Wednesday, April 30, 2003

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.

These two articles are inaccurate, defamatory and misleading. Lalor's article contains the information given by Peter Thomas while he was giving evidence under oath at the Inquiry now before the court into the arrest and conviction of Roseanne Catt in 1991.

Warren Owens is a friend of Peter Thomas's and from the day of her arrest 24 August 1989, he has repeatedly reported on Roseanne's matter. His reporting is misleading, untruthful, bias and one-sided. If Media Watch, Nick Lees, was to take a good look at the Telegraph reporting, on anything to do with Roseanne's matter over the last fourteen years, he would see how close the Telegraph and Warren Owens, in particular, is to Peter Thomas.

It was the one-sided biased media reporting that directly resulted in Roseanne not been given a fair trial. Hence, Roseanne, was from the outset, grossly disadvantaged and denied natural justice. Again, they are attempting to do the same. This inquiry has been going for some seven weeks. There has been a complete media blanket except for the few honest, unbiased and factual reportings of Wendy Bacon of the Sydney Morning Herald who has been present throughout the Inquiry.

By Fas Cist 31 March 03

FIDO: Ruff Ruff. The very least we can do is give this dog a bone!


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 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').

Feel the wrath of the Australian Government! 'Ludicrous' plan threatens human rights: council

The government's arm is getting longer and wider. The industrial revolution is taking the place of the communities ability to nurture its flock. The safety net has a hole in it.

You are more likely to be threatened or forced and have your rights ignored. Why? Because of the will of politicians who have decided that they will be the gatekeepers of social issues. Social issues they may or may not want to raise in the eyes of the community.

So is there a balance between social justice and equality opposed to the right wing fascist fiscal policies and who will be the judge? And what does that mean for all Australian's?

It means that it largely depends on who you are and what the matter is about before you can have a complaint aired. Is your complaint politically correct?

If you're a nobody then you get nothing and your issue did not happen, even if you know you have been treated differently. Or if you have suffered at the hands of some person in public office.

What if you feel the issue will only go on to infect your neighbour if you walk away?

These agencies seem to do very little if anything as it is and it can be argued that they are already very politically correct and that is why they seem to do little.

A caseworker for Justice Action Mr Gregory Kable said, "Out of twenty cases sent to these agencies they would be lucky to take up one issue as it stands now, because the issue raised was either not politically correct or was not relevant under their legislative umbrella."

"So if you take away their autonomy to make decisions about relevance then you are just seeking an official answer from the government about your trauma and or your loss and so will the next person, because the problem isn't fixed." He said.

Human rights in Australia will be seriously eroded under proposed changes to the powers of the federal human rights body, anti-discrimination agencies are warning. The warning comes from the Council of Human Rights Agencies.

The council includes the equal opportunity commissions of Victoria, Western Australia and South Australia, the Anti-Discrimination Commissions of Queensland, the Northern Territory, and New South Wales and the ACT Human Rights office.

The council argues that legislation introduced to federal parliament last week will violate the independence of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission by requiring it to obtain permission from the Attorney General before intervening in court cases.

Council chairwoman Diane Sisley says the commission will be left in the ludicrous position of having to seek approval from a Government that may be one of the parties involved in cases such as the Tampa litigation.

By Rep Ression 31 March 03

THE FOX: Watchdog or Lapdog?


NSW Police! Soothsayers or slayers? Strategy part 3 Permit denial
Don't be angry just know in your heart that this is the third stage of the strategy planned by politicians and therefore police.

Qld A-G outraged at 'control freak' measures
The Queensland Attorney-General has labelled the Federal Government "control freaks" over plans to force lawyers to gain a security clearance before they can appear in certain cases.

Federal Government proposal to abolish the post of Race Discrimination Commissioner I write to alert you to a Federal Government proposal to abolish the post of Race Discrimination Commissioner (together with the posts of Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Human Rights Commissioner and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner).

Australia: Terrorising you in secret
Suspected terrorists [scapegoats and patsies for the Coalition of the Killing's resource wars in the Middle East] will be tried in secret under new laws to be introduced by the Federal Government.

Red paper classes Australia as terrorist suspects
Australia's old foreign policy red paper says Australians have become targets because their own government is being run by war criminals that are complicit in state terror, torture, murder, occupation and genocide.

Middle Eastern: Specific Legislation
"If there is a target person the police would have powers in relation to that type of person," Mr Costa said. Asked what he meant by "type of person", Mr Costa said: "The example that's been given is if there's a description of somebody, an identikit photograph released by Interpol or other agencies ... these powers may well be exercised on that type of person."

Howard defends terror alert
Prime Minister John Howard says the Federal Government would not have issued a terror alert if it had not come from a credible source. (America?) Speaking for the first time since the Government revealed the warning, Mr Howard says he wants people to be more careful, but not to stop living. [As long as they don't go dancing in Bali? And sure we'll all be depressed for as long as John Howard and Bob Carr say so.]

Carr backs Fed Govt's terror alert
New South Wales Premier Bob Carr has defended the Federal Government's decision to issue a warning to Australians about a possible terrorist attack in Australia.

NSW Police Force may get 'special powers'
Civil libertarians are questioning the need for further anti-terrorism laws, which will be announced in the New South Wales Parliament on Tuesday.

Retrospective Laws: Mesmerised like a chook syndrome
What is it? This chook syndrome. Perhaps it is when we allow 800-year-old rule of law to diminish for a dictator like Bob Carr.

Watchdogs slaughtered in NSW
On Tuesday the Carr Government reduced transparency and accountability yet again and New South Wales is in danger of becoming entrenched with cronyism and intimidations with the Carr Labor Government that continues to slaughter the watchdogs.

NSW Police! Soothsayers or slayers? Strategy part 3 Permit denial

Don't be angry just know in your heart that this is the third stage of the strategy planned by politicians and therefore police.

Part one: Raise the fears by advertising that they have information about violence at the planned march.

Part two: Wind up the demonstrators and trick the kids. Confinement usually does it with a few smirks and a clip around the ear because people are seen as leaders.

Part three: Refuse to grant a permit for another planned march because they manipulated the populist view. How? By exploiting your argument and eroding the public's confidence in peaceful demonstrations and by using the media to tell their lies, then using that as a weapon against peace.

Lets see the police arrest and charge 10,000 people at the next peace march because that would only draw support against the war on Iraq.

Anti-war protest organisers in Sydney say they are outraged that police have refused to grant a permit for a planned march next week.

Police have denied the permit after violent clashes at a student rally in the city earlier in the week.

Simon Butler from the Books not Bombs coalition which organised the rally, says they will be going ahead with next week's march regardless.

"We ask the police to respect our rights to do that," he said. "Of course there's going to be an anti-war protest, but this is a very, very bad precedent that the police are trying to set to take away the democratic rights of people to protest."

The organisers are currently seeking legal advice over whether police have the power to ban the march.

Boat people and John Howard don't have anything in common because John Howard can't put himself in the same boat and that's the problem. Howard never once stopped to think about having his son or daughter or family member under a bomb to fix the problem in Iraq or he would never have joined the coalition of pre-emptive terrorists wagging war on innocent people.

