Tuesday, May 28, 2002

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.


Prison Mind Games-Do they exist?
Directives are given inside the prison system that are not consistent with the law in NSW. And not in the good interests of the health and well being of the prisoners.

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.

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?

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.

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'.

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:

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 Warren Lanfranchi, or Sally-Anne 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).

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').