Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 7 to 13 November 2022

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

The Law, Penalties and Defences for Offensive or Disorderly Conduct on an Aircraft

A man has been sentenced after unzipping his trousers and urinating on the floor of a plane bound for Australia.

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Inmate Released on Appeal, After Trial Judge Misapplied Mental Illness Defence

The appeal court ordered the defendant’s release after finding the trial judge failed to understand or properly apply the mental illness defence.

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Legalising Cannabis Would Lower Domestic Violence Rates

Three studies have found what many take as common sense: that legalising cannabis corresponds with a reduction in domestic violence.

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Criminal Assets Recovery Orders in New South Wales

A man who went on a spending spree after $759,000 was mistakenly credited to his bank account has had his assets seized.

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The Offence of Reckless Driving in New South Wales

A man has been charged with reckless driving after allegedly travelling at 170km/h over the speed limit.

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Thugs in Blue Uniforms: Raptor Squad Raid Party, Assault Students and Trash House

The notorious Raptor Squad saw fit to employ familiar tactics after being sent to investigate a noise complaint.

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West Papua’s “Mandela” Filep Karma Dies Under Mysterious Circumstances

A hero of the West Papuan resistance movement died last week in mysterious circumstances.

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Queensland Police to Get Random Stop and Search Powers

Queensland police are set to be given unprecedented power to conduct arbitrary searches.

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Capturing Tibetan Culture in Photos as it Flourishes at Nepal’s Boudhanath Stupa

Tibetan culture continues to flourish, despite China’s efforts to stamp it out.

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Dr Tim Anderson on His Intellectual Freedom Court Victory and “Slow Genocide” in Palestine

Sydney University dismissed a senior lecturer for expressing facts about wars and atrocities at odds with the mainstream media narrative.

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Tibetans Storm Delhi’s Chinese Embassy Over COVID Abuses: An Interview With TYC’s Tenzin Dhonden

Youths have taken it upon themselves to demand that China back off.

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The History of Drug Criminalisation in the Western World

The first traffickers of ‘illegal drugs’ were the very nations who now punish those who use them.

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COP-OUT-27 Albanese: The Flipside to Morrison on the Pro-Fossil Fuel Coin

The PM’s decision not to attend this year’s climate change conference has attracted far less criticism than that levelled against his predecessor.

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Police Claim to Have Identified Medibank Cyber-Criminals

Police say the hackers suspected of threatening to divulge personal medical information will face the full force of the law.

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Australian Government Acknowledges First Nations Sovereignty to Senator Thorpe

“First Nations people have been sovereign people of these lands for thousands and thousands of generations. They – we – are sovereign people”.

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