By ObiWan Kenobi 31 March 03

Ed: Bob Carr (Darth Vader) Master of the dark side of the Force. Perhaps a better idea would be to listen to what these kids had to say. Hand out lollies and give them a look though your binoculars? That is, if you want these kids as friends for life. May the Force be with you Luke!


Thousands march for peace! But does that mean no war?
THOUSANDS of people took to the streets around the country yesterday to march against the war in Iraq and for world peace.

The Empire Strikes Back: Sydney anti-war rally
School children in uniforms, groups of young men and older protesters have gathered on one side of Town Hall while at least 200 police have gathered around the area.

Human shield describes 'sickening' scenes
An Australian 'human shield' who has fled Iraq into neighbouring Jordan has described the sight of bombed out buildings and distraught Iraqis as "sickening".

US disturbed over 'biased' reporting in Arab media! But the US lies to the world! How could anyone describe pre-emptive strikes on a sovereign nation, occupation, genocide, torture, and human rights abuse by the Coalition of the Killing in a positive light?

Coalition force 'surprised' by stiff resistance for food aid
About 4,000-5,000 allied forces have launched what they vowed would be an all-out blitz. "We're going straight through that city," a US Marine officer, who asked not to be named, said. "It will be a Hail Mary with guns ablazing."

Australians don't support US military action: poll
The second Australia-wide poll since the war began has found most Australians disapprove of the United States using military force to depose Saddam Hussein.

Explosions rock Baghdad, jets overhead Iraq
BAGHDAD, March 20 [Rooters] A handful of explosions rocked Baghdad at dawn today as jets roared overhead, Iraqi anti-aircraft batteries opened up and air raid sirens sounded.

AUSTRALIA AT WAR! Moment of death...
"The opening stages of the disarmament of the Iraqi regime [? resource war on Iraq regime] have begun ," White House spokesman Ari Fleischer [should have] said minutes after the strikes. He said Bush would speak at 2.15pm (AEDT).

Hit the road Jack and don't you come back No War, Jack Straw, No War, No War! LONDON: Nick Buxton, organising the protest outside Mr Straw's house, said: "We got the message across that the war is going to have a very huge humanitarian impact and people are angry about this war."

Moment of death 'HoWARd'
JOHN Howard lost the war for public opinion as Australia braces to invade Iraq by the end of the week. With nationwide anti-war protests, and Labor scrapping 30 years of bipartisanship on sending troops overseas, the Coalition has failed all Australians.

Evidence that Howard was complicit in CIA, false flag, call to arms, Bali bombings War criminal John Howard was complicit in the call to arms - false flag operation - Bali bombings - instigated by the CIA - and the Coalition of the Killing - to bolster support - and quell dissent for their illegal and degrading resource wars in the Middle East.

War criminal Howard high-jacks HRCA to 'legitimise killing'
The Human Rights Council of Australia (HRCA) says it fears Prime Minister John Howard's comments in support of the execution of [CIA operative] Osama bin Laden show his eagerness to overturn three decades of national opposition to the death penalty.

PM lost in space! Pre-emptive Strikes & Star Wars Defence!!
War criminal PM backs missile defence investigation but he is not on his own. Bob Carr dubbed Darth Vader after draconian laws were introduced in NSW following John Howard's threats to strike first and ask questions later.

Doom gloom and 'Boom' Downer shakes the room?
"Optimism is better and so is 'constructive feedback' because using constructive feedback means that the negatives also have a role in the construction of a nation. In short we have all the time in world to solve problems properly and that is what our leaders should be focusing on when they decide to inform all Australians. Hey what's the rush?" He said.

Hypocrisy not Democracy? No Blood for Oil!
Howard has refused to back down on the threat of war despite hundreds of thousands of Australians rallying against it. The question is why?

Australia backs CIA Reichstag, Downer's propaganda
The Foreign Affairs Minister says the latest message from Osama bin Laden is worrying. [Just plain rubbish!]

UK Reid, Blair and the reichstag London threat!
The nature of the [alleged] terrorist threat to London is on the scale of the [USA false flag] September 11 attacks in the United States, the chairman of Britain's governing Labour Party said.

Bin Laden calls? CIA blind man's bluff!
A [US propaganda, fear-mongering] taped message purportedly from Osama bin Laden has warned Arab nations against supporting a war against Iraq but has branded Saddam Hussein an infidel.

The Australian Federal Opposition and Labor Party Leader, Simon Crean, has again warned the U.S. ambassador to stop meddling in Australian politics.

War: Part one The human cost
On the road to Basra, ITV was filming wild dogs as they tore at the corpses of the Iraqi dead. Every few seconds a ravenous beast would rip off a decaying arm and make off with it over the desert in front of us, dead fingers trailing through the sand, the remains of the burned military sleeve flapping in the wind. "Just for the record,'' the cameraman said to me. Of course. Because ITV would never show such footage.

Mandela speaks out against Bush, Blair
Former South African leader Nelson Mandela has lashed out at US President George W Bush's stance on Iraq, saying the US leader has no foresight, and cannot think properly.

All the way with (LPK) Love Peace and Kindness: Dalai Lama
Communication is a two way street. Threats and punishment solve nothing and serve none. In fact it is against the law in most countries to threaten or punish a person.

Hill defends decision to attack Iraq: Step by step?
FEDERAL Defence [War] Minister [Sinister] Robert Hill has defended the government's decision to send troops [ send militia] to the Persian Gulf [ to attack Iraq] in readiness for any [pre-emptive strike that would cause a] conflict with Iraq.

Pleas for peace ring the globe
Anti-war demonstrators turned out in their hundreds of thousands around the world on Saturday to protest against United States military preparations for an invasion of Iraq.

Not too late for Iraq peace, Blix says
But we all know that's rubbish now. The Coalition of the Killing were not seeking WMD in Iraq, they were there for their resource wars. So who gave the 'UN' and Blix the wrong information back then? War criminals!

George Bush's other poodle
John Howard, Australia's PM, is the mouse that roars for America, whipping his country into war fever and paranoia about terrorism within.

US prepares for trade talks with Australia but it's not worth it!
The office of the United States Trade Representative has started formally preparing its negotiating position for the first round of talks on a free trade agreement between Australia and the US.

First strike and you're out!
The ideology of a super loser? John Howard shocks the nation again. A nation who cannot believe Howard's stupidity following his [complicity in the CIA's false flag operation, the Bali bombing.]

UN charter doesn't reflect new self-defence needs: Hill?
The Defence [War] Minister, Robert Hill, says the United Nations' charter needs to be changed to help countries defend themselves against potential threats. [?] [Pre-emptive strikes on soveriegn nation states like Iraq and Afghanistan?]

Australian fathers under terrorist attack-by its Politicians

Ruthless terrorists tactics are used by the state deny devoted fathers their children, and place vulnerable children at risk when they are denied their fathers protection. Five hundred thousand Australian children are denied contact with their father usually resulting from orders of the state by the Family and other Courts.

Children denied their fathers protection are 7-10 times more likely to be physically and/or sexually abused.

