Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 28 October to 3 November 2019

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

Water Demands of Companies Trump the Needs of Local Communities

Governments are prioritising the water demands of corporations over the needs of local communities.

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When Can Police Arrest a Person, and How Much Force Can be Applied?

Police have been accused of brutality after breaking a man’s neck when they attended his home because he was playing loud music.

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Abusive Aged Care Workers May be Criminally Prosecuted

The Royal Commission heard evidence that our elderly are being drugged, assaulted, robbed and even sexually assaulted in aged care facilities.

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Suspicious Circumstances: The Stop the Deaths in Custody Campaign

“[I]n 231 years of occupation, not one prison or police officer has been found guilty of the death of an Aboriginal person”.

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Section 32 Mental Health Applications: A Psychiatrist’s Report is Not Necessary

A psychologist report can be enough for a section 32 application to succeed.

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What is the Meaning of ‘Intimidate’ in the Criminal Law?

The act of intimidation is part of many criminal offences, but what does it mean?

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Basta! Mass Protests of Discontent: An Interview With Chileans United’s Patrick Vasquez

Chileans in Sydney have joined worldwide protests against repression in their homeland.

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The Offence of Stalking or Intimidation in NSW

Retiring NRL star Sam Burgess will face court over an alleged domestic incident.

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Police Are Strip Searching Protesters to Intimidate

“It’s a concerning overreach of their powers… [that] can be likened to sexual assault by the state”.

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Suspicious Circumstances: Eric Whittaker Shackled, While on Life Support

Mr Whittaker died after being shackled to a bed for several days while on life support, following several distress calls that were ignored by prison guards.

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Dutton Broadens ID-Checking and Move-On Powers at Airports

New laws have been passed making it even easier for authorities to demand identification at airports and prevent people from flying.

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Mainstream Media Fights for Own Freedom, But Not for Assange’s

The mainstream media claims to be fighting for the public’s right to information, but has all but forgotten about Julian Assange.

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Bully Cops Should Remain on the Force, Police Watchdog finds

The LECC declined to recommend the dismissal of two officers, despite finding they engaged in “serious misconduct” against women during a traffic stop.

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Doctor Faces Downing Centre Local Court for Harassing Tinder Date

A Sydney radiologist has pleaded guilty to harassment after sending thousands of messages to a Tinder date.

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