riot claiming not enough police to catch a bag snatcher in Redfern on the run.

Like this type of crime was not committed anywhere else in the State? But this one was reported because it suited the racists and diverts the focus of the inquiry which should be looking for police racism and corruption as well as the lack of police accountability in not being able to stop drug-related crime at Redfern over many years.

Questions like what have the police done to catch the Mr Big's who live in the penthouses with the money earned from selling heroin to the under-class whether they be black or white?

Sgt Reitano said a further six people had been identified as fuelling the riot, but they would not be actively pursued after this Friday because the operation was closing. "That's our end date, we're finishing up," Sgt Reitano told the inquiry.

Any of the six would be arrested only if an officer happened to "come across them". Another 20 or so rioters who police are still trying to identify would probably not be pursued at all, he said. "The other 20, I do''t think there'll be too much more done with those," Sgt Reitano said.

Sgt Reitano said the constant bailing of those that police did arrest - including one who breached his bail five times only to be bailed yet again and flee underground - made officers feel they had no support from the judiciary.

Run Rabbit Run!!!!

"We've been working really hard to come up with some results and when you have the courts doing this sort of thing it just destroys morale," he said.

By Starsky and Hutch 9 June 04

THE DOG: We seem to hear more about what police say than we hear about what police did and the focus has been taken of the police and made to look like they can do no wrong.

Corporate media are extremely racist and appear to have an interest and in fact a vendetta against the Aboriginal community in Redfern by their reporting one sided and ambiguous notions of fairness.

It is our understanding that in reality this extremely racist and corporate bias undermines any form of practical outcomes the community could find and in fact sets up the community once again to take a fall over the same issue somewhere down the track. Mark our words!



Police officer blames Redfern riot on heroin instead of a police pursuit? And who's the Koori junkie living on the hill with all the cash?

A senior Redfern police officer says a flourishing illegal drug trade is the main cause of problems in Redfern's Aboriginal community, known as The Block.

But just like 
Kings Cross it doesn't get cleaned up and the Mr Bigs are living like pigs. Ha ha. That's right someone supplies and someone accumulates large sums of money and someone has targeted Redfern and allows it to flourish there.

As Michael Jackson would say "don't blame it on sunshine, don't blame it on moonlight, don't blame it on good times. Blame it on the boogie."

In a submission to the Redfern riot parliamentary inquiry, Sergeant Paul Huxtable estimates there is an annual 
$50 million heroin trade in the inner-Sydney suburb.

But he doesn't know where the money is? Hey Paul? No idea at all! Paul. Someone gives the green light and that's why the shit never gets cleaned up.

Sergeant Huxtable says the growth in the heroin trade is behind ongoing conflict between police and Aboriginal residents. "I'll admit there are 
other issues involved but I think the overriding issue is the antagonism held towards police in order to protect that heroin trade," he said.

"That is fuelled by certain people making big money and when instances like the tragic death of TJ Hickey arise, it's just a great opportunity for them to use fuel for the fire."

Well it still doesn't mean children should be pursued to death does it?

And who would or could arrange for the growth in the heroin trade to cause a conflict between the police and Aboriginal residence? I know! The Koori on the Hill with all the cash $$$$$ they're probably living in a mansion? A couple of high rollers perhaps? Maybe the police could catch them down the Casino in the high rollers room with $20,000 dollar chips?

Police Minister John Watkins says while he has not read the submission, it is clear there have been social, criminal and drug problems in The Block. "Police have been working in that very difficult environment for a long period of time and we need to do it better," he said.

"It's quite clear we need to do it better, that's why I'm hopeful the Upper House inquiry will point to some new solutions that will lift the burden on New South Wales police."

But NSW police are not giving the green light as they did in Kings Cross, Cabramatta, Greenacre, Punchbowl, Campsie and Lakemba to make sure that the drugs flourish?

Premier Bob Carr says he agrees with Sergeant Huxtable's basic proposition.

"I think he's right, I substantially agree with him," he said.

"I think the problem at Redfern is the corrosive, awful problem of heroin dependency rather than racism.

"That awful white powder heroin that produces dependency is undermining the Aboriginal community there, it's not racism."

Oh no, not the obvious racism and police pursuit and awful cops giving a green light? Cops don't do that do they Bob?

This is an Appalling statement by Carr. What about allowing cops intervention and criminalising the problem instead of community building and empowerment of elders in the community to resolve some of the issues and health problems.

Racism is a symptom no doubt because of the lack of respect and empathy for the community who reside at Redfern regardless of their creed or colour. In addition this type of PR stunt could also be seen as another example of lack of empathy and initiative by the Carr Labor Government and a direct attack to whitewash the parliamentary inquiry.

PR stunts by the Carr Labor Government to hide the real issues are not new. The problem is how this can influence the community that ends up with a bigger problem down the track because the real issues like the Mr Bigs of the drug trade and racism from bent cops who may be sick of dealing with fallout instead of dealing with the problems at Redfern. This was a blatant attack on more than one front with the Premier Carr, the Minister Watkins and the cop Paul Huxtable.

Huxtable is trying to get away with blaming the Redfern riot on a drug problem when indeed it had to do with the very death of a young Aboriginal boy being chased by police or at least thinking he was being chased by police. Hickey so terrified he'd get caught he was impaled on a fence.

A parliamentary inquiry will begin today into policing the inner-Sydney suburb of Redfern.

In February, 17-year-old Thomas Hickey died after coming off his bicycle and being impaled on a fence, sparking a riot in the area.

His family blamed police for his death, saying officers had been chasing him at the time.

Police have denied the allegation and alleged 40 police were hurt in the riot.

The Upper House inquiry will examine policing strategies and resources as well as the provision of services and programs in the Redfern community.

It will also examine proposals for the future of an area known as The Block.

More than 60 submissions have been received and an interim report is expected by the end of July.

By Junkie Bill 18 May 04

THE CHICKEN: It's one thing to attack corrosive dependency but another to find out who is getting the proceeds of the crime and making heroin available.

THE EGG: If heroin causes social problems then we need to prevent it from spreading. How do you stop it spreading? Supply not demand. I agree with Mr Watkins about the need to do it better. Perhaps under the heading of, " That's why you get paid". And example would be if people were running down pedestrians in their cars. I wonder if blaming people for crossing the road would solve the problem? Perhaps no matter how much care was taken to cross the road you'd still get run down.

THE HEN HOUSE: Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the Block? To get to the Penthouse? To get to Parliament House? Or to get away from the police!

Related:
Whitewash over Hickey's death
The New South Wales coroner has cleared police of any responsibility for the death of Aboriginal teenager Thomas 'TJ' Hickey. The 17-year-old's death sparked a riot in the inner-Sydney suburb of Redfern in February. State coroner John Abernethy has dismissed claims that police were chasing or pursuing TJ Hickey when he crashed his bike and became impaled on a fence.
Redfern police need education not weapons
The report says there was a breakdown in communications between police and Aboriginal Community Liaison Officers, of which three are attached to the Redfern Local Area Command to liaise with the Aboriginal community.


"If I Could Turn Back Time" Daily Terror, CH/7
THE real cause of last month's violent Redfern riots was the death of teenager Thomas "TJ" Hickey but perhaps only one element of the racism, harassment and bullying by the New South Wales police force and in this case Redfern police at the Block.

Payback over Redfern riot after death in custody
A 37 year-old woman will appear in court today charged over her alleged involvement in a riot in Redfern on Sunday night.

Riot in Redfern over death in custody
The reported claim that 50 police were injured during rioting in Redfern over a death in custody is nothing more than a counter claim required to balance the argument that Thomas Hickey wasn't chased to his death by police.

Redfern police 'need to be made accountable'
POLICE have no right to demand increased support to patrol Redfern in the wake of one of the worst death in custody cover-ups by police in Australian history.

Was Thomas Hickey payback?
Yesterday it was alleged police faced a potentially deadly confrontation with locals of a redfern housing block last week when a gun was grabbed from an officer's holster and held to his stomach.

TJ HICKEY MEMORIAL MARCH AND VIGIL
Gather at the Block at 9am March to Phillip Street Redfern, "Turanga Block" vigial at site of "TJ's" death. March to Redfern Police Station to leave list of demands regarding the enquiries into his death.



'That's My Game' Case closed...Detective Chief Inspector Jason Breton.

AFTER two months of turmoil, the rape case against six Bulldogs rugby league players has collapsed, with police saying there was insufficient evidence to press charges.

IT is the moment any investigator dreads.
 [Just plain rubbish and a cover-up.]

The moment when corporate interests start to appear in the victims version of events. It is even worse when the alleged offender's aren't named and much of the case hinges on the trauma caused to the victim.

This moment came for strike force McGuigon when the Bulldogs player's initial interviews appeared to be at odds
 [?] with the evidence of a 20-year old woman that alleges she was gang raped by six of the team.

The pressure was on the The Daily Telegraph, the ABC and Channel Nine and what the victim was saying also appeared to be at odds with 
corporate interests including the AFL and even with what Prime Minister John Howard said.

Bulldogs: Breaking the news gently

The Prime Minister has thrown his support behind the National Rugby League (NRL), saying the Bulldogs affair should not reflect on the game as a whole.

Precisely, it was when investigators learned that there was huge corporate interests at stake that detectives started looking for clues that did not add up instead of looking for clues that did at the Plantation Hotel Coffs Harbour.

It's a big deal in the grand scheme of things;
 (corporate interests) except that the case appears to hinge (according to police) on what the victim had told them. But how she was raped and what the forensic examination should have revealed in relation to her claim of being gang raped did not rate?

The Telegraph: "She told them her friend traveled there with a player, leaving her wallet behind and that she needed to return the wallet to her."

"The anomaly could of course be explained by the fact that outside the hotel that morning the woman had an altercation with one player". Say's the Daily Telegraph.

"she had pointed at him, suggesting she would "fuck him" that night. He had responded angrily, calling her unsavoury names, which included something such as "low-life". Earlier in the evening, somewhere upstairs in an accommodation section of the hotel, she had already had consensual sex with another player."

"The wallet could have fallen to the ground in the ensuing struggle outside the hotel. Or it could have been that she was embarrassed to tell police why she really went there."

GKCNN: Sounds like we need to hear the 20-year-olds story and her account of the event. What about "A Current Affair"? Or "Sixty Lies a Minute" Or perhaps "Four Corners Walls" could they get the job done for the community? Or would they be more likely to rub the trauma back into the victim's face.

The icing on the cake for corporate interests perhaps?

Telegraph: "Whatever happened with the wallet, it did not bode well for investigators tasked with seriously investigating her claims of gang rape by up to six players."

"They were acutely aware that the whole case hinged on her credibility and the ability of her version of events to withstand torrid cross-examination should the matter ever reach a courtroom."

GKCNN: Shame about the wallet? Do you feel more sorry for the wallet than the girl does now? Perhaps if we investigate who made the wallet we may get to the bottom of all of this. Did the police DNA test the wallet to see where the hide of the police came from investigating the wallet instead of the banged up woman?

Telegraph: "It was just one small issue but it was important."

GKCNN: Surely not as important as the Woman being gang raped!

Telegraph: "And it didn't get any better when later she was called upon to identify her alleged attackers from police photoboards."

"She had told police, in her initial interviews, that she was gang raped, orally, vaginally and anally, by up to six players at the swimming pool area that morning."

