Burqa woman beats law- This is a disgrace to all law abiding Australians

What a ridiculous situation this is. It makes a joke of the laws of this land and makes a mockery of the police trying to do their jobs. Does anyone realise what a precedent this will set as an EXCUSE for the muslim community that chose to wear these things? This must be appealed to the highest court in our land regardless of cost to protect this country from turning into a country who fold weak at the knees and put ones religion before the law.The original story on my blog is here…http://aussiecriminals.wordpress.com/2010/11/25/carnita-matthews-caught-out-using-playing-the-racist-game/

THE Muslim woman Carnita Matthews accused of lying about police trying to tear her burqa off has avoided jail – because her identity could not be proven.

Carnita Matthews (in burqa) appeared at The Downing Centre Court

Carnita Matthews, 47, from Woodbine, in Sydney‘s southwest, had been sentenced to six months in jail for making a deliberately false statement that a policeman tried to forcibly remove her burqa because he was a racist.

But judge Clive Jeffreys said yesterday he was not satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that it was Mrs Matthews who made the racism accusation because the person who complained to police was wearing a burqa at the time.

The absurdity of the law is that, to reach the level of proof of identity to make the case, Mrs Matthews would have been required to identify herself by lifting her burqa at the police station – what started the uproar in the first place.

More than a dozen Muslim supporters linked arms and began chanting “Allah Akbar” as they stormed out of Downing Centre Court with Mrs Matthews concealed behind them.

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Tempers rose and they began jostling with police after several members of the group attacked cameramen.

It marked a stark difference from their behaviour minutes earlier, when they had quietly assembled outside the lifts for prayer shortly after the judge’s decision.

Mrs Matthew’s lawyer Stephen Hopper defended their actions saying: “They are obviously happy with the result and are expressing it in a way that is culturally appropriate to them.”

Judge Jeffreys said yesterday that even if Mrs Matthews had made the complaint, he could not be sure she knew it was a “false” statement.

“I am not satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that she made the complaint,” he said.

“Even if I was satisfied that she made the complaint, I am not satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that it was knowingly false.”

Mrs Matthews made the claim in her court appearance last year, saying police could not prove it was her behind the burqa when the complaint was handed in to police. The local magistrate rejected it.

The case had lit up the religious debate when a magistrate found Mrs Matthews had deliberately made false complaints that Sergeant Paul Kearney was racist and had attempted to tear her burqa off her face when she declined to remove it on request.

She was pulled over for a random breath test last June, and accused Sgt Kearney of racism only after he booked her for failing to properly display her P-plates.

The incident was captured on a patrol car video camera and helped clear Sgt Kearney, prompting calls for all police cars to carry in-built cameras to avoid false claims.

“I’ve got my P-plates on my car … there was nothing wrong with how they were displayed,” Mrs Matthews says on the video.

“You look at me and see me wearing this and you couldn’t handle it. All cops are racist.”

She then threatens, “100 per cent”, that she will take the matter to court and fight the charge.

Here is what people are saying this morning about this topic…

  • Mark Posted at 11:05 PM June 20, 2011

Islam is not a race it is a religion which is a choice in this country.

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  • rob the rattler of Melbourne Posted at 11:26 PM June 20, 2011

Maybe we should let off all the armed robbers who wear masks to commit crime. The legal system is laughable…

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  • daniel hewitt of melbourne Posted at 11:31 PM June 20, 2011

How much longer before common sense and equality for woman return and we ban the horror of the burqa for good in Australia. It has no place in a modern democarcy

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  • Gozza of Seen it all before Posted at 11:32 PM June 20, 2011

Welcome to your future Australia.

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  • Jan of Vic Posted at 11:36 PM June 20, 2011


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  • TrueBlue of melbourne Posted at 11:37 PM June 20, 2011

what have the camera men got to do with it. Why did the attack the tv crews? why wern’t they arrested? And why was she driving the car with out a male chaperone? These radicals realy have a chip on thier shoulders which is becoming more and more a public concern.

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  • EPM of mel Posted at 11:43 PM June 20, 2011

Muslim supporters began jostling with police and their lawyer says “They are obviously happy with the result and are expressing it in a way that is culturally appropriate to them”.

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  • Hymie of Warragul Posted at 11:44 PM June 20, 2011

The beginning of the end for Western culture and Christian legal doctrine in Australia. Get ready for the Storm Australia, it’s coming.

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  • Mohammed of Australia Posted at 11:50 PM June 20, 2011

Ban the Burka so we don’t have to put up with this rubbish!

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  • Ali-Hughes Posted at 11:50 PM June 20, 2011

Mrs Matthews has proven the need for society at large to prove identity beyond any doubt by her own challenge to charges against her. Hiding behind religion, and the concealment of a burka shows it has no place in a democratic society. She wants to live in the middle ages where women are chattle and dominated by repressive male zealots then she needs to move to parts of the middle east where such practices are considered normal. In the real world people do not walk in public wearing masks. We’re tired of being bombarded by protests and violence shielded behind a “cultural beliefs” labels and false cries of racism. We are a tolerant community but people like you have continuously pushed the boundries like a spoiled brats and we’re tired of your tantrums. We are a civilized society and it’s time to demand conformation from these fanatics or give them a one-way ticket to a place they choose and slam the door shut.

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  • steve Posted at 11:50 PM June 20, 2011

this is exactly why the burka must be banned.

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  • John of Colac Posted at 11:54 PM June 20, 2011

Quite simple really we dont let people walk around with a beanie pulled down to cover their face so stop the racism and ban the burka.

