Handcuffed Inmate in Ankle Shackles Allegedly Shot in the Back by Corrections Officer

Poppy Morandin.   For the first time in Australian history, an NSW coroner has referred an NSW Corrective Services officer to the Director of Public Prosecutions, over the fatal shooting of an Aboriginal man in custody. Forty-three-year-old Dwayne Johnstone was handcuffed and wearing ankle shackles when he was allegedly shot in the back by the ...continue reading

Former Stock Trader Admits to Getting Boozed at Lunch Before Committing Armed Robberies is Sentenced

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Umm, well, this is awkward. A former stock trader has admitted to police, some 40 years later, that he would “get boozed at lunch time”, and carrying a water pistol and wearing disguises including fake moustaches and sunglasses, would drunkenly rob Sydney banks. Ross McCarty, now aged 71, last ...continue reading

Cat Smuggler Escapes Prison After Being Found Allegedly Carrying Two Grams of Heroin

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A cat that was detained at Sri Lanka’s main prison for allegedly attempting to smuggle drugs has managed to escape from its jail cell. According to reports from the local media, on Saturday 1 August 2020, the felonious feline was detected by jail intelligence officials at the high-security Welikada ...continue reading

Queensland Mum Charged with Fraud Over Misusing Public Donations for Her Son’s Funeral

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A mother from Townsville in Queensland’s north whose son died in a car crash has been charged with fraud after it was discovered she allegedly misused the public funds raised for his funeral on gambling and a shopping spree. On June 18 2020, Lesley-Lee Hill attended the funeral of ...continue reading

Man Allegedly Performed a Sex Act in Front of a 21-Year-Old Woman on Sydney Train

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A 48-year-old man from Eastlakes has been arrested and charged for allegedly committing a lewd sex act in front of another passenger on a train at Redfern earlier this year. The incident took place on Saturday 22 August 2020 when a 21-year-old woman boarded the Redfern train for her ...continue reading

Brave Little Boy Endures 12-Hour Joyride Hiding in Stolen Vehicle Until Safe to Get Help

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A brave seven-year-old boy from Perth has endured a horror joyride that lasted almost 12 hours after a stranger stole a family vehicle inside which the young boy had fallen asleep. It is reported that around 8:40pm on Saturday 10 October 2020, a white Mitsubishi Pajero Sports four-wheel drive ...continue reading

Drug Court Program and Eligibility in NSW

Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   Treating drug-related offenders, rather than resorting to sending them to prison, is far more effective in regard to addressing re-offending rates, according to research conducted by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at UNSW Sydney and the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR). Drug Court ...continue reading

Should Australia Legalise Cannabis?: An Interview with Michael Balderstone, Leader of the HEMP Party

Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   As the one-year anniversary of marijuana’s legalisation in ACT and New Zealand’s upcoming referendum on legalising cannabis loom, it prompts consideration surrounding legalisation of the plant Australia-wide. On October 17, New Zealanders will vote in a referendum that will determine whether the growing, sale and consumption of cannabis for ...continue reading

Man Charged with Serious Animal Cruelty Over Horror Stabbing of Two French Bulldogs

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A 31-year-old man from Sydney has been charged with a series of offences including serious animal cruelty after allegedly breaking into a home in Edmondson Park in the city’s west and stabbing two French Bulldogs with a knife. The incident is reported by NSW Police to have occurred on ...continue reading

Two Men From WA Charged with Importing Prohibited Tier 2 Goods of Child-Like Sex Dolls by Australian Border Force

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Two men, both in their 60s and from the coastal Western Australian city of Geraldton, have been charged with importing child-like sex dolls by the Australian Border Force (ABF). The men, aged 61 and 65, were charged by ABF officers in separate investigations that led to two air cargo ...continue reading

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