Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles June 20-26, 2022

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In case you missed any of them, here’s a look at last week’s articles:

NSW Police charged with covering up murder of mental patient

The New South Wales Police Commissioner has appealed to the Supreme Court to suppress evidence relating to the shooting death of a mentally ill man.

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The Law, Defenses and Sentences for Kidnapping in New South Wales

Two teenagers who pleaded guilty to luring a businessman using Grindr before abducting and assaulting him have been found not guilty of his murder.

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ABF powers to search and seize electronic devices, demand passwords and copy data

Australian Border Force officers have carried out more than 40,000 warrantless searches of passengers’ electronic devices, including seizures for little or no apparent reason.

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Albanese must step up and fight for Assange as UK greenlights extradition

As leader of the opposition, Mr Albanese called for Assange’s release saying “enough is enough”. But it’s unclear what he’s doing now to help bring our developer home.

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Children vandalize detention center after being subjected to ‘cruel and degrading’ treatment

The behavior came after children were found to be subjected to ‘cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment’ and a magistrate’s warning that ‘if you want to make a monster, that’s how you do it’ .

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Calls for firearms police out of First Nations communities and end of response

Sydneysiders rallied in force to demand an end to brutal policing of First Nations communities and colonialist intervention policies.

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New South Wales considers medical cannabis driving defence: interview with former magistrate David Heilpern

That a medical cannabis user could face criminal charges for minute amounts of traces in their system “is totally beyond comprehension…And [the situation] must change.

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The Victorian government is backtracking on its promise to decriminalize public intoxication

The state promised to decriminalize public intoxication after Tanya Day’s tragic death, but has now suspended the pledge.

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Botched and unwarranted police implementation leads to premature raid, says Nick Weaver, arrested for climate

Officers continue to violently arrest peaceful protesters before charging them with assaulting police and resisting arrest.

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Authorities continue crackdown on climate activism with extralegal NSW police raid

The raid was a “tactic…to stifle, detain and harass a climate movement whose numbers and momentum continue to grow”.

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‘A watershed moment for drug policy’: Dr David Caldicott at the ACT fixed pill test site

The potentially life-saving fixed pill testing site in the nation’s capital ‘represents a… watershed moment… for drug policy in Australia’.

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The Portuguese experience of drug decriminalization

From 2017. The facts speak for themselves. The people who will be excluded are criminal lawyers.

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TV presenter could face contempt of court charges

Veteran presenter Lisa Wilkinson could face criminal charges for a speech that delayed Brittany Higgins’ trial.

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After historic WA pardons, greater police accountability needed for Baby Charlie

The state has finally apologized for the appalling police treatment of a mother that led to the murder of her baby.

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