Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 22 to 28 May 2023

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In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles:

Karen Webb’s Cop Out: Police Commissioner Won’t Watch Tasering of Elderly Woman

The NSW Police Commissioner refuses to watch footage of her officers tasering a 95-year old woman at a nursing home.

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Footage Released of NSW Police Using Excessive Force Against Elderly Woman

In the wake of an incident whereby police tasered a 95-year old woman, new footage has surfaced of their treatment of an 81-year old woman with dementia.

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NSW Police Officer Found Guilty of Assault For Slamming Teen to the Ground

Video footage contradicted the officer’s claim that he acted in self-defence.

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The Criminal Offence of Treason: Definition, Evolution and Political Application

The offence of treason has been used since time immemorial to quell uprisings, silence dissent and justify political persecution.

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The Criminal Offence of Treason: Definition, Evolution and Political Application

The offence of treason has been used since time immemorial to quell uprisings, silence dissent and justify political persecution.

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Allowing Biased Judges to Decide Cases is Against the Interests of Justice

There are calls to reform laws which are currently allowing judges with biases and conflicts of interest to nevertheless hear cases.

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SA Major Parties Attempt to Extinguish Climate Protest With Draconian Penalties

The “kneejerk antiprotest laws will send a chill down the spine of all those who value the right to protest in our democracy”.

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Fatally Tasering Great-Grandmothers Is Par for the Course for the NSW Police Force

The fatal tasering of a 95-year old woman with dementia exemplifies the attitude of the police force towards the frail and vulnerable.

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NSW Police Officer Charged with Assault Over Fatal Tasering of Great-Grandmother

The 95-year old woman was on a walking frame when she collapsed, fractured her skull and later died in hospital after being tasered.

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‘Representations’ Can Result in Criminal Charges Being Withdrawn

The lawyers for Olympic Boxer Harry Garside have requested that police withdraw their client’s domestic-violence charge.

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The History of Currency Counterfeiting and Evolution of Counterfeiting Offences

From creating fake cowrie shells to imitating high security modern notes, counterfeiting is as old as the currency trade itself.

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Police Officer Faces Assault Charges for Fatally Tasering 95-Year Old Woman

The 95-year old woman was on a walking frame when she collapsed, fractured her skull and later died in hospital after being tasered.

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Thorpe Warns of Rising Custody Deaths, as Underfunded Aboriginal Legal Services Shut

The fact funding has not kept up with demand will lead to even greater injustice for Indigenous Australians.

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Neo-Nazis Openly Demonstrating on the Australian Streets Is a Dire Concern

“The open espousal of Nazism by groups like the National Socialist Network is a departure from recent past practice by neo-Nazis in Australia”.

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The Rules for Determining Parole for ‘Serious Offenders’ in NSW

There is confusion as to why serial killer Paul Denyer would even be considered for release on parole given he received three life sentences.

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The Rules Regarding NSW Police Use of Body Worn Cameras

Officers who responded on Thursday to reports of a violent man, before shooting him dead, did not turn on their body cameras.

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AI Generated Images Are Being Used To Catch Online Sexual Predators

Police in a number of countries are now using AI to identify and prosecute those suspected of child sexual offences.

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