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  • Shut the Gate NOW of LaLaLand Posted at 11:55 PM June 20, 2011

All the more reason to get rid of the burka in Australia NOW!!

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  • Chris of Melbourne Posted at 11:59 PM June 20, 2011

It seems the only racist here is her.

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  • ROFLMAO Posted at 12:04 AM Today

LOLsss, mister lawyer – yes, the guy in front in the pic looks very happy!!!

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  • vin ienco Posted at 12:10 AM Today

shield ? Paul Kent: Present the fact, the Muslims clashed with police

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  • Jim Watson Posted at 12:12 AM Today

If the police couldn’t identify her because she was wearing a burqa then this is yet another clear argument in favour of banning the burqa. Time to free Muslim women from oppression and address the security issues arising.

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  • joe from the bush Posted at 12:18 AM Today

this is only going to become more common place in the future with the culture clashes riseing and violence increasing,they want muslim schools,they tried for sharia law (thats not finished yet)they want the tax payer to pay for more halal butchers to be trained to torture animals before they are slaughtered, and trust me the list will go on,did the greek,italian,german,english,scot,irish or any other group want to change society when they here,not likely but this new wave of migrants want and probably will alter the face of australia forever and the do-gooders will keep on cedeing rights to these people until it’s to late so let me take this opportunity to say to all the do-gooders “see the guy with the raised fist and the angry expression,imagine how he will react if they had lost!!!”don’t say you weren’t warned,o.k.because it’s a moral certanty that the do-gooders will be the first to scream their heads off when the brown stuff hits the fan any where within a mile of them.the boat invaders being settled by gillard will bite the hand that welcomes them,mark my words,it’s happening in europe and it will happen here,gee thanks jooliar,thanks for nothing!!!…

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  • The Mask of Melbourne Posted at 12:31 AM Today

The burka is a wall, which separates a face from mainstream Australia. Why are these faces hiding? Come on, we want to see you smile!!!

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  • Mr. Possum of Melbourne Posted at 12:35 AM Today

I’m not anti-Muslim but I oppose Burqa in the street. This case is example for prosecuting on other Burqa involving crime like Bank robber who wears Burqa when he committed crime. I have no doubt banning Burqa in the street and public place is best interest of all Australian peoples.

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  • Send em home of Melbourne Posted at 12:39 AM Today

Send em home

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  • Chris fowler Posted at 12:39 AM Today

Why is everyone so afraid to challenge muslims It is not racist to have an opinion about another religion this is what free speech is You have forgotten that

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  • John of Sydney of Sydney Posted at 12:43 AM Today

So next time a terrorist murders an Aussie while wearing a burka will also be free on appeal because the judges will not be sure who is behind the veil, too????

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  • Whistleblower of Melbourne Posted at 12:45 AM Today

This is what we get for letting these mindless morons into country. Radical Islamists are a curse and we don’t need any more of of them. Send them and their bloody burquas back to where they come from. We do not need radical Islamists in our country. In their countries we wouldn’t get a look in if we tried these antics.

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  • leedsiy of Mebourne Posted at 12:47 AM Today

This is absolute nonsense. Since when do we excuse aggressive and inappropriate behaviour because “They are obviously happy with the result and are expressing it in a way that is culturally appropriate to them”. Stephen Hopper should take a reality check. Why do we excuse their bad behaviour here? If it is because they are used to bullying and getting their own way in their own country by vicious and unprincipled behaviour, should we allow it in Australia. I want people to behave in a culturally appropriate and lawful manner here. We are Australians and respect Australian Law. So should they and so should she have. Absolutely rude woman with issues.

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  • LJR Posted at 1:04 AM Today

This is a disgrace, and a perfect example of why the burka does not fit with our culture! They wonder why they face prejudice, yet they carry on like a pack of animals. What a joke!

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  • kastha of dandenong Posted at 1:07 AM Today

This is the faces of future Australians….(under Labor Govt)…be afraid…be very afraid

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  • Faceless Posted at 1:13 AM Today

Simple. Ban the thing called burka

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  • N Markulin of Canberra Posted at 1:16 AM Today

Ah, now wait for the explosion of crime committed by Burqa clad offenders. This dear Judge has just given the criminal element the ‘keys’ to the perfect crime. Wear a burqa, even if your caught, don’t let them view your face, and your home free. And what a truly human way to express ones joy and happiness, by attacking citizens and police! Happiness + violence = culturally appropriate! Hold the horses, there is another defence to a criminal act. Go out and beat somebody senseless, or worse, then claim the defence that it is ‘culturally appropriate’ to do so. I was only happy! What a marvellous Australia we are creating for our children. But then, I see no condemnation of the court result in this article, nor any out cry from the journalist about the actions of this persons supporters. Sgt Kearney got what he deserved right! Just cant trust those sneaky Police can you! Why on earth should they be out there enforcing the law, harassing burqa clad women, being racist and interfering with peoples ‘happy’ cultural celebrations. Really, what are the police thinking these days!.

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  • leigh of adelaide Posted at 1:34 AM Today

Yeah thats it, play the usual racist card.

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  • Candy of Melbourne Posted at 1:37 AM Today

They attack police and tv cameramen and this is ok as they “are expressing it in a way that is culturally appropriate to them”. If they want to live in a culture like that, why did they come to Australia as that is not culturally appropriate here by any standard.

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  • JBob of Oakleigh Posted at 1:38 AM Today

Outrageous, covering yourself up, claiming prejudice whilst displaying a flagrant lack of regard for the truth and getting away with it! How will it ever be possible to prove crimes against burka wearing members of society if we can never prove who they are? Please dont claim prejudice to avoid following the laws all Australians are expected to follow. I previously believed in respecting religious traditions but this behaviour shows how such traditions can be used to manipulate situations unfairly.

