Tuesday, March 11, 2003

No confidence in 'Force' when service is out the door

Sydney Police Centre Surry Hills

How are shopkeepers and service staff going to feel today knowing police are vulnerable to be attacked while serving customers at the counter of a police station?

Police stabbing prompts security review but Moroney needs to take responsibility for the sad social state of communication and conflict resolution skills available to police.

This is how people get shot, killed, and chased to their death in high-speed pursuits and domestic violence issues because police don't have social skills. Terms like shifting gears. How to lower a persons emotional level by listening to them in order to raise their thinking level so that they may then be able to communicate is so important.

But if your hell bent on just being the boss you take grave risks because these types of offenders don't see the penalty or the risk.

Senior police will review security procedures at the Sydney police centre after the stabbing of an officer on security duty.

But the review needs to be about the resources the police have to deal with the public. For God sake you can't get much more secure in the foyer of the Police Centre can you? Perhaps customers should move into a holding cage before being forced?

A 34-year-old special constable is in a critical condition in St Vincent's Hospital after being stabbed in the chest and neck. A 32-year-old man was arrested after running from the police centre.

Deputy Commissioner Dave Madden says changes to security arrangements at the Police Centre will have to be considered.

"We have been undergoing a security review or a risk assessment of our security arrangements for the last two months, and we will now expedite that inquiry to establish what else we can do to help protect officers and members of the organisation," he said.

The 34-year-old officer, who was manning the security counter in the foyer of the police centre at Surry Hills, was attacked by an apparent stranger who walked in off the street wielding a kitchen knife.The 30-centimetre-long knife severed a major artery just below the officer's left collarbone.

"All we know is that there were some words exchanged between the two - we don't know exactly what - then a scream," said police spokeswoman Jenny Havilah.

The wounded officer is the father of three young children.

He remained in a critical condition last night in the intensive care unit of St Vincent's Hospital after undergoing almost four hours of surgery. His name has not been released.

The attack in the Goulburn Street centre, which occurred at 2.50pm, yesterday prompted Commissioner Ken Moroney to expedite a review of security at 11 major police and government premises. After visiting the officer's wife at St Vincent's, Commissioner Moroney said he was angry about what had happened.

He said the attacked man was one of 120 special constables employed by the NSW Police Security Management Branch.

As members of the police but performing limited functions, the officers are armed with pistols and batons and have powers of arrest."Any incident involving any of our police officers is always of concern to me. Yes, I am angry, but I have to push that anger aside and [try] and understand why that happened," Commissioner Moroney said.

"My officers are out there doing their job every day of the week, 365 days a year ... I don't expect them to be attacked."

Police said the wounded officer had joined the Security Management Branch in August 2001 after serving almost 12 years in the army.

He was one of two special constables guarding the police centre entrance, which has a network of security gates and a metal detector but no security screen on their desk.

Mr Moroney praised three officers who arrested the attacker.The officers had chased the man 100 metres from the centre before wrestling him to the ground at the corner of Riley and Goulburn Streets.

A 34-year-old man was charged last night with attempted murder.

By Service With Asmile 11 March 03

THE DAISY: These are sad times when people are not safe serving at the counter of a police station, let alone a bank. The possibility this issue has to do with Service V's Force is a huge indication of the dysfunction of the NSW Police Force.

That is unless this person was stark raving mad. I can't wait to find out what the conversation was about, can you?

Of course I can tell you how I was forced whilst visiting Surry Hills police station trying to report an assault.

So perhaps when I became locked outside the Police Station at 3AM in the morning to face my attackers because I refused to be safely escorted home in the back of a paddy wagon, like a dog, the investigation may have prevented this officers demise? But there was no investigation! And that's another story!


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Call to Bronwyn Bishop's Federal Crime Inquiry
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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.

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."

2,500 crooked detectives? Or a corrupt Government?
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.

How to become corruption resistant in NSW
Don't trust those who cannot prove themselves with the little amounts of trust you give them. Just because they have a letter of perceived trust doesn't mean they can be trusted.

This is not how you eat 'antisocial behaviour'
Process corruption, perjury, planting of evidence, verbals, fabricated confessions, denial of suspects rights, a solicitor to induce confessions, tampering with electronic recording equipment, framing. Generally green lighting crime, and I say Murder, including the kids who overdosed on heroin. No doubt.

Black Knight - Long way to go home
In line with the current climate of police corruption and the demise of the reform unit set up by Wood, these facts ought to have been a good reason to leave Moroney out of the package as Commissioner.

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?

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.

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.

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').