Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Daily Telegraph alleged opposition: Bulldozer

NSW Opposition leader John Brogden has said we just need a bulldozer and that'll fix the problem after Sunday's death in custody and subsequent riot at Redfern.

NSW Premier Bob Carr has said there will be three inquiries into Sunday's [alleged] death in custody and riot at Redfern, but what is needed is justice Action, not more talk according to the Daily Telegraph.

They meant two bulldozers and a crane but justice Action is more than that it's a revolution that our leaders are going to get used to.

If the Premier claims that we need three inquires then the Opposition and the Daily Telegraph, (like-minded religious right wing extremists), want a bulldozer. Makes sense?

Why is it that every time something happens in NSW the Opposition wants to up the anti?

Once upon a time the community had a defence by relying on the Opposition to come up with a better community response.

So when people don't make it in NSW now they get kicked to death by both parties, Labor whose protecting itself, and Liberal who puts the final boot in with the intention of crushing any dissent. That's not fair!

The Greens might say something if they're given a chance but that rarely happens in NSW, and only when it suits the corporate media.

For far too long, Redfern has been ignored and a no-go zone for equality and indigenous social justice with little work and opportunity.

Indigenous Social Justice Association - Djadi Dugarang (Talk Strong Talk Loud)

Right wing extremists like Piers Akerman and the daily Terror are community dysfunctional because they only see one side of a very sad story. The side that suits them. They wouldn't suggest a bulldozer to take out their community if there was a problem?

They'll tell you the story about how Thomas Hickey had a bad up bringing, which led to his fear of police etc. They won't tell you about police bullies who haven't grown up enough not to be racist, one sided, and who kick the poor to death when they make a mistake, because they have the power.

I've had first hand experience will loser cops with an attitude that are not investigated and given the green light by senior police to harass people. I think they call it "the buddy system". Hey good buddy! Come on.

Well they got what they were asking for on Sunday night and it just shows you how weak they are when the chips are down. Another hundred dissenters with bricks and they almost had a revolution in NSW, and this event was only in one suburb. Imagine what would happen if simultaneously the event occurred in more than one suburb?

The dogs were limp and police were shattered, falling back until early Monday morning looking like they'd been to war-claiming 50 injured. Mind you, we never seen any evidence of 50 injured perhaps the rest had a headache?

Fireworks? You bet! But not celebrations just something for the police to remember. With respect you get respect.

Grandstanding on a platform with a bunch of self-indulgent social engineers and tossers like Brogden's Liberal Party. The Daily Telegraph experiments with the lives of people by telling right wing tales about how superior the cops are, even though they are more corrupt than any black man in the state.

It is time to recognise that the Daily Telegraph has been an abject failure, in that it tells people a one sided story. The rich, famous and the cops get a good plug and should be let off.

Opposed to the poor and vulnerable on Struggle Street who are just no-hopers with or without "opportunity," incidentally Federal Labors call? Latham's ladder of success and brogden's Bulldozer book see paragraph 1 on "Curfews in Dubbo".

But according to the Terror and Brogden the poor are able to be sacrificed and exploited for the rich and famous, (the boys and girls club on the hill). The right want to push the peasants out of town for developers and claim the poor live in a derelict house and never had the initiative to get a fat paycheck. Pissants to be slaughtered by the power and authority of a two party one value system that exploits the poor.

The Terror claims that crime is now a way of life for too many young people in the area, despite the legions of social workers and welfare agencies who infest the handful of streets, which make up the inner city suburb.

But nothing about the legions of constructive lifestyle, free education, job training and real jobs that infest the handful of streets, which make up the inner city suburbs.

Perhaps the likes of John Brogden, Piers Akerman and John Laws could take on an Aboriginal understudy so these kids have a job? What about a bulldozer driver in Manly? Or a cop in Dubbo?

Just before Christmas, I went to join my colleague John Smith, whose work appears on another website, at the Manly Hotel in Carlton St late one afternoon.

When we arrived, a young man was explaining to a pair of police officers that he was hungry and had no place to live, and that's why he was on the street stealing an apple off the greengrocer.

Fool he, we thought, for being hungry? And the hide of the greengrocer leaving an apple in a shop when people were hungry? But the transaction that followed was even more surprising.

No sooner had the police taken his statement outside the hotel than he was approached by an Australian man who had been standing at the bar, who indicated that he may have been willing to assist in giving the man an apple for free. Quite reasonable, really.

After a good chat and a smiling face, the neighbourhood good samaritan suggested asking the greengrocer for the apple next time instead of stealing it, and he was right. Another free apple and a smile, I think, exchanged hands and within minutes both people learned more about each other.

Defining JA Mentoring

The biggest problem the relieved fellow faced was explaining to the police officers that he no longer needed their help. But no one else turned a hair. It was business as usual.

And, I expect it will be business as usual in Redfern when the Premier's three inquiries have run their course finding no fault with police unless something dramatic takes place. Like bulldozing peoples homes.

As I write, so many reliable independent witnesses have come forward to suggest that the unfortunate teenager Thomas Hickey was pursued to his death and was a victim of police brutality when the paddy wagon buckled his back wheel slamming him into the fence.

Yet, there were ill-conceived news broadcasts throughout Sunday, particularly in the corporate media, which claimed he had killed himself when he died.

Everyone knows what went through Thomas Hickey's mind in the minutes before he died especially his friends, must have been sheer terror. Whatever thoughts he may or may not have had last Saturday afternoon are relevant to the practice of police pursuits which led to the events that followed on Sunday night and into yesterday morning.