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  • Howard of Melbourne Posted at 1:40 AM Today

Awesome, so I’ll start wearing burkas now. So i can get away with almost of everything! What a joke! And what gives these people any right to protest I’n our streets. Go bback to the middle east, we don’t want you here

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  • truther of United Kingdom Posted at 1:41 AM Today

“More than a dozen Muslim supporters linked arms and began chanting “Allah Uh Ahkbar”,and “All cops are racist.” It begins people……

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  • Get it off of Melbourne Posted at 1:43 AM Today

Fine, that only proves one thing to me…the legal right to wear a burka has got to go…forthwith.

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  • The law must change! of Melbourne Posted at 1:44 AM Today

What are the supporters supporting? The fact that a guilty person walked free? …or the fact that they know they can commit crimes whilst hiding their identity behind a burka? Yeah, right. That’s all we need.

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  • Darren Buchanan Posted at 1:47 AM Today

I am afraid France is right. It is time to BAN THE BURKA!!! If the legal system cannot identify a person because of their unwillingness to remove their facial covering then society should ban it and outlaw it altogether. Hell, even motorcycle riders and motorcycle club members take their face helmets off when asked to identify themselves. BAN THE BURKA…..BAN THE BURKA…..BAN THE BURKA. It is time for all Australians from all cultures to come together as one.

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  • Jacqui of Melbourne Posted at 1:49 AM Today

this is why the burka should be banned. I cant wear a helmet into a bank but they can wear their burka. I never had a problem until I heard about this case where they are using the burka to get away with breaking the law. Shame. Shame. Shame,

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  • Grid of Qld Posted at 1:55 AM Today

Good reason to ban the burka

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  • Ralph Posted at 1:57 AM Today

Attacking people in the street is “culturally appropriate to them”? That would be fine if it happened in the Middle East, but as we are in Australia perhaps we should be more concerned with what is “culturally appropriate” for us.

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  • fed up of reality Posted at 2:09 AM Today

so now anytime anyone wants to do something illegal, they should just wear a burka…

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  • Umberto Torazzi Posted at 2:11 AM Today

One rule for the Muslims, one for the christians. You gotta luve Australiastan.

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  • wiz of Melbourne Posted at 2:16 AM Today

This is going to be the ugly face of this country down the track …………. we have made a huge mistake with multiculturalism, look at the anger, hatred in this mans face. And look how they treat the women in their culture, hidden from head to toe and walking behind them like second class people. Mark my words, big big trouble ahead in this country

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  • Paul of melbourne Posted at 2:18 AM Today

wow….just wow, all cops are racist, OK i can make an equally ignorant remark, all Muslims are violent… do these people even realise that this will bring on stricter measures to people who wear burka’s in public to avoid this situation in the future?.

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  • The Mechanic of Melbourne Posted at 2:22 AM Today

The above photos and story speak volumes of how quickly Australia is going down the toilet . Motorcyclists , who constantly get beaten up in the public press , have since the 1970s willing abided by Australian Law on covering ones face whilst in a public place and removed their helmets for the security of all , whilst a Muslim Woman is allowed to cover her face . Australia executed the last full faced covered person in a public place accused of breaking a law whilst wearing a full face covering , Ned Kelly . It is racism against everyday Australians for this rubbish to continue . If you a migrant and you do not like living in one of the freest democracys in the entire World , simple . Leave now . Personally , I would respect you more for such a courageous decision .

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  • nh jan of Brisbane Posted at 2:23 AM Today

Look at the anger in that picture. Australia tread carefully, there is a muslim invasion of stealth taking place. Why do Muslim women think they are above the law and do not have to identify themselves by hiding behind a birka? Ban the stupid things NOW.

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  • Mick of Albury Posted at 2:30 AM Today

I oticed there’s not one other woman there supporting Carnita. Is that cause their not allowed out of the house?

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  • Peter Posted at 2:39 AM Today

WHAT A JOKE. Just ban the burka already.

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  • Ron of Melbourne Posted at 2:55 AM Today

Time to ban the burka. It is not appropriate in Australia. The police have the right to instruct the woman to raise her hood so they can idenitfy her. They are simply doing their job made impossible by the wearing of a burka

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  • Evan Posted at 3:02 AM Today

No one is above the law. To lie about something or someone; and then to hide behind a mask (religious or otherwise) is cowardly and shows that you have no self respect. In court all are equal and everyone must show their face. This woman has been used by others to push their agendas and they are taking advantage of so called ‘cultural sensitivities’ to mislead justice. Funny; people who rob, steal, assault also mask their faces to try to avoid capture and responsibility.

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  • Samantha of Mentone Posted at 3:15 AM Today

There goes the Australia we once had; get ready for more people playing the racism card and expecting special attention from our softly, softly approach.

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  • Show respect of Melbourne Posted at 3:23 AM Today

This judgment is disgusting. How dare they come into this country and demonstrate in this way with total disgust to the law of the land. Can anyone go to one of their hopelessly intolerant countries and behave in this manner. Come on Australia do not allow this to continue.

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  • Dale Dann of Sunbury Posted at 3:42 AM Today

Look at the hate in these people, get rid of them KNOW.

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  • Jason of TOORAK Posted at 3:44 AM Today

A small glimpse of the Australia’s future with so called Moderate Muslims seeking a so called new Life in this country. Just wait until they have the numbers and Australia will see what Israel and the Chinese in Indonesia have to put up with when the Muslims reach significant percentage of the population. They are an actively racist and intolerant towards all non Muslims. Just look at the hate on these faces.