"But she was unable, when shown the photos, to identify six players."

"Police had also hoped DNA evidence may help to corroborate the young woman's version of events and narrow down just who did what." 
[?]

"It was a long shot anyway, because if all the players got to court and claimed consent it meant little. On the other hand it could help trap anyone who was lying."

"But at the end of the day the DNA was of no value. It didn't link the woman and players." 
[?]

GKCNN: It linked the woman to the wallet? Or the wallet to corporate interests?

Telegraph: "Suddenly the cracks were becoming gaping chasms. In sexual assault cases identity is all-important. Without a positive identification from the woman and in the "absence of other good corroborative evidence" the case was beginning to unravel.

GKCNN: Well sounds like there were "gaping chasms" but just like police wanted it with no other good corroborative evidence and by ignoring forensic evidence the case is closed.

Telegraph: "Then there was one footballer who had put up his hand and admitted receiving consensual oral sex from the young woman that morning. Except in one version of events the woman denied that ever took place."

"Heaped on top of all this was evidence from some independent witnesses, workers at the resort, who reported seeing her frolicking, as they saw it, happily in the swimming pool about 6.30am."

"If this was true her version as to the timing of the alleged attacks and the amount of daylight around at the time must be wrong. With all this extra evidence coming in she was called back for further questioning in a bid to clarify her statements."

"Complicating matters even further was the fact that some of the players, who had been interviewed by police that same day in Coffs Harbour, had stuck by their original versions, including those who admitted consensual sex with her."

"At the end of the day it was a firm decision. Was there, based on the available and admissible evidence, a reasonable prospect of conviction? The DPP decided no. The standard of proof for any prosecution is extremely high and in sexual assault cases it is even higher."

By CINDY WHAT? Disparity Editor 28 April 04

THE REFEREE: No! The police decided "absence of other good corroborative evidence" including the "victim" and the "forensic examination of the woman".

That is how investigations are won and lost, it depends on the investigation. What other good corroborative evidence you are willing to investigate and what is produced for the DPP to take into account.

If it were anyone else they would have been done for the crime and nailed to the wall. As the good policeman said " This should not discourage other rape victims from coming forward". Why? Because if you've no corporate interests you'll get done. No doubt about that.


Related:
Bulldogs simply not the best!
SIMPLY NOT THE BEST AND DEFINITELY NOT BETTER THAN ANYONE, ANYONE I'VE MET.
Bulldogs: Breaking the news gently
THE chances of rape charges being laid against any Canterbury Bulldogs players appear slim says the Daily Telegraph after preliminary advice? Indicated? There was insufficient evidence?

NRL should stand down alleged gang rapists
National Rugby League (NRL) boss David Gallop has called on the Bulldogs to provide details about a player who's tested positive to cocaine during tests conducted by the club last year.

Gang-rape, police, disparity and the law..
The young woman and her friend have told police they met the players in Coffs Harbour on the evening after the Bulldogs played a trial match there and went back to the team's hotel with them.

Who let the dogs out? (woof, woof, woof, woof)
The Prime Minister has thrown his support behind the National Rugby League (NRL), saying the Bulldogs affair should not reflect on the game as a whole.

Looking at it the wrong way!
The league kept quiet over the "abuse claim". "Abuse claim"! What about "Pack Rape Claim"? "Gang Bang Parties"? What about, abduction, molestation, violation, attack, assaults. Those words that others are branded with in the face of a vicious attack.

COPS leak prompts police warning, for protected persons?
Police are warning media outlets they may face criminal charges if they release confidential information about investigations.

'Police Integrity Commission'

 Why do you___ lie like that?


Report flawed on police obstruction

A Police Integrity Commission inquiry which took more than a year, heard more than 50 witnesses - many of them senior police - and cost millions of dollars, has recommended that no action be taken against anyone.

MAXINE McKEW: The Wood Royal Commission exposed entrenched and systemic corruption in the NSW Police Service.

Commissioner Peter Ryan was recruited from the United Kingdom to clean up the force once and for all.

A crack emerged in the
"new look". A consultant to the service's reform unit has gone public with extraordinary allegations that senior police are trying to white-ant the reform process by smearing members of his team.

It appears police Internal Affairs are investigating everyone on the elite unit for alleged travel rorts and tax return irregularities.
[All about money but not police corruption or noble cause corruption?] Is this just a powerplay within the nation's largest police force or is corruption rearing its ugly head once again? [It wouldn't matter, would it Maxine? Because when police investigate themselves nothing happened!]

But yesterday's PIC,166-page report was released and, says
there is no evidence to support allegations made in October 2000 by members of the Crime Management Support Unit that their work was being undermined by senior police who were deliberately obstructing reforms.

But it is strongly critical of the former head of Internal Affairs, Mal Brammer, who conducted a covert inquiry into alleged travel rorts by some members of the unit earlier that year.

"There was evidence to support the allegation ... that Brammer was affected by bias in his investigation." There was also a "lack of fairness" in his inquiry "in that none of the individuals concerned were spoken to about the allegations against them."

QUENTIN DEMPSTER: Three years after the Wood royal commission found entrenched and systemic corruption in the NSW Police Service, public confidence has been returning.[?] Hundreds of suspect officers have resigned, retired or been sacked [but none sent to prison?] under Commissioner Peter Ryan's dismissal powers. The entire service has been reorganised. It's no longer a hot political issue. But there was a disturbing sign -- the Police Integrity Commission damned the service's Internal Affairs Unit's competence in what was known as the 'Dresden Report'.

But yesterday's report was attacked by the NSW Opposition, which said it had not even been written by the person who had heard all the evidence and seen the demeanour of the witnesses, Judge Paul Urquhart.

"I don't know what to make of this report, we don't know who wrote it," said Andrew Tink, the spokesman on police.

"The guy who heard the evidence didn't write it. I think the PIC or the Minister for Police has an immediate obligation to explain why."

The PIC has previously said Judge Urquhart would have "input" into the final document.

The report is also mildly critical of the former commissioner, Peter Ryan, saying he made errors in the way he went about establishing the unit in June 2000 under the command of a seconded British policeman, Ken Seddon.

The aim of the unit was to help local crime managers target crime better, but it was also supposed to help cultural change by, among other things, improving the interaction between senior and junior staff.

The report found Ryan had not put 'commander [?] 'Clive Small' in charge of the unit properly and the lines of 'accountability' and 'responsibility' had thus been blurred. [Noble Cause Corruption so he could frame people.]

The PIC also criticised a key member of the unit,
Jim Ritchie, who helped trigger the whole saga by holding a press conference in October 2000, accusing senior police of blocking reform and being incompetent, drunken and bullying.

While he could be "charismatic", he also appeared intolerant and some of his allegations were "exaggerated and unwarranted", the report said.

The PIC found that while some senior police did not always support the work of the unit, "there is
no evidence to support the sweeping allegation ... that senior members of the service were deliberately obstructing the reform process".

Indeed, the PIC said: "The actions of Ritchie (and others in the CMSU) on October 20, 2000, were clearly triggered by the realisation that their unit was the subject of an
internal investigation. [Police investigating themselves who find no evidence.]

"Whether they seriously considered the reform process at large to be under threat, or just their own personal survival, is difficult to discern."
[Is it?]

But back then
Deputy Commissioner Ken Moroney, heading internal affairs, defended its integrity.

'STATELINE': Look, I know you've only been in charge of Internals for nine months now, but the PIC audit says the patterns of complaints against individual officers may not be identified because of this system, [police investigating themselves] an officer's personal problems may not be identified, networks of corrupt officers may not be identified. [Noble Cause Corruption including framing people for murder may not be identified.]

Are you asking the public to accept this isn't part of a deliberate process of whitewashing by the Police Service?

DEPUTY COMMISSIONER KEN MORONEY, NSW POLICE INTERNAL AFFAIRS: No, I don't believe it is part of a pattern, particularly in the Police Service of the year 2000.

The commissioner's instructions and his directions are quite deliberate in this regard. But equally, I take on board the critical importance of analysis and intelligence-gathering, in order to present to external agencies, and indeed to the Commissioner of Police, that the investigation into any one allegation against any one or more particular officers has been done in that open, transparent way and can, in fact, withstand the rigours of external examination.
[Open and transparent way but no evidence is found.]

QUENTIN DEMPSTER: James Ritchie didn't hold back against those senior officers he alleges are using Internal Affairs to destabilise reform. [and cover up for police corruption.] His unit lodged its evidence with the Police Integrity Commission.  [That has recommended that no action be taken against anyone?]

JAMES RITCHIE: It reveals a world of total incompetence, of drunken, threatening, bullying, hand-picked members of the commissioner's executive team. Of deputy commissioners meeting senior constables secretly in pubs to correct their own superintendent-level posting errors.

Of constant last-minute scrambling to make the commissioner look good. The senior executives of the Police Service are simply not committed to deep and abiding reform.


The community questions ICAC's slagging and fobbing you off?

The ICAC, Commissions, Ombudsman, Police Integrity Commission (PIC), and numerous Tribunals etc, are all arms of government set up as an insurance police for the government's 3 or 4 year election terms. In short they'll be out of office by the time you may be lucky enough to have your matter heard.

Who is bad?

Super Rat? M5? M11? K8? N2? So I trust that some people who, with the photos and guns guessed that a jury would quickly establish a case against a profiled person whom, you just had a picture and a history of. Common knowledge? The government knew their victims would take the blame. Not just chess in court, 'moving around the pieces', but 'putting false evidence, or not enough evidence before the jury."

By Gregory Kable 13 Feb 03

THE VOTERS: Bob Carr's head must roll.

WHY DO YOU LIE LIKE THAT? BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT TOLD THEM SO!

NSW ex-Inspector Gadget claims credibility again



Just how credible is this former cop? Small's claim on Four Corners [Walls, a government propaganda machine], tonight, [that], the Government warned about Redfern problems before the riot. Like he's Mr squeaky-clean? Bad news more like it, Small was the say anything, do anything, ex-cop from hell for Bob Carr and his cronies.


Former New South Wales hatchet-man Clive Small was part of the Carr government's propaganda machine has stuck his nose out of joint allegedly revealing "he warned the State Government about problems in Redfern just three months before a violent riot erupted last month." 
[Rubbish!]

In an ABC TV Four Corners, 
[Walls], program to be aired tonight, Small says many of the problems affecting the Redfern area stem from police inability to curb heroin use in the area.

Clive Small, NSW Inspector Gadget

Small who has 
a history of contempt of Parliament during the Cabramatta Parliamentary Inquiry also framed Ivan Milat and was also involved in the framing of Phuong Ngo amongst other things...

Small is believed to have conducted 
*War Lord* like activities within some NSW police regions while he has been in charge of them.

But without a proper investigation of him then I guess like all noble cause corruption by the cops in this State 
he was just doing what Premier Bob Carr wanted him to do.

The trouble with that proposition though is 
*monkey see monkey do* and who knows what Small actually done for himself and his mates and got away with. How can you tell? 

Carr 
seconded him into Parliament house when it was discovered that he had shot himself in the foot trying to get the top job of Commissioner over Uncle Ken Moroney because of his Contempt of Parliament amongst other things...

Still good enough for Bob Carr though it appears, Carr couldn't do without him. So just in case some urgent hatchet work come up in the future Carr made him his parliamentary 
*police policy adviser* doesn't say much about Ken Moroney, let's hope it was because Carr knew Moroney was less likely to do his dirty washing.

