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Monday, June 15, 2009


We're back and so too is the whackin'

Mr Moran, 60, the brother of slain gangland figure Lewis Moran and uncle of Jason and Mark, was shot at the Ascot Pasta & Deli Cafe on the busy Union Road shopping strip in Ascot Vale about midday.

More news as it comes to hand. We're frantically ringing everyone we can think of...

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

2.5 down, more to come

It gets worse before it gets better people:

Inspector Glenn Weir, who is in charge of the police media unit, was stood down with pay yesterday after giving evidence at an Office of Police Integrity (OPI) inquiry.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Two down. More to come

It's time to go:

Stephen Linell

Dr Lyon told Mr Linnell that deputy commissioner Simon Overland — whom Mr Linnell and Mr Ashby had strongly criticised in some of their taped conversations — had revealed to him in confidence during a September 17 phone call that the OPI intended to investigate leaks to the media.

"Less than 11 seconds later, you passed the information to Mr Ashby. Do you agree with that?" Dr Lyon asked Mr Linnell.

"Yes," Mr Linnell replied.
Is this a record? 11 seconds? Many this guys was FAST!

On another note: As hilarious as this is, why don't the reality TV boffins start a show and get the recently sacked/departed Gretel Killeen to host it?- imagine:
GK: "So, Noel Ashby, who was your least liked person in the force?"
Noel Ashby: "Simon Overland!" (crowd cheers)
GK: "Who will you be friends with now it's all over?"
NA: "Hmmm thats tough, but I'd say Denis Tanner, Wayne Strawhorn and Robert Dabb"
GK: "Well congratulations on the way you left the force, showed a lot of character to wait until you were seconds from being evicted. Right, no-one leaves without a prize... You will soon be on your way to jail and your pension will be spent on Simon Overland's education! Of course your legacy item will be the fact that you will be remembered for this and not any worthy acts!


Friday, November 09, 2007

OPI inquiry: one down, ???? to go.

Top cop Ashby resigns

Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Noel Ashby has resigned following incriminating evidence against him at an Office of Police Integrity inquiry, chief commissioner Christine Nixon has announced.

Meanwhile Stephen Linell can get busy on and there are still a few more to come:

  • Paul Mullett- passed on the info to Rix. HAS TO GO.
  • Brian Rix- Passed on the info to Lalor. HAS TO GO
Mateship and murder, what price will they all pay?

A moment of hilarity is a sea of holy shit

Denis Tanner claimed the OPI hearing into leaks of sensitive information was part of a plot by Ms Nixon to destablise Police Association boss Paul Mullett.

"This is Ms Nixon's last hurrah to try and stitch up Paul Mullett - that's the way I read it," Mr Tanner told ABC radio this morning.

"She's tried every way . . . since she's been in power to try and sort him and the Police Association out.

"I think Ms Nixon is trying to elimate Paul Mullett so that she doesn't have more problems with her role."

Mr Tanner defended the police union boss who, according to claims provided to the OPI, leaked information that a police officer was being investigated.

SAID THE MURDERER! Holy Jesus in a handbasket, why would ANYONE interview Denis about ANYTHING ever!? It defies description.

Anyway isn't this fun? Overland to be King, Ashby to ashes, even old darling Brian Rix will have plenty of time to ride around the world again and Luinell can write a book about it.

A. Clusterfuck.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

...because to date it was all about cakes and puppy dogs

The life of former wife of Melbourne gangland multi-murderer Carl Williams seems to be turning to misery.

Well, perhaps this is what happens when you play with matches. There are many examples of women like Roberta- not the whole gangster vibe, but rather the "driving force" behind a figurehead male. Seems that Janette Howard is one such example. Roberta played the "just a suburban housewife" card more than once and played the "we're just a normal family (yo, with gangster shit topping)" card long after it became obvious she was none of the above.
So here's how it goes down:
Holding back tears, Williams, 38, once the wife of a wealthy and powerful crime figure, revealed she would be forced today from her husband's former Essendon house.

This is where Carl shows he's no Mokbel. We all know Fat Tony has cash bursting out of ever orifice, nook and cranny. And will do so forever. He's just more rat cunning. Carl should be taking care of his daughter at worst- no matter how his and Roberta's relationship is (and we're not sure just how angsty it really is...).

Fact is she really is in some strife, and for all her faults this has been a tough time and we are not without sympathy:
Roberta Williams' lawyer Theo Magazis told the court that she was now a sole parent to her three children - aged 15, 13 and six - and may soon have care of a foster child.

Mr Magazis said this child, aged eight, belonged to Williams' eldest sister Sharon, who is dying of cancer.

That said, acknowledged etc, it's still true that: Roberta was the driving force behind a lot of bad shit and it may be a cliche, but if ya plays wif matches, yaz gets burned.

Lastly: Roberta no longer has the looks (plus three kids) to land a sugar daddy, so she's got a cozy 30 years of fun ahead.

Monday, October 22, 2007

We're BACK!!!