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  • Strange of Perth Posted at 3:49 AM Today

Lets all wear Burkas so we can escape justice in Australia. The Muslim’s are on a winner here….and we all thought the Burka just had a religious meaning…HA…What a joke.

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  • Ray Cullen Posted at 3:49 AM Today

Great next time I have to front a Court I’ll wear a burka!

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  • john wilson Posted at 4:11 AM Today

this burka nonsense is another examble of the mainstream of our country having to assimilate to the needs of a strident minority, and in this case the confusion of identity is at the very reason they should not be be worn it seems like france is the only country with the backbone to say no to these people but as usual in our country it seems the tail wags the dog.

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  • Joc68 of Gold Coast Posted at 4:13 AM Today

We rest our case – this is exactly why burkas should be BANNED!

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  • bbb Posted at 4:14 AM Today

What ever country you move to or live in, it is your duty as a citizen to follow the law. If the law says no Burka, don´t wear the bloody thing, religion or no religion. Lock her back up, why do we always go soft when it comes to religion?

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  • Leigh of Melbourne Posted at 4:17 AM Today

And now we can see why the Burka needs to be banned. By useing it as a means to circumvent the law it is no longer a religious agument but a clear matter of public safty.

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  • Dave of Deans Marsh Posted at 4:17 AM Today

Ban the niqab in public!If she was wearing one when pulled over,the police have been extremely lenient.

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  • Steve Canty Posted at 4:37 AM Today

Want to see real racism? Try living in a Muslim majority country as a non-Muslim! They will give you no rights whatsoever and will not apologize for it.

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  • Jell of East Brunswick Posted at 4:47 AM Today

So let me get this straight: Police are racist if they ask for Muslim women to identify themselves properly, yet if they don’t enforce the identity request then charges are dropped through lack of proof? I’m sorry, i’m all for equality and acceptance but you can’t have your cake and eat it too. The law is still the law, unless something has changed here that i’m unaware of, and no one should be exempt from that. After all, it is ‘equal’ standing we’re all looking for isn’t it?

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  • Madeline Archi- of Heidelberg Posted at 4:51 AM Today

Once more the system BOWS to these ‘persons’. Why don’t you journos print what the rest of us believe and write? You fear this 1% of the population who WANT everything THEIR way or NO way!

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  • karl Posted at 4:57 AM Today

and that is why we need to see faces….this is so BS…

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  • Tom of Melbourne Posted at 5:00 AM Today

“Ban the BurKa”…..I thought these people came here for a “Better Life”.and our “Centrelink ” ..not to bring their crap with them.

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  • All for one and one for all. Posted at 5:02 AM Today

Is this picture what the do-gooders refer to as multi culturism. It now seems that Australia has caught up with the rest of the world. Lady Justice is certainly Blind.

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  • David Woodham of Hillside Posted at 5:05 AM Today

multiculturism at its’ bet…NOT!!

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  • Kooiman of the outback Posted at 5:18 AM Today

here we have the reason for banning fully veiled women…we need to be able to id people in public. The violence demonstrated by her supporters and the cries of allah akbar send shivers through my spine and reminds me of why we prefer to live in a secular society. I am sick of religomaniacs running around being intolerant.

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  • Spin Cycle of Melbourne Posted at 5:24 AM Today

“They are obviously happy with the result and are expressing it in a way that is culturally appropriate to them” – What about appropriate to Aussies?? Oh that’s right, we are infidels. Not long to go now.

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  • bobby from gppsland of gippsland Posted at 5:26 AM Today

these people are trouble makers deport them now

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  • Philip pouponneau of Clayton Posted at 5:28 AM Today

That young lady obviously has never experienced true racism let’s hope that she never does.

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  • WELL DONE Posted at 5:38 AM Today

Isn’t that the idea. They can get away with murder because they wear a burka. Ban them now. How is anyone going to tell whether it’s male or female under that thing.

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  • Elwood of Seattle Posted at 5:40 AM Today

That worked this time, and now we all know how the game is to be played. But what is with the “Allah Uh Ahkbar” thing? How does that have anything to do with things, other than to prove that they don’t accept Australian Law?

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  • Dragonfly Posted at 5:40 AM Today

This is multiculturalism at its startling best! Our legislators need to display the courage necessary to enact laws, without fear or favor, for the wellbeing of Australian citizens in general. Then our police need to be able to enforce those laws, again, without fear or favor.

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  • Elwood of Seattle Posted at 5:41 AM Today

They all seem very upset and angry. Maybe they should move back to where they come from, and remove themselves from the burden of Western life.

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  • Peter of Melbourne Posted at 5:43 AM Today


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  • Steve of Melton West Posted at 5:45 AM Today

That does it for me then. No burkas. As for Mrs Matthew’s lawyer Stephen Hopper defending them, saying: “They are obviously happy with the result and are expressing it in a way that is culturally appropriate to them”, NO – NOT culturally appropriate! We live by the rule of law and that does not permit attacking camera crews and behaving like bloody savages.

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  • james Cleary of USA Posted at 5:46 AM Today

Quote;” “They are obviously happy with the result and are expressing it in a way that is culturally appropriate to them”.End quote. It is amazing this statment can be used to identify these people, yet if Australians were to use the same statement we would be called racist! It should be made clear to these people prior to being allowed in the country that it is “culturally appropriate” that they be asked to remove the Burka when required. I’m sorry, but when it comes to matter like this then i am a racist. These people will use every excuse to use the race card. They will never be happy until they have control of the system. They are full of hate and as such will never fit into another society.

