Letter from the rip

This private letter is from a man who has led an exemplary life, but when accused of historical sexual molestation by a vengeful woman, then a youngster, years after the alleged events, he was tried and convicted, his life ruined. He maintains his innocence (the accuser’s mother believes & supports him) and a lawyer has prepared pro bono a 70 page analysis of his case that shows how the system wrongly convicted him. He has given me permission to publish the letter. Continue reading

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‘Shocking scandal nobody wants to touch’: MP

This is an edited version of the full article in the CLA news, by Bill Rowlings, CEO of Civil Liberties Australia.  Continue reading

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Undercurrent – tv docoseries on Sue Neill-Fraser case online globally

Undercurrent, the 6-part docoseries digging into the investigation leading to the murder conviction of Tasmanian grandmother Sue Neill-Fraser broadcast on the Seven Network in March 2019, except in Tasmania, is now available to watch free, around the world, on TUBI.

It is also accessible at 7+

 

 

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Public register would endanger wrongfully convicted

Andrew L. Urban

As controversial as this view may be, I urge great caution in lobbying for the currently proposed national public – public! – register of convicted child sex offenders – whom I abhor as much as everyone. There would be severe and unacceptable unintended consequences of such a scheme.  Continue reading

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Sloppy evidence gathering = wrongful conviction

Faulty bite mark analysis and the unreliable testimony of a prisoner delivered a rape & murder conviction against Robert DuBoise in Florida 37 years ago. He has just been released after the forensic testimony was discredited and DNA evidence confirmed his innocence. Continue reading

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Police gullibility or a rush to judgement?

Vanessa Engle’s 59 minute BBC2 doco, The  Unbelievable Story of Carl Beech, is accurately titled; let’s hope we get to see it in Australia sometime soon (following its August 24, 2020 premiere in the UK). The readiness of police to believe the unbelievable when the allegations concern child sex abuse is not unique to the UK. Remember the Cook family in NSW? Continue reading

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What’s wrong Mr Attorney General? Do you know?

Andrew L. Urban.

How can a man who doesn’t seem to know right from wrong be the Attorney General of an Australian State? I don’t know the answer, but I do believe I have evidence that NSW AG Mark Speakman SC makes decisions that reflect poorly on his moral compass. Here are two key examples.  Continue reading

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Incompetent, humiliated criminal system fails again

Andrew L. Urban.

In just 60 Minutes last Sunday (6/9/20), Channel 9 has shown how the Cooks, a circus family from the Blue Mountains, were persecuted by a preposterous police prosecution of a case that not only lacked evidence of any kind, but defied the most basic tests of common sense. Sadly, it is not the only humiliating failure of the criminal justice system in Australia.  Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser case contradicts formal logic, analysis shows – part 3

In the 2010 trial of Sue Neill-Fraser, there was an absence of evidentiary proof for establishing the Major Premise of the crime – an essential fact for a valid inference of guilt, writes BENJAMIN DEAN,* in this 3-part analysis of the case applying formal logic#. Part 3 – ‘strands in the cable’ not logical  Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser case contradicts formal logic, analysis shows – part 2

In the 2010 trial of Sue Neill-Fraser, there was an absence of evidentiary proof for establishing the Major Premise of the crime – an essential fact for a valid inference of guilt, writes BENJAMIN DEAN,* in this 3-part analysis of the case applying formal logic#. Part 2 – accused not at crime scene Continue reading

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