NSW Police has revived controversial plans for a specialist discriminative squad to tackle the wave of violent crime that has plagued Sydney's south-west for more than a decade.
The Police Commissioner, Ken Moroney, has said he will recommend to the Police Minister, John Watkins, that Taskforce Gain be given extra resources and made a permanent squad.
The taskforce focuses on gangs in south-western Sydney with links to Middle Eastern organised crime.
The proposed unit would have the same powers as the South-East Asia crime squad. It would include detectives and support staff including translators.
The squad would reverse a decision by the former police commissioner, Peter Ryan, to shelve a proposal for such a unit because of fears it would be seen as racist.
Senior police said the decision was short-sighted, ignoring early warnings that the city was facing a potential crime "time bomb" inside the Lebanese-Australian community.
An alleged report in 2000 was said to have predicted problems that later arose.
[After the Wood Royal Commission the real gang behind the gangs at Kings Cross moved from Kings Cross to Cabramatta.]
[After the killing of John Newman, who was gunned down in front of his home by a person not found and a weapon not found, but by a person who was alleged to have conspired to kill Newman for political purposes, was framed and jailed.]
[Phuong Ngo found guilty of the murder was said to have been politically motivated?]
[But Newman wanted to stop the drugs in Cabramatta and lobbied heavily against the drugs. It was then Newman became the target of more sinister motives from the people who wanted no opposition to the 'slimy mackerel's' (bribes), being hooked and cleaned up at Cabramatta.]
[Ngo was alleged to have a political motivation for the crime, however there was a bigger plot, and that was to stop Newman on the drugs issue in Cabramatta.]
Ngo found guilty of Newman assassination
Phoung Ngo didn't do it: Four Corners investigation
Despite massive pressure on the NSW police to solve the crime, no arrests were made until almost four years later when an inquest was held into Mr Newman's death.
[(PS, notice in this 2009 update that all the links provided by the corporate media have vanished?]
David Hardaker: John Newman drew public attention to the gangs. But his campaign only enhanced their reputation on the streets. And when Newman was killed, Tri Minh Tran and his gang were natural suspects. But according to his sister, the Newman name wasn't mentioned at home.
Cabramatta back in the spot light
Clive Small responds
The assistant commissioner of the New South Wales Police, Clive Small, responded to Detective Sergeant Tim Priest's comments a short time ago.
CLIVE SMALL: Yes I do and I acknowledged that when I appeared before the parliamentary committee.
CLIVE SMALL: It would seem to me that during 1999 and 2000 there were a number of internal problems at the police station and those problems meant that the fights in the police station were bigger than the fights on the street, if I can put it that way, and as a result of that the people of Cabramatta suffered.
CLIVE SMALL: Look I think it was a bit of all of those things. Certainly there were management issues and a lot of those management issues revolved around whether or not the police sufficiently understood the problems on the street.
JOHN STEWART: Do you accept the comment that over the past decade Cabramatta has become a major centre for heroin distribution, and that has impacted on other city and country areas throughout Australia?
CLIVE SMALL: Yes and again publicly I've acknowledged and so has the service acknowledged that Cabramatta has really been the heroin capital of New South Wales and indeed Australia for some years.
[One guess whom the people behind the people running the drugs in Cabramatta were?
Starts with "G" and ends with "L" Come on you can guess that? No!
Okay! What colour do the lights have to be when you can Go!
What happens if you drive over a Slimy Mackerel?]
[So the drugs moved from Kings Cross out to Cabramatta, after the Wood Royal Commission, and then after the Cabramatta Parliamentary inquiry, the drugs moved to Bankstown, where the Green Light dominated the high part of town, until the rival gangs got out of control again!]
Partners in crime
[Clive Small, has now taken over as the hero of the day who gets let off with his Contempt of Parliament in the Cabramatta Parliamentary Inquiry.]
[These gangs were above the law until the community howled with protests as each day Sydneysiders listen to news covering the drive by shooting. Gangs fighting for turf and at times even in broad daylight, because these gangs are more fearless being above the law in the first place.]
[Remember the initial call from police at Cabramatta was,
"It doesn't matter about the turf wars they are only fighting between themselves."]
[Rubbish! Try fighting between themselves, believing they were above the law in the first place. Police who made that statement and I think it was Clive Small ought to be suspended pending an inquiry, not put in Parliament House beside Bob Carr, after being found in contempt of a Parliamentary Inquiry.]
[Pretty good Gadget, if you had a clue about where the Police warlords were going to group together next, all you had to do is shine the ever-loving light on Bankstown, 3 years after you wrecked the place, and blamed it on the ethnic make up of the community.]
[This smart arse chooses new ethnic communities to bluff because he's a racist cop, who thinks he is so clever, he can hang out in Parliament House. Police Commissioner in waiting?]
[I urge all New South Wales citizens not to buy the corrupt NSW Police Force's line, and the reason they need a new squad, based on the corrupt history of police, but instead look for the corrupt elements within the police, and who gave the green light at Bankstown.]
[Please note that the crimes and the criminals were not apprehended when the problem at Bankstown broke out, because police behind the corruption would fear getting done themselves, if they arrested their co-offenders. It takes time to clear them, so police don't get done.]
[The police line on the initial claim about Bankstown drive-by shootings was that,
" It's all over a domestic dispute." Yeah! Why make that statement believing it was wrong!]
Last May the violence spilled into public view, leaving six people dead and 13 injured.
[The report's author was the then head of Crime Agencies, Clive Small, who set up Ivan Milat for the tourist industry.]
