Wednesday, March 5, 2003

The Roseanne Catt Trial

Already it is day 20 of the trial. We are late to press!

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.

An archive of the past days before the judge can be read, at Roseanne Catt intro and the full story exposed. These accounts are emails sent by a staunch, and long time supporter of Roasanne Catt's - the effervescent Sister Mary Court. Let her emails tell the story..
- Days 1-10
- Days 11-19

DAY 20

Hello everyone,

That phrase turned up again quite a bit today "can't recall" when James Morris, a former Aboriginal Liaison Officer with the Taree Police took the stand. (One of the charges Roseanne had been jailed with, was trying to enlist James Morris to kill Barry Catt).

James Morris told the Court that he was approached by a stranger (Roseanne Catt) at the local club. He was with his sister at the time. He couldn't remember however that apparently Roseanne was also in the company of two other women at the time.

It's funny how all the Crown witnesses can't recall much at all and yet the Defence witness (Graham Fellowes yesterday) remembered everything!!

When asked about the allegations that he and some of the police at Taree were involved in a prostitution ring using Aboriginal girls, James Morris said he wasn't aware of it. However he was reminded how his friend Bill Ferguson of FACS had mentioned to him about the sexual abuse of Aboriginal girls.

When asked about Adrian Newell he said that Newell had approached him before the Inquiry and when he was asked when was the last time he saw Peter Thomas he replied "at lunch time today in the dining room of the Supreme Court on the 14th floor".

Before leaving the Court the Judge warned James Morris not to talk to anyone about the case. However within minutes voices could be heard coming from the corridor and when the Judge looked up he saw Adrian Newell talking with a group of people and commented to the Crown that Newell had better not be talking with the witnesses. [Outside in the corridor were Adrian Newell, Peter Thomas, James Morris, the Catt children and others.]. Det. Boyd-Skinner left the Court to escort them back to their hotel. Even days after giving their evidence, Thomas and Newell are still in town (at the expense of the Crown, drilling the witnesses. (Later, when I walked out to the corridor, Thomas and Newell were getting into the lift and I heard Thomas say to the Catt children "I'll see you soon!"

Julie Catt was then called to the stand. However, because all the children had given new evidence (the bunch of papers looked to be the thickness of approx. 1 ream of paper!). The Judge commented on the size and said he would have to read it first. (Prior to Julie coming into the Court the Judge remarked that under the Evidence Act a lawyer should have taken the statements from the Catt children and not a police officer and said that it was regretable that a lawyer was not present when the statements were taken). Being nearly 4 pm anyway, he adjourned the meeting until 11 am tomorrow morning to give him time to read all the material.

Tomorrow the Catt children will be on the stand. Please pray that they will be ensnared in their own lies. Pray for restoration (of spirit, soul and body) of these children (now young adults) who have been used and abused all their lives. Thank you for your continued prayers of strength and strategy for the barrister Andrew Martin and God's peace that surpasses all understanding, for Roseanne.

Your prayers are powerful tools against the ploys of evil-doers. Hallelujah!


Mary Court on behalf of THE FREE ROSEANNE TEAM

By Justice Action 5 March 03


Govt restores legal aid in Catt case
The inquiry is examining claims the police officer in charge of the investigation into the attempted murder of Barry Catt may have framed Ms Catt.

New murder inquiry after wife jailed for decade
The Supreme Court has now heard the officer in charge of the investigation, Detective Peter Thomas, did not order any tests on the liquids in question. Instead it was a friend of Mr Catt who sent the drinks to be tested.

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.

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 Case
The case of Roseanne Catt starts On Monday 3rd February 2003 at 10 am in the Downing Centre Sydney before Judge Davidson. Almost daily I am hearing of threats, intimidation, bashings and contracts being put on people's lives who have come forward with evidence against these people. We will make sure that this terror is no longer tolerated.

Call to Bronwyn Bishop's Federal Crime Inquiry
I call on Bronwyn Bishop to allow me to produce first evidence about police corruption and to be able to attend Parliament House Sydney without fear of conviction.

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.

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.

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.

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 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').