Since the anti-Family Court was established, an equivalent number of fathers have been driven to suicide as a result of being denied their children as Australian soldiers killed in the Second World War (26,000)

Fathers can receive a knock on their door, be evicted out of their homes by federal or state police, with guns drawn or behind their backs; from homes they may have built with their own hands, based on politically correct allegations, a situation that can automatically place vulnerable children in danger when their fathers protection is removed from their lives.

Child abuses are walking from their trials with a smile on their face while fathers are disproportionally represented in the jail population, for breaching orders of the state. Usually restraining orders which are unnatural barriers placed between them and their children.

The feminist lobby are demanding that special jails be constructed ( labour camps ) to house men who continually breach restraining orders and that men who fail to pay maintenance to their ex-wives be prevented from fathering more children. [?]

The politicians are aware the anti Family Court, which denies children their natural fathers , openly advocates that homosexuals be permitted to adopt children. This is a terrorist attack on the basic laws of nature.

P M Howard and Premiers , Carr, Bracks, Beattie, Gallop , Rann, Bacon and Martin, you and your fellow politicians while appeasing the feminist lobby to gain the female vote, have created a reign of terror against fathers and children that would embarrass Nazi Germany.

Only when politicians live in fear of fathers, after a massive well organised similar attack of politicians by father's groups, will cause politicians! to stop the rampaging assault on Australian society by monstrous feminist groups that have infiltrated government departments of power.

I have been arrested 9 times , twice in my own home ( 4 times while in court !) placed in handcuffs 14 times , even while being taken to and from a cell to court, ( also charged with assaulting police while wearing handcuffs !! ), as a result of me resisting the tyranny that has denied me any contact or knowledge of my children, now for nearly 10 years.

Note, there has not even been an allegation that I have harmed any of my seven children. The cost to the taxpayer to deny me my children, now exceeds $ 500,000.

This itself is a terrorist attack on the taxpayer.

By Ian Kay posted 31 April 03

Ed: I have not had any contact or knowledge with/of my two children for 15 years and they have lost a family who cares. Fact is most people in Australia today raise other peoples children. If the other people decide not to care for them, down the track, then you may well find them being cared for in an institution or jail. If they have entered an institution they will end up in jail, statistics prove it.

Updated 2009

Initially, my children were sleeping in bed at 'their home', the wife rang police as she had left the house and wanted them now. The police came to my home and put a gun to my head. Hand over the kids or die.

Your matter was cheap by the way.
The NSW government spent about 3 Million dollars of taxpayers money, at the very least, preventing me having access and custody of my children. As I was sent to prison for nearly five years for her manslaughter, eventually killing my wife in a crisis situation over access after a 12 month dispute in the bias anti-Family Court, who denied me access.

Then the State of NSW made a law for one man called the Community Protection Act 1994, which was struck down by the High Court.

The authorities then placed my children in protective custody, and legislated them to be
stolen by people, who were not even related to them, without my 'authority or consent'.

Placed me on social services for 20 years to date because no one would employ me - after I was made 'public enemy number one' and 'vilified' for a state election.

Now I am
suing the State government for false imprisonment for 7 months and assault. All because as you said the feminist lobby and the very bias Anti-Family Court.

When is Michael Richardson going to remove the offending Family Court affidavit from the NSW Parliament website?

Criminal: Hills district MP Michael Richardson. When is he going to remove these uncorroborated lies and family court pleadings on the confidential Family Court affidavit from the NSW Parliament website?


Judicial, mental health and police corruption
Ian Kay, who blew the whistle on judicial and police corruption here in Victoria has recently been improperly incarcerated in MAP Prison, Melbourne for doing nothing more than writing a letter of complaint to his local MP.

Fatherless Society "80-20 rule Vs 50-50 rule" family law
A Federal Parliamentary inquiry has heard that more children will grow up without fathers unless changes are made to family law. The committee is considering whether separated parents should share equal custody of their children.

80-20 Family Court rule irrational: Martian
A Martian came down from Mars and he noticed that children were the products of a father and a mother. When the family split up the children were still the products of a father and a mother.

When is Michael Richardson going to remove the offending Family Court affidavit from the NSW Parliament website? Criminal: Hills district MP Michael Richardson. When is he going to remove these uncorroborated lies and family court pleadings on the confidential Family Court affidavit from the NSW Parliament website?

Getting Justice Wrong DPP make full admissions
It was an extreme example of parliament attempting to act as accuser and judge by prescribing a civil penalty against a citizen who was otherwise entitled to freedom.

The Law According to Gregory Wayne Kable
I was sharply separated from both my children aged just 4 years and two years and sent to prison for the manslaughter of my wife. I cared for my children when my wife worked and I believe that I still had a responsibility to them even after the crisis situation and tragedy. I wanted to reassure them now and find out how they were doing.

Tuesday, April 29, 2003


California: On behalf of Senator John Vasconcellos, I am pleased to inform you he has authored and introduced Senate Constitutional Amendment (SCA) 8 pertaining to prisoners and asks for your support of this important legislation.

SCA 8 seeks to place a proposal on the ballot for the people of California to express themselves and make their own choice regarding how best to assure their public safety. This measure proposes to reform our corrections system to live up to its name, and to advance and assure the public safety of all Californians by attending to inmates in ways that hold the most promise for empowering them to cure, or at least curb, their dangerous ways upon their release from prison.

The primary purpose of the entire system of law enforcement and corrections should always be to promote the public safety of all Californians. However, our current system is profoundly failing - having a recidivism and failure rate of close to 70%.

Greater public safety will only be attainable when we better prepare our inmates to live constructive lives. Canada has in place a system which includes the provisions of this bill, and has a success rate of nearly 85% .Louisiana, Ohio, Minnesota, and Maryland have all implemented portions of what is prescribed by this bill, and are having similar success rates.

Maryland, Minnesota, and Ohio did a Tri-state longitudinal study on more than 3000 inmates who received curriculum to enhance their educational level (just one of the rehabilitative components of this legislation). There was a 23% reduction in recidivism with a showing that for every $1 spent on education, there was a $2 return in reduced prison costs.

SCA 8 would require, commencing January 1, 2005, the Director of the Department of Corrections to cause each person incarcerated in state prison, within 90 days of their entry, to be smartly evaluated with respect to his or her educational and vocational level of development and capacity, and with respect to his or her psychological level of development and ability to lead a constructive life.

Based on these evaluations, a program be prescribed and implemented for the inmate that addresses his or her deficient level of psychosocial, educational, and vocational development -- so as to better equip him or her to lead a constructive life upon release from prison so as to promote the public safety upon that person's release from prison. Please send your letters of support to our office for inclusion in upcoming committee hearings.

By Senator John Vasconcellos posted 29 April 03

Monday, April 28, 2003

Victims decide fate of killers? Northern Territory Gov't

Love the Sinner - Hate the Sin

The families of murder victims could be asked if they think the killer should be released in a report being prepared by the NT Government Northern Territory News 12 April 03.

The victim's statement would be taken when the murderer became eligible for parole after serving 20 years in jail.

But that means the victims will want to bring other issues into the matter 20 years later which is not fair. This is retribution and that is not why people are sent to prison according to Justice John Nagle in his 1978 report on the Royal Commission on NSW Prisons.