Small says the anti-drug plan for Redfern, introduced by the New South Wales Government more than a year ago, is failing. 


[Perhaps because the police are also failing to stop handing out green lights?]


Not just that but the social fabric that is suppose to support the Aboriginal Community in order to deal with the drug problem has been undermined by recent governments and 
corrupt police. The Carr government and the previous liberal government insisted on developing the Block at Redfernby bulldozing it down.

Small says the rising use of heroin in the area contributed to the violent riot there last month.

But we all know that is simply not the case at all and one wonders why people like, Four Corners, [Walls], and Small think they can pull the wool over the eyes of the fringe dwellers, like they were born yesterday. Because the rising police pursuits are what caused the riot.

So I've got some bad news for you Small, your record leaves little to be proud of and I personally think you should donate your pension to social justice and get out there and do some volunteer work. Maybe then you will be able to see it from the side of the marginalised for once, now you don't wear the policeman's cap.

When the loser 
Constable Bullen from Surry Hills Police station tried to run me down on more than one occasion with the bull wagon at Gilligan's Island in Surry Hills, because he didn't like the way I used to dress in Darlinghurst and for no other reason, I told him to go and get a real job, if he didn't want to be a cop. Please explain?

NSW assistant commissioner Bob Waites admits police morale has been affected by the inability to enforce the drug laws in Redfern. 


[Perhaps because police have been know to push drugs?]


But the racist cops who are stationed at Redfern and the fact that they have no respect for the law, unless they're supervised, but instead, harass, intimidate, and bully citizens is no secret. 

If you want to talk about morale this is where you should start Mr Waites. Police should be made accountable, otherwise clearly, other police would feel that no matter what they do 
they are compromised by the bullies.

What about that? Not just that Four Corners, 
[Walls], is a Govt propaganda machine from hell. What about that! The only decent Four Corners programming these days is what is gleaned from the UK or the US the other material is just crap, and government propaganda.

Small has told Four Corners,
 [Walls], about the response when he warned about the growing unease in Redfern.

"What we were told was that there were adequate police to deal with the problems in Redfern, so that was the sum total of the feedback," Small said.

"I thought it was an interesting response and a brave response - I thought it was highly inaccurate."

Four Corners,
 [Walls], also says three people have given statementssuggesting police were chasing Redfern teenager Thomas Hickey shortly before the accident that caused his death.

That's more like it. Out with Small on with the truth. If anything Small was behind some very sinister misgivings and if tested I dare say that he wouldn't survive the integrity test.

The 17-year-old's death sparked violent rioting in Redfern last month but police have consistently denied chasing him and say they are not responsible for his death. That is because police always have a legitimate reason to be there whether they are terrorising people or not.

What do we want? A better way of determining the legitimacy of police pursuits! Is there a better way? I think its high time we looked into it because if police can cover it up then the system is not working now.

Where do people go when they're being terrorised by police and police are lying?

Most people believe police over everyone, therefore the assaulted are in deep shit. If they told you this man is dangerous you would believe them. how could you not?

They told my local politician I was in need of psychiatric treatment 
after reporting police harassment and I was taken down to Caritas near St Vincents's hospital and drugged for three days for placing a notice on my local politician's office about police harassment.

In the meantime the 
toothless terrier the Ombudsman signed off on what police also said without any form of formula or inquiry of their own. Like I said deep shit!

One man has told Four Corners,
 [Walls], he saw a police paddy wagon travelling about three car lengths behind Thomas Hickey before he rode through a gate on his pushbike.

Another witness, Stewart Clanachan told the program he saw a police paddy wagon near where he last saw Thomas Hickey riding before his accident.

"As we looked to the right, I happened to see there was a paddy wagon there, just straight up against the gate," Mr Clanachan said.

"What happened was - it's only a pathway and there's enough room for pedestrians or a guy on a pushbike to get through, and the paddy wagon was just stopped at the gate."

'Crimes unreported'

Four Corners,
 [Walls], has also been told by members of the Aboriginal community, including Thomas Hickey's mother, Gail Hickey, that girls are not reporting the crimes because they are scared of their attackers.

"People have been raped down there, but they won't tell no one - why is that?" Ms Hickey said. "Because they're frightened of the people that done it to them."

[And or because they're frightened of the police who are racist?]

Gail Cargill has told the program she tries to avoid Redfern because of the violence and drug problems.
 Ms Cargill says her niece was sexually assaulted and went to police, but many such crimes go unreported."She was bashed and raped and the person that's supposed to be responsible was arrested but let out on bail," Ms Cargill said. "I really don't know people over there at the moment because I don't go there, but she was one them. "But I've been told by many people that there's been a lot of young girls that have been sexually assaulted there." Ms Cargill is one of those charged by police over the riot.

[She is also one of those persons used by Four Corners [Walls] program to twist the story from a death in custody because of a police pursuit into drug problems and mass rapes in Redfern that are not reported to police who never had anything to do with Green lighting drugs for slimy mackerel?] 

[PS: What is plain to see here is that the objective of Four Corners, [Walls] program, is to produce an emotive response from its watchers that is ' greater than the truth' and the possibility of a police pursuit gone wrong, into, key emotive words like: Women, Rape, and Heroin. Now lets focus on the truth!]

By Starsky and Hutch 29 March 04

THE CHICKEN: Truth be know if people don't trust police then they don't report to police, fact!

THE EGG: Good Advice? Don't call the police call the FIRE BRIGADE. WHY? YOU GET MORE HELP BECAUSE AT LEAST YOU HAVE A CREDIBLE WITNESS!

When are police going to stop investigating themselves? When the government goes straight!


Related:
A magistrate in the south-western New South Wales city of Wagga Wagga says police there nearly beat a man to death, fabricated evidence about him, and later lied in court about the incident.
34-year-old police inspector Shane Cribb, who shot a man shouldn't be treated differently than any other person charged with the same offence. The Daily Telegraph this morning is calling for special consideration for the cop.

One arrested in random raids: Police
A man has been arrested at a house in Punchbowl in one of 10 simultaneous raids on properties in Sydney's south-west this morning.

Random police raid terrorised residents
A police task Force randomly targeting gang warfare [and criminals green lighted by police themselves], is investigating nine murders and one disappearance, including a shooting death that sparked a dramatic random dawn raid in south-western Sydney yesterday.

Three men arrested over deadly drug feud
In a day of extraordinary developments in investigations into gangland violence [and police corruption], in southwest Sydney, armed plainclothes detectives from strike force Gain swooped on three men in the shopping area of the Star City Casino complex at about 2.30pm.

Drive-by shootings: test your political IQ?
Sydney was being controlled by around a thousand gun-toting young men and a new jail was needed to put them in, the NSW opposition said on Friday, in the wake if Sydney's drive-by shootings.

NSW drug wars: family feud not responsible for shootings
Do New South Wales citizens have to be diverted from the truth about a drug infested gangland killing? Why did the police lie? Why did the Premier lie? What is wrong with our government and police, are they on the take? Are they on drugs? Are these people being drug tested?

NSW Opp calls for greater police powers
The New South Wales Opposition has used the latest fatal shooting in Sydney's south-west to call for police to be given powers to conduct random car searches.

Hollingsworth: Whistleblower meeting at Mensa
The speaker will be Kim Hollingsworth, another idealist woman police whistleblower who reported corruption within the service and wouldn't back down, despite suffering financial and emotional distress, as a consequence of Police victimisation of her.

First degree murder? Or Noble Cause Corruption?
A "STUDENT" who was alleged to be involved in a murder and armed robberies is being sent to university, after turning police informant, the man has been given indemnity from prosecution relating to a string of serious offences. These include a hold-up in which shopkeeper Khiem Lu was stabbed to death.

Police WarLords set to take over Sydney again
Police warlords are set to take over Sydney's suburbs because police are not being supervised properly.

Jailed man's conviction to be reviewed
The New South Wales Court of Criminal Appeal will today review the conviction of a man, after claims in the Police Integrity Commission (PIC) last year that police planted weapons and faked suspects' confessions.

Rookies step up to ranks of Keystone-Cops?
Officers untrained in major criminal investigation are being posted to the state's elite body of detectives.

Every dog has his day: Brammer resigns
The Police Integrity Commission found that Brammer, along with other senior police, had at times displayed a lack of support for the former police reform body, the Crime Management Support Unit.

MPs told of police corruption
Corruption and mismanagement are still entrenched in the NSW Police, and problems at the highest levels are "whitewashed", according to evidence given yesterday to a federal parliamentary committee.

Black Knight Moroney to give evidence?
Accusations about former high-ranking NSW policewoman Lola Scott's alleged failure to act against paedophiles have dominated a federal crime inquiry hearing in Sydney.

The NSW Police Force
The NSW Police Force has stopped production on its new movie Viking. Viking, showing in NSW Parliament House and in the suburbs of Sydney recently.

Victims should benefit from criminal assets, not police: NSW Opposition
The New South Wales Opposition wants the victims of crime to benefit from the confiscation of criminal assets, rather than the state's police service.

Crime victim group wants say in money allocation
A spokesperson from Justice Action Mr Brett Collins said, "Victims should be properly compensated regardless of the source and that is currently the law. The law says you don't need to find even the offender to get compensation. This is an attempt by the opposition to create a law and order issue-involving victims when there is in fact no issue!

Abolition of 800 year old double jeopardy law a crime
The 800-year-old rule prevents a person who's acquitted of a criminal charge from ever being re-tried for that offense.

When real safety is jeopardised in NSW
Perception of crime is still a problem in NSW, with a new Productivity Commission report showing the state's citizens feel less safe than most of their counterparts.

Former attorney-general sworn in as no mercy judge
The state's newest Supreme Court judge, and former Labor attorney-general, Jeff Shaw, has issued a warning to his former political colleagues: do not allow the vagaries of politics to undermine the independence of the judiciary?

Australia: politicians should watch police
In Sydney yesterday the Opposition police spokesman, Andrew Tink, urged Federal Labor MPs to allow the public hearing of the claims, which include that senior police, the PIC and the Ombudsman's office were failing to investigate legitimate complaints of misconduct, including corruption in the police promotion system.

Related Australian States and Territories Police History Links:

ACT Police sly avoidance of complaints accountability a bad precedent?"The ACT Policing Annual Report failed to cite the number of complaints made against it, the number investigated, and consequent actions taken against AFP employees. The report merely states (p 27) that there were only four substantiated complaints in 2004-05."

Man shot by police in ASIO fishing raids
A man shot by police in fishing raids this morning is in a satisfactory condition after undergoing surgery at Liverpool Hospital in Sydney's south-west.

Cop Watch - police distribute corpse photos
Of the 6oo coppers who received the photo, presumably on worktime paid for by the taxpayer, 183 officers forwarded the email, including 50 outside the police force.

Australia: Cop Watch - Secrecy, Brawling
KEEPING TO ITS POLICY OF SECRECY AT ALL COSTS, police forces around the country disclose little information about their activities unless enquirers force them to do so under freedom of information laws.

Corrupt police planting DNA evidence at crime scenes
Others have raised concerns about corrupt police planting DNA evidence at crime scenes.

