Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Why the Bulldogs rape case failed?

'That's My Game' Case closed...Detective Chief Inspector Jason Breton.

AFTER two months of turmoil, the rape case against six Bulldogs rugby league players has collapsed, with police saying there was insufficient evidence to press charges.

IT is the moment any investigator dreads.
[Just plain rubbish and a cover-up.]

The moment when corporate interests start to appear in the victims version of events. It is even worse when the alleged offender's aren't named and much of the case hinges on the trauma caused to the victim.

This moment came for strike force McGuigon when the Bulldogs player's initial interviews appeared to be at odds [?] with the evidence of a 20-year old woman that alleges she was gang raped by six of the team.

The pressure was on the The Daily Telegraph, the ABC and Channel Nine and what the victim was saying also appeared to be at odds with corporate interests including the AFL and even with what Prime Minister John Howard said.

Bulldogs: Breaking the news gently

The Prime Minister has thrown his support behind the National Rugby League (NRL), saying the Bulldogs affair should not reflect on the game as a whole.

Precisely, it was when investigators learned that there was huge corporate interests at stake that detectives started looking for clues that did not add up instead of looking for clues that did at the Plantation Hotel Coffs Harbour.

It's a big deal in the grand scheme of things; (corporate interests) except that the case appears to hinge (according to police) on what the victim had told them. But how she was raped and what the forensic examination should have revealed in relation to her claim of being gang raped did not rate?

The Telegraph: "She told them her friend traveled there with a player, leaving her wallet behind and that she needed to return the wallet to her."

"The anomaly could of course be explained by the fact that outside the hotel that morning the woman had an altercation with one player". Say's the Daily Telegraph.

"she had pointed at him, suggesting she would "fuck him" that night. He had responded angrily, calling her unsavoury names, which included something such as "low-life". Earlier in the evening, somewhere upstairs in an accommodation section of the hotel, she had already had consensual sex with another player."

"The wallet could have fallen to the ground in the ensuing struggle outside the hotel. Or it could have been that she was embarrassed to tell police why she really went there."

GKCNN: Sounds like we need to hear the 20-year-olds story and her account of the event. What about "A Current Affair"? Or "Sixty Lies a Minute" Or perhaps "Four Corners Walls" could they get the job done for the community? Or would they be more likely to rub the trauma back into the victim's face.

The icing on the cake for corporate interests perhaps?

Telegraph: "Whatever happened with the wallet, it did not bode well for investigators tasked with seriously investigating her claims of gang rape by up to six players."

"They were acutely aware that the whole case hinged on her credibility and the ability of her version of events to withstand torrid cross-examination should the matter ever reach a courtroom."

GKCNN: Shame about the wallet? Do you feel more sorry for the wallet than the girl does now? Perhaps if we investigate who made the wallet we may get to the bottom of all of this. Did the police DNA test the wallet to see where the hide of the police came from investigating the wallet instead of the banged up woman?

Telegraph: "It was just one small issue but it was important."

GKCNN: Surely not as important as the Woman being gang raped!

Telegraph: "And it didn't get any better when later she was called upon to identify her alleged attackers from police photoboards."

"She had told police, in her initial interviews, that she was gang raped, orally, vaginally and anally, by up to six players at the swimming pool area that morning."

"But she was unable, when shown the photos, to identify six players."

"Police had also hoped DNA evidence may help to corroborate the young woman's version of events and narrow down just who did what." [?]

"It was a long shot anyway, because if all the players got to court and claimed consent it meant little. On the other hand it could help trap anyone who was lying."

"But at the end of the day the DNA was of no value. It didn't link the woman and players." [?]

GKCNN: It linked the woman to the wallet? Or the wallet to corporate interests?

Telegraph: "Suddenly the cracks were becoming gaping chasms. In sexual assault cases identity is all-important. Without a positive identification from the woman and in the "absence of other good corroborative evidence" the case was beginning to unravel.

GKCNN: Well sounds like there were "gaping chasms" but just like police wanted it with no other good corroborative evidence and by ignoring forensic evidence the case is closed.

Telegraph: "Then there was one footballer who had put up his hand and admitted receiving consensual oral sex from the young woman that morning. Except in one version of events the woman denied that ever took place."

"Heaped on top of all this was evidence from some independent witnesses, workers at the resort, who reported seeing her frolicking, as they saw it, happily in the swimming pool about 6.30am."

"If this was true her version as to the timing of the alleged attacks and the amount of daylight around at the time must be wrong. With all this extra evidence coming in she was called back for further questioning in a bid to clarify her statements."