The prisoner is taken out of the community not for punishment but as punishment. Not retribution. Retribution does not come into the formula.

All that is lost is liberty according to the Nagle Royal Commission.

After a letter was written to GKCNN by a concerned resident Meg from NT she has raised the matter and wants to speak to the N.T. government's Minister for Justice, Dr Peter Toyne and this is one way she can.

She said, "We are a concerned group of people who would like to see mandatory life sentencing for murder abolished."

"Discretion must be returned to the judges. If you have a loved one, family member, friend who would like to join this delegation contact Justice Action and we will pass the message on."

Included in her letter to us she listed a range of reasons and history.

"Mandatory sentencing for murder was introduced by Shane Stone and the CLP on a get tough on crime agenda in 1991. As a consequence the ALP has inherited this policy, in October of 2001 shortly after they were elected the ALP announced a review of this policy . Today we still don't know what is going on about this."

"I believe that MLS for murder takes the justice out of the hands of the judges and juries of the Northern Territory and I believe that it is wrong that a sentence is decided before the trial is over. Like mandatory sentencing for property crime this policy takes away the real power of the justice system in our land. "

"Politicians are the judges and the juries up here at the moment."

"I am hoping of getting a positive change here the NT regards to this current situation. I am appealing to you because there are so many aboriginal people affected by this policy. Now is the time that if we get together we might be able to make a difference." Meg said.

Northern Territory News has reported the history of mandatory sentencing 19 October 01, "NT jail law appeals tipped after vote." 5, December 01, "Murderer to face another year's jail" June 6, 02 "Split over freeing killers." 7 June 02, "Writing on prison wall".

Perhaps NT leaders could temper the law and order debate like Premier Bob Carr, the NSW Premier who now calls for a fresh approach.

New South Wales Premier Bob Carr wants politicians to temper the law and order debate and consider new ways to rehabilitate offenders.

Carr says the law and order bidding war that dominated the recent state election campaign is not constructive.

He made the comments while visiting a rehabilitation centre for female inmates [prisoners] in Sydney's west, which has slashed the rate of repeat offenders.

The Parramatta Transitional Centre provides life skills for about 20 women to help them prepare for life away from jail.

Carr says there needs to be a shift in thinking on law and order issues.

"I just think the community is ready for a fresher approach that says if you put resources into rehabilitation like this, you're going to get less reoffending, less crime and safer communities.," he said.

By Gregory Kable 28 April 03

THE NUN: learning forgiveness is a challenge that we all need to focus on in order to balance on that big round ball we call earth and that little round ball in our stomach. Because without forgiveness you suffer no matter who or what it is about. Gandhi said, "if it was an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth there would be allot of blind, toothless people in the world."

It was the sin that hurt you not the sinner. Why? Because people only learn from trial and error and will always make mistakes. Further, society cannot be built without trial and error. Do you want a society? A human being is not infallible. Hence forgiveness. So you can choose to love the sinner and hate the sin. People are not dogmatic nor are they disposable. In fact a human being is priceless and unique and ought to be granted further opportunities to prove it, even after they have made a mistake. If you choose retribution forgiveness becomes difficult and cancer may set in and do your head in, even after the prisoner has learnt from the mistake and moved on....


Yes Minister: 'Justice Action meets John Hatzistergos Justice Mininster'
In order to begin on a reasonable note in our relationship we have been patient. Today the Chief of Staff said that "rehabilitation" was included as a role for prison, alongside deterrence and retribution. [? Retribution until the prisoners' are released?]

Beyond Bars Alliance colleagues
There are certainly problems with the IG's terms of reference and the position is not nearly as strong as it should or could be but it should not be lost it should be strengthened (along the lines of the UK IG of Prisons) to provide an independent voice to the Parliament regarding activities and processes that otherwise happen behind prison walls.

Submissions for Review of Inspector General
There is a very serious attack happening on the office of the NSW Inspector General of Corrective Services. A secret and flawed review is taking place at this moment, and we call upon all individuals and organisations interested in the area to make their views known.

Two thirds of a billion dollars and DCS can't work out what authority they have? "Two thirds of a billion dollars of taxpayers money and the Department of Corrective Services can't work out what authority they have to hold the people who are in jail."

Australia: Private Prisons, Junee NSW
When I got to Junee I was given nothing except bed linen. That's it! No clothing. I had to put my name down for clothing, which they said I could get on Saturday. When I went down to get my clothing on Saturday I was told they had nothing but I was told that I could buy what I wanted on their monthly buy-up. In the mean time I got rashes between my legs from the dirty clothes I had on.

Justice Action meets with new Minister for Justice
John Hatzistergos Minister for Justice is meeting with Brett Collins and Justice Action today at 11:30 a.m.

The prisoners of Lithgow Correctional Centre have requested that the Lithgow Inmate Development Committee write to you on their behalf and ask that the phone systems heavy burden upon the prisoners at this institution and their families be reviewed. I will outline the problems.

Health problems denied in prison
Lithgow Correctional Centre (IDC) Inmate Development Committee "Currently there are 72 inmates on the doctors waiting list with only one doctor coming fortnightly and usually on a weekend".

'Old guard dog' dig in heels on NSW Govt front bench - The rolling of the filthy heads... The New South Wales Premier is yet to convince at least one of his long-standing ministers to stand aside to make way for new blood on the front bench.

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).

THE GULAG TREATMENT - The Trauma Of Court Appearances When Incarcerated Prisoner transport vehicle 10th January 2003 It's about 4.40am, very darkoutside and although I'm expecting it, it is still intrusive when my dreams are interrupted by the sound of my name, it is the officer checking that I'm awake ready to face the long day ahead.

Sir David Longland Correctional Centre
If it were possible to characterize the term B Block attitude in a modern dictionary, it would read something like "demeanor of inhabitance" or "state of mind or behaviour of occupants".

SIR DAVID LONGLAND CORRECTIONAL CENTRE QLD - CELLS IN B BLOCK The cells in B Block are like no other in any Queensland prison. After Mr. Cooper was severally embarrassed by the Abbott and Co escape on 4th November 1997, he visited B Block and the surrounding grounds. It was that visit, by Cooper, that set in motion a plan (up the ante) to make sure security in B Block would never embarrass him again. It was like closing the gate after the horse has bolted.

Inspector General Ignored On Womens Prison
Four months after a report from the Inspector General on Mulawa Correctional Centre, key recommendations involving safety and welfare of prisoners and staff have been ignored. Kathryn Armstrong (former chair of Inmate Development Committee) and Annabel Walsh, released from Mulawa Womens Prison in February, have produced an independent report confirming the findings of the Inspector General.

Distribution of: 'How to Votes in prisons'?
Justice Action have received information from Andrew Burke of the NSW Greens that they have enquired with the Department of Corrective Services as to the procedure for distributing their How To Votes in prisons in the period before the election.

Getting Justice Wrong DPP make full admissions
Back in May 2001 Nicholas Cowdery QC made an error at law by giving a speech called Getting Justice Wrong at the University of New England, Armidale Thursday, 31 May 2001. Sir Frank Kitto, Lecture now published at the DPP website. At page six, paragraph 3 under the heading:

Inspector-General: The Greens believe that the role of the Inspector-General is crucial to the proper functioning of the prison system. It has never been more important to have a powerful watchdog role than today. Section 3.11 of our Criminal Justice Policy commits the Greens to "strengthening the role of the Inspector-General of Prisons."

