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Sydney police officer charged with nine offences including rape

A Sydney Eastern Suburbs police officer fronted court after police charged him with rape and stalking. Joshua Wootton, 31, faced charges as follows: two counts of sexual intercourse without consent under section 61I of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW); three counts of stalking with intent to case fear under section 13 of the Crimes (Domestic and Personal …

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Police charge NSW sex crimes detective with rape of 19yo woman

A NSW sex crimes detective has been charged with the rape of a 19-year-old woman whose case he was investigating. The 55-year-old detective worked on the teenagers case when he allegedly sexually touched her, and raped her. He has been suspended from the force pending the criminal charges and an internal investigation. Police charge sex …

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NSW Government refuses to fix loophole allowing prison staff to strip-search children

The NSW Government has refused to fix a loophole which allows prison staff to strip-search children. In a rare move, the NSW Ombudsman used his powers to force the Government to respond to his investigation into the use of strip-searches against children in prisons. However, the Government refused to make any changes to the legislation. …

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Push to ban spit-hoods nationwide after continued use in Northern Territory

After the continued use of spit hoods on kids in the NT, advocates are pushing for nationwide ban on the barbaric devices. If you wish to support the move to ban spit hoods: SIGN THE PETITION HERE The NT News confirmed today that all states except for Queensland and Northern Territory stopped using spit hoods …

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Push to ban spit-hoods nationwide after continued use in Northern Territory

Infant sues after being strip-searched at Kempsey Jail

The family of an eight-month-old baby strip-searched by NSW Police are suing the State for compensation. The infant was strip-searched by a female officer when his family brought him to Mid-North Coast Correctional Centre to visit his father. The child, by way of his family, are now suing the State of NSW for false imprisonment and …

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London police strip-searched 15yo Black girl at school

Strip searching children has made headlines again after a girl was strip-searched at her London school. The 15-year-old Black girl was searched at her school in London after teachers claimed she smelt of marijuana. The child had to spread her legs, spread her buttocks and cough. To add insult to injury, she was menstruating at …

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Strip searching children: 15yo Black girl strip-searched at school IN EAST LONDON FOR 'SMELLING LIKE WEED'

Setting the Record Straight: Russell Manser on Australia Story

When 14-year old Russell Manser stole his first car for thrills in Mt Druitt, he didn’t realise he would spend most of his life at odds with the law. ABC’s Australian Story dove deep into Manser’s past, showcasing his incredible story of rehabilitation. The full episode is set to air on Monday May 30 at 8pm. …

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Setting the Record Straight Russell Manser on Australia Story

Authorities concerned over rise in 3D-printed guns

Authorities have concerns over a rise in 3D-printed guns after police discovered multiple weapons in a Sydney home. In this instance, half-finished semiautomatic firearm and multiple 3D printers were among a haul found inside a Bankstown home last Thursday. NSW Police searched the home just moments after serving a Firearms Prohibition Order on the 45-year-old …

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Authorities concerned over rise in 3D printed guns

NT Government support use of spit hoods in police custody

The Northern Territory government is resisting calls to ban the use of spit hoods on children. New data has shown that the use of spit hoods on children increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Spit hoods had been used 27 times on children since 2018, and chair restraints six times. The youngest child was 12 years …

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NT Government support use of spit hoods in police custody

Bill to tighten gun laws passed in lower house

Gun laws are set to be tighetened after a surprise bill passed through the Federal House of Representatives on Thursday. Labor members moved to bring debate on the bill which the Government introduced only 24 hours prior.  Leader of the house Peter Dutton then initiated an immediate vote which stopped speeches on the matter and saw …

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