Police officer blames Redfern riot on heroin instead of a police pursuit? And who's the Koori junkie living on the hill with all the cash?
A senior Redfern police officer says a flourishing illegal drug trade is the main cause of problems in Redfern's Aboriginal community, known as The Block.
But just like Kings Cross it doesn't get cleaned up and the Mr Bigs are living like pigs. Ha ha. That's right someone supplies and someone accumulates large sums of money and someone has targeted Redfern and allows it to flourish there.
As Michael Jackson would say "don't blame it on sunshine, don't blame it on moonlight, don't blame it on good times. Blame it on the boogie."
In a submission to the Redfern riot parliamentary inquiry, Sergeant Paul Huxtable estimates there is an annual $50 million heroin trade in the inner-Sydney suburb.
But he doesn't know where the money is? Hey Paul? No idea at all! Paul. Someone gives the green light and that's why the shit never gets cleaned up.
Sergeant Huxtable says the growth in the heroin trade is behind ongoing conflict between police and Aboriginal residents. "I'll admit there are other issues involved but I think the overriding issue is the antagonism held towards police in order to protect that heroin trade," he said.
"That is fuelled by certain people making big money and when instances like the tragic death of TJ Hickey arise, it's just a great opportunity for them to use fuel for the fire."
Well it still doesn't mean children should be pursued to death does it?
And who would or could arrange for the growth in the heroin trade to cause a conflict between the police and Aboriginal residence? I know! The Koori on the Hill with all the cash $$$$$ they're probably living in a mansion? A couple of high rollers perhaps. Maybe the police could catch them down the Casino in the high rollers room with $20,000 dollar chips?
Police Minister John Watkins says while he has not read the submission, it is clear there have been social, criminal and drug problems in The Block. "Police have been working in that very difficult environment for a long period of time and we need to do it better," he said.
"It's quite clear we need to do it better, that's why I'm hopeful the Upper House inquiry will point to some new solutions that will lift the burden on New South Wales police."
But NSW police are not giving the green light as they did in Kings Cross, Cabramatta, Greenacre, Punchbowl, Campsie and Lakemba to make sure that the drugs flourish?
Premier Bob Carr says he agrees with Sergeant Huxtable's basic proposition.
"I think he's right, I substantially agree with him," he said.
"I think the problem at Redfern is the corrosive, awful problem of heroin dependency rather than racism.
"That awful white powder heroin that produces dependency is undermining the Aboriginal community there, it's not racism."
Oh no, not the obvious racism and police pursuit and awful cops giving a green light? Cops don't do that do they Bob?
This is an Appalling statement by Carr. What about allowing cops intervention and criminalising the problem instead of community building and empowerment of elders in the community to resolve some of the issues and health problems.
Racism is a symptom no doubt because of the lack of respect and empathy for the community who reside at Redfern regardless of their creed or colour. In addition this type of PR stunt could also be seen as another example of lack of empathy and initiative by the Carr Labor Government and a direct attack to whitewash the parliamentary inquiry.
PR stunts by the Carr Labor Government to hide the real issues are not new. The problem is how this can influence the community that ends up with a bigger problem down the track because the real issues like the Mr Bigs of the drug trade and racism from bent cops who may be sick of dealing with fallout instead of dealing with the problems at Redfern. This was a blatant attack on more than one front with the Premier Carr, the Minister Watkins and the cop Paul Huxtable.
Huxtable is trying to get away with blaming the Redfern riot on a drug problem when indeed it had to do with the very death of a young Aboriginal boy being chased by police or at least thinking he was being chased by police. Hickey so terrified he'd get caught he was impaled on a fence.
A parliamentary inquiry will begin today into policing the inner-Sydney suburb of Redfern.
In February, 17-year-old Thomas Hickey died after coming off his bicycle and being impaled on a fence, sparking a riot in the area.
His family blamed police for his death, saying officers had been chasing him at the time.
Police have denied the allegation and alleged 40 police were hurt in the riot.
The Upper House inquiry will examine policing strategies and resources as well as the provision of services and programs in the Redfern community.
It will also examine proposals for the future of an area known as The Block.
More than 60 submissions have been received and an interim report is expected by the end of July.
By Junkie Bill 18 May 04
THE CHICKEN: It's one thing to attack corrosive dependency but another to find out who is getting the proceeds of the crime and making heroin available.
THE EGG: If heroin causes social problems then we need to prevent it from spreading. How do you stop it spreading? Supply not demand. I agree with Mr Watkins about the need to do it better. Perhaps under the heading of, " That's why you get paid". And example would be if people were running down pedestrians in their cars. I wonder if blaming people for crossing the road would solve the problem? Perhaps no matter how much care was taken to cross the road you'd still get run down.
THE HEN HOUSE: Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the Block? To get to the Penthouse? To get to Parliament House? Or to get away from the police!
"If I Could Turn Back Time" Daily Terror, CH/7
THE real cause of last month's violent Redfern riots was the death of teenager Thomas "TJ" Hickey but perhaps only one element of the racism, harassment and bullying by the New South Wales police force and in this case Redfern police at the Block.
Payback over Redfern riot after death in custody
A 37 year-old woman will appear in court today charged over her alleged involvement in a riot in Redfern on Sunday night.
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.
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.
Was Thomas Hickey payback?
Yesterday it was alleged police faced a potentially deadly confrontation with locals of a redfern housing block last week when a gun was grabbed from an officer's holster and held to his stomach.
TJ HICKEY MEMORIAL MARCH AND VIGIL
Gather at the Block at 9am March to Phillip Street Redfern, "Turanga Block" vigial at site of "TJ's" death. March to Redfern Police Station to leave list of demands regarding the enquiries into his death.
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SIMPLY NOT THE BEST AND DEFINITELY NOT BETTER THAN ANYONE, ANYONE I'VE MET.
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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.]
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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.
Gang-rape, police, disparity and the law..
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Capsicum spray killed Brisbane man
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Clive Small, NSW Inspector Gadget
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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.
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What if since the Wood Royal Commission into police corruption the drugs moved from Kings Cross to Cabramatta. Then since the the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into Cabramatta the drugs moved to Bankstown/Greenacre. Giving police more power might just be more fuel on the fire.
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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?
The Wood Royal Commission into police corruption. Where did the police learn their trade skills? Led by example perhaps?
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.
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 Lanfranchi, or 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).Similarly, Peter Ryan facing the Police Integrity Commission for questions about his involvement in the demise of the dysfunctional reform unit. Chess in the court (rolling the legal system).
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').