Australia: Cop Watch - drugs in the force
Taking the illegal drugs leads to the officers associating with drug suppliers, stealing drugs, stealing money and supplying friends, and providing confidential information to the drug suppliers.

The reckoning of a police whistleblower
A decade after crooked cop Trevor Haken rolled over at the Wood Royal Commission into police corruption, he remains in fear of his life and says he has been left out in the cold by authorities, having reached his used-by date.

Australia: Copwatch - pornographic emails
Copwatch -sexually explicit emails in Western Australia - Victoria cops ask for freedom to target Muslims - Former ASIO head says Victorian corruption now worse than ever - Coppers out of control in driving pursuits in NSW - Drink-driving copper 5 times over the limit in Tasmania - Fans of Ned Kelly fire 40 shots into a memorial plaque at Stringybark Creek.

Police drivers sneer at the rules
NSW police involved in high-speed car pursuits have lied, ignored commands to stop and switched radio frequencies to dodge official supervision while taking part in chases, internal service documents reveal.

Australia: Cops on Drugs
An illicit drug culture exists within the ranks of the NSW Police Service with young cops found to be taking speed, cocaine and ecstasy.

Cop Watch - The threat of privatised state power
Cop Watch will stay silent on proposed anti-terrorist laws and the arrest of peace activist Scott Parkin as so many others are writing about it, but a moment needs to be spent on private security guards - the private army of the state.

Cop Watch - Tweed Heads Terrorism brings town to standstill
Another terror attack in Australia brings Tweeds Heads (NSW) to a standstill - police brake speed limit to get footy player to footy match - woman ends up dead because of police failure, according to coroner - corrupt corruption commissioner might end up in prison - 14 year old girl gets locked up by police unlawfully - ex-copper gets massive $650,000 pay-out.

A copper's lot may not be happy, but it is certainly well paid
NSW Police to set up full time riot squad following Forbes protests - no one wants to be Commissioner of Police in NSW - no one wants to be a copper in SA - another copper rapes a juvenile - more secrecy bungles in Victoria - more drugs for the cops on duty - Justice Wood (former Commissioner into Police Corruption) says little has changed in 10 years - cops on corruption charges get stressed out and get compo.

Cop Watch: When permanent head injuries ruled to be reasonable forceFormer copper kidnaps and rapes 10 year old (allegedly) - Commission rules that police violence that leads to serious and permanent head injuries is 'reasonable' - more police lies on the de Menezes killing in London by terrorist police officers - NSW Police Association criticise A30 Opera House cost of policing - Victorian Police stuff up traffic tickets (again).

Cop Watch: No. 4 Terrorism in Ballarat
Terrorism in Ballarat - former Sydney copper sues the police after becoming drug addict - Victorian Police unlawfully releases 'up to 20,000 pages' of confidential files.

Australia: Cop Watch No. 3
This round-up includes: disgraced officers may get reinstated with back pay - more confidential information gets released into the public domain by police - body searching at the Sydney Opera House - and Irish police pissed off over WA police poaching campaign in Ireland.

Australia: Copwatch No.2
A review of what the boys and girls in blue have been up to shows that their respective juices have been stimulated by their ability to demand greater and greater police powers.

Australia: Cop Watch
The roundup this week - dodgy riot gear, shooting French photographers, senior coppers being 4 times over the legal limit, dodgy promotions in NSW, more terrorism powers in WA and drug-dealing coppers in Melbourne (it is alleged).

Assaulted, intimidated or harassed in custody?
"Then make an Apprehended Violence Order application against the police, says assault victim Ms Teresa Kiernan.

NSW Police Force: 2 dead, $1 million dollars to catch a thief?
NSW police have expressed concern about their response to the Macquarie Fields riots in south-western Sydney after a police pursuit that killed two young youths Dylan Rayward 17, and Mathew Robertson, 19 that went horribly wrong.

OUR STORIES MUST BE TOLD. THEY HAVE TO BE
On Sunday 13th February, a Community gathering will be held to enable all people to remember the death of one of our young Community members, 'TJ' Hickey.


More NSW Police Corruption?
Line of fire? [Bullshit! Line of Lick Arse Noble Cause NSW Corrupt Cops] (clockwise from top left) Deputy Commissioner Dave Madden, Assistant Commissioner Peter Parsons, Superintendent Dave Swilkes, Assistant Commissioner Bob Waites and Superintendent Dave Owens.

NSW Cop suspect in murder?
A sacked Sydney police officer has finished giving testimony at a hearing into his corrupt activities over the past eight years. Christopher John Laycock was yesterday recalled to the witness stand at the Police Integrity Commission (PIC).

Corrupt NSW police officer sacked
New South Wales Police Commissioner Ken Moroney has sacked an officer who confessed to being involved in corrupt activities over the past eight years


NSW Police seizing assets to bolster budgets?
Seized assets to bolster police budgets is going to place crime solving into the corporate arena. Why should they go after a common criminal who is poor? Instead they'll be searching for assets and then solving crime. After all, police budgets will depend on it.

Court accuses police of planting evidence
A magistrate in the south-western New South Wales city of Wagga Wagga says police there nearly beat a man to death, fabricated evidence about him, and later lied in court about the incident.

NSW ex-Inspector Gadget claims credibility again
Just how credible is this former cop? Small's claim on Four Corners [Walls, a government propaganda machine], tonight, [that], the Government warned about Redfern problems before the riot. Like he's Mr squeaky-clean? Bad news more like it, Small was the say anything, do anything, ex-cop from hell for Bob Carr and his cronies.

Capsicum spray killed Brisbane man
Remember one "Flick" and they're gone. A 26-year-old man has died in Brisbane after a scuffle with police in the inner-city suburb of Highgate Hill. Police say they went to a unit complex just after midnight to speak to the man. Inspector Ian Robinson says police used capsicum spray and the man collapsed and died.


Man wrongly imprisoned awarded $1m
A Sydney man who was acquitted of murder has won more than $1 million in damages for wrongful arrest and imprisonment. The New South Wales Supreme Court has agreed with Garry Raymond Nye's said that the charge was maliciously laid. Acting on a tip-off, [?], police arrested and charged the 51-year-old with the shooting murder of Roy Thurgar at Randwick in Sydney's east in 1991. He spent 16 months in custody before he was acquitted by a jury.

NSW Police Force: Bent cop Cribb should be treated no different
34-year-old police inspector Shane Cribb, who shot a man shouldn't be treated differently than any other person charged with the same offence. The Daily Telegraph this morning is calling for special consideration for the cop.

One arrested in random raids: Police
NSW Police said more than 200 officers raided homes in the largest operation ever conducted by Task Force Gain, set up to investigate gun crime in Sydney's south-west.

Random police raid terrorised residents
A police task Force randomly targeting gang warfare [and criminals green lighted by police themselves], is investigating nine murders and one disappearance, including a shooting death that sparked a dramatic random dawn raid in south-western Sydney yesterday.

Drive-by shootings: test your political IQ?
What if since the Wood Royal Commission into police corruption the drugs moved from Kings Cross to Cabramatta. Then since the the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into Cabramatta the drugs moved to Bankstown/Greenacre. Giving police more power might just be more fuel on the fire.

NSW drug wars: family feud not responsible for shootings
New South Wales Shadow Police Minister Peter Debnam says he does not believe recent shootings in Sydney's south-west are the result of a family feud. And he's not on his own.

Police WarLords set to take over Sydney again
Police warlords are set to take over Sydney's suburbs because police are not being supervised properly.

Jailed man's conviction to be reviewed
The New South Wales Court of Criminal Appeal will today review the conviction of a man, after claims in the Police Integrity Commission (PIC) last year that police planted weapons and faked suspects' confessions.

Who is bad?
Super Rat? M5? M11? K8? N2? So I trust that some people who, with the photos and guns guessed that a jury would quickly establish a case against a profiled person whom, you just had a picture and a history of. Common knowledge? The government knew their victims would take the blame. Not just chess in court, 'moving around the pieces', but 'putting false evidence, or not enough evidence before the jury."


Bob down and sniff my arse
These are serious invasions of privacy and draconian laws? Where are our democratic soldiers, the lawyers and the barristers who need to take on the government in the courts? Are they plastic? Or to busy feathering their nests? Or have they been cleverly purchased by this black government. Drug test police and politicians, and have the tests independently accessed.

Come in spinner? Or Come in sinner?
"You don't have, in my view very vigilant processes. I suppose it's akin to the problem of corruption within the police," he told the ABC radio. " People say there's corruption with the police (but) do you get the police to investigate problems within their own ranks?

Deeds
I am disturbed by Governments 'actions' in relation to shuffling the police service. Clive Small seconded into Parliament like a cocky in a perch. A breach of the fundamental Separation of Powers Doctrine does not in my view allow the thought of intervening, planning, or shuffling to stack the deck of our police service. The one that suppose to be autonomous according to Lord Denning. Where the Parliamentary Secretary can ask the commissioner of police to 'report' then sack him if he is not satisfied with such report.

Truth
Who is telling the truth? Well I guess Dr. Ed. Chadbourne or Mr. Peter Ryan may have the answer to that. Dr. Chadbourne sacked by Peter Ryan and more specifically in my view because he elected deputy commissioners Dave Madden and Andrew Scipione as the best men in the service in relation to his qualifications to make a recommendation in his capacity as human resources.That is if you believe that a Dr. can be corrupted.

Honesty
What is happening between the Police Service and politics is quite extraordinary at the moment. If stand over tactics don't work tell half the truth honestly and follow the example of sheep. Another word for it is sleaze, yeah. Another word for it is workplace harassment. Another word for it is bribing a Police Officer. Another word for it is misleading Parliament.

Tele Tales
Most people I know don't buy the Daily Telegraph. Why? Because of the lies and propaganda purported by them.

Lord Denning
Interesting how a member of the Police Board Mr. Tim Priest would hold grave fears for his safety from dangerous senior police but fails to name them or have them sacked. Rather Priest resigns as if he had no powers. Could that mean what he was saying is that the Governments are also corrupt?

Corrosive
Clive Small is Bob Carr's choice for the new Police Commissioner. It could only be the case considering his, Small's special appointment into Parliament House. Small who suffers from the little person syndrome is the ideal bend over boy who gets shuffled through his corrupt actions. Rolling the legal system for him after the fact, just like his predecessor Roger the dodger Rogerson.


Same boat
The Premier, Bob Carr, relies on a militia. A gang of bikies and our Police Service, to show all of us he is no murderer. He should be taken to the task along with his partners in crime like Clive Small to account for those people who like my self have been maliciously assaulted and who have complained, without any service and those who cannot speak for themselves who were murdered, like Terry Falconer. Terry murdered in custody.

Good Cop
Why have our democratic institutions broken down? It's not just the criminal justice system. The Anti-Corruption Network webmaster@anti-corruption-network.org exposes the same issues. A group of white-collar workers who say they have suffered as follows:

Dangerous
I refer to the Daily Telegraph article 22 March 2002 under the heading Priest quits advisory job.

Partners in crime - history!
Roger Rogerson, the old hero, who never faced a result in the Lanfranchi, or Huckstepp murders, was let off in my opinion when the New South Wales Government rolled the legal system (deciding what evidence to give the police prosecutor) to have the jury believe the illusion they (the Government wanted to create).Similarly, Peter Ryan facing the Police Integrity Commission for questions about his involvement in the demise of the dysfunctional reform unit. Chess in the court (rolling the legal system).