[The only witness in the Milat framing was evidence given by Paul Onions who never identified Ivan or the vehicle Ivan was alleged to have been driving. Since being convicted for the Backpacker murders Ivan has been kept in solitary confinement and thwarted from his high court appeal also being denied Legal Aid to prevent the truth from coming out.]
[Once again the Milat case was allegedly solved by Inspector Gadget (Clive Small) years after the crime was committed.]
[Smalls profile, Noble Cause (Gadget Man.). When the chips were down he'd make it happen for Carr!]
[Small has been sitting beside Bob Carr (Mr Noble Cause Corruption himself) in the Premiers office, for some two years after he lost the bid to take Ryan's job as Commissioner. For a very good reason too, because bent police are a requirement for a bent premier!]
[Similarly, why Ron Woodam has stayed Commission of Corrective Services after the Rex Jackson affair.]
[Small was alleged to have told Mr Ryan of an urgent need to train more detectives to specialise in Lebanon-Australian crime. He predicted by 2001 such gangs' drug trafficking would cause "increasing economic and social harms".]
[It was alleged instead of creating such a unit, Mr Ryan, put the document in his personal safe.]
Small said yesterday he had presented his report, which drew on information gathered from five years of undercover police work, but would not comment on his conversation with Mr Ryan.
One senior officer, who requested anonymity, said the decision had hurt Mr Ryan because it splintered support among his senior officers.
"The Lebanese criminals have been a growing concern for more than 10 years and now every unit in state crime command is dealing with some form of major crime being committed by someone from the Lebanese community," the officer said.
"It just makes sense to create a squad of specialists who are able to understand their way of crime and the way they do things."
Instead of a permanent squad, there have been taskforces to investigate specific crimes associated with the Middle East-linked gangs. Although effective in small areas, strike forces such as Ranger, Benlow, Mask, Lancer and Operation Gore have been wound up.
Mr Moroney said making Taskforce Gain permanent had always been an option since it was formed in October to target crime in the area bordered by Bankstown, Cabramatta, Fairfield, Flemington, Liverpool, Rose Hill, Ashfield, Burwood, Hurstville and St George. Taskforce Gain, headed by Detective Superintendent Bob Inkster, is also investigating the security industry, gun thefts and illicit gun supply, extortion, car rebirthing and drug crimes. "I'm enormously proud of the results already delivered by Bob Inkster," Mr Moroney said.
By MATTHEW BRODERICK 2 February 04
THE DOG: Clive Small is Bob Carr's specialist hatchet man. These specialist squads go back to the old days like the old "hold up squad" who would bust down the door and blow you away without a witness unless the witness was another cop. The cops would claim you had a weapon and it was self-defence. Police are underwriting their own corruption in this State and the warlords who give the green light to criminals are changing the policies for Bob Carr.
Why? Ask Bob Carr. The quicker Inspector Gadget gets out of Parliament House and on the dole, the better for all the good police who want to get on with the job of policing, according to the law. Don't accept the excuse for a new permanent taskforce according to Go Gadget!
NSW Police Force: Bent cop Cribb should be treated no different
34-year-old police inspector Shane Cribb, who shot a man shouldn't be treated differently than any other person charged with the same offence. The Daily Telegraph this morning is calling for special consideration for the cop.
One arrested in random raids: Police
A man has been arrested at a house in Punchbowl in one of 10 simultaneous raids on properties in Sydney's south-west this morning.
Random police raid terrorised residents
A police task Force randomly targeting gang warfare [and criminals green lighted by police themselves], is investigating nine murders and one disappearance, including a shooting death that sparked a dramatic random dawn raid in south-western Sydney yesterday.
Three men arrested over deadly drug feud
In a day of extraordinary developments in investigations into gangland violence [and police corruption], in southwest Sydney, armed plainclothes detectives from strike force Gain swooped on three men in the shopping area of the Star City Casino complex at about 2.30pm.
Drive-by shootings: test your political IQ?
Sydney was being controlled by around a thousand gun-toting young men and a new jail was needed to put them in, the NSW opposition said on Friday, in the wake if Sydney's drive-by shootings.
NSW drug wars: family feud not responsible for shootings
Do New South Wales citizens have to be diverted from the truth about a drug infested gangland killing? Why did the police lie? Why did the Premier lie? What is wrong with our government and police, are they on the take? Are they on drugs? Are these people being drug tested?
NSW Opp calls for greater police powers
The New South Wales Opposition has used the latest fatal shooting in Sydney's south-west to call for police to be given powers to conduct random car searches.
Hollingsworth: Whistleblower meeting at Mensa
The speaker will be Kim Hollingsworth, another idealist woman police whistleblower who reported corruption within the service and wouldn't back down, despite suffering financial and emotional distress, as a consequence of Police victimisation of her.
First degree murder? Or Noble Cause Corruption?
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.
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.
Terry Falconer: KILLED IN CUSTODY
TERRY FALCONER CASE: Terry Falconer was picked up by a uniformed policeman and two detectives on work release from Silverwater jail. Handcuffed and found two weeks later chopped up in chicken wire at Wauchope and dumped below the tide mark. Two fishermen found Falconer.
The body in the seven bags still hides its secrets Who is going to report this failure by the NSW police to solve this most important crime? When there is evidence that the perpetrator was the police who are the same people who are investigating the crime or said to be investigating the crime. The diversion here is that bikies committed the crime even though the head of Rebells bikie gang worked for the NSW police for 22 years in an elite tactical response group.
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.
'Police Integrity Commission' Why do you lie like that?
A Police Integrity Commission inquiry which took more than a year, heard more than 50 witnesses - many of them senior police - and cost millions of dollars, has recommended that no action be taken against anyone.
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.
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