Fatal accident prompts police pursuit probe

What the people need to know are the names of all those police who sought to exploit Thomas Hickey's death for their own evil ends and trash the fragile truce that had existed between the residents of Redfern and the whole community of NSW.

Who, for example, organised the removal of news articles claiming that the police officers were responsible for Thomas Hickey's death?

What was needed were the emotional and, supported remarks from Gail Hickey, Thomas Hickey's mother, who said there were witnesses to the death in custody when the police pursued her son and interviews with the witnesses who reported the incident on channel Ten.

Nor have the remarks of the Opposition leader John Brogden, billed as a community leader, been at all helpful.

Some Redfern figures did make pleas to the members of the well-organised protestors to go home, but the young social services clients of Redfern ignored that because they're fed up and, showered the police with Molotov cocktails, attempted to set fire to Redfern station, destroyed cars, smashed windows and injured a number of police officers who were attempting to restore order.

The protestors expected that the police would investigate themselves. Find no fault and tell them they were the problem. Hickey committed suicide on the fence because he didn't like living. Bullshit!

They didn't expect community consultation, so much for the respect for Bob Carr's traditional cover-ups and Brogden's Bulldozer tactics. So much for the lack of jobs opportunities education and training.

The Telegraph: "There are those who have tried to change Redfern through their forced influence over the years, but sadly they are being swamped by the tide of rebellious, unemployed youngsters who displayed their contempt for the "Force" at the weekend."

"The Carr Government must take a measure of responsibility for these failures and implement drastic new strategies that do not merely further pander to the failed social engineering policies of the past."

By Piers Wankerman 17 February 04

Fatal accident prompts police pursuit probe

A fatal car accident in New South Wales has prompted a review of the procedures police use during high-speed pursuits. Police say a man and a young girl were killed when a speeding car crashed head-on into another car at McGrath's Hill in Sydney's north-west.

The Australian Institute of Criminology has released the National Deaths in Custody Program annual report for 2002

Between January and December 2002, there was a total of 69 deaths in custody in Australia. There were 50 deaths in prison custody and 19 deaths in police custody and custody-related police operations.



Riot in Redfern over death in custody
The reported claim that 50 police were injured during rioting in Redfern over a death in custody is nothing more than a counter claim required to balance the argument that Thomas Hickey wasn't chased to his death by police.

Fatal accident prompts police pursuit probe
A fatal car accident in New South Wales has prompted a review of the procedures police use during high-speed pursuits. Police say a man and a young girl were killed when a speeding car crashed head-on into another car at McGrath's Hill in Sydney's north-west.

The Australian Institute of Criminology has released the National Deaths in Custody Program annual report for 2002 Between January and December 2002, there was a total of 69 deaths in custody in Australia. There were 50 deaths in prison custody and 19 deaths in police custody and custody-related police operations.

Victorian author Raymond Hoser attacked
The case has been reported in some media, but severely misrepresented by the ABC who falsely implied that Hoser himself made a false claim about a magistrate Hugh Adams taking a bribe. The facts of the matter are as follows: On 21 December 1988 Policeman Ross Allen Bingley made the statement of fact that Adams had been bribed to wrongly convict Hoser of Theft and assault charges. This was tape-recorded and has been transcribed since. Hoser was innocent and exonerated on appeal.

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 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.

Clive Small, NSW Inspector Gadget
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.

'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.

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

Lord Denning
Interesting how a member of the Police Board Mr. Tim Priest would hold grave fears for his safety from dangerous senior police but fails to name them or have them sacked. Rather Priest resigns as if he had no powers. Could that mean what he was saying is that the Governments are also corrupt?

Clive Small is Bob Carr's choice for the new Police Commissioner. It could only be the case considering his, Small's special appointment into Parliament House. Small who suffers from the little person syndrome is the ideal bend over boy who gets shuffled through his corrupt actions. Rolling the legal system for him after the fact, just like his predecessor Roger the dodger Rogerson.

Black Nexus
The Separation of Powers Doctrine is nowcontaminated witharangeofcolours, now leaving us with a black shirt on a once blue bridge that crossed that thin blue line. The 'Amery and Woodham show'.

Same boat
The Premier, Bob Carr, relies on a militia. A gang of bikies and our Police Service, to show all of us he is no murderer. He should be taken to the task along with his partners in crime like Clive Small to account for those people who like my self have been maliciously assaulted and who have complained, without any service and those who cannot speak for themselves who were murdered, like Terry Falconer. Terry murdered in custody.

Good Cop
Why have our democratic institutions broken down? It's not just the criminal justice system. The Anti-Corruption Network webmaster@anti-corruption-network.org exposes the same issues. A group of white-collar workers who say they have suffered as follows:

I refer to the Daily Telegraph article 22 March 2002 under the heading Priest quits advisory job.

Partners in crime - history!
Roger Rogerson, the old hero, who never faced a result in the Warren Lanfranchi, or Sally-Anne Huckstepp murders, was let off in my opinion when the New South Wales Government rolled the legal system (deciding what evidence to give the police prosecutor) to have the jury believe the illusion they (the Government wanted to create).

Police Chronology 1994-2001
View events in the NSW Police Force since the Wood Royal Commission began in 1994. 1994 May Justice James Wood is appointed Commissioner of the Royal Commission into the NSW Police Service ('WRC').