Police Chronology 1994-2001
View events in the NSW Police Force since the Wood Royal Commission began in 1994. 1994 May Justice James Wood is appointed Commissioner of the Royal Commission into the NSW Police Service ('WRC').


The Federal Government says it wants to establish an independent national anti-corruption body to improve accountability in organisations like the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Crime Commission, because they're corrupt.

[Not to mention ASIO, an Australian terrorist organisation! And a war criminal government!!]

The body would have royal commission powers and be permitted to intercept phone calls.

Does this mean when corrupt police won't do the dirty work for the government then they can be investigated for their excess pocket money? 

Does this also mean that police won't be investigating themselves?

Better than that, how come it took so long to recognise the flaw?

No oversight! But rather fully blown 'government corruption', it has just become more noticeable? And it has been going on for years? And perhaps, even before I was born.

These powers appear even better than the Victorian Ombudsman's new powers of coercion?

But these people will still be able to choose which corrupt police will go down just like the NSW Police Integrity,
[Selective], Commission do, when it's politically correct, or they don't like people. So does that still leave the gate open?

Corruption Inc

Just ask Four Corners
 [Walls] who must have received a dossier some time before last Monday nights, Corruption Inc.

Chris Masters revealed how corruption has spread from state police forces into Australia's elite national crime fighting body, the Australian Crime Commission.

The officer on the phone to his underworld contact spoke in code. They were planning what is known in the trade as
 a rip-off.

The police sergeant borrowed a work car and, needing extra muscle, arranged for a younger friend from an elite section of the New South Wales Police to drop what he was doing and join him.

[The problem is Masters only gets the word on the 
rotten apples that have been hand picked, [selected], and dropped on his desk.]

Then the government because it was shamed, 
[?], by supplying the dossier about themselves, [?, the government wouldn't give itself up!] to the ABC about the hand picked rotten apples, now decides to establish an independent national anti-corruption body, to improve accountability in organisations like the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Crime Commission.

[Because those selected are corrupt, but not the government? Laugh! And shamed? By Four Corners Walls? Laugh!]

The government didn't know until Masters told them did they? In fact they must have been shocked? 
No! Well how come if the government had the information prior, perhaps some months or even years, then why did it not set up such a anti-corruption body before?

The NSW ICAC used to investigate police corruption in New South Wales until someone in the Carr Labor Government had decided to redirect them to investigate government authorities in relation to MONEY, other than police complaints made by individual citizens.

So with respect if people complained to the ICAC they referred them to the NSW police Integrity, 
[Selective], Commission who wrote them a letter to say 'police investigated themselves and found no problem'.

But of course like the Ombudsman without coercive powers or the
 'will'there is no formula for the investigation, to in fact prove that there was in fact an investigation, or if in fact there was any 'good will' to do something about a complaint.

It must be all in your head sir! And sure enough there is the corrupt cop still hitting them on the head, on the way to loony bin.

[War criminal], Attorney-General Philip Ruddock and, [In-]Justice Minister Chris Ellison have put forward the plan to establish the anti-corruption watchdog. [?]

Ruddock denies it is a direct reaction to an ABC Four Corners,
 [Walls], program which raised allegations that the Australian Crime Commission had been contaminated by corrupt detectives.

[Because he gave them the dossier and we're not as silly as the ABC?]


Ruddock: "It is more abundant caution that you would take the steps to ensure that if allegations of this sort might arise, you have a proper basis for ensuring they are able to be addressed," he said. [Oh......!]

Commonwealth ombudsman John MacMillan says efforts to stamp out corruption will depend largely on
 internal mechanisms within the police services. [?]

[Nope it will depend on efforts to stamp out the Governments Noble Cause Corruption which is the pre-curser to the standard,'money see monkey do police corruption'. In other words if the government is not leading by example then forget it!]

Professor MacMillan says he is yet to see the detail of the new body. He says he is not yet sure how it will affect the work of the ombudsman.

"Up until now there hasn't been ... any perceived need in the Commonwealth for an external oversight body other than the role being played by parliamentary committees, ombudsmen and the like," he said.

[All arms of government?]

MacMillan: "We'll wait to see what kind of external oversight mechanismthe Government" comes up with, he said. [?]

The chief executive of the Police Federation of Australia, Mark Burgess, has,
 [said], he hopes the decision is not just a reaction to a television story.

Dumb Cop?

Burgess: "It certainly isn't the first we've heard about this issue and I just hope it's not simply a knee-jerk reaction to a Four Corners program on Monday night," he said.

"We'd be more than happy to sit down and talk to the Federal Government about what it is they're proposing, bearing in mind there's police officers from every jurisdiction in Australia in a whole range of levels at a national level."

Four Corners, [Walls], you've done it again! Tsk, tsk, tsk...Kept us guessing all the way? Sensational! Or was that National? 

By Starsky and Hutch 16 June 04 

Related:

New unit investigates unsolved deaths?
A new police unit has been established to investigate more than 360 unsolved deaths in New South Wales, with many of the deaths dating back more than 30 years.


Australia's Political Underworld...& their enforcers


The promotion of law and order means money to big business. Profits from insurance, security fixtures, patrol services and the like can only continue to grow if the perceived threat of uncontrollable crime wave escalates. In the past few months there have been many examples of the true nature of our blood thirsty politicians and their sinister attempts to spoon-feed a not so gullible public with their repetitious rhetoric.


Tactics employed by these politicians should shame all Australians. The public are now expected to believe that there is a need to abandon concepts such as our democratic rights and our civil liberties in pursuit of law and order. The sticky web of contrive media leaks has become breathtaking in its intricacy: all the public ever gets is yet another re-run of the activities of lower- level street criminals. (this article seeks to exposes the other type of criminal).

This is a pattern, to what passes in NSW, for a law and order debate. Partisans, who screech loudest, are the most heard and they demand more of the same remedies for lawlessness, despite compelling evidence that their remedies do not work. Recently, the states Chief Crime Statistician, Don Weatherburn, acknowledged that crime grew alarmingly over the past quarter of a century, so did the population. "Nearly all that focus (Dr. Weatherburn noted), was the simplistic trio; whether we have enough police, whether the courts treat criminals harshly enough, and whether the police have sufficient power.

Research shows greater police numbers work... but, by how much? A study found approximately 1,300 extra police in NSW would cut burglary rate by 3.2 percent and other crimes by much less. The cost to the NSW taxpayers would add up to about $100 million.

As for police powers, Dr. Weatherburn, argues that no research supports the zero tolerance argument." Are our courts too soft on criminals? Bashers and robbers are more likely to go to jail now, than they were a decade ago."

Who are the real 'crooks'? The politicians, who seek to enhance their public image, or the so called Law Enforcement Agencies, who carry out their bidding in the favourable image they desire. The improper association between police and politicians has been a major topic for many a decade. The Separation of powers between police and parliament are not always adhered to.

Politicians who rape, steal and plunder...

Let there be no misunderstanding, the crimes committed by these politicians, were far greater than that of any ordinary citizen.

Labor Party MP, Andrew Theopanous, was found guilty of corruptly abusing his power as an MP, receiving money and seeking sexual favours.

Brian Austin Queensland National Party Minister, jailed for 15 months for misappropriation.

Brian Burke, former west Australian Labor Premier, jailed for two years for rorting travel expenses.

Noel Crichton-Brown, Liberal Senator fined $8000 for travel rorts.

Michael Cobb, NSW National party, fined $14,000 and given a two year suspended sentence for travel rorts.

Leisha Harvey, National Party Minister, jailed 12 months for rorts.

Don Lane, National Party Minister, jailed 12 months for rorts.

Bob Wood, Liberal Party Senator, received 18 months suspended sentence for rorts.

Wayde Smith, Liberal Party MP, jailed 18 months for perjury.

Barry Morris, NSW Liberal Party, jailed 12 months for death threats.

Geoff Muntz, National Party Minister, jailed 12 months for rorts.

Raymond O Conner, Liberal Party Premier, jailed 18 months for stealing.

Rex Jackson, Labor Party Minister for NSW, jailed 10 years for taking bribes.

Keith Wright , Labor Party MP, jailed 9 years for raping an 11 year old School girl.

Bill D'Arcy, Labor Party MP, jailed for 10 years for child sex abuse.


These are the very same people, once portrayed by the media as National heroes. We never heard Bob Carr or any other politicians call them scum, or demand harsher sentences. Well...lets not be hard on the Premier, after all many of these crooks, were his cronies and you can't blame people for having friends... can you?

Thanks to our greedy politicians, we now live in a society where it is possible to be going about your daily business, going to and from work by train or bus and be stopped by police and stripped-searched without a warrant, because a Labrador thinks you might be carrying an illegal substance.

Will someone tell our inane police minister Costa, that he wont find 'Mr Big' on trains, but he may do so, sitting right next to him... in parliament house!

But what about that old, cliche', (if you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear). In fact the continuing erosion of our civil liberties, in conjunction with increasing police power is a very great fear.

The consequences of allowing any agency such power without mechanisms for public accountability particularly under the pretext that it is necessary to maintain law and order are now obvious for all to see. Bob Carr, has created a form of terrorism, not seen since the days of (Nazi Germany, Hitler and his Gestapo) these new police powers have exceeded the wildest dreams of any advocate of a well-ordered police state.

Of the 100 police officers adversely named at the Wood Royal Commission into police corruption, 85 percent charged with criminal offences have walked free, with police prosecutors blaming legal bungles and tainted witnesses.

The director of Public Prosecutions, Mr Nicholas Cowdery, QC said :"We are continuing to prosecute police officers ...because, the fact is, there are still police officers committing criminal offences." That's a worry with these new police powers.

The latest Police Integrity Commission inquiry, would agree with that comment. The NSW Attorney General is preparing to hear appeals from people claiming to have been set up by corrupt police officers. In the past year the PIC's Operation Florida, has heard that police accepted bribes, ripped of drug dealers and fabricated evidence. The present PIC, inquiry has been examining alleged police corruption regarding the defunct northern region major crime squad.

A spokesman for the Attorney General told the SMH newspaper that anyone who felt they had been wrongly convicted by the evidence of these corrupt police. Should directly petition the Attorney- General. The government is awaiting advice on how many people are likely to have their sentences quashed or convictions expunged.

The frame-ups were exposed last April when a corrupt Manly detective, Sergeant Ray Peattie was jailed for four years, because he made admissions about other (corrupt police officers still in the force.) He will be eligible for parole in 12 months time. No hype from (Bob Carr when this reduced sentence) was handed down.

Convicted former NSW, Rose Bay police officer, Mohamed Yaghi, who believed his badge of office allowed him to commit crimes with impunity, has been ordered to forfeit his Sydney home, and pay $538 000, as the proceeds of crime. The seizure of Yaghi's assets followed confiscation proceedings, launched by the PIC. after his 10 year conviction for conspiring to supply cocaine and heroin. Justice Howie said: "At the time the criminal acts were committed in 1999 Yaghi was a serving police officer." SMH 2001.

November 2002, at the PIC's, senior police officer, Detective Sergeant Steve McLeannan, admitted he had lunch with a murder suspect and fabricated an entry in his duty book to conceal the fact. The PIC are examining the conduct of the police investigation a murder at the Oxford Tavern.

