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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

More on Zarah... pun intended

Another update:
The Age feature on Garde-Wilson

Police claim that the young solicitor has joined one of the feuding tribes in the gangland war and has crossed the line in her duty as a lawyer. So much so that some police believe her refusal to testify was in line with the crook's code of never being a dog and ratting on your mates.
Frankly this is why she is in trouble. The refusing to testify things was no big deal- it wasn't self incrimination, but self preservation. One you can do and get away with, the other you can't. Go figure.

But at the core of this: the police belief she has "taken sides". Joseph Conrad, please explain:

He had taken a high seat amongst the devils of the land -- I mean literally. You can't understand. How could you? -- with solid pavement under your feet, surrounded by kind neighbours ready to cheer you or to fall on you, stepping delicately between the butcher and the policeman, in the holy terror of scandal and gallows and lunatic asylums -- how can you imagine what particular region of the first ages a man's untrammelled feet may take him into by the way of solitude -- utter solitude without a policeman -- by the way of silence -- utter silence, where no warning voice of a kind neighbour can be heard whispering of public opinion?
Essentially, now the cops have decided she is a target, then she has a problem. Ask Andrew Fraser how ugly things can get once the cops decide to after you. Many lawyers are not exaclty altar boys, but if the cops decide they don't like the cut of your jib, then you will be singled out for special attention.

Zarah Garde-Wilson: this is your fate.

More from The Age article:

A senior Purana officer told The Age: "I think she's just a lonely person and doesn't have a lot of close friends." So isolated is she privately - this line of thinking runs - and so committed is she professionally, that her two worlds have merged in ways most lawyers would find unthinkable.
Another reason they are going hard at her: hurt her, hurt HIM.

Last word is yours Ms Garde-Wilson:

As she said outside court recently, "It'll take a bullet in the brain to stop me."

For Christ sake, don't say shit like that.

We should state, despite this blog's generally flippant style, we really like and admire Ms Gard-Wilson's style. Really.

She just needs to grow up a little and watch that blurry line between work and life.


  1. Anonymous9:40 am

    Zarah is the new kingpin of the underworld

  2. Well, we'd like to say that, but she does not yet have the intestinal fortitude to do it.

    Don't be fooled though: she is tougher than the average woman of same age, just not as tough as required in this situation.

    The real risk here is that she does get her license revoked. With no real source of income she will either go home cap in hand to mum n dad, or something else...

  3. Anonymous6:34 pm

    meh,idiots shes a chick, and she aint even good looking

  4. Anonymous7:23 pm

    Don't like girls huh? ooook then

    Zarah has nowhere to go if she loses her license to practice. Apparently she's estranged from her parents, probably as a result of getting caught up with these people. Can't work as a solicitor so her options are limited

    Not sure if she's a limelight hugger or not, though. Her work centres on underworld figures so it's no surprise she's become embroiled in it to this extent (and bonking people from within it may have a little something to do with it also)

    What I find amusing is - with the majority of the main players inside, the focus is now on a solicitor of all people

  5. Son Of Sly12:44 am

    meh,idiots shes a chick, and she aint even good looking

    Are your fuckin eyes painted on ?

  6. Have you seen her in the flesh?

    you wouldn't be saying that. She's enigmatic and strangely attractive- rather like the Mona Lisa- if Mona had crims for friends...


  7. son of sly10:20 pm

    I've seen her a few times and she is pretty fuckin hot, maybe the fella above should pop into her office and then come back and say "meh,idiots shes a chick, and she aint even good looking " then again maybe he doesn't like girls! who knows ?

  8. Anonymous6:11 pm

    The homo gangster - Ronnie Kray?

  9. fellas, havent been around for a while, but glad to be back.
    I LOVE the girl we share alot Similarities that it scares me sometimes.
    Though i must say a bullet in the brain comment wasnt the smartest thing she has done lately.

  10. Anonymous9:49 am

    yes i agree - the power of suggestion

  11. Anonymous10:45 am



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