Y'know, it's funny how a "slight misunderstanding" can land you a 9 month holiday (or thereabouts!), so it's nice to have net access and something to blog about:

So, lets get back into it real soon. I have contacts to re-establish (the email address has gone!) and need YOUR input merry people of Victoria.

PS No stories about Geelong winning the premiership. I hate that part of Victoria.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Policeman faces 80 drug offences

Policeman faces 80 drug

"A police officer trafficked drugs while moonlighting as a promoter for Sexpo, a court was told today.

Senior Constable Paul Anthony Hatzakortzian was among seven people arrested following a series of drug searches in metropolitan Melbourne today.

The 36-year-old appeared before the Melbourne Magistrates' Court this afternoon and is facing 80 charges of drug trafficking and conspiracy to traffic drugs between August 17 and October 1"

This is a witch hunt, kangaroo court, spanish inquisition. When will Police Command just let police members go about their illegal activities in peace...?

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Ferrari seized in gangland swoop...

Ferrari seized in gangland swoop - National -

"Police have arrested a man and seized a Ferrari during raids on two Melbourne properties allegedly linked to fugitive drug baron Tony Mokbel."

OH GOD not the Kingswood!!!

Friday, September 29, 2006

Fears that police inquiry will undermine trials

Fears that police inquiry will undermine trials...:
"A WOMAN allegedly hit by a member of the disbanded police armed offenders squad has been released on bail, after a court heard her confession might be inadmissable.
There are concerns that a number of alleged violent criminals could walk free because of the assault accusations levelled at members of the squad during public hearings held by the Office of Police Integrity."

This is EXACTLY the sort of thing that happens when incompetent, corrupt or violent coppers get caught. All of a sudden we have to trawl through the past to see who fucked up.

A previous commentor noted that this blog was "anti police" Well fuck that. We aren't. WE just know what happens when this shit hits the fan. It happened when the drug squad went tits up and here we see it again.

The commentor noted that the squad was being reformed and how did we feel about that? Well, hardly suprised. Is there a chence that Victoria would NOT have some sort of armed offenders squad? No! That would be awaving the white flag. In the same way the drug squad was broken up and rebuilt in a new image.

The focus of a new squad is pretty simple:
  • Get rid of all members tainted by past scandals (whether charged/guilty or not).

  • Establish new protocols and checks while the new squad findfs its' feet.

  • Wait for them to fuck up again

  • Simple really...

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Nixon sacks 'unsuitable' officer - National -

Nixon sacks 'unsuitable' officer - National -

"Victoria's Police Commissioner Christine Nixon today announced that a member of the state's police force has been dismissed.
A statement released by Victoria Police said Ms Nixon was satisfied that the unnamed male senior sergeant was unsuitable to continue within the force."

The OPI investigations are starting to bite. Criminal charges will follow people!!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Letter in Todays Age

If only there were many more like Jake - Letters - Opinion -

"Police accountability? Ask Ms Horvath
DETECTIVE Sergeant Mick Norris (Letters 25/9) suggests police know they will be held accountable, if pursued through standard rules of law for illegal acts they commit under 'the misguided belief that the end justifies the means'. But after reading the story of Corinna Horvath's ordeal in The Sunday Age (24/9), I'm afraid I don't share Sergeant Norris' confidence.
Ms Horvath was hardly an armed robber who lived to threaten the law-abiding community with heinous acts of violence. Yet the police in her case felt safe enough to bust oodles of laws, regulations and protocols (and facial bones) in pursuit of their ends. And their assumptions of safety from accountability would seem to have been well founded.
Perhaps Sergeant Norris, Opposition Leader Ted Baillieu and the rest of the 'Mullet Muppets' could talk to people such as Corinna Horvath and then tell us how they would protect the public from police who act illegally, and hold those police accountable to the extent that they actually pay a price for the crimes they commit.
David Thompson, Clayton"

Mullet's Muppets.

We. Like. That. A. Lot.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Outlaw gangs make killing

A quick Sunday morning post (can't stay and chat- off to... err... church?)

Outlaw gangs make killing:

"Bikie gangs are using standover tactics to intimidate business rivals as they expand from drug trading to legitimate industries around Australia.

The Australian Crime Commission says that while bikies remain prolific drug manufacturers and dealers, they are now investing in apparently respectable industries.

'OMCG (Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs') involvement in outwardly legitimate business enterprises is potentially impacting adversely on a number of key market sectors in Australia, including finance, transport, private security, entertainment, natural resources and construction,' the commission has found."

Friday, September 22, 2006

Face off: police rift widens.

Face off: police rift widens - National -

Ordinarily, the process here at MU is:

  • Quote from source.
  • Write pithy comeback/insulting/sarcastic reply.

But this article has so much utter shite from mso many parties that it fucking defies description.

Let's give it a shot:

As the Police Association labelled the public hearings of the Office of Police Integrity a "disgraceful Spanish Inquisition", the State Opposition said it would review the contracts of Chief Commissioner Christine Nixon and other top emergency service officials if elected.