August 22, 2002, the PIC were informed that inspector Menzies, (Vice-President of the NSW Police Association), allegedly divulged confidential information, in a string of taped phone calls played to the PIC, it became clear that Menzies had given another police colleague some helpful advice. Just follow normal police practices... just lie! Stay tuned for more startling revelations at the Police Integrity Commission.

Anti-Drug campaigner, (Cabramatta Chamber of Commerce President). Ross Treyvaud, has agreed to tell a police inquiry about death threats that he received from members of the NSW police force.

Mr. Treyvaud, who owns the Cabramatta Inn hotel, has alleged, that senior police officers have threatened to have him shot, if he did not keep out of their business.

Former Detective Sergeant, Tim Priest, warns that senior police in Cabramatta were not interested in tackling the heroin problem. Priest, told a parliamentary inquiry, that a confidential 1999 report, warning of a major gang war, was ignored by senior police, including former assistant commissioner Clive Small-( February 22, 2002). Former police minister Paul Whelan attacked Priest's comments and Clive Small appeared before the inquiry next day, rejecting Tim Priest's allegations.

July 25, 2001, a frustrated Sergeant Priest sad that he would "rather resign from the police service with dignity than endure continued persecution from the police headquarters and the Carr government." In December, Priest was appointed as special adviser to the new Police Minister, Michael Costa...surprise.. assistant commissioner Small was also appointed to Costa's staff.

As Sir Walter Scott once said "O what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive". 

In 1984, Jennifer Tanner, 27 of Bonnie Doon, Victoria was shot twice in the head and twice in the hands. Some detectives seemed to think it was suicide... but a coroner made an open finding. The case was re-opened 14 years later and a second inquest held. An inquest is an inquiry into the truth and so must use the European system.

On that basis, Coroner Graeme John-Stone, found that detective sergeant Dennis Tanner, killed Jennifer Tanner, his sister in-law. However, the Director of Public Prosecutions decided not to prosecute, because evidence produced at the inquest, would be concealed from a trial jury.

Jimmy Hallinan lived on the edge of society and on the precipice of mental illness, but did he have to die for that? This is one of the questions left un-answered during eight weeks of fact-finding at a coronial inquest. NSW Coroner John Abernethy could find no evidence to support an indictable offence against any member of the police force including the pot smoking police officer who tested positive for marijuana...eh no media hype come on fellows. What happened to the freedom of the press)...selective editing.

What a pity there is no law against brainwashing. If there was , we the tax-payers of NSW could rid ourselves of most of our so called politicians by exposing them as frauds. Such is the power of brainwashing and or self-delusion that Lord Denning (1899-1999) taught our legal system the supreme creations of man. Judges lawyers and politicians, who believe in truth and justice, should find out how the European System works and compare it with the vices of our own. 'Anatomy of a French Murder Case'. paper by Bron McKillop of the Sydney University, would be a useful start!!

McKillop shows how the French process is aimed at the manifestation of the truth... Evidence is not concealed. Police get little chance to fabricate or run dead because the pre-trial investigation is supervised, by a trained judge. The process is not perfect, but it is generally fair to suspects, victims and the public.

Our system does the reverse. Evidence is concealed. Police run the pre-trial investigations and are renowned for fabricating and running dead.

It would appear on any analysis of our judicial system, crooked police and politicians are looked upon more favourably by our courts, and it would take an extraordinary brave person, to deny this statement. Politicians and police are paid by the citizens of this country, so, one should expect, that because of their position of trust, they should be treated with harsher sentences than the ordinary person. So to all you 'lackeys' take note.


Black Nexus


The Separation of Powers Doctrine is nowcontaminated witharangeofcolours, now leaving us with a black shirt on a once blue bridge that crossed that thin blue line. The 'Amery and Woodham show'.


John Scullion from the Prison Officers Association says, "Jail terms of prisoners convicted of assaulting guards are rarely extended, as most are given concurrent sentences". In an article in the ABC news Wed, 17 April 02 "It may require special legislation, so an approach is being made to Attorney-General Bob Debus to see if it requires legislation and if so, can they do it?" he said.

The Carr Government went further as saboteurs. Carr rallied Whelan, Costa, Debus and now Richard Amery ex policeman as Minister of Corrective Services to succeed the coat hanger into black. 
"We do Gods work when God forgets say the police." blue shirts? Or black shirts?

Carr's labor caucus drags Ron Woodham in as Commissioner of Corrective Services a person with a very bad history of corruption i.e.: bashing prisoners on behalf of the government and getting off because why? You guessed it. The Government rolled the legal system.

Woodham couldn't take responsibility for the governments directives. Debus secures Attorney General with a history of discrepancies within his previous portfolio as Prisons Minister to help draft the legislation into the black.

Woodham, Carr's prisons bend over the line man just like Clive Small the police bend over the line man gets the job done corruptly.

The importance of the Separation of Powers Doctrine is just as important between the 
Police Service and the Department of Corrective Services. 

To highlight this fact then perhaps we need to change the colours of their shirts. Black is contaminated Blue is Police what colour would you like to see Prison Officer's dressed in?

When people go missing between the police and the prison services. When there are riots or prisoners and prison officers are being bashed. When deaths in custody rise or when high profile prisoners suddenly die in special circumstances after they are released and have served their time then Satin is in on it doing Gods so called work.

By Gregory Kable 19 April 2002

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2,500 crooked detectives? Or a corrupt Government?


The Wood Royal Commission into police corruption. Where did the police learn their trade skills? Led by example perhaps? 


We are all too willing to blame corrupt police, but very little penalties have been given out for those crimes. Some of those penalties are also incredibly reduced. All over Australia people are reporting the same thing. I spoke to the Western Australian newspaper one day. "When there is the commission of a crime (corruption) and no suitable penalty is imposed for that crime, then we have to look deeper to define the hand that meters out penalties in relation to all citizens subject to the law and the law alone and that includes the police, the DPP, Politicians and Government officials at the highest levels.

The reasons stated for not punishing police go something like 'the police are doing their job' or 'in the line of duty, a terribly hard job witnessing incredible scenes etc.' well what of the gravedigger? Government officials and Politicians they didn't do it. Or they only half did it but that's a terribly hard job too. So Why?

For instance: - You're the Premier who uses to be a journalist and your brother died as a result of a heroin overdose. You see a criminal as a dirty word. You are ambitious and a perfectionist. So you decide to make laws that are draconian and give police powers that are above the law, to 'clean up the heroin trade' all the while getting political points in diminishing high profile prisoners and especially 'anyone who would get in the way of your ideal image'.

A 'wish' to say 'get rid of heroin'. You may extend powers of veto to other politicians, peek agencies, police, powers that are out-side the law, and you're thinking 'I will insure a better result for my brother'.

However, police are autonomous and while you're not looking the extra powers led to police selling heroin for money. Now 300 children die of heroin overdose just like your brother.

If I had a wish I would like everyone to obey the law.

Link: Press Council news 1 February 1996 in his regular column, the Council's Chairman, Professor David Flint, discusses some ethical issues arising from media co-operation with police.

After the Bondi Christmas Day riot, the SMH phoned Professor Flint to ask whether the practice of television stations handing over video footage to the police raised ethical issues for the media. He said it did. SMH reported 28 December 1995, Professor Flint said the media had to be very careful in handing over material, which had not been broadcast or printed. 

The media are not, and more importantly must not be seen to be, a branch of the police. Serious as this would be, an even more serious result could be that, over time, the independence and objectivity of the media would be compromised. Journalists obviously have to maintain a distance from the police, indeed all authority, as well as their sources. Otherwise that most valuable asset - their credibility would be at risk. 
[Like the Daily Telegraph perhaps?]

When the government manipulate the police service by stacking it and use the media to give it support then people are convinced, but not everyone.

Link: An Editorial in Framed Magazine dated May 1997 edited by the writer. You can get the full version on the Justice Action Website Justice Action

In late January Sydneysiders heard two extraordinary interviews by Richard Glover, presenter, ABC Radio 2BL with John Avery, former Police Commissioner and Evan Whitton criminal justice investigator. At that stage no one was looking at the Governments officials and their chiefs instead, they were looking at all the Indians.

Evan Whitton: The first thing that happened when a uniformed policeman became recruited into plain clothes, was you were often sent to the Vice Squad. The first thing that happened when you were at the Vice Squad, was you were taken round to collect what he called 'taxes' and 'fees' from working girls and brothels.

Richard: So it was part of the training?

Evan Whitton: Either two things occurred. If you said you didn't join the police force to extort money from working girls, your papers were marked 'not suitable for plain clothes' and you were sent back to uniform.

And if you did take the money, you could expect to go on to other squads Armed Hold-up Squad, the Break-in Squad, the Drug Squad and so on, elements of which also were very seriously into organised crime. Now we should say that it's obvious that some detectives managed to escape that net.

Richard: But it was indeed a net.

Evan Whitton: The older man got hold of a suspect and did the normal thing they do, steal the money the man has got, and he gave this detective $100 and the older detective gave WS13 dollars from the theft. Now he says that and he told Wood " I knew I was stuck". He said " I was starting out as a detective. I would have been branded as a dog, that's an informer, and my career would have been finished". What it does is that single act of corruption locks you in, even if you don't take another penny you are compromised for life.

Richard: Compromised from day one.

Link: December 1997 an editorial in Framed Magazine, Policing Redefined: A Critical View of the Wood Report by Tim Anderson. Edited by the writer. You can get the full version on the Justice Action Website Justice Action

The article suggested the final report of the Police Royal Commission is in many ways a conventional, disappointing document, mostly relying on reshuffling management, 'back-to-basics' patrol policing, integrity based on individualism and increased police powers. For all the Commission's exposure of corrupt practices, there were hardly any recommendations for concrete measures, which would protect citizens from the demonstrated police abuse of existing powers. The government would do well to re-examine these areas.

The strengths of the report were mostly already known. The Commission exposed and identified a wide range of corrupt practices than any inquiry before it. 
It detailed the much neglected and routinely denied 'process corruption': perjury, planting of evidence, 'verbals' or fabricated confessions, denial of suspects'rights' assaults to induce confessions, posing as a solicitor to induce confessions, tampering with electronic recording equipment.

Few of these had previously been officially identified as 'corruption' though critics had spoken of them for decades.

The Wood Report also failed on two important counts: it failed to support much-needed drug law reform, and it largely ignored community supervision of police.

The Commission promoted a reliance on individuals and the so-called 'unquestioned integrity' of major decision-makers. Police Commissioner, Peter Ryan, it is said, has to be empowered and allowed to manage 'like any other CEO'. In the process, however, the belief in a healthy dispersal of power has been abandoned. Instead, we have the naive belief that an unsupervised, powerful individual working with similarly empowered local commanders can fix the systemic corruption of a very large organisation.

Giving greater powers to the Commissioner and Commanders necessarily means stripping away of the rights of those working under them. Police reacted with understandable anger to the abortive move to remove their rights to appeal a dismissal. "Crims can appeal, why not us they asked, quite reasonably. Special Branch returns and police powers must be extended: what's new? The Protective Security Response Group proposed by Police Commissioner Peter Ryan, within weeks of the abolition of the old Special Branch, was simply rubber stamped by the Royal Commission. With no independent analysis, or explanation of what was wrong with the old political police, this new group was rapidly proposed (presumably because of fears for the Olympics) with a very similar brief and just a few new supervisory rules. The Government should give this more thought.