Long Bay Prison: The latest inside story
Private food purchases called Buy-Ups that normally take care of the prisoners additional food nutrition in Jail has been changed.

Doing time even harder: 146 prisoners far from home
The United States, however, has detained without trial about 650 men from 43 countries. They include Australians David Hicks and Mamdouh Habib, who are held at the Guantanamo Bay naval base as part of the sweep against global terrorism [scapegoats for the Coalition of the Killing's, pre-emptive strikes, occupation and genocide for resources in the Middle East.]

Human Rights 'Framed'
Here is a quick report on our Human Rights Commission approach on Framed (the quarterly magazine of Justice Action) being banned from all NSW prisons. After 42 issues went in.

Prison Privatisation: Death camps looming in NSW
I asked for the identification of the person I was speaking to and was told that I was not entitled to that information. I needed to verify the call and asked for a name or number to register my call because I was asked to get those details by my coordinator.The person refused to identify themselves either by name or number. I asked to be transferred to a senior person and was refused. The person I spoke to then hung up the phone.

Justice Action criticises Govt's victim voice policy
Victims are not being properly considered in compensation and no expression is given to them, of community goodwill. A spokesperson for Justice Action Mr Brett Collins said, "No community expression or concern is given to the victims of crime. They feel their pain is not acknowledged by the government which tries to balance pain against pain. Never! The community is being misled."

NSW education professor warns further commitment needed
The author of a report on the New South Wales education system has urged the major political parties to do more for education in the election campaign.

Coalition proposes to exploit children
The Coalition says it would reform juvenile justice in New South Wales to require the courts to "get tough" on juvenile crime.

Corrections Victoria and criminal acts: SCS-4\320 UPDATE
You have stated "Section 30 of the Corrections Act 1986 and the Information Privacy Act 2000, restricts the release of confidential information regarding prisoners, I therefore am unable to provide any information regarding this matter."

Death camps looming in Victoria
A letter was received on 15 January 03 from SCS-4\320 a remand prisoner in Victoria's Barwon Prison I later found out that the prisoner was in the Acacia High Security Unit.

Jail search finds knives, syringes
Mr Brett Collins a spokesperson for Justice Action said, "It shows there is a lot of desperation in the prison system at the moment and has been for some time."

Take crime talk beyond the bars:'lobby group'
A coalition of academics, crime experts, welfare and church groups is preparing to launch an intensive pre-election campaign aimed at refocusing the attention of NSW politicians from harsh sentencing reforms to crime prevention strategies.

Six weeks, six months, six years: inmates have little chance of making fresh start More than 15,500 people are released from NSW prisons each year, twice the number of 20 years ago. But new research shows many ex-prisoners find it impossible to reintegrate into society and, months after release, are worse off than before they went to jail.

Fiona Stanley, the children's crusader
It is all about prevention. As Fiona Stanley sees it, with one in five Australian teenagers experiencing significant mental health problems, there are just not enough treatment services to cope with the demand.

Attempted thong theft costs $560
A man has been fined $500 after appearing in a northern New South Wales court charged with stealing a pair of thongs.

NSW A-G moves to stop criminals and ex-criminals selling stories
From next month criminals or ex-criminals who try to profit (earn a living for paid work, like writing a book etc..) from their crimes in New South Wales will have the proceeds confiscated.

NSW Govt criticised over criminal justice record
Key criminal justice groups have described the New South Wales Government's record on justice issues as a "disappointing performance".

The decision of the Carr government to appoint John Jacob Klok as the new Assistant Commissioner for Corrective Services in charge of security represents a statement of contempt to all those concerned about law and justice in NSW.

How NSW Dept of Corrective Services spent $800,000 dollars to rehabilitate a Sydney man sentenced to life for second murder! A spokesperson for Justice Action Mr Pro Grams said, "Well it's your money, how would you like it spent? And what do you think about rehabilitation on behalf of the Department of Corruptive Services?

Prisoners Representatives Excommunicated
Ron Woodham, Commissioner Corrective Services stated "[this Department] does not recognise Justice Action as an advocate on correctional centre issues." He has ordered a ban on all Justice Action material inside the NSW prison system. This resulted from a request for the approval of the latest edition of Framed (the Magazine of Justice Action) to be distributed throughout NSW prisons as has occurred for the past ten years.

Academic devises scheme for low income earners to pay back fines:
A professor at the Australian National University [another one of John Howard's hand picked losers like Peter Saunders the social services head-kicker has come up with a scheme which could see low income earners pay back criminal fines over a period of time.

Dept of Corrective Services: Rotten Ron Woodham on the ropes
This is The Freeedom Of Speech and The Press in a goldfish-bowl! Herr Goebells has spoken. Zieg Heil! (Which means, actually: "aim-for health!" incidentally)Apologies for not making meetings ... my first experiences with Woodham (then a -screw-gestapo-minor-with-a-friendly-dog - AND YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS WHEN EVEN HIS DOG DOESN`T LIKE HIM?)

At the Minister's Pleasure The case of Michael Kelly
Michael is caught up in a particularly cruel version of the game of Cat and Mouse. Because he is classified as a forensic patient under the Mental Heath Act of NSW, the Minister for Health is his master, not the Minister for Corrective Services. And the Minister for health will not let him go.

Name removed by request served time in prison decades ago. Shes still being punished today. According to commonwealth and state legislation, ex-prisoners applying for jobs must declare any conviction that fits into the following categories: less than 10 years old, more than 10 years old but served more than 30 months in prison.

The Australian Law Reform Commission had recommended that the Innocence Panel be independent and have the power to investigate alleged miscarriages of justice.

Australian prisons are fast becoming the new asylums of the third millennium. The prison industry is booming, while Australia spends far less on mental health services than similar countries.

NSW Department of Corrective Services attack right to privacy
Corrective Services Minister Richard Amery has a problem attacking prisoners right to privacy.It seems to us that a civil society is best served when social justice laws are applied to all people regardless of their circumstances. Once government starts making exceptions which disadvantage certain groups and individuals, such laws are meaningless.

Litigants are drowning: in the High Court
There were so many self represented litigants appearing in the High Court that more than half of its registry staff's time was taken up in dealing with them. The "go it alone" litigants have to take on tasks well above their qualified league causing them stress. This growing problem cannot be left unchecked.

Everyone wants to get out of 'jail' but 'Framed' wants life: Rotten Ron on the ropes On 2 May 2002, Justice Action received a faxed letter from Manager of DCS Operations Support Branch saying that, in his view, articles in Framed edition #42 'lack balance and integrity' and he is therefore 'not prepared to recommend this issue of Framed for placement in to correctional centre libraries.' Prisoners and those concerned about prisoner issues have very few sources of information.

Methadone addicts formed within: 'NSW Prisons'
The New South Wales Opposition has accused the State Government of turning jailed heroin users into Methadone addicts.

