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David Eastman comes home

By johnboy 28 May 2009 57

The ABC informs us that one of Canberra’s loopier, more colourful convicted killers has come home to Canberra at the Alexander Maconochie Centre.

With his 1995 sentence of life imprisonment without parole for the murder of the Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner Colin Winchester (those were the days in the ACT Judiciary) one can only hope he likes it there.

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joy123 11:07 pm 30 Aug 09

I say throw Eastman in a cell with McDougall!

joy123 10:59 pm 30 Aug 09

Oh I have just read up on Eastman, if the newspapers are correct, it appears he did have a grievance with the police commissioner, I knew someone that worked with Eastman and they said, he was a real nutter.

BerraBoy68 3:35 pm 30 Aug 09

Thumper said :

I’ve never understood how he got to such high levels in the APS if he is such a nutbag.

Yo’d be suprised at the number of unsuitable people in reasonably high levels. They get the job done, but they destroy staff and anyone who gets in their way. The bottom line is, they get the job doneand people are afraid of them.

And there are yet others who are incompetent but rise to the top because they are so far up the bosses backside it makes no difference how bad they are. I’d also wager Eastman is of an earlier vintage (70’s and 80’s) in the APS where all you had to do to get promoted was stay int eh one place long enough. There are loads of this type still around and thankfully, they are starting to retire after holding the same high-level jobs now for 20 years. Eastman was also the type to threaten, and be violent with, others if he didn’t get his own way. My dad had to deal with him physically once or twice in a Union capacity.

BTW: this type of cretin is still alive and well in the APS. I know of an entire APS organisation that is under threat due to a culture of rorting the system i.e. stealing flex etc.) and one of the bosses had a call from the husband of one women telling him he’s ‘gone’ if his wife gets sacked.

Thumper 10:31 am 30 Aug 09

I’ve never understood how he got to such high levels in the APS if he is such a nutbag.

Yo’d be suprised at the number of unsuitable people in reasonably high levels. They get the job done, but they destroy staff and anyone who gets in their way. The bottom line is, they get the job doneand people are afraid of them.

joy123 10:41 pm 29 Aug 09

I may be ignorant, as I haven’t read up about Eastman but what he gain from murdering Winchester?

Deadmandrinking 7:12 pm 28 Aug 09

But kept off the streets in care, not in prison, Berra-boy.

BerraBoy68 2:49 pm 28 Aug 09

Interesting, but rediculous and out of context, argument. But hey, thanks for ‘strangely’ raising the racism card. Can I now point out that Eastman is best locked up whether he’s guilty or not? He’s been found guilty in court but I too have doubts about his guilt. That said, but his behavior even years before being found guilty of murder paint him as a very dangerous, mentally ill person who is best kept off the streets.

p1 2:40 pm 28 Aug 09

Remember, if he is innocent… …(perhaps inappropriate)… …If he is innocent of the crimes for which he has been convicted….

Of course if none of your conjecture is true, then your post is worthless.

If he is innocent of the crimes for which he has been convicted, any ’screws’ imposing ’special treatment’ to him because they thought he was guilty of being a ‘cop killer’ are little better than those that framed Mr. Eastman in the first case.

Are you suggesting that if he is actually guilty, then the ‘screws’ can beat him all they want? Who lets them know which are the guilty inmates, and which have been fitted up in a conspiracy involving the police (but not the dead boss), the prosecution, and every level of court in the ACT?

p1 12:33 pm 28 Aug 09

Liberator, are Eastman posting from the AMC?

Liberator 12:27 pm 28 Aug 09

Jim Jones post 5 posted a quote allegedly from Crikey.

NSW Corrective Services Commissioner Ron Woodham gave an unusually frank assessment of Eastman’s transfer to the ACT saying: “Good riddance?—?we can’t wait to get rid of the arseh-le.”

I suspect any ‘screw’ who thinks an inmate is a ‘cop-killer’ is likely to treat the same with ‘special attention’, particularly if they have been instilled with the character assassination which saw Mr. Eastman convicted.

If I was found guilty of a serious crime I did not commit, I would exhaust every avenue available as well. Remember, if he is innocent, there are still the conspirators of the assassination (guilty of conspiracy to, and accessory to murder) still trying to maintain the character assassination of Mr. Eastman.

NSW Corrective Services Commissioner Ron Woodham’s comment suggest to me he is just a high ranking ‘red-neck’ screw who objected to having the (perhaps inappropriate) conduct of prison officers under his watch being complained about. I wonder if Mr. Eastman is treated with appropriate equity whilst he is in the ‘slammer’.

If he is innocent of the crimes for which he has been convicted, any ‘screws’ imposing ‘special treatment’ to him because they thought he was guilty of being a ‘cop killer’ are little better than those that framed Mr. Eastman in the first case.

Red necks rule! Life can ‘suck’ at times. Ask the aboriginies. English trash and the likes of them are one of the greatest scourges on the planet, in my opinion.

Liberator 12:07 pm 28 Aug 09

Just arrived at ‘the riot act’, so this is not exactly current, but the issue is.
shauno (if you are about)
“If you look at the evidence he is definitely guilty.”

Which evidence are you referring to bro’?

Deadmandrinking 7:52 pm 29 May 09

SpideyDog, no-one said the entire afp is in on a big conspiracy. What they are saying is that Eastman’s conviction was suspect and there is a possibility of a cover-up at high levels due to connections with Griffith and Melbourne Mafia figures.

You need to accept that:

(1) Corruption has and does exist in all walks of life.

(2) The Police aren’t always right.

(3) The courts aren’t always right.

(4) Being crazy doesn’t make you a killer.

(5) Being naive makes you look silly.

So stop being so innocent! gah!

Spideydog 4:33 pm 29 May 09

I-filed said :

Spideydog said :

Yes the police would go and knowingly prosecute “the wrong man” of killing one of their own ???

Ahh, it all makes sense now !!??

Think a little further Spideydog. The police have factions, it’s not an amorphous whole.

Oh c’mon. Are we honestly trying to say the WHOLE of ACT Police were in on the “conspiracy” With such a high profile case, one would think that EVERYONE would have been keeping a close eye on this one, not just one of the “factions”. If there was anything untoward, it would have been noticed.

I personally find it very hard to believe to be a conspiracy.

I-filed 4:23 pm 29 May 09

Spideydog said :

Yes the police would go and knowingly prosecute “the wrong man” of killing one of their own ???

Ahh, it all makes sense now !!??

Think a little further Spideydog. The police have factions, it’s not an amorphous whole.

Skidd Marx 3:56 pm 29 May 09

Man I shudder to think what odds Sportingbet could’ve laid me on a Matt Giteau/David Eastman returning home for the 2010 season double..?!

Nosey 3:46 pm 29 May 09

I still have my doubts of him being the actual guilty party.

Me too after doing extensive research for a book I am writing (not particularly about the case or anything) I have doubts too. Several news items that I saw were quite intriguing.

I don’t want to be rude but I can’t imagine the book will be worth reading if you are intrigued by “News” stories that make you question his guilt.

Take a look at VG’s comments again.

Mr Evil 2:32 pm 29 May 09

mutley said :

No, one I encountered had serious issues with milk.

Milk’s a issue worth getting all angsty about!

Did they go out on stress leave shortly afterwards?

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