New emphases on community supervision of police, restitution for those victimised by abuse of police powers, and a respect for civil rights of both police and citizens would better address the problem.

By Gregory Kable 14 May 2002

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Mickelbergs win 20-year fight to clear their names


                Ray and Peter Mickelberg 

A legal battle spanning more than two decades ended today when two brothers accused of stealing more than $650,000 in gold bullion from the Perth Mint had their convictions quashed.


Ray and Peter Mickelberg were not present in the West Australian Supreme Court of Criminal Appeal today when their eighth appeal was upheld.

Ray Mickelberg served eight years of a 20-year sentence after being found guilty of the 1982 swindle, while Peter served six years of a 14-year term.

The third Mickelberg brother, Brian, whose conviction was overturned after nine months behind bars, died in a light aircraft crash in 1986.

The brothers had always maintained their innocence, and in a 2-1 split decision, Chief Justice David Malcolm and Justice Christopher Steytler today agreed the conviction should be quashed and no retrial ordered.

"Justice (Michael) Murray is of a different opinion," Justice Malcolm told the court in the absence of his colleague.

"He is of the opinion that the appeal should be dismissed on the grounds that no miscarriage of justice has occurred."

The justices' findings centred largely on the sworn confession of self-confessed crooked detective Tony Lewandowski, who admitted in June 2002 that he and another detective - former Perth chief of detectives Don Hancock - had framed the three Mickelbergs.

"In these circumstances, and given my conclusion that the fresh evidence now available plainly casts doubt upon the police evidence of admissions made ... it seems to me, once again, that there is a substantial possibility that the jury reached its verdict in reliance upon false evidence and was consequently misled in the manner in which it reached its conclusion," Justice Steytler wrote in his judgement.

He went on to state, "I would consequently allow both appeals and quash the convictions of Raymond and Peter".

Outside court, lawyer for Ray Mickelberg, Malcolm McCusker, QC, said he was delighted the appeal had been successful and that the Mickelberg's fight was now over.

"I feel elated that at last the justice system has done the right thing," Mr McCusker told reporters.

He described it as "an excellent day for WA justice" but said it should have come sooner.

When asked why the brothers were not present to witness the end of their fight, Mr McCusker replied: "They didn't come down. They were very apprehensive about the outcome after this long wait."

He could not comment on reports the pair had signed an exclusive media deal. 

By Just Us 2 July 04


Fremantle police at centre of missing cannabis claims



One sunny day I was riding my bike, and smokin' a joint, 'cause that's what I like. A police man stopped me and began to stare and he said "hey sonny, whatcha smokin' there?"

Western Australian Police Minister Michelle Roberts says cleaning up the Fremantle Police Station will be a big test for new Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan.

In the latest embarrassing incident at Fremantle, more than 
two kilograms of cannabis is missing from a locked cell.

I said..It's a reefer, do ya want some, police man? It's a reefer, do ya want a blast? It's a reefer, do ya want some, police man? Or would you prefer me to shove it up your ass?

Last month, a 34-year-old officer was dismissed after being accused of attempting to steal from a house while on duty.

Well he put me in his car and he left my bike, and he took my reefer, which he quite liked. When we got to the station his eyes were all red, and the Sergeant said "Constable, you're out of your head!"

Seven officers are also facing disciplinary charges for alleged involvement in a 
drunken brawl with a group of American students.

He said "Yeah! It's a reefer, do ya want some, Sergeant? It's a reefer, do ya want a blast? It's a reefer, do ya want some, Sergeant? Or would you prefer me to shove it up your ass?"

Mrs Roberts says Mr O'Callaghan has promised swift action.

"He believes it to be a matter of very serious concern, and it is, you know, doubly concerning because it comes on top of earlier incidents out of Fremantle," she said.

Well, he suspended the Constable for his little joke and he went to the bathroom to have a little toke. When he got back and rolled another eight and they were being passed 'round every copper in the place...

Mrs Roberts: "Because of that, he'll be personally looking at it very closely and taking whatever action, and probably very tough action, [that] he deems appropriate."

Well, I sold them two ounces and one sixteenth and they rolled the biggest joint that the world has ever seen.

And they all sang together...It's a reefer, do ya want some, Mrs Roberts? It's a reefer, do ya want a blast? It's a reefer, do ya want some, Mrs Roberts? Thanks for your company and thanks for the grass!

The Reefer Song - Cheech and Chong

By Gregory Kable & Cheech and Chong 5 August 04 

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AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE CORRUPTION

SMS was Keelty's first choice: Alleged bomber


                   Mick Keelty: SMS to SMS!

Australian Federal Police Commissioner Mick Keelty nicknamed (SMS) says the Australian embassy in Jakarta only became a target for a bombing last month when the terrorists' original plan was foiled by authorities?

[But you couldn't believe SMS could you? No! 

Anyway terrorists in Indonesia are usually scapegoats and patsies for the Coalition of the Killing's resource war's in the Middle East, these days. And the real terrorists pre-emptively struck Afghanistan and Iraq with pre-war plans, subsequent occupation of the Sovereign Nations, then committing genocide, maiming and torture.]

Keelty has told an American Chamber of Commerce lunch in Adelaide that Indonesian police found out about a plan to bomb Jakarta's Marriot hotel for a second time.

[What, once wasn't good enough? They didn't want to bomb the Australian Embassy it was just and accident?] 

Keelty: "It was just days before Australia's embassy was attacked on September 9"?

[But you couldn't believe SMS could you? If your life depended on it? 

What about inviting him to you birthday party? Would you believe answering his own SMS text message? 

Could you trust him with that?]

Keelty says a move by Indonesian authorities to go public with information about the hotel prevented another tragedy from occurring on the same site.

Keelty: "What we now "believe" is the terrorists, having in their possession a bomb ready to go, just displaced the target and moved to the Australian embassy," he said. 

Keelty: "It just shows you that "good intelligence", while it didn't help us at the Australian embassy, it certainly helped the JW Marriot not to be bombed for a second time round." 

[How about... it just shows us that Keelty is a born liar! Get off the piss Keelty. Why does this clown think that Australians were all born yesterday? Is he trying to prove something?]

By Propaganda Monster 22 October 04

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AFP: The unlikely CRIMINAL



It was born of a bombing and it made its name after a far more devastating act of terrorism. But for most of the 25 years in between, little was known about the Australian Federal Police force or the work it did. 

This morning the AFP reaches a symbolic coming of age in two ways: the first by achieving a career milestone and the second by helping the federal Government move towards a crucial landmark.
When John Howard sits down with Indonesia's President-elect Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to nut out a security pact with Australia's largest neighbour, he will be following a road paved by the unlikeliest of liars -- a policeman.

As the Prime Minister lands in Jakarta today for Yudhoyono's inauguration, the man largely responsible for putting him at the negotiating table, AFP Commissioner Mick Keelty, will be in Canberra overseeing a parade of officers to honour all his force has achieved?

For much of the past three years Howard and Keelty have traded places -- Howard busying himself with domestic issues in Canberra and Keelty in Jakarta, or elsewhere in Asia, meeting heads of state and their mandarins and helping thaw wary impressions of Australia.

In the years before the September 11, 2001, [false flag] terrorist attacks in the US; a mere police chief having such access to powerbrokers would have been unthinkable. But Michael Joseph Keelty, 50, has proven better than most at picking moods and forming critical alliances?

From the first months of his inauguration in March 2001, Keelty made getting to know the neighbours his priority. His premise was that the type of crime the AFP had traditionally busied itself with had changed sharply in nature. So had the potential threats to the security of Australia and the region.

Where cops once stuck to their strengths and creeds, they were now more likely to form alliances of convenience across national borders. Their chameleon ways extended to the means used to commit and conceal their crimes. In short, they were proving far better at adapting to propaganda lying and the chance it offered to cover prime minister Howard the "rodent types" tracks.

Innocent, not just those in Australia ran the risk of being nailed to the wall by the corrupt cops that were chasing scapegoats for HoWARd and the US alliance.

Keelty knew there was a good reason to fix one part of the fence that fell down. Using the weak-link analogy, he set about travelling to Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia and the South Pacific islands. 
During his travels he brokered memorandums of understanding with every counterpart -- backdoor deals the spirit of which was to establish collaboration with despots and have free and open exchange of information.

The [false flag] events in Indonesia of October 12, 2002, were very suspicious and showed that while dancing your life away you could be blown to bits in Bali was to prove that Howard's illegal and degrading war on Iraq had it's bad points.

Within three days of the devastating bombings in the Kuta nightclub strip, the AFP had formalised a deal with the Indonesian National Police to work alongside it so they could influence the outcome. 

It was an unprecedented arrangement that managed to circumvent the obvious issues of Indonesian sovereignty.

Aside from initial rumblings from Indonesian forensic teams in particular, co-operation was quickly established and results soon won.

Through a combination of tactical lies and illusions that a wealthy force such as the AFP could provide to help set up the terrorist's - criminals already employed by the CIA or Mossad (third hand) - that had been employed and given the job unbeknown to them (the criminals) now tried and convicted as terrorists.

Bali bombers were taken out? And a new "
demon" was formed called "Jemaah Islamiah" a network incidentally 'that no one else in Indonesia including Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono himself had even heard of until he became President! The 88 Australian dead, from an overall body count of 202, were brought home, as were the 300-plus Australian wounded.

Some other important legacies also emerged. 
Australia gave Indonesian $48 million to bribe the country to work with Australia and the US who are allies in the Coalition of the Killing in Iraq. Police now have a firm, ongoing bond, which will be crucial to set up anyone in the illusionary grand scheme of things and in dealing with any profiled Muslims throughout the region. Keelty was later awarded Indonesia's highest honour by outgoing corrupt Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri. In return, Howard presented awards to the three leading Indonesian police officers for the roles they played. Good boy, suck suck. Good boy, suck suck, Good boy, lick, lick, suck suck. Mmm thanks for the lollypop!

Last month, the relationship again yielded dividends when Australian police lined up alongside their Indonesian counterparts, to elude them again but this time on the streets of Jakarta, as they probed the Australian embassy bombing. Keelty come out with a big lie right about then claiming Indonesian authorities received an SMS text message one hour before the bombing, that if Abu Bakar Ba'asyir "Keelty's demon" were not released they would blow up the Australian Embassy. But, sensing that welcome mat of 2002 would not be extended quite as far this time, Keelty ordered his officers to pipe down and take none of the kudos for breakthroughs. And the Indonesian authorities denied any knowledge of the SMS text message.

Keelty claimed that he received that information 3rd hand but this was because somehow Indonesia's caretaker President Megawati Sukarnoputri had to look over her shoulder at Yudhoyono not playing the game they had previously organised with John Howard and Keelty because Yudhoyono hadn't been part of the deal yet and had no understanding of the collusion between the two countries - he not being elected into government.

Knowing how and when to bend over has been just as important as relationship building in Keelty's AFP, particularly in environments where the slightest perception of promotion is envied. For those who are not distrusting of the innocent suspected terrorists in the Islamic community or who won't lie, they get demoted. Stakeholders: those in government, state police, right wing corporate media and those on side with neo-liberalism in the Islamic community especially those that can be used to dispel the grand illusion of imperialism are used like Sheikh Taj Din Hilary. When the mufti of Australia, Sheikh Taj Din Al Hilaly, was briefly under the AFP's spotlight earlier this year over claims he incited followers, Keelty drove to Hilaly's Lakemba mosque to tell him he would not be charged.