"Complicating matters even further was the fact that some of the players, who had been interviewed by police that same day in Coffs Harbour, had stuck by their original versions, including those who admitted consensual sex with her."

"At the end of the day it was a firm decision. Was there, based on the available and admissible evidence, a reasonable prospect of conviction? The DPP decided no. The standard of proof for any prosecution is extremely high and in sexual assault cases it is even higher."

By CINDY WHAT? Disparity Editor 28 April 04

THE REFEREE: No! The police decided "absence of other good corroborative evidence" including the "victim" and the "forensic examination of the woman".

That is how investigations are won and lost, it depends on the investigation. What other good corroborative evidence you are willing to investigate and what is produced for the DPP to take into account.

If it were anyone else they would have been done for the crime and nailed to the wall. As the good policeman said " This should not discourage other rape victims from coming forward". Why? Because if you've no corporate interests you'll get done. No doubt about that.


Bulldogs: Breaking the news gently
THE chances of rape charges being laid against any Canterbury Bulldogs players appear slim says the Daily Telegraph after preliminary advice? Indicated? There was insufficient evidence?

NRL should stand down alleged gang rapists
National Rugby League (NRL) boss David Gallop has called on the Bulldogs to provide details about a player who's tested positive to cocaine during tests conducted by the club last year.

Gang-rape, police, disparity and the law..
The young woman and her friend have told police they met the players in Coffs Harbour on the evening after the Bulldogs played a trial match there and went back to the team's hotel with them.

Who let the dogs out? (woof, woof, woof, woof)
The Prime Minister has thrown his support behind the National Rugby League (NRL), saying the Bulldogs affair should not reflect on the game as a whole.

Looking at it the wrong way!
The league kept quiet over the "abuse claim". "Abuse claim"! What about "Pack Rape Claim"? "Gang Bang Parties"? What about, abduction, molestation, violation, attack, assaults. Those words that others are branded with in the face of a vicious attack.

COPS leak prompts police warning, for protected persons?
Police are warning media outlets they may face criminal charges if they release confidential information about investigations.

Related Police Corruption Links:

NSW ex-Inspector Gadget claims credibility again
Just how credible is this former cop? Small's claim on Four Corners [Walls, a government propaganda machine], tonight, [that], the Government warned about Redfern problems before the riot. Like he's Mr squeaky-clean? Bad news more like it, Small was the say anything, do anything, ex-cop from hell for Bob Carr and his cronies.

Court accuses police of planting evidence
A magistrate in the south-western New South Wales city of Wagga Wagga says police there nearly beat a man to death, fabricated evidence about him, and later lied in court about the incident.

Gang-rape, police, disparity and the law..
The young woman and her friend have told police they met the players in Coffs Harbour on the evening after the Bulldogs played a trial match there and went back to the team's hotel with them.

Who let the dogs out? (woof, woof, woof, woof)
The Prime Minister has thrown his support behind the National Rugby League (NRL), saying the Bulldogs affair should not reflect on the game as a whole.

NRL, Bulldogs, looking at it the wrong way!
The league kept quiet over the "abuse claim". "Abuse claim"! What about Pack Rape Claim? Gang Bang Parties? What about, abduction, molestation, violation, attack, assaults. Those words that others are branded with in the face of a vicious attack.

Police seek to DNA test Bulldogs players
Police in New South Wales are hoping to DNA test all Canterbury Bulldogs first grade rugby league players in relation to allegations of sexual assault. A 20-year-old woman says she was assaulted by six players at a resort hotel at Coffs Harbour on New South Wales's north coast.

Cops Leak: Bulldogs accused of rape at Coffs Harbour
Police are warning media outlets they may face criminal charges if they release confidential information about investigations. Allegations that as many as six Bulldogs rugby league players had sexually assaulted a woman at Coffs Harbour.

Related Police Corruption Links:

WA: Corrupt cops and blind toothless politicians
Geoffrey Kennedy QC's $28 million report yesterday labelled the service "mediocre", blaming lack of leadership for corruption as extensive as that found by the 1987 Fitzgerald inquiry in Queensland and NSW's 1997 Wood commission.

Redfern police 'need to be made accountable'
POLICE have no right to demand increased support to patrol Redfern in the wake of one of the worst death in custody cover-ups by police in Australian history.

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.

Capsicum spray killed Brisbane man
A 26-year-old man has died in Brisbane after a scuffle with police in the inner-city suburb of Highgate Hill. Police say they went to a unit complex just after midnight to speak to the man. Inspector Ian Robinson says police used capsicum spray and the man collapsed and died.

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.

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.

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.

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 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').