Murder charge first for DNA data bank link, but not the same as solving the murder Mass DNA testing of prisoners has [allegedly] led to the first NSW case of a person being charged with a previously unsolved murder as a result of a controversial gene-matching data bank.

Medical Records: Alex Mitchell's lost world
Perhaps we can get your medical report and spew it around publicly so you can see how it feels. But surely we do not have to go that far. And of course we are law-abiding citizens and I should think it would be enough to remind you of your ethics to report at all.

Prisoners can prove innocence for $20?
Les Kennedy Daily Telegraph reported today that" Prisoners who believe that DNA will prove they were wrongly convicted will have the chance to prove their innocence for a mere $20 administration fee. The move comes 20 months after NSW inmates were asked to provide DNA for comparison with a databank of DNA from unsolved crime scenes for possible convictions.

NSW opposition pledges review of detention laws
A spokesperson for Justice Action Ms Anal Advice said " NSW Prisons are a sex offence if you have been raped, bashed and squatted down to be strip searched. People should be diverted from going there at all material times".

Civil libertarians condemn planned changes to prisoners' privacy rights The New South Wales Government is using a recent case involving [framed] serial killer Ivan Milat to justify its decision to remove the privacy rights of prisoners. But really just another attack on Ivan Milat from Parliament House.

The punishment: Is the 'crime'
The punishment is the crime according to retired chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia Justice Alistair Nicholson. "Smacking a child ought to be seen as assault".

Mr. & Mrs. Mandatory Sentencing
Well congratulations to the bride and groom. Could you please be upstanding and raise your glasses for Mr. And Mrs. Mandatory.

Just wipe your arse on Ivan again Minister?
Mr Amery Minister for Corrective services has a problem with finding a toilet roll to wipe his bottom. Justice Action is appalled at the attacks by Amery and others in parliament on Ivan Milat's right to privacy and their attacks on the Privacy Commissioner and his office.

NSW Parliament Bitter Pills To Swallow?
One delusion pill: So people who investigate their own mistakes make sure there was no mistake or someone else made the mistake. Perhaps you're not biased and you will be honest about it.

NSW prisons - primary industry bailed up!
In many quiet regional centres around NSW there is a new primary industry shaping up. It has something to do with Bail but not with bales. The minister for Agriculture Richard Amery who also has the prisons portfolio is now committed to farming prisoners.

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'.

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.

The Government is likely to abolish the Inspector General of Corrective Services position The Mulawa inspection report recommendations below strictly illustrate how important he is.

Judicial, mental health and police corruption

Ian Kay, who blew the whistle on judicial and police corruption here in Victoria has recently been improperly incarcerated in MAP Prison, Melbourne for doing nothing more than writing a letter of complaint to his local MP.

It seems he is one of the first victims of the Australian Government's so-called tough line on terrorists , which in reality is a poorly made smokescreen for stifling dissent and disclosure of malpractice in the government bureaucracy.

In order to have Kay silenced for once and for all, the government intends having him "certified" and sent to a Psychiatric Prison in the Melbourne suburb of Fairfield where he will be forcibly restrained by several men Thugs?) and then be injected against his will with severe mind-altering drugs.

The result and intent will be to literally fry Kay's brain thereby neutering him for ever and making sure that he will not make any future disclosures of corruption here in Australia. Kay is in prison now in Melbourne and due to be tortured within days. This case is the most recent of several similar abuses in the Australian State of Victoria.

Recently another whistleblower Bob Kerr, was subjected to similar psychiatric abuses here in Melbourne where his brain was literally fried after he was imprisoned for blowing the whistle on Police corruption in the Latrobe Valley. Similar attempts to use psychiatric means to silence whistleblowers Alan Brygel and Mick Skrijel both in Victoria) failed.

A spokesperson for Justice Action Mr Gregory Kable said, "In New South Wales it is my understanding both medical professionals and the police openly lie in court and in the area of their practice. I have first hand knowledge because I have seen it." "How it is done is simple they are told to lie by people in high places or given the wrong information and allot of the time because of noble cause corruption or political interference to win votes or protect people in high places. "

"In my case a senior police person described me to a health professional as a lunatic when I went to see my local member on more than one occasion to complain about police corruption that was ongoing. She believed the senior police 'wouldn't you'?"

"My local member took out an AVO against me?" "Why? Because I placed a poster on her office in Paddington because police continued to harass me for making a complaint subsequently I was given enough drugs that would put down an elephant from a mental health worker and lost my liberty for three days until a magistrate released me because I had caused no damage and had committed no crime."

Please report and disseminate this information as widely as possible. Such human rights abuses are common here in Australia, even though the governments here pretend otherwise. Further information on the Ian Kay matter can be found by phoning the Whistleblowers Australia, Vic Branch, Abuses hotline on 0412 777 211

By Ian Kay and Justice Action 28 April 03

Whistleblowers Australia


Why the NSW Police wanted to see me last night
I worked hard all day yesterday as a volunteer at Justice Action and I arrived home at 5pm. At 6pm my mobile phone rang.

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.

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.

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.

There's a new lap dog looking for a lead in Bligh
Gary Burns a known police bend over boy (giving evidence he knows nothing about) to police as a witness should be trying to get elected at the RSPCA said one of his victims Mr Gregory Kable.

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

There has been some debate whether: 'Capital punishment should be re-instated in Australia, since the terrible events that took place in Bali'

Contrary to public perception, capital punishment is very expensive.

In all democratic nations, every human being is considered innocent of any alleged crime, until proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt by a court of law. For this reason, certain safeguards must be used for capital punishment cases.

These safeguards would make trials more extensive, therefore, they would last longer, becoming very expensive to the taxpayers.The greatest costs of capital punishment cases are incurred prior to, and during the trial, not in post-conviction and appeal proceedings.

Even if all appeal proceedings were abolished, the capital punishment system would still be more expensive than a sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

Who would pay for it? We all would!

If Australia re-instated capital punishment - one of two things, or both, will surely need to happen.

Federal and State taxes will rise through the roof.

That means much less money for you and your family.

All community services will be drastically cut to the bone.

The first cuts would be to: education, hospitals (public and private), medicines, medicare, medical and teaching staff, mental health services, counselling/rehabilitation programs, home-help services for elderly/disabled/sick, pensions and unemployment benefits, welfare services, nursing homes/hostels, childcare services, tafe and university places, jobs, and the list goes on. All essential services and local government rates would also rise.

Australian lawyers estimate that one single capital punishment case could cost Australian taxpayers around $5.5 million. Therefore, both federal and state governments would have to consider introducing extra cuts to services and further increase hidden taxes to pay for the luxury of having human beings legally executed like dogs.

Pro-death penalty supporters calling for the re-instatement of capital punishment in Australia should first educate themselves about the mega-negative effects capital punishment will bring on the entire community, as a whole.

By ACADP 28 April 03



Keith Clay was executed tonight, becoming the 300th prisoner in Texas to die by lethal injection since the rogue state resumed the death penalty 20 years ago.

" ... Our nation was built on a promise of life and liberty for all citizens. Guided by a deep respect for human dignity, our Founding Fathers worked to secure these rights for future generations, and today we continue to seek to fulfil their promise in our laws and our society.

Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
Please note the following article shows clearly the hateful, uncaring and anti-human rights attitude as reflected by the Governor of Texas (and most other elected Texas officials).

Supreme Court Justice Blocks Execution
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens blocked Indiana from putting to death its oldest death row inmate Tuesday to give the 71-year-old prisoner, who is partially deaf and blind, extra time to file federal appeals.

Stephen Romei: Death knell sounds for US capital law
GEORGE RYAN, outgoing governor of the US state of Illinois a republican who leaves office today, has put US capital punishment on the road to oblivion by commuting the sentences of all 167 of the state's death row inmates. Three were re-sentenced to 40 years' jail and the remaining 164 got life without parole.

Amnesty urges Bush to shut death row
Human rights watchdog Amnesty International has urged US President George W. Bush to take a "moral stand" and abolish the death penalty after the Illinois Governor dramatically emptied that state's death row.

My Sarah was smart and talented - Why did she die in jail?

LONDON: Sarah Campbell was just 18 when she killed herself [? committed suicide,] one of seven women to die in jail this year. Our correspondent asks why so many women kill themselves in prison [? commit suicide in prison.]

[Firstly, what kind of a person would write that the woman killed herself? Then repeat it in the same paragraph? When the young woman committed suicide, no doubt, because of the prisons conditions and the treatment of prisoners. Shame on you, you're from the ruling class!]

SARAH CAMPBELL WAS ALWAYS a talented child. You get a general idea of her achievements if you browse for a while in her mother's sitting room. There is something of Sarah in every corner: the cluster of tennis trophies, the art works that were often displayed in local exhibitions, the purple belt in karate. The family photo album charting skiing trips, birthday parties and drama classes tells the story of a young girl shaping up for a promising future.

But the sympathy cards that litter the room tell a different story. On January 17 this year Sarah was sentenced to three years imprisonment. She was sent to Styal women's prison in Cheshire, and the next day she was dead. She had taken an overdose of what were believed to be prescription drugs. It was three days before her 19th birthday.

Somehow, despite so many advantages in life, [sent to prison] Sarah had ended up a heroin abuser [? user.] It is a miserable story [why make it more miserable?] One day, desperate for a fix, she and a friend were begging in Chester town centre. They hassled an elderly man for money and, petrified, he fell down and died.

[Did that kill him? or was he going to fall down and die anyway, obviously the manslaughter verdict tells a bit more of the tale?]

The victim, Amrit Bhandari, 72, had suffered a heart attack and the pair were found guilty of manslaughter. The case was unique because the manslaughter conviction was based on a harassment charge rather than something more serious, such as robbery.

[Exactly, he could have been harassed by a sales person, or even a storm. Because some people are old and frail and perhaps ready to die, that doesn't mean people are guilty because they were alleged to have harassed him and he died, just then. So this young woman with her whole young life ahead of her is now dead because she was sent to prison for harassing someone for money? I get harassed for money every day of the week but I don't die because I'm young and healthy.]

This article does not seek to excuse Sarah's behaviour. [Oh yes it does now I'm on the job.] It merely asks how an 18-year-old girl with a known history of depression came to injure herself fatally [? commit suicide in prison] within hours of being received into Her Majesty's care [? ruling class care.] [Because the ruling class don't care. And her alleged majesty is an arsehole with a big pay check.]

Sarah, you see, is only a small detail on a very depressing canvas. [Dead] The number of women 'taking their own lives in prison' [? Committing suicide in prison] is rising at a shocking rate. This week another casualty, Jolene Willis, 24, was found hanged in her cell at Styal. She was serving four months for theft. Between 1990 and 1995 seven women committed suicide in prisons in England and Wales, an average of 1.2 a year.

In the first four months of this year alone, seven have already taken their own lives [? committed suicide] Last year nine female prisoners committed suicide, the worst toll on record. At the current rate, 2003 will overtake it.

Women are not the only problem. Last year 85 men took their own lives [committed suicide] in overcrowded prisons, up from 66 in 2001. What is so disturbing about women is that their deaths are disproportionately high. They make up only six per cent of the prison population yet account for 11 per cent of the "SIDS" self-inflicted deaths [? "SUICIDE" Deaths in Custody.]

[Why is that so disturbing? Women have less emotional and physical strength? What disturbs me more is the writer of this article. Who can't address deaths in custody and suicide for what it is! What are you? A person who works for the ruling class? And who uses ruling class propaganda!]

Unlike males, most female prisoners have not committed violent crime; their offences are mostly linked to theft, drugs or unpaid bills and they are less equipped to deal with being separated from their children.

[Err..Rubbish lots of males have also not committed violent crime ; their offences are mostly linked to theft, drugs or unpaid bills and they are also less equipped to deal with being separated from their children. So it is equall some women have also committed violent crime, no doubt.]

Nearly all will try to harm themselves in some way [nope, some won't.] The methods they find are gruesome but ingenious. Scouring pads and hairgrips are used to maim. One young woman choked herself to death [? committed suicide, death in custody,] by swallowing toilet tissue. Yet the number of women being sent to jail has more than doubled to 4,200 in the past decade. The prison service is understaffed and undertrained.

Officers [guards] have less opportunity to get to know prisoners individually and thus spot the danger signs. Sarah had first been diagnosed with depression at 15. She had had no contact with her father since she was four, but her mother tried to give her a good education and a stable upbringing, both at their North Wales cottage and at their current home in Malpas, Cheshire. [But none of that had anything to do with prison conditions.]

She hoped that she wouldn't go to prison, [like everyone] but a secure psychiatric hospital instead. [? But drug rehab instead]. When she discovered that she was going to Styal she was distraught. At court a liaison probation officer and a duty psychiatric nurse warned that she may harm herself. [Bling, Bling, Bling, Bling.]

[Alllegedly] the last thing she said to her mother, Pauline, was: "Mum, why aren't they taking me to a hospital?" [Rehab?] Pauline Campbell doesn't really know what happened after that.

From the scant information she has been given, she understands that around teatime on January 18, Sarah asked to see a prison officer in her cell and said she had taken some tablets. It is unclear what happened next but an inquest, which will not be held for several months, will examine if there was a delay in getting Sarah to hospital. What is known is that at 7.56 that evening she was pronounced dead at Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester.

Mrs Campbell, a former lecturer in NHS administration, had been out visiting friends that night. When she returned she discovered police had pushed a note through her door asking her to contact them. On her answering machine were three urgent messages from the prison. The next minutes were a blur as she dialled the numbers. No one was available and, nauseous with terror, she was forced to leave messages. At around midnight a police officer called back. Mrs Campbell remembers the words: "I'm sorry to tell you that your daughter has died." She says: "He didn't even ask me if I was on my own." The next thing she knew, she was screaming.

On the Monday, her own birthday, Mrs Campbell had to identify her daughter's body in a hospital mortuary. Sarah was her only child. A postmortem examination had already been conducted without her knowledge. As many people whose relatives have died in prison discover, normal courtesies don't always apply.

Helen Sacker knows this all too well. When her daughter Sheena Creamer, 22, hanged herself [committed suicide, death in custody] in her cell at New Hall prison, Wakefield, the first she knew of it was when it was announced on the local TV news. She collapsed.

