Articles by Ugur Nedim

Woman Stabs Boyfriend for Refusing Threesome


A man in the US has allegedly been stabbed in the arm and abdomen after refusing to participate in a ‘threesome’ with his girlfriend and another woman. The defendant, forty-two year old Teresa Gillard, met a woman at a local dog park on the morning of the incident and they exchanged details. After returning home, ...

NSW Chief Justice Calls for Greater Public Communication


We previously reported on a speech delivered by the Chief Justice of NSW, Tom Bathurst, where he criticised the hundreds of new laws which impinge upon legal safeguards in Australia, calling upon lawyers to take a pro-active role in bringing the situation to the attention of the public and working to protect civil liberties. The ...

NSW Chief Magistrate Blasts Defence Lawyers


Police in NSW enjoy the power to ‘shoot first and ask questions later’ – which means they can charge a person with a criminal offence on a mere ‘reasonable suspicion’, and try to gather evidence later. By contrast, police in the United States are normally required to ask questions before they prosecute – in other ...

Removing Condom During Sex is Rape


One man’s life will never be the same after being convicted of rape for secretly removing a condom during sex with a woman he had met online. The 47-year old French man and his companion, a Swiss woman, met on Tinder (where else). After their second date, they decided to go to bed together. They ...

Sydney Man Arrested After Police Pursuit


A 20-year old man has been arrested after refusing to pull over for police and charged with thirteen offences, including police pursuit (‘Skye’s law), break enter and steal, goods in custody and breach of bail. It is alleged the man attended a car dealership in St Mary’s at about 6pm on Wednesday, 4th January 2017 ...

Sniffer Dogs: False Positives and Limits to Police Powers


One of the most controversial tools in the armoury of police when it comes to enforcing drug laws is the use of drug detection dogs. These dogs were introduced after the 2000 Sydney Olympics to catch drug suppliers, but have failed dismally to meet their stated objective. Rather, drug dog operations have led to tens ...

Not Charged with Terrorism Despite Allegedly Making Death / Injury Threats to NYE Celebrations


40-year old Damian O’Neil was arrested at Sydney Airport after disembarking a flight from London to Sydney. He was charged with ‘sending documents containing threats to kill or or inflict grievous bodily harm’ under section 31 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) after police received a tip that he was posting online material which threatened ...

Police Claim Major Success in War on Drugs


“This job started with just a thread of information to the NSWPF’s Drug Squad two and a half years ago”, NSW Police Commissioner Mark Jenkins told a reporter. “That thread has helped us keep more than a tonne of illegal drugs off the street”. On Christmas day, a joint operation between the NSW Police Drug ...

Off-duty police officer allegedly brandishes gun whilst drunk


Police officers are permitted to use their powers around the clock, whether or not they are on-duty. This means they can exercise powers of arrest and search, give move-on directions and even issue fines whilst they are off-duty. And while the Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 (NSW) does not make specific reference to ...

Christmas Gone Wrong


Christmas Day is a time to gather with family and friends to rejoice in the yuletide spirit. But for some, a long day of drinking, conversation and festivities can spark pent up emotions and have dangerous consequences. It has been reported that two brothers, aged 43 and 41, were involved in a family argument at ...