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Kwality

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'The town hit the headlines in 2000 when Gypsy Joker, Billy Grierson, was fatally shot while sitting at a camp fire on the old town site. Former Criminal Investigation Bureau chief and Ora Banda hotel owner Don Hancock was suspected of the shooting and his properties were later fire-bombed. Hancock was later killed in a car bombing in 2001 in Perth, Western Australia in a revenge attack by other Gypsy Jokers.'

There is much more around Don Hancock, the stuff of folklore:

THE supergrass who broke the bikie code of silence over the 2001 car-bomb murder of top cop Don Hancock and his mate Lou Lewis is now a free man.

High-level sources have confirmed Sidney John “Snot” Reid, who served just 15 years after testifying against fellow Gypsy Joker Graham “Slim” Slater and then fingered another bikie associate for murder, has been released from an east coast prison within the past six months.

The news has swept police and criminal circles and while his whereabouts are unclear, it is believed he and his girlfriend have assumed new identities under the witness protection program.


Once described as Australia’s most protected prisoner, Reid has been shuffled between high-security facilities, including Goulburn’s “Super Max” which houses the country’s worst offenders.
While Reid pleaded guilty to the double killing just weeks after his February 2002 arrest, Slater pleaded not guilty to murdering the pair by detonating a bomb under the car they were driving when returning from the races in September 2001.

Slater was spectacularly acquitted of all charges brought by Reid’s roll-over in a verdict that stunned police, the victims’ families and the wider community.

Reid told police the murders were payback for the death of Billy Grierson, who they believed was shot dead by Hancock outside the retired detective’s outback pub at Ora Banda, near Kalgoorlie, on the night of the Sydney Olympics’ closing ceremony.
Reid then accused another Joker associate, Gary White, of murdering drug dealer Anthony Tapley the previous August in a completely unrelated crime unknown to police.

White was subsequently charged and convicted of murder, primarily on Reid’s testimony, and is still in jail serving a 22-year-minimum life sentence. While bones believed to be Tapley’s were later found at a Northam Farm, they were never conclusively proved to be his.
“There are so many unanswered questions,” White’s lawyer Gary Massey told The Sunday Times this week.

He believes Reid’s testimony in the White conviction was manufactured to make sure Reid gained maximum benefits for himself at the expense of his client, who has always maintained his innocence.

For Reid’s unprecedented co-operation, a Letter of Comfort, signed off by then assistant police commissioner Tim Atherton and DPP Robert Cock, was taken into consideration when Reid was sentenced.

Mr Atherton this week told The Sunday Times he would never have signed the supporting letter — the only one in his long career — if there were any doubts about the Tapley investigation.

“I asked the question along the lines that, ‘Have we run out all inquiries into his (Tapley’s) missing persons file’, to which I was told, ‘Yes, boss’,” he said. “It was drawn to my attention some time later that the Tapley missing person file was still open.”

Hancocks brilliant career was tarnished by persistent allegations he’d doctored evidence in the notorious Mickelberg mint gold swindle case, and hints he was too prosperous for an honest copper — though the fact he inherited goldmining leases and shares might have covered this.
He was denied promotion then pensioned off in 1994.

Earlier in his career, brothel madam Shirley Finn was executed on fairway seven of the South Perth golf club, at a place where, according to the statement of a vice-squad detective at the time, consorting squad detectives met with their informants.

Rob Schofield’s first crime novel, Heist (Allen & Unwin, 2013), contains a fictionalised representation of CIB chief Don Hancock’s notorious interrogation methods, as well as exploring the fallout from the state’s movement towards restricting the rights of assembly and association of outlaw motorcycle club members.
 
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Dogs_R_Us

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Another bikie shooting:
'.... understands the man is Chris Rymer, an alleged high-profile member of the Rebels bikie gang, who survived being sprayed with bullets in an alleged violent attack in March last year.'

'One of those bullets hit him in the penis.

Police on Tuesday spoke with Mr Rymer, whose vehicle was seized for forensic examination.

A crime scene was then established outside a location in Bounty Crescent, Bligh Park.