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  • Craig Posted at 5:50 AM Today

All cops are racist…… Hmmmm… Racism was bought into this country by people like you.

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  • Country Boy of King Herod’s Winter Palace Posted at 5:51 AM Today

Should read “Joke Clive Jeffreys said he was not satisfied beyond reasonable doubt…..” Tsk, tsk.

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  • MC of Melbourne Posted at 5:51 AM Today

And so it begins…..

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  • George of Brookfield Posted at 5:52 AM Today

So that’s how the religion of peace sets out to narrow the divide between the westerners and themselves, acting inappropiately outside of court. I wonder how a non-muslim would go, if he acted in such arrogance in an arab state?

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  • A realist of Heidelberg Posted at 5:55 AM Today

This is not a religion that Australia needs.

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  • sick of it… of melbourne Posted at 5:56 AM Today

im glad their lawyer is happy for them to express their views in a ‘way that is culturally appropriate to them’. maybe he should head back home WITH them and see what else they do to each other that is ‘culturally appropriate to them’. im pretty certain he might change his ridiculous lawyer way of thinking. this only proves to me that these people will try anything to prove that australians are racist, when it is actually themselves that are causing the problem. if we are all so racist, why the hell dont these people head back to where they came from. would be better for everyone.

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  • Country Boy of King Herod’s Winter Palace Posted at 5:57 AM Today

Does “Allah Uh Ahkbar” chanted by these medievalists, mean “Soft Left judges are great”?

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  • Peter of Seabrook Posted at 5:58 AM Today

Horrible people like this create tension all over the world. The same problems have been evident in Europe leading to major clashes with authorities and changes to their laws. This has nothing to do with racism by police but everything to do with the latent racism of their culture. Linking arms and chanting while clashing with those in their way is pure provication. Many police forces in the world, including the middle east, would have responded harshly.

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  • Joe Koops of mornington Posted at 6:00 AM Today

You show images of Muslim men fighting for their womens’ rights. How contradictory when they treat their women so poorly.

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  • Rob of Vic Posted at 6:02 AM Today

So racism is hating clothes and religion now?

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  • john good Posted at 6:03 AM Today

Exactly the reason they should be banned !!!

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  • Paul of Perth WA Posted at 6:06 AM Today

Welcome to Multiculturalism Australia 2011

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  • Tarquin of The Toorak Palace Posted at 6:06 AM Today

The photo certainly shows a lovely happy-go-lucky group of aussies pleased that their mate has been released from prison. I really do like how multiculturism brings out the best in people.

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  • Luke of Ormond Posted at 6:07 AM Today

A violent reaction and it is defended by saying “They are obviously happy with the result and are expressing it in a way that is culturally appropriate to them”. I don’t care what is “culturally appropropriate to them”, we have laws in this country that make it what it is. This is inexcusable, whether it is soccer hooligans, drunks on the streets, or anyone, such behaviour and disregard for the authority of police should not be tolerated. They should be ashamed. I wonder how many of them were born overseas and came here because of the future Australia can offer to them and their children…great way to show gratitude. As for the judgement, well, all you need now to get away with making false claims to police is wear a burkha…what’s this country coming to?!

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  • Alex of Townsville Posted at 6:09 AM Today

This is an absolute disgrace, an example of the racist banner being used to avoid your resposibilities. Regardless of religous conviction all people are required to identify themselves at all times when requested by authorities, failure to do so should result in immediate incarceration. Personally I believe the burqa should be banned in Australia as ther is no practical need for it and those using it have something to hide. If I wore one and refused to identify myself I would be arrested and jailed because I am proudly non muslim.

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  • Go figure Posted at 6:09 AM Today

I hate the direction Australia is taking. The very fabric of our society slowly disintegrating under the weight of being dictated to by minority groups tearing us apart.

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  • mark of MT Martha Posted at 6:09 AM Today

so now there is a precedent if a person wearing a burka robs a bank or shoots someone they will have a solid defence. This political correctness bull has got to stop.

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  • k of melbourne of melbourne Posted at 6:10 AM Today

so i guess the government has two sets of laws , wake up australia if anyone else had done this they would be charged. Go the the middle east and then see what would happen if we dont accept there laws we would get our head sliced off.

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  • Helmut Schmidt of Skye Posted at 6:12 AM Today

An other reason to ban burka’s

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  • Barry true Aussie of Brisbane Posted at 6:14 AM Today

Another lying moslum goes free, as every one saw when they left the court, all un-employed radicles.. there will be blood on our streets within 5 years, as the she will be right Australian attitude, will go, and lets fight to get our nation back rises.

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  • Big Dave of knoxfield Posted at 6:15 AM Today

So Mr Hopper thinks it is culturally appropriate for muslims to attack people when celebrating.How many were charged with assault or would that be racist.

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Chaouk matriarch calls for an end to ongoing feud with rival clan

Crime family patriarch dies of illness
May 4, 2012

AHMED Haddara, who was questioned over the murder of rival clan patriarch Macchour Chaouk, has died of natural causes.

Haddara and Chaouk were the heads of two rival Middle Eastern crime gangs operating in Melbourne’s west.

Chaouk, 65, was shot dead in the backyard of his Brooklyn home in August 2010.
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Police have yet to charge anyone over the shooting but days after the murder, Haddara, 57 at the time, was taken in for questioning.

He was later released without charge, but police said before he died he was ”a person of interest”. Haddara is believed to have been ill for some time.

At the height of the clan war, police placed a guard on Haddara’s home, also in Melbourne’s west, to prevent retaliation.

Chaouk is believed to have whispered the identity of his killer to family before he died.