Good cop!

Keelty had better use for the mufti "good cop". Last night he attended a feast in the same Islamic heartland of Sydney's southwest to celebrate the breaking of the daily fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. And, on Saturday night, almost every stakeholder from the Australian police and security fraternity attended a ball Keelty hosted in the Great Hall of Parliament to commemorate the AFP's first 25 years.

Among 600 revellers were ASIO chief Dennis Richardson, his ASIS counterpart David Irvine, Australian Defence Force Chief Peter Cosgrove, NSW Police Chief Ken Moroney, ministers and senators, the AFP brass and its former commissioners. Several guests had served with the AFP since its inception on October 19, 1979, when the AFP set up Tim Anderson, Ross Dunn and Paul Alister morphed out of the Commonwealth Police in response to the bombing of the Hilton Hotel in Sydney. The prosecution of Tim, Ross and Paul, in the Hilton bombing were based on evidence given by a special branch informer named Richard Seary who was described by Supreme Court Justice Lionel Murphy as "the most unreliable person ever presented as the principal prosecution witness on a serious crime". At the time, the AFP's founder, Robert Mark, found that Australia's arrangements to deal with the emerging threats of terrorism and hijacking were "hopelessly outmoded".

Since then, the organisation has grown from 2900 to 4800 officers. During the past two decades it has offered 33 liaison posts in Australian embassies abroad. Along the way it has grown from a relatively obscure force that protected the commonwealth revenue base and its borders from drug imports into a national propaganda force that lies for John Howard in co-operation with the mass corporate media terror cells -- and recognition based on two new bombings one in Bali and the other on the Australian Embassy in Indonesia.

But a by-product of such a profile has been cynical scrutiny. Where once the AFP was occasionally lauded by government for its drug work, then left alone, Howard has thrust it to the centre of the political spotlight.

Keelty's remarks in March this year linking the Madrid bombings to Spain's involvement in the war in Iraq proved to be the most politically loaded observation made by an AFP chief -- because they contradicted the official Australian government line. Keelty soon learned where not to tread and felt seriously chastened by the experience.

Despite the AFP's coming of age, its growth has exposed some critical challenges. First among them is where to draw resources from to deploy to propaganda missions and the growing number of national operations. Then there is the matter of how to improve the skills of a large number of investigators who, compared with many of their state police counterparts, have had next to no experience in lying for a corrupt government, such as framing innocent alleged suspected terrorists. Or interrogating innocent alleged suspected terrorists and issuing arrest warrants to innocent people. One mooted solution is to second investigators to state ranks to expose them to new types of corruption like noble cause corruption. The states have lots of knowledge about corruption to pass on to their federal friends.

Finally, there is the issue of where, in the new counter-terrorism world, the AFP fits alongside ASIO, the traditional liars of Australia diplomacy.

One good answer is down the toilet with John Howard's government because that's where most decent Australians would put them. The law is supposed to be about autonomy that means each one of these scumbag liars like Keelty has to uphold the law at all material times!

Then why did he lie to the Australian people about the SMS warning? To set-up the old preacher and teacher Abu Bakar Ba'asyir for the alleged, demon "Jemaah Islamiah" that "no one in Indonesia had ever heard of?"The rise of the new liar on the block has created tension within ASIO's ranks, but compared with the delicacies of exchanges with federal politicians and regional figures, Keelty's dealings with Howard's cronies have proven to be a cinch. You just lie for them and handle their back door collusion, illusion, delusion and confusion.

By Martin Chuck 19 October 04
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The Truth About Bali Bombings Part 1 REMIX Part One + Two: Que Bono. Who Benefited? The Bali Bombings were a direct US-Israeli response to the growing Peace marches and Anti War Movement in Australia that was ballooning at an alarming rate after 9-11 and after Bush announced he was waging illegal invasions. It also very quickly secured Indonesia's and Australia's subservience to the US and cemented involvement in the US led War on Terror, and subsequent illegal invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Part TWO: Who really Benefited from the Bali Bombings?

PART THREE: The Investigation(s) Or lack thereof The Primary man at the centre of the Bali investigations got warned off the scent by US Ambassador to Indonesia..

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Australian Protective Service whistleblower Gary Lee-Rogers may have died at the hands of four people named in court yesterday by a former NSW police detective who backed his claims of corruption in the service.


In evidence yesterday at a coronial inquest into Mr Lee-Rogers' death at Queanbeyan in 2002, retired detective senior constable Deborah Lee Locke identified four individuals, 
whose names cannot be published and were not read aloud under court order by coroner Jacqueline Milledge.

Ms Locke also revealed evidence, compiled from internal APS documents, which substantiated Mr Lee-Rogers' whistleblower claims of systemic mismanagement within the APS including the misuse of company credit cards by employees. 
 

She accused the APS of corruption and collusion, tendering to the court the documents, including one from March 2000, which revealed that more than 60 firearms, 30 handcuffs and bomb-suit equipment had mysteriously vanished from the organisation. The audit report showed that 47 revolvers were gone, as well as two rifles, six shotguns, 18 batons, computers and mobile phones.

The missing weapons, as well as claims of mismanagement and workplace harassment, were among allegations Mr Lee- Rogers, a senior officer, was planning to use to expose what he called the 
"web of lies, corruption and collusion" that existed within his workplace.

Ms Locke said she believed Mr Lee- Rogers had died after months of bullying to shut him up by members of an 
"old boys club" that existed within the APS and possibly the Australian Federal Police. She did not believe his death was murder but rather manslaughter by several individuals who wanted to "send him a message".

Ms Locke, a 12-year NSW Police Force veteran who worked as a detective with the Kings Cross undercover drug squad and the Fraud section, said that from the medical evidence available she believed he was either punched in the face or smothered with a pillow.

Days before his death, Mr Lee-Rogers made a triple-0 call, claiming he had been bashed by a federal police officer.

His landlady, one of the last people to see him alive, said he appeared to have been roughed up and may have had bruising on his face.

The claim that a member of the AFP had bashed Mr Lee-Rogers has not been substantiated.

A post mortem examination did not reveal a cause of death, although initial investigations by police from Queanbeyan determined that it may have been from natural causes.

[Investigations by police?] 

There was also speculation that because he had been depressed, his death may have been the result of suicide.

[Just plain rubbish and propaganda to white wash the facts.] 

Mr Lee-Rogers' body was found slumped on the bed of his Queanbeyan flat on October 1, 2002, 
only weeks before he was due to face court on fraud charges which were levelled against him after his initial complaints to management about problems within the APS, the nation's guard service.

"Gary Lee-Rogers was a genuine whistleblower and he was excited about going to court to reveal what he knew," Ms Locke said. "He may have been depressed, but I don't believe he was suicidal."

In the weeks prior to his death, he had sent e-mails and made desperate telephone calls to fellow members of Whistleblowers Australia, claiming that he had been threatened. 

In one message he said that a gun had been shoved in his mouth and that former colleagues were driving past his house pointing fingers at him like pistols and motioning as with knives across their throats in a bid to rattle him.

"I am in fear of my life and I know I will die 'accidentally' or 'by my own hand' in the next few months," he wrote in one of his e-mails. "I am in a world of fear and pain."


By Renee Cutrupi 19 October 04

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WHATEVER YOU DO! DON'T BE MISLED BY THE HOWARD LIBERAL COALITION...


Australian Federal Police (AFP) Commissioner Mick Keelty, [guilty], has revealed information about an SMS message warning of an attack on a western embassy in Indonesia came from an Australian businessman in Jakarta.

But that's a blatant lie. That lie boosted the Australian attack on Abu Bakar Bashir on false premise. It was premeditated and designed to "demonise him" and "A typical" of the, war criminal, neo-Liberals and the mainstream media today.

Instead of democracy we have money, lies and premeditated diversionary tactics to hide the real truth!

"The Foreign Minister and the Prime Minister revealed the warning a day after the bombing of the Australian embassy last week."

Doubts about the message were raised immediately by the Indonesian police.

Now Keelty has admitted the information came from the businessman. 
Bullshit!

"He advised us that he had heard third hand about a 
possibility of an SMS message being received by Polri," he said.

And if he advised us that he knew of an attack similarly about that alleged attack, at the National Palace in Jakarta how would Australia react? With vengeance!

And how would you believe Mr Keelty now? Keelty is fast becoming the "say anything." "do anything", supposed terror expert for a noble cause.

Just like 
Andrew Scipone the alleged terror expert from the NSW police who's now wandering aimlessly around the world like a wolf in sheep's clothing.

You've got to have these "alleged experts" to deal with the 'alleged threats' and bombings created to put 'fear into any community' but the source of these events is not altogether clear. Only the new keyword 'war on terror' but in reality it is the 'war on liberty' and the Coalition of the Killing's resource war's in the Middle East, carried by the blatant 'lies' from people who you ought to be able to trust!

Indonesian Election: Australia $48 Million?

I may be a bit cynical but 'terror' is the key word and could the 48 Million given to Indonesia be some form of incentive from the Howard government for President Megawati Sukarnoputri before she delivered a speech. The woman who has ruled Indonesia for three 'difficult' years recorded an official election speech yesterday at the National Palace in Jakarta.

The fact 'is' nothing was said at 'the time of the National Palace in Jakarta' about an alleged bomb threat, then. Only now do we find out about the allegation in relation to that matter?

So it appears news is now being made 'after the event' when you take into account the alleged SMS message and the latest Bombing outside the Australian Embassy, then include the alleged threat at the National Palace in Jakarta,
 after Australia donated $48 Million to allegedly fix the problem.

Further, if you don't smell a 'Grim Reaper' you'd believe anything and you know what that means?

Labor's foreign affairs spokesman Kevin Rudd who was at meetings with war criminal, Foreign Minister Alexander Downer in Jakarta, says he was surprised when Mr Downer mentioned the message at a press conference.

"These matters were the subject of considerable uncertainty on the part of the Indonesians themselves," Mr Rudd said.

Downer has already defended the decision to raise the message, saying he and the Prime Minister have made a deliberate decision to release information as it is received, even if later it turns out to be wrong.

"When it comes to warnings, then we'll pass on the information as we get that information."

By Just Us 13 September 04 

Related: Updated 2010:

Fool me twice 1-20 -Official release (BALI BOMBINGS/ETimor) Exposing the Australian government's lies about the East Timor massacres, the cover-up of the Bali bombings (including '93 WTC attack) and subsequent anti-terror legislation forced through parliament.

The Truth About Bali Bombings Part 1 REMIX Part One + Two: Que Bono. Who Benefited? The Bali Bombings were a direct US-Israeli response to the growing Peace marches and Anti War Movement in Australia that was ballooning at an alarming rate after 9-11 and after Bush announced he was waging illegal invasions. It also very quickly secured Indonesia's and Australia's subservience to the US and cemented involvement in the US led War on Terror, and subsequent illegal invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Part TWO: Who really Benefited from the Bali Bombings?

PART THREE: The Investigation(s) Or lack thereof The Primary man at the centre of the Bali investigations got warned off the scent by US Ambassador to Indonesia..

Part 4: The Truth About Bali Bombings Eye witness Testimony and memorial dedication..

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