Tuesday, March 1, 2005

All My Friends Are Getting Married

Police response focus of Macquarie Fields meeting?

New South Wales Police Commissioner Ken Moroney says police will look to the future in the violence-affected area of Macquarie Fields, in Sydney's south-west.

Well, all my friends are getting married. Yes they're all growin' old. They're staying home on weekends. They're all doin', what they're told.

But I'm caught up in this magic. I'm all caught up in the fun. I'm all caught up in this music. Maybe I'll never have a son?

Nineteen arrests were made last night, after further confrontations between police and residents.

The violence was triggered by the deaths of two teenagers who were involved in a police car chase last week.

Well, I looked into the crowd the other night and I saw an old familiar face. He said, "How are you doin' Shirl my boy?" He said, "Tell me, are you still playin' the same old place?

I asked him all about himself and he said that he was married with a kid. Showed me a picture of his wife and we talked about all the things we did.

Police war with Macquarie Fields

Police Commissioner Ken Moroney says there will be a meeting today to discuss how police have responded to the situation.

But let me say, police acted like very provocative bullies, very brutal and I saw a cop slam a girl in the leg before hoisting her in the paddy wagon on national television what about that?

Moroney: "Equally as important through the efforts of a lot of good people in the community, not only in Eucalyptus Drive but indeed the broader Macquarie Fields community. I'm hoping beyond the restoration of order by the police that we'll commence our work with the community and other agencies of government that we'll find some lasting and meaningful solutions to this community," he said.

He realises he can't go to war with the whole community!

Well, sometimes I feel like I'm left behind and sometimes I feel like I just left school. Wonder if I'll ever grow up? Maybe I'm the only fool?

Nine of the people who were charged last night are expected to face Campbelltown Local Court later today.

Premier Bob Carr has again defended the Government's response to the unrest.

Mr Carr says the violence has been handled appropriately according to the law.

"Police need to have reason to make arrests and that is they need to identify people who've been throwing bricks on video or catch them in the act of doing it, that's the way the criminal law works," he said.

But how does the criminal law work when your Police Force continues to bury people in the ground because they won't stop pursuing people to their death?

I'm all caught up in this magic. Yes I'm caught up in this fun. I'm all caught up with this music. Well maybe I'll never have a son?

Bob Carr, haven't you ever heard of pull out at REDFERN?

Carr: "I've got police on the front line in a difficult circumstance with one understanding from the Government and that is that we want them to arrest the wrong-doers."

The slayer

Opposition leader John Brogden insists the approach is flawed because some of those involved in the riots are escaping police.

"Yes, there was footage taken of the riots, there were some arrests made afterwards but many people remain unidentified and not pursued by the police," he said.

"My concern is the Government is pursuing a softly-softly approach and I frankly don't think that's doing the people of Macquarie Fields or the state of New South Wales any good whatsoever."

Horror Movie

Watch a horror movie right there on my TV. Horror movie right there on my TV. Horror movie right there on my TV. Shockin' me right outa my brain!!!

Early on the fourth night of trouble in Macquarie Fields, 150 police officers moved into the area.

Dressed in full riot gear they formed lines around a house belonging to the riot's suspected ringleaders.

It's bound to get ya in. Get right under your skin. Hit you right on the chin - oh yeah. It's bound to be a thriller. It's bound to be a chiller. It's bound to be a killer - oh yeah!

Dozens of locals watched on as arrests were made.

Police moved into other areas of the suburb to make further arrests, their movements followed by a barrage of bricks, bottles and molotov cocktails.

The choppers are a-crashin. The cars are a-smashin. The cops are a-bashin - oh yeah. The kids are a-fightin. The fires are a-lightin. The dogs are a-bitin - oh yeah.

A family car with three children in the back seat had its back windscreen smashed by a missile as they attempted to leave the area.

No one was injured but that was just to win you over with emotion that the danger and damage that police caused trying to act tough wasn't worth it after all!

It's a horror movie right there on my TV. Horror movie right there on my TV. Horror movie and it's blown a fuse. Horror movie it's the six-thirty news...

Furthermore it seem clear that two suburbs of angry young men, women and children will give the Police Force more paperwork than they can handle in a year!

So if there happens to be a better way to tell cops to stop pursuing people to death it may even save taxpayer's money as well as lives.

That means more tax payers and less inflation Bob?

Bob are you there Bob....

The public's waitin, for the killin and the hatin. Switch on the station - oh yeah, They do a lotta sellin, between the firin and the yellin and you believe in what they're tellin - oh yeah.

All My Friends (G.Macainsh)Horror Movie (G.Macainsh)

By Gregory Kable & Skyhooks 1 March 05

Ed: Give up the Chase and Stay Safe!


NSW Police Force: Deaths in custody?
A police officer has been hit by a brick thrown by a community member in the third night of protest in Sydney's southwest.

Community disturbed by riot violence?
Don't blame it on the social mix, don't blame it on the housing estate, don't blame it on the dysfunctional community but blame it on the Police Force!

On Sunday 13th February, a Community gathering will be held to enable all people to remember the death of one of our young Community members, 'TJ' Hickey.

Whitewash over Hickey's death
The New South Wales coroner has cleared police of any responsibility for the death of Aboriginal teenager Thomas 'TJ' Hickey.

Redfern police need education not weapons
NSW police want new offensive equipment including long-range capsicum spray guns and modified armoured vehicles capable of spraying tear gas following a damning report on the Redfern riots in Sydney earlier this year.

Carr defends Redfern riot fallout

But such is the fact that police can do no wrong according to authorities that one wonders what benefit to the community this report would be other than to protect the police again.

The Young Man From Kamilaroi
On Monday, 5 July 2004, the Hickey Family and their supporters will come together in the Glebe Coroners Court with the Redfern Police, the same police, specifically unknown at this time, who pursued the Young Man to his death by impalement.

Police stalkers set to escape
The real issue was posted it read "Wanted child murderers"!

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.

"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.

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.

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.

The ALP's fascist police states
Welcome back Sid-in-knee. Old Falangist Samaranch would surely feel right at home in any number of fascist police states around this wide brown land today. Who needs Franco when you have Beattie, Rann, Carr, Bracks and co. Flamin' fascist fucks the lot of them.

Carr Govt dramatic increases in the NSW prisoner pop...
Following the opening of the 500 bed Kempsey prison, and a new 200-bed prison for women at Windsor the Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS) and community organisations specialising in the rehabilitation of prisoners, have expressed concern....