Investigations, headed by Detective Senior Sergeant Ron Iddles, are continuing. The Chaouk family has said it has faith the detective will bring the killer to justice.

Chaouk matriarch calls for an end to ongoing feud with rival clan

Fatima Chaouk

THE cancer-stricken matriarch of Melbourne‘s Chaouk clan is desperate to end their vicious blood feud with the rival Haddara clan, a judge was told today.

Defence lawyer Tas Roubos told a County Court plea hearing the Chaouk family had gone through a “cultural change” since patriarch Macchour Chaouk was gunned down in his back yard in August.

Mr Roubos said his wife, Fatma Chaouk, has taken control and she wants all of the outstanding criminal matters involving her family to be resolved so they can escape the feud.

“The family is seriously contemplating moving from Melbourne,” Mr Roubos said.

“It’s just not tenable to remain in Melbourne any more.”

Mr Roubos said Mrs Chaouk’s attitude to the war between the families was “this has to end”.

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Judge McInerney commented: ”I am sure the community will be very pleased if it does end.”

Today Fatma’s son, Matwali Chaouk, 26, of Brooklyn, pleaded guilty to a number of firearms offences, which Mr Roubos said stemmed from the feud with the Haddaras and the tit-for-tat violence.

Mr Roubos said Fatma Chaouk did not want her family to be involved in the continual spiral of violence and she had given the homicide squad unprecedented co-operation in the hunt for her husband’s killer.

He said Mrs Chaouk had cancer and a limited life span and it would be a disaster for Matwali Chaouk if his mother died while he was in jail.

“The last five years have been nothing but doom and gloom for this family,” the defence lawyer told Judge Michael McInerney.

Marwali Chaouk pleaded guilty to charges that being a prohibited person he was in possession of two handguns and a pump-action sawn-off shotgun, between June and July this year.

He also pleaded guilty to possession of quantities of ammunition that could be used in the weapons between the same dates.

Prosecutor Mark Gibson said members of the Santiago Taskforce initiated a search warrant on a garage in Brooklyn and found Chaouk had a loaded .22 calibre Llama hand gun in a bum bag.

A raid on his house uncovered a quantity of ammunition.

Mr Gibson said that on July 1, the taskforce raided the main Chaouk family home in Brooklyn and found a Ruger pump-action shotgun hidden in a wall behind a cupboard and a fully-loaded Sterm Ruger Magnum hand gun in a woodpile in the back yard.

A quantity of various kinds of ammunition was found and Chaouk wrote a statement in jail saying all of the weaponry belonged to him.

Mr Roubos said his client had the weapons for self-protection and because of the feud with the Haddaras where there was a constant threat and people reacted to events quickly.

Although the possession of the guns charges carry a 15-year maximum Mr Gibson argued for a jail sentence of between 12 and 18 months.

The defence counsel said his client should get less because of his age and his mother’s health problems.

He said Chaouk is being held in 23-hour a day lockdown in Barwon Jail’s Acacia Unit, which he likened to a form of torture.

Mr Roubos said jail authorities used the murder in custody of gangland boss Carl Williams as an excuse to insist the lockdown is necessary to protect his client.

Judge McInerney will sentence Chaouk on November 11.

Remember David Hicks?

I just read an interesting article today about David Hicks.Remember him, the convicted Aussie terrorism supporter? Well we all knew a book would come out once the time limit passed and here it is. With the full support of another Aussie “Dick Smith” lover of all things Australian. Why in hell is he in love with a wannabe terrorist who was training to kill innocent people like you and I, I have no idea. But read on, very interesting.I plan to read the dribble myself, but certainly will not be supporting him by buying it. I will get it from the library in due course… Robbo


Dick Smith, Lover of everything Australian?

DICK Smith lost credibility when he aligned himself with convicted terrorism supporter David Hicks, and now he’s at it again.

In a bid to publicise Hicks’ new autobiography, there was the boyish voice of Australia’s richest grey nomad on ABC radio Sunday morning, calling Macca’s Australia All Over program from outside Port Augusta.

He’d just saved a few bucks on Hicks’ book by buying it at Big W, he said. “It’s a great read.”

Man’s inhumanity against man and all that. I didn’t catch it all, exactly, as I was busy throwing up.

The Electronic Dick is Australia’s biggest apologist for Hicks, aka Mohammed Dawood, the 35-year-old one-time Muslim convert, the AK47-toting, anti-Semitic, terrorist-trained enemy traitor, the al-Qaida “golden boy” whose reaction to the 9/11 attacks was to hotfoot it back to Afghanistan to take up arms to fight the US and its allies. Which included Australia.

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Hicks roamed between Kandahar airport and Kabul with a group of fighters who were “engaged in combat against coalition forces”, according to US prosecutors.

That’s the official version, and the one Hicks admitted to in 2007 when he pleaded guilty to the charge of providing material support to a terrorist organisation.


David Hicks in training

His book, Guantanamo: My Journey, only makes more puzzling the mystery of why Hicks became such a cause celebre, since his story is so implausible, his excuses so pathetic, his whingeing so reflexive.

Nothing is ever his fault. He is either forced to do things or things accidentally happened to him.

He opens with the first of many half-truths and crucial omissions: “This is the first time I have had the opportunity to tell my story.”

Er, no. There’s not a media outlet in Australia that wouldn’t have given him ample opportunity.

He claims he became a Muslim because he had questions about Islam and so looked up the nearest mosque in the Yellow Pages. When he arrived, to his great surprise, he found himself declaring, “I want to be Muslim”. A part-time imam told him to “recite a few words” and, hey presto, he was a Muslim.

