Post Tagged with: "Justice System"

Salt Creek backpacker tells court how attacker tied her hands and feet and sliced off her bikini with a knife

March 16, 2017 2:20 am
Salt Creek backpacker tells court how attacker tied her hands and feet and sliced off her bikini with a knife

A Brazilian woman has told an Australian court of the moment the Salt Creek accused attacked, bound and sexually assaulted her, comparing the experience to “a horror movie”. The woman, whose identity is suppressed, told a Supreme Court jury in South Australia she was attacked from behind by the man […]

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Fewer than 3 per cent of rapes end in a conviction, Australia report shows

February 23, 2017 4:15 pm
Fewer than 3 per cent of rapes end in a conviction, Australia report shows

Defence attorneys know juries will often judge the victim, who then suffers character attacks in court. Photo / 123RF These numbers should terrify us all. A report just released by Australia’s Crime Statistics Agency found that in 2009 and 2010, more than 3500 rapes were reported to Victoria Police. Of […]

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Baltimore : Freddie Gray’s Death Ruled a Homicide, Six Police Officers Charged

May 2, 2015 12:52 am
Baltimore : Freddie Gray’s Death Ruled a Homicide, Six Police Officers Charged

The state’s attorney of Baltimore said that six police officers have been charged in the death of Freddie Gray. In a press conference on Friday, Marilyn J. Mosby said that police mistreated the 25-year-old Gray, who died of a spinal injury while in police custody in April, over and over […]

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Frustration over death probe of Freddie Gray at Baltimore

May 1, 2015 11:30 pm
Frustration over  death probe of Freddie Gray at Baltimore

Authorities in Baltimore yesterday refused to provide more than a few sketchy details about the investigation into the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a fatal injury while in police custody. The decision may be legally appropriate, but many people in the city were finding it hard […]

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Jamaica’s Parliament gave final legislative approval to an act decriminalising marijuana

February 26, 2015 10:01 am
Jamaica’s Parliament gave final legislative approval to an act decriminalising marijuana

Marijuana has been pervasive but illegal in Jamaica for decades, consumed as a medicinal herb, puffed as a sacrament by Rastafarians and sung about in the island’s famed reggae music. After many years of dialogue about the culturally entrenched drug, and emboldened by changes to drug laws in US states, […]

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‘Earlier the better’: Indonesia moves for swift executions of two prisoners

February 24, 2015 6:05 am
‘Earlier the better’: Indonesia moves for swift executions of two prisoners

It’s “very likely” Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan will be moved from their Bali jail cells for execution this week, Bali’s chief prosecutor says. Momock Bambang Samiarso says he’s only waiting on the green light from Nusakambangan, the jail island where the executions will take place. “What we want […]

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Failure of Costa Concordia’s captain to promptly order an evacuation of the cruise ship led to death of 32 people

February 12, 2015 3:40 am
Failure of Costa Concordia’s captain to promptly order an evacuation of the cruise ship led to death of 32 people

The failure of Costa Concordia’s captain to promptly order an evacuation of the cruise ship was the sole reason 32 people died, prosecutors have said in their final arguments in court. A verdict in the 19-month-old trial is expected this week for Francesco Schettino, accused of causing the January 13, […]

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Bali Nine drug mastermind living extravagantly as pair face execution

2:23 am
Bali Nine drug mastermind living extravagantly as pair face execution

The mastermind behind the Bali Nine drug trafficking plot is allegedly currently enjoying an extravagant lifestyle in Sydney, having literally won the lottery after he escaped all convictions. The unnamed man is living the high-life while two Australian men, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, face execution by firing squad this […]

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