Officers also set up another crime scene on Bonner Rd when a burnt-out vehicle was discovered.
...that vehicle had now been identified as a bright red/orange Ford Mustang, which has also been seized for forensic examination.


Bad ending for the Mustang- deserved better ;).
Ouch!

Well at least they’re only shooting each other.
 

Kurve

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Some sites say bones some say remains

Looking at a satellite map it might be possible the remains might not have been there long as it can be a fairly busy spot ie Mt Lofty walking trail is there

While there are a few tracks each would be a good spot to view the surrounding country

*not knowing exactly where found but reports say Warren Rd which is the main road through the park

It was a male. Some are wondering if it's Steve Williams the ex bikie, I think it probably isn't him.
 

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jason_recliner

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Doesn't sound right to me. Director gets good pay - why risk it for $100k? He might have been set up. Some real pieces of s**t working in the prison system/unions.
 

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FTY1

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I was looking through inquest findings and what I discovered is a few known murderers/rapists have passed away in the past few years. All died of natural causes.

Ronald Joseph Buckland - this was well publicised as he had been charged with Radina Djukich

Paul Stephen Keating held hostage and raped a female prison worker at the Bunbury Regional Prison.

He couldn't be attended to by female nurses on duty at the time.
"Two on-duty prison nursing staff responded to the Code Red medical emergency, but due to an active alert restricting female prison staff from having contact with Mr Keating, they did not enter his cell."

James Alexander TILBURY murdered Vanessa Devlin and another woman in the 1970s
 

daniologist

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What's this all about? What kind of "ideologies and false information" need an "international human rights lawyer"?



Police searching for missing mum and 5-year-old daughter say pair may have left Darwin, renew call for information


 

Tues

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What's this all about? What kind of "ideologies and false information" need an "international human rights lawyer"?



Police searching for missing mum and 5-year-old daughter say pair may have left Darwin, renew call for information


It could have something to do with a group like these:

Child abduction vigilante group uncovered - Canberra Family Lawyer <----- The ringleader had the last name of Pidgen or similar.
 

BFew

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'It’s also alleged that a yacht was purchased and refitted for $140,000 to be used to transport abducted children from its mooring in Fremantle to Tasmania and then on to New Zealand or South Africa.'

Have NSW Police ruled out the possibility of William Tyrrell getting relocated by a group like this?

 

Awakening

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Are news.com giving us a hint about what happened to William Tyrrell?
 

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BFew

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'It’s also alleged that a yacht was purchased and refitted for $140,000 to be used to transport abducted children from its mooring in Fremantle to Tasmania and then on to New Zealand or South Africa.'

Have NSW Police ruled out the possibility of William Tyrrell getting relocated by a group like this?

'He said the children were aged between 5 and 10 and police were working on establishing when and where they died.'

'“What I can say is we are making very good progress with DNA inquiries.”'

'They are looking at canvassing and collecting CCTV, Vaaelua said, but the number of years that had passed could make that challenging.'

'Detective Inspector Tofilau Faamanuia Vaaelua.... relatives of the victims “were in New Zealand”, he said.'
 

daniologist

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Aahh, nope sorry, just got pointed this way - they're OPCA/sov-cit conspiracy theorists with links to anti-vaxxer protests and a whole lot more

 

Truckosaurus

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'He said the children were aged between 5 and 10 and police were working on establishing when and where they died.'


'“What I can say is we are making very good progress with DNA inquiries.”'

'They are looking at canvassing and collecting CCTV, Vaaelua said, but the number of years that had passed could make that challenging.'

'Detective Inspector Tofilau Faamanuia Vaaelua.... relatives of the victims “were in New Zealand”, he said.'


Earlier article contains a quote from a neighbour that deserves to go viral
“I feel sorry for the family because they’ve got nothing to do with it. And whoever did do it, come on, front up. It’s a bit unfair, bro. It’s horrific, f***ing scary,” neighbour Shelton Honana told Newshub.
Human remains in a suitcase = a bit unfair, bro.
 

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