Then he just happened to go to Pakistan. A new mosque mate happened to give him some addresses. One thing led to another and he ended up in Peshawar on the Afghan border where he just “came upon” members of the terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba.

He met Osama bin Laden, a wealthy man, and it was all a boy’s own adventure.

Hicks skips over his extensive LeT training in a couple of pages, mentioning only that he did “lots of walks”, befriended a goat and that the training was mostly “sport-oriented”.

Pull the other one.

The paragraph that most perfectly captures his attempt to suspend reality has him firing on Kashmir.

“I participated in this exchange (of gunfire) under the orders and supervision of Captain Ali. We did not fire upon Indian soldiers or any other people. We only participated in the symbolic exchange of fire.”

The consequences of this “symbolic exchange of fire”? Two dead children.

Perhaps Hicks’ book is a symbolic telling of the truth.

Our accidental terrorist next finds himself on the wrong bus, and happens to arrive in Kandahar where he mingles with the Taliban.

Somehow he decided to do an eight-week “mountain warfare” course. Then he applied for the “urban warfare” course.

Then, in August, 2001, he took a mysterious course in Kabul. All he says about that is, “Kabul was an interesting and intriguing place”.

He is at pains to draw a distinction between himself and “actual terrorists”, who were trained at “very small and highly secretive” camps.

Hicks, by contrast, says he was at “big, very public mainstream camps” receiving “very casual basic military training”. He had no choice. “I reluctantly signed up.”

Only Silly Dick would believe any of that.

He complains a lot about Guantanamo Bay, and about a soldier who records his movements in a green book making him feel “like an animal sprawled upon a dissection table”.

Does it occur to Hicks why the soldier was observing him? Because the good guys, those Hicks was fighting against, were trying to find out when the next terrorist attack would come.

They were protecting defenceless children, mothers, fathers, beloved people in Manhattan office towers or Melbourne football stadiums or Bali nightspots or Mumbai restaurants, or London buses, from a suicide bomber exploding a vest full of hydrogen peroxide or igniting his underpants on a plane or grabbing a rifle out of a backpack and firing into a crowd of living flesh.

That is what David Hicks was. One of those young men who trained for al-Qaida in LeT terrorist camps. One of the lost, lonely misfits who answered the call of Islamist extremists.

LeT is the terrorist group that pops up disturbingly often in foiled terrorist plots on Australian soil, from the conviction of Willie Brigitte in 2007, to the unspecified plot for which five men were convicted this year in the NSW Supreme Court.

The Mumbai terrorists, who killed more than 170 people, including two Australians, in 2008, were trained, like Hicks, by LeT. In some ways, they were figures of pity, if you can divorce yourself from their atrocities, which you can’t easily.

But that is all that separates Hicks from those robotic young men; the fact he didn’t come home and put his training to use.

If events had transpired slightly differently, if he had not been captured by the Northern Alliance, would he have been a sleeper agent inside Australia, available on call to carry out a Mumbai-style massacre? We only have his word he wouldn’t.


David Hicks walks free

There is no remorse, no apology, just justification piled on evasion piled on self-pity.

It doesn’t mean Hicks might not be worthy of pity or redemption some day. But it doesn’t mean his capture and incarceration as an enemy combatant was wrong. And it doesn’t mean he has the right to rewrite history.

In case it’s not clear, Hicks was armed, wearing a uniform, working for the enemy for two months, while our troops were in Afghanistan, at the start of a war that so far has cost the lives of 21 Australian soldiers.

And, while people such as Apologist Dick are feting Hicks and lining his pocket with book contracts, three soldiers who fought on our side, the good guys are facing a court-martial for an accident of war. The irony is stomach-turning.

A TRUCKIE who ran a red light and killed two children has walked free from court.

A TRUCKIE who ran a red light and killed two children has walked free from court.

Killer driver Brett Janson

Killer driver Brett Janson

Brett Janson, 40, was given a three-year suspended jail term and ordered to perform 250 hours of unpaid community work as his sentence for killing Jeton Kulafovski, 6, and Lyton Mustafovski, 9.

The fathers of the two boys, who had requested the maximum jail term for Janson, reacted angrily to the County Court sentence today.

Kabash Mefaili, Lyton’s father, said “this is f—ing crap” as he walked out of the court, while outside court a seething Fidrim Halit, Jeton’s father, asked reporters to “back off”.

In sentencing the truckie, Judge Felicity Hampel said she took into account Janson’s overwhelming remorse and guilt for causing the smash in Lynbrook, in Melbourne’s southeast, on March 26, 2008.

“You are deeply remorseful and your remorse is directed to the two victims, their families and then, your family,” she told Janson.

“There are three families, not two families, whose lives are forever changed by this tragedy.”

She said the Crown’s request that he receive a maximum jail term of six to eight years was not warranted in the circumstances.

The court heard Janson entered the intersection between nine and 10 seconds after the lights had turned red before his prime mover smashed into a sedan driven by Lyton’s mother Nejmie Mustafovski.

Janson, who was not speeding, drunk, fatigued or drug-affected, was looking for the entrance to a nursery and had paid no attention to the traffic lights, the court was told.

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So basically because he wasn’t paying attention instead of being pissed, he gets off scot free is that it? 2 little kids are dead, they were minding their own business in their cars, while their parents were paying attention when this loser goes ploughing through red lights.

His reason? He was looking for the bloody entrance to a Nursery, mind you the lights had been red for 8 to 10 seconds witnesses stated in court. Is this going to be the new defence for mowing people down. It is a disgrace and does absolutely nothing for the poor families

David Rowntree

ALLEGED teen gunman David Rowntree has been arrested by special ops officers in Whittlesea.