If presenting evidence that contradicts an officer's testimony is a disgraceful Spanish Inquisition: then YAH! for Spanish inquisitions!

As for the State Opposition; shut the fuck up, children. This is a the real thing, not a young Liberals "soggy biscuit" competition. For fuck's sake.

Mr Mullet said the rally would report on the "disgraceful Spanish Inquisition being conducted by the OPI and the outrage- ous behaviour of the Chief Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner Overland in the investigation of our members attached to the armed offenders squad".

Let's get this straight: the very powers that the OPI have used to show the illegal beahviour of the Armed Offenders Squad are the very same powers the Police Assoc. want for their members to investigate the general public.

Goose. Gander

I think the public will have no issue whatsoever with the investigation methods of the OPI; where the public might have an issue is when Police officers abuse their position and their powers and then lie about it. I also think that when convicted armed offenders start appealing on the grounds that they were the victims of systemic police bashings and illegal behaviour- and then get off as a result, the public might kick up a stink. No one will give a flying fuck what happens to these cops. They are asking for extra civil liberties (like supressing the OPI video)- when they would not extend the basic liberties the offenders were entitled to.

Moving on:

Senior Constable Dabb returned to the witness box yesterday and again viewed the video that seemingly showed him hitting an armed robbery suspect with a telephone after the suspect asked to call a lawyer.

Counsel assisting the inquiry, Garry Livermore, said it was "obvious" that Senior Constable Dabb was on the video assaulting the suspect, known as A100.

But Senior Constable Dabb denied taking part in any assault. "It doesn't depict anything," he said. "I wouldn't know what was going on … I don't know who it is."

Our questions for Dabb:
  • Given you say this video is not you, perhaps you could explain why this video made you collapse a few days ago?
  • Is this video of your interrogation room?
  • Is it you in the video?
  • If not you, then whom?
  • Are you saying this is a staged/faked video?
  • Are you accusing the OPI of staging this/fabricating evidence?
  • If this is NOT you, are you willing to see this video released to the media?
  • Do you think we are all fucking stupid?

Summary: What an epic fuck up this will end up being. Christine Nixon is acting within the law, and in the view of this blog; correctly. Paul Mullet is 20 kinds of stupid, ignorant, pig headed, wrong headed, foolish, deluded and dangerous. his words and actions are not helping him nor the people he purports to represent. What's next? Dennis Tanner for Chief Commish? The Police Union are the most militant and dangerous union in the country. If John Howard and Kevin Andrews want to have a real crack at unionism- forget the MUA, go for the coppers.

Tail. Wags. Dog.


Being an idiot is contagious!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Police suspended in OPI probe

Police suspended in OPI probe :
"Police Association Secretary Paul Mullett said Chief Commissioner Christine Nixon had 'hung them out to dry'.

'Who are the bad guys? The armed robbers who compromise community safety ... every day of the week,' he said.

While he added that 'no one was above the law', Senior Sergeant Mullett said the officers were entitled to the presumption of innocence and said the evidence should be presented in the appropriate jurisdiction rather than at a public hearing."

One minute he sounds like he supports Guantanamo Bay, the next he makes these bent fuckers sound like David Hicks.

Honestly- he's as consistent as a paranoid schizophrenic three weeks off their meds.

Let's get one thing straight: Paul Mullett is an idiot.

That feels much better.

You heard it here first; even if you knew it all along...

Police hearing 'a Spanish inquisition'

Police hearing 'a Spanish inquisition' -:

"Police Association Victorian secretary Paul Mullett said today that if there was evidence supporting wrongdoing by members of the squad, it should be tested in a court of law and not an integrity hearing.
'This is nothing short of a Spanish inquisition,' he told ABC Radio."

Paul, Paul, Paul. You would defend Hitler if he was a copper. Seriously fella, you just have to learn when to cut these boys loose. Silence at this time. Are you their lawyer? Looking to influence a jury down the track?

Sure, if they go to court the Police Union should support them- but when teh evidence is as overwhelming as this- then perhaps a statement such as "we support our members, but do not condone violence".

Paul, stop trying to frame the way the OPI, the commisioner, the general police structure should be. We DON'T ASK GARBOS ABOUT THE BEST WAY TO RECYCLE so why do you think we should consult with coppers about the law, the courts or the structure should be?

Suggestion: focus on your own organisation first eh?

Police Association secretary Paul Mullett has little time for his detractors. "They have an agenda. That's obvious. We question their agenda," he says.

Yes Paul they do- to get rid of you and your dinosaur attitudes, practices and idiotic statements.

Beatings by police caught on secret film...

Ya Gotta hand it to the toe cutters in the OPI- they really know how to spring a trap:
Beatings by police caught on secret film - National -
"GRAPHIC video images of detectives beating and kicking a suspect in an interview room have rocked the inquiry into the Victoria Police's disbanded armed offenders squad.
One of three detectives accused over the bashing collapsed in the County Court witness box yesterday after being shown the secretly filmed footage."

Robert Lachlan Dabb- collapsed in court.
Sooky la-la