A "STUDENT" who was alleged to be involved in a murder and armed robberies is being sent to university, after turning police informant, the man has been given indemnity from prosecution relating to a string of serious offences. These include a hold-up in which shopkeeper Khiem Lu was stabbed to death.
The District Court in Sydney heard yesterday that the informant who is the star Crown witness in a separate armed robbery case cut a deal with police because he saw an opportunity to "help police" in return for giving evidence at the trial.
[But was he used by police for an alleged Noble Cause?]
While there were no university places for 25,000 school leavers because of a crack down on education by the government, the court was also told the informant had been relocated to a "tertiary institution of his choice, paid for by the Crime Commission because his life was disrupted ".
The 18-year-old cannot be identified, as he was a juvenile at the time of the offences in which he has admitted involvement, nor can the location of his university be revealed, for legal reasons because he is a protected witness.
His alleged offences include taking part in a bungled-armed robbery at a Canley Heights grocery store on March 20, 2002, in which shopkeeper Khiem Lu was killed. He has also admitted being involved in an armed robbery on a Cabramatta West grocery store three days later, which is the focus of the District Court trial.
Tu Anh Pham, 21, and Han Hoai Huynh, 21, both face charges of armed robbery but claim they were not among the group of three captured on security footage firing shots into the ceiling and jumping the counter to steal $400 from the Cabramatta West grocery store.
Footage screened in court showed three men wearing baseball caps pulled down over their eyes and another with a hood over his head frightening customers out of the store.
Pham's counsel Paul Hogan told the court the Crown's informant was "completely untrustworthy" because he had a "huge incentive to get on board with the police".
"The Crown hasn't referred to the fact that [the informant] received an indemnity for this matter and indeed, three days before [the Canley Vale robbery], complete indemnity for a 'murder' that [the informant] was involved in," Mr Hogan said.
[Of course it would not be the first time police in Cabramatta manipulated a trial. Take the case of Phuong Ngo, and the murder of John Newman MP.]
Mr Hogan said the informant will when he gives evidence describe himself as a "student gangster".
[But is he really just a kid who is learning to be Australian, trying to survive and easily led like all kids?]
The informant was not Mr Lu's killer but had been involved in his murder, Mr Hogan said. The informant had also been given immunity against prosecution over the attempted shooting of James Barnes in Cabramatta West after the March 23 robbery. And charges relating to a "supermarket of drugs" including substantial quantities of heroin and cocaine, found at the informant's home when he was arrested in July 2002, still remain outstanding.
Huynh's counsel Frank Santisi agreed the informant had substantial motive to lie, claiming he nominated "anyone" to suit police investigations.
[But police are the people who should not use informants who lie and should not encourage kids to lie like police. It is my understanding some police who need to solve crimes, cover up crimes and set people up, see lying as the norm. These police would lie to their grandmother and probably behind some of the worst crime this century in NSW.]
Mr Santisi claimed the informant made up that there was a fourth person involved in the March 23 robbery, which is alleged to be his client, the driver of the getaway car.
"The opportunity to orchestrate a story that is beneficial to him is overwhelming," he said.
[But substantial to police as well, especially where police have been behind crime and had someone paid to commit the crime and then declare that person as an informant to have someone else committed and found guilty for the crime.]
[These police who lie must be given an integrity check. Not by the Ombudsman or by the Police Integrity Commission because they don't investigate, they give lip service, but by an independent investigation body who has yet to be given standing in the community and set up to prevent police corruption like this, now and in the future. Independent investigations are very sadly lacking in NSW and most likely throughout Australia.]
The informant had changed his version of events four times, from the time of his arrest, [just like the police do with their brief when they set people up to insure the accused has a case to answer.]
The informant initially claiming he was not involved in the March 23 robbery to finally giving away everything in return for indemnity.
The trial before Justice John McGuire continues.
By The Daily Dog Court Reporter 30 September 03
THE DETECTIVE: The trial judge John McGuire cannot continue to blindly go where corrupt judges have gone before in NSW, surely? Overlooking police corruption and doctored evidence that may be put before him, would be a crime within itself.
NSW citizens are fed up with police corruption, noble cause corruption, and judicial blindness to the detriment of the community, because that leaves the offenders on the street to commit crime with impunity.
Australian drivers licence dangerous weapon
In the hands of police the Australian motor vehicle driver's licence has become, and soon becoming a very dangerous and powerful weapon that can and will be used against you in a court of law.
Licensed to drive, be intimidated, be harassed, and interfered with?
NSW Police should not be given any more power to stop drivers going about their business. These new powers are just a substitute for the recent attack on privacy, whereby police wanted to search for guns by stopping drivers randomly.
Police WarLords set to take over Sydney again
Police warlords are set to take over Sydney's suburbs because police are not being supervised properly.
Jailed man's conviction to be reviewed
The New South Wales Court of Criminal Appeal will today review the conviction of a man, after claims in the Police Integrity Commission (PIC) last year that police planted weapons and faked suspects' confessions.
Rookies step up to ranks of Keystone-Cops?
Officers untrained in major criminal investigation are being posted to the state's elite body of detectives.
The inaugural Australian Police Summit
The inaugural Australian Police Summit (APS) will take place 18-19 June 2003 at the Australian Technology Park, Sydney. APS is Australia's only dedicated event focusing on all aspects of Law Enforcement and Policing.
NSW Police! Soothsayers or slayers? Strategy part 3 Permit denial
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.
Police violence fractures Peace movements?
The resolution also criticised New South Wales Assistant Police Commissioner Dick Adams for creating a threatening environment by mobilising excessive force for the protest.