Police said Rowntree, 19, was caught without incident at 2.40pm by the dog squad in a paddock at the end of Roslyn Way.

A sawn-off shotgun was found near where the arrest was made, police said.

Detective Insp Ray McLeod-Dryden said Rowntree, who was armed with a firearm, was found “secreted under a piece of tin under a group of trees” and arrested without incident…

Whittlesea Leader

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Degenerate, David Rowntree captured

This young fella is a complete goose, running around with a firearm terrorising residents here in Melbourne, stealing cars, robbing joints and other crimes. He has a wrap cheat longer than most Underbelly characters yet was free to roam the streets even though he was sentenced to three years jail about a year ago on other crimes.

This is what pisses me off, the weak legal system that lets these kids out,  early or on suspended sentences with their meek sorryy faces pouting in court playing up to the judges.

He was sentenced after burning a house down to conceal the fingerprints he left there after robbing the place! Can you believe it, this is a guy the system deems worthy to roam freely around our neighbourhoods. At least now, with all the publicity he wont be updating his face-book and roaming the streets for some time now

Crime Investigation Australia

Crime Investigation Australia (TV series)

Crime Investigation Australia (TV series)

Crime Investigation Australia is an Australian true-crime series that first premiered on Foxtel’s Crime & Investigation Network in August 2005.The series is also rebroadcast on the Nine Network, and made its debut there on 14 August 2007. The host of the series is Steve Liebmann.


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Thugs Jailed

Two thugs who bashed man in front of his family jailed

My Say

What a bunch of heroes these guys are, taking on a bloke going for a swim with his wife and kids. It is great to see them being jailed, not for long enough, but it never is.

I imagine they actually must of already used up their far share of warnings, suspended sentences etc. to actually do time as most assaults go basically unpunished. I don’ count doing an hour of community service a week picking up rubbish “Punishment”


TWO thugs who launched a sickening attack on a father, during which they held his head under water and battered him with golf clubs and a tree branch, were jailed today.

Judge Jane Campton said Jamie French and Daniel Thomas launched the unprovoked assault on Greg Abel at a swimming hole in front if his distressed wife and children, who feared for his life.

“It was appalling and outrageous behaviour,” Judge Campton said.

The judge said the assault took place on a hot day in February last year at the swimming hole in the Yarra River at Reserve Rd, Wonga Park.

French, 31,and Thomas, 27, along with co-accused Candice Brady, 23, and another man Michael Ludeman, who has previously been jailed, had been involved in trouble with other swimmers which was witnessed by Mr Abel’s oldest daughter Xanthe and her friends.

Xanthe was scared and decided to leave the swimming hole and on the way out she met her parents who had arrived for a swim with their other three children.

Mr Abel, 42, was approached by the four accused who made aggressive comments. Fearing he was about to be attacked, Mr Abel struck out at French.

French, Thomas, and Ludeman then set upon Mr Abel.

“The three commenced to punch and kick the victim, grabbing his beard and attempting to gouge his face,” Judge Campton said.

“At the scene were located a number of clumps of hair from the victim’s beard.

“Mr Abel feared for his safety. His wife and four children were all close to where the assault occurred.”

Judge Campton said Mr Abel had his head held under the water, was punched a number of times, then struck across the back with a tree branch.

French, Thomas and Ludeman went to their car and retrieved golf clubs and then surrounded the victim, smashing his head, legs and torso with the clubs.

“During the attack, one of the golf clubs was broken,” the judge said. ”One of the accused attempted to stab the victim in the stomach with the broken club.”

Brady screamed abuse at Mr Abel’s wife, Caroline Mahoney, and used the broken shaft of the golf club to threaten her.

Judge Campton said Mr Abel, a truck driver, sustained multiple injuries, included scalp lacerations, bruising and spinal injuries.

She read from victim impact statements where Ms Mahoney described the horror of watching her husband being beaten up and said the family would never recover from their ordeal.

French, of Croydon, and Thomas, of Collingwood, both pleaded guilty in the County Court to intentionally causing serious injury and Thomas also pleaded guilty to assault.

Brady, of Croydon, pleaded guilty to affray.

Judge Campton said French had four prior convictions for serious acts of violence, including assaulting an off-duty police officer and a taxi driver.

She jailed him for four years with a minimum term of two years and eight months.

Thomas was jailed for three years and nine months with a minimum of two years and six months and Brady was placed on a community based order for 16 months.

Confessions of a Crooked Cop: An Explosive True Story by Sean Padraic

Confessions of a Crooked Cop: An Explosive True StoryTrevor Haken – corrupt cop turned supergrass and now inspiration for UNDERBELLY 3 – tells his story in this explosive book.

Detective Sergeant Trevor Haken was one of the infamous Golden Mile’s most crooked cops. Now he lives in hiding, in a hell of his own creation.

Graduating from small bribes to stealing money and receiving kickbacks from drug dealers, Haken became an informant for the Wood Royal Commission into corruption in the New South Wales Police Service. The Commission’s findings sent shockwaves through the police force and beyond, resulting in the dismissal and resignation of many officers, and the reorganisation of policing in the state.

Haken’s role in gathering evidence was crucial to the outcome of the Commission and highly dangerous. If anyone had searched him and found a wire, he would have been killed. And Haken was wired at least eighty times. The danger increased at every meeting.

Remarkably, author Sean Padraic gained Haken’s support and trust. Using Haken’s words and testimony, Confessions of a Crooked Cop is a startling exposé of a system that was supposed to uphold the truth and protect its citizens, but instead fell into chaos and had corruption at its very heart.

ISBN / Catalogue Number: 9780733328176