Mrs Sacker was never satisfied with the way the prison handled her daughter's "cry for help". When an inquest returned a verdict of suicide, and the coroner refused her request that the jury should have the chance to add a rider that neglect was a contributing factor, she refused to let the matter drop. This month she was rewarded. The Appeal Court quashed the suicide verdict, paving the way for a new hearing.

Sheena, a heroin addict from Rotherham, south Yorkshire, and a mother of two, had been in prison before. But, her mother says, she was trying to kick the drugs and had bought paint to decorate her flat when a store detective caught her and her boyfriend allegedly stealing an item worth £9.99. When they appeared before magistrates the next day, Sheena's boyfriend was granted bail pending trial. She was not.

Sheena was hysterical at being locked up on remand. In the cells below court she was in a "terrible state". In prison she was in painful withdrawal from heroin as part of her drug detox course. She was taken to a hospital wing, vomiting. Such was her distress that a concerned prison warder opened an "at risk" form on her.

But when the doctor arrived to examine her, he recommended that she be returned to the cells. In his notes he wrote: "Not suicidal or thinking of self-harm compos mentis. I feel she is manipulative. Return to residential unit." At 11.30pm that night she was found dead in her cell. She had pulled down the privacy curtain that surrounded the toilet area in her cell, attached it to the bars on her window and hanged herself [committted suicide, death in custody.]

Mrs Sacker says she knew that her daughter wasn't an angel but she also knew that something was wrong. "I knew from day one that this was neglect," she says. "Sheena knew how to look after herself but the prison didn't look after her when she needed it." The only visit she received from the prison was from the chaplain, who returned a bundle of her clothes.

Mrs Sacker asked to see the cell. "I couldn't believe it when I saw how low the bars were," she says. "I was thinking Sheena was so tall. She couldn't have hanged herself from there. But somehow she did."

Prison reform campaigners have long argued that there is little sympathy for people who die in prison. [People who commit suicide in prison, death in custody.] Deborah Coles, co-director of Inquest, a campaign group that supports the families of those who die in jail, says: "Women in prison are an invisible issue. Many suffer terribly; the regimes are more restrictive than in men's prisons and staff are not trained to cope with such damaged people. Yet more and more women are being sent to prison when clearly they should be being treated for mental illness." [Or drug rehabilitation.]

Coles has been attending inquests into prison deaths since 1990. "The frustrating thing is to see the same patterns being repeated, the same mistakes being made but the lessons not being learnt," she says.

"Inquests seem to be preoccupied with focusing on the individual pathology of the person who has died, which neglects the wider issues. "With Sarah Campbell there is already a question about why she was sent to prison in the first place when she had a recognised mental health history." [?And a drug habit.]

The Home Office [? the Death Office] does recognise that there is a problem. [?] In September last year a consultation included a call from the Home Secretary to find alternatives to custodial sentences. A Home Office spokesman said of Sarah's case: "All deaths in custody are a tragedy, however we cannot comment on individual cases before any inquest has taken place. Tackling prisoner self-inflicted deaths [?] and self-harm, [suicide] is a key priority for the prison service and a huge amount of work has already been done under the safer custody strategy." [Ruling class death squad!]

Frances Crook, the director of the Howard League for Penal Reform, says that Britain locks up more women than any other EU country except Spain and Portugal. "The courts seem to be less tolerant of women displaying antisocial behaviour," she says. She adds that there are stricter regimes in women's jails and they are so understaffed that two wardens are often left to supervise up to 200 women on exercise. "The punishment levels are much higher. If a man says f off it is kind of expected, but it won't be tolerated in a women's prison. They aren't allowed to shout and scream and let out their frustrations."

Mrs Campbell doesn't believe that Sarah wanted to die. It was, she says, a blatant cry for help. "I think she felt rejected, abandoned," she says. "She was above-average intelligence and I don't think she could cope with what was happening to her." Mrs Campbell winces at the memory of her daughter being convicted of manslaughter. She stresses that a Home Office pathologist testified that Mr Bhandari suffered from hardened arteries, had probably suffered an earlier heart attack and could have died at any moment.

This doesn't change the ugly fact that while he was lying on the ground Woolley and Sarah stole his wallet. But it does show that the crime didn't involve actual physical violence.

Throughout her teens Sarah had suffered from low self-esteem. At 15 her doctor prescribed antidepressants. When she was 16 she started an art course at West Cheshire College, with a view to going to university to study fine art. At some point, however, she started to smoke cannabis and was later introduced to heroin.

[But she never drank alcohol because that is safe and effective? Also taxed? Because that is legal and leads people knowwhere? There is so much bullshit in this ruling class article isn't there? Did Mrs Campbell not use the word alcohol? I wonder?]

Mrs Campbell: "I noticed that she was becoming more moody and a bit more withdrawn than usual but I put it down to adolescence at first," her mother says. By the end of the first term she had dropped out of college and was becoming increasingly alienated from her non drug-taking friends.

Just before her 18th birthday she moved to London for a few weeks with "friends", though her mother begged her not to. Yet they always stayed in touch. "We never fell out or lost contact. I couldn't have coped with that.

I loved her and always will love her," Mrs Campbell says. It was around then that Sarah told her mother that she feared her addiction was "out of control". When Sarah returned she lived with friends in a Chester hostel. After the begging incident she was sent to prison on remand for six months, a period during which she was drug-free. She was delighted to be off the drugs and in one of many letters written from the jail she told her mother: "I don't know what I would have done without you these past few months." In the weeks before the trial she was let out on bail and lived with her mother under a 9pm curfew. "It was like getting the old Sarah back again," says Mrs Campbell.

"She was lovely and intelligent and full of awareness. She had matured a lot," says Mrs Campbell. "She was playing that piano over there a couple of days before she died."

Mrs Campbell knows that during her time on remand at Styal when Sarah's mental health had given staff cause for concern she was placed under 15-minute observation. It is not known at this stage whether Sarah was under special observation on the day she died. All her mother asks is that the events leading up to her death are laid out openly at the inquest. Because she owns her own home and has a small pension, however, she does not qualify for legal aid to fund her own barrister.

Meanwhile, she is left with lacerating pain and the job of continuing life without her only child. "Sarah had another worry about going to prison," her mother confides. "She was terrified that by the time she came out, her cat Franky wouldn't recognise her any more."

Sarah Campbell may have been jailed for an adult's crime, but in her mind she was still a little girl.

Within these walls: the 2003 death toll
Jolene Willis
Sue Stevens
Helena Price
Jennifer Clifford
Clare Parsons
Sarah Campbell
Leanne Gidney

Do women offenders need treatment rather than punishment?

By Carol Midley posted 28 April 03

Ed: All offenders need treatment and not punishment because the punishment is the crime. All offenders also need proper english and not ruling class bullshit. Anyone who dies in prison because of those conditions has died in custody. If they killed themselves it is because they committed suicide, same as if they did that outside of a prison. Don't let ruling class arsehols dictate the English Language so that it tries to sound better when it is totally gross, inhuman and degrading human rights abuse.

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