No confidence in 'Force' when service is out the door
How are shopkeepers and service staff going to feel today knowing police are vulnerable to be attacked while serving customers at the counter of a police station?
Every dog has his day: Brammer resigns
The Police Integrity Commission found that Brammer, along with other senior police, had at times displayed a lack of support for the former police reform body, the Crime Management Support Unit.
MPs told of police corruption
Corruption and mismanagement are still entrenched in the NSW Police, and problems at the highest levels are "whitewashed", according to evidence given yesterday to a federal parliamentary committee.
Black Knight Moroney to give evidence?
Accusations about former high-ranking NSW policewoman Lola Scott's alleged failure to act against paedophiles have dominated a federal crime inquiry hearing in Sydney.
The NSW Police Force
The NSW Police Force has stopped production on its new movie Viking. Viking, showing in NSW Parliament House and in the suburbs of Sydney recently.
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.
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.
Australia: politicians should watch police
In Sydney yesterday the Opposition police spokesman, Andrew Tink, urged Federal Labor MPs to allow the public hearing of the claims, which include that senior police, the PIC and the Ombudsman's office were failing to investigate legitimate complaints of misconduct, including corruption in the police promotion system.
The community questions ICAC's slagging and fobbing you off?
The ICAC, Commissions, Ombudsman, Police Integrity Commission (PIC), and numerous Tribunals etc, are all arms of government set up as an insurance police for the government's 3 or 4 year election terms. In short they'll be out of office by the time you may be lucky enough to have your matter heard.
Who is bad?
Super Rat? M5? M11? K8? N2? So I trust that some people who, with the photos and guns guessed that a jury would quickly establish a case against a profiled person whom, you just had a picture and a history of. Common knowledge? The government knew their victims would take the blame. Not just chess in court, 'moving around the pieces', but 'putting false evidence, or not enough evidence before the jury."
2,500 crooked detectives? Or a corrupt Government?
Evan Whitton: Either two things occurred. If you said you didn't join the police force to extort money from working girls, your papers were marked 'not suitable for plain clothes' and you were sent back to uniform.
How to become corruption resistant in NSW
Don't trust those who cannot prove themselves with the little amounts of trust you give them. Just because they have a letter of perceived trust doesn't mean they can be trusted.
This is not how you eat 'antisocial behaviour'
Process corruption, perjury, planting of evidence, verbals, fabricated confessions, denial of suspects rights, a solicitor to induce confessions, tampering with electronic recording equipment, framing. Generally green lighting crime, and I say Murder, including the kids who overdosed on heroin. No doubt.
Black Knight - Long way to go home
In line with the current climate of police corruption and the demise of the reform unit set up by Wood, these facts ought to have been a good reason to leave Moroney out of the package as Commissioner.
Bob down and sniff my arse
These are serious invasions of privacy and draconian laws? Where are our democratic soldiers, the lawyers and the barristers who need to take on the government in the courts? Are they plastic? Or to busy feathering their nests? Or have they been cleverly purchased by this black government. Drug test police and politicians, and have the tests independently accessed.
Come in spinner? Or Come in sinner?
"You don't have, in my view very vigilant processes. I suppose it's akin to the problem of corruption within the police," he told the ABC radio. " People say there's corruption with the police (but) do you get the police to investigate problems within their own ranks?
I am disturbed by Governments 'actions' in relation to shuffling the police service. Clive Small seconded into Parliament like a cocky in a perch. A breach of the fundamental Separation of Powers Doctrine does not in my view allow the thought of intervening, planning, or shuffling to stack the deck of our police service. The one that suppose to be autonomous according to Lord Denning. Where the Parliamentary Secretary can ask the commissioner of police to 'report' then sack him if he is not satisfied with such report.
Australia's Political Underworld...& their enforcers
The promotion of law and order means money to big business. Profits from insurance, security fixtures, patrol services and the like can only continue to grow if the perceived threat of uncontrollable crime wave escalates. In the past few months there have been many examples of the true nature of our blood thirsty politicians and their sinister attempts to spoon-feed a not so gullible public with their repetitious rhetoric.
Who is telling the truth? Well I guess Dr. Ed. Chadbourne or Mr. Peter Ryan may have the answer to that. Dr. Chadbourne sacked by Peter Ryan and more specifically in my view because he elected deputy commissioners Dave Madden and Andrew Scipione as the best men in the service in relation to his qualifications to make a recommendation in his capacity as human resources.That is if you believe that a Dr. can be corrupted.
What is happening between the Police Service and politics is quite extraordinary at the moment. If stand over tactics don't work tell half the truth honestly and follow the example of sheep. Another word for it is sleaze, yeah. Another word for it is workplace harassment. Another word for it is bribing a Police Officer. Another word for it is misleading Parliament.
Most people I know don't buy the Daily Telegraph. Why? Because of the lies and propaganda purported by them.
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.
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'.
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.
Why have our democratic institutions broken down? It's not just the criminal justice system. The Anti-Corruption Network firstname.lastname@example.org exposes the same issues. A group of white-collar workers who say they have suffered as follows:
I refer to the Daily Telegraph article 22 March 2002 under the heading Priest quits advisory job.
Partners in crime - history!
Roger Rogerson, the old hero, who never faced a result in the Warren Lanfranchi, or Sally-Anne Huckstepp murders, was let off in my opinion when the New South Wales Government rolled the legal system (deciding what evidence to give the police prosecutor) to have the jury believe the illusion they (the Government wanted to create).
Police Chronology 1994-2001
View events in the NSW Police Force since the Wood Royal Commission began in 1994. 1994 May Justice James Wood is appointed Commissioner of the Royal Commission into the NSW Police Service ('WRC').
Govt, police 'let off the hook' Haneef inquiry
8 years ago