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Police investigate mystery death

Almost five years on, police are renewing their call for information related to the death of a Waverley man, after his remains were discovered in October. Lynn Tasman Jones vanished four years ago from the Waverley area. The morning following the 69-year-old’s disappearance, his white 1991 Toyota Camry (registration AQ-72-UY) was reportedly seen parked on […]

News in brief

Hickey march scuffle Two protestors were apprehended by police and a minor brawl disrupted traffic in Sydney’s CBD last Friday during the annual rally to protest the death of Aboriginal teenager TJ Hickey ten years ago. Redfern Police Commander, Detective Superintendent Luke Freudenstein, told reporters that no-one was arrested but several people carrying signs may […]

Jamie Jackson Reed wins costs

By Justin Pen Police have dropped all charges against Jamie Jackson Reed, regarding allegations that the 18-year-old used offensive language, resisted arrest, and assaulted two officers during last year’s Mardi Gras festival. The withdrawal of charges, and allegations of police brutality and violence, coincides with proposed increases to police powers. Magistrate Michael Barko dismissed the […]

Ten years on, seeking justice for TJ

For ten long years the family of Indigenous Australian TJ Hickey have been campaigning for the justice and proper legal punishment of those responsible for his untimely death. They have stood their ground and, now with heavy hearts, prepare for the tenth anniversary rally and march. On February 14, 2004, 17-year-old TJ Hickey died of […]

Inner west the home of armed robberies: stats

A shooting incident at a unit above Parramatta Road on New Year’s Eve has ignited questions about gun violence in Sydney’s inner west. A 56-year-old man appeared at Petersham Police Station at 10:30am December 31 with a gunshot wound to his foot and claimed he had been robbed at a unit on Hay St in […]

The night I fondled the detective sergeant’s piece

Sydneysider: A personal journey Back in the late 1980s and early 90s there was a big trend toward native gardens. Sydneysiders were trying to get away from water-hungry landscaping featuring exotic plants. There was, however, a dark side to this otherwise laudable trend, and this was the fashion for strewing ‘bushrock’ around gardens. Bushrock was […]

POLISSE

Polisse is a documentary style drama set in the Child Protection Unit (CPU) of the Paris police department, surveying the lives of its members who resemble a self-contained, dysfunctional family unit. The film is written, directed by and stars French actress Maïwenn who plays Melissa, the shy photographer commissioned to document the CPU at work. […]