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David Eastman has reportedly covered himself in poo…

By Barcham 31 May 2013 68

David Eastman has managed to avoid his judicial inquiry since last year by sacking his legal council. Earlier this month his attempts to have Justin Kevin Duggan, the head of the inquiry sacked were thrown out.

It seems he is running out of stalling tactics.

So Eastman has allegedly staged a dirty protest.

A dirty protest is a protest where you use your own poo.

Yup.

Reportedly Eastman has covered himself in his excrement, wearing his feces like justice proof armour.

It is understood that Eastman, who is regarded by correctional authorities as a management challenge, has used this form of protest before in response to changes in his jail routine.

After a previous “bronzing up” incident Eastman was told he would be fined by prison management, to which he allegedly responded: “I will run out of money before I run out of sh*t”.

A spokesman for the ACT’s Justice and Community Safety directorate (JACS) said it did not discuss “the individual circumstances of detainees”.

“If a detainee wishes to raise any concerns whilst in custody, we encourage them to express these through the existing complaints management process, which includes access to various statutory authorities, such as the Official Visitor and the Human Rights Commission,” the spokesman said.


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dixyland 8:23 pm 17 Jun 13

bundah said :

Mike Crowther said :

460cixy asks if there is any ‘proof’ of thousands of assaults. Even though I didn’t make that claim, on reflection I think Evan James is probably on the money numbers wise. ‘Proof’ generally only comes after a court case. In Eastman’s case we’ve had one (several actually) of them and even then, the Canberra Times and a hundred limp-wristed, pillow sucking bleeding hearts continue pushing the ‘..but what if he’s really innocent and the CIA did it..’ line.

Given that the definition of assault includes an intentional action taken to put a person in fear of being injured I would say Eastman would be good for not less than one per day right up until he went inside, and quite a few more afterwards. Most people that he threatened in the street, or their shops, or offices, or Taxis, or even the brothel where people took cash to be nice to him, just copped it on the chin, sucked it up and got on with their life.

Just because it didn’t make the Canberra Times doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. Common assault is one of the most under-reported crimes. I personally had to drag Eastman off a goal nurse. The poor bloke begged us not to charge Eastman as they couldn’t cope with the thought of being personally cross examined by him in court for an eventual concurrent penalty. (EG: Whats Life plus three months worth?).

I realise this is somewhat petty and may cause a bit of controversy but I don’t like using the word GAOL because it looks too much like GOAL and some inadvertently spell it that way as well. Besides both the Macquarie Dictionary and the Oxford English Dictionary list JAIL as the primary spelling.

The Macquarie Dictionary says this:

Usage: In general the spelling of this word has shifted in Australian English from gaol to jail. However, gaol remains fossilised in the names