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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.