There is an available legislative framework for a NSW court to determine criminal proceedings where the accused or defendant has mental health issues relevant to the case. This legislative framework is echoed in The Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990 (NSW) (‘The Act’). It is a response to the increasing contact with the criminal
By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh. A Sydney man who pounced on police with a large knife while high on ice has apologised to the officer who was forced to shoot him in the stomach, one year later. Robert Hampton was high on methamphetamine when he attempted to run through the gates of Campbelltown
By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh. It was far from a convivial day for a carnival worker who, for some out-of-this-world reason, allegedly decided he would go on a vegetable rampage at the very carnival he worked at, smashing all of the pumpkins he could find and smearing vegetables everywhere. The incident at hand
By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh. The case of a former Sydney Uber driver who was charged with raping a teenager in Bondi as she dozed off in the back of his car after she had been drinking with friends in August 2018 has finally closed, with the offender being jailed for eight-and-a-half years.
By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh. Tesla is renowned for its all-electric vehicles and its infinitely scalable clean energy generation. But now, the company with the mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy can also add self-surveillance to the list. Thanks to the “sentry mode” feature on Tesla vehicles – amongst a
By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh. In the early hours of 20 April 2020, the Sydney southern suburb of Rockdale became the scene of a fatal shooting as police blasted down a man, known to them for mental health reasons, in a tense confrontation who was armed with knives, a meat tenderiser and a
By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh. As the world finds itself in a frenzy trying to cope with the mayhem of the coronavirus, one man in North Carolina decided that now would be a pretty good time to add to the existing stress and paranoia surrounding the pandemic. In a sheer act of senselessness,
There’s been unsettling trends of COVID19 assaults particularly against police and healthcare workers since the pandemic hit our communities. In response, legislation has now been passed to tackle the issue with very big fines of up to $5,000 on-the-spot. It is reported that two men in NSW have allegedly spat at NSW police officers.
It is reported that 2 NSW police officers have been handed $1,000 fines each for contravening the COVID19 social distancing laws. Over the weekend commencing 4 April 2020, in total 5 people were fined $1,000 each for breaching the stay at home social distancing rules. Amongst those 5 people, one was a 27-year-old female
By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh. In the confines of a prison, where everyday luxuries are at best a fantasy, the temptation to smuggle in goods is profound. In the desperation for creature comforts, many of which in prisons are deemed prohibited items, smugglers turn to all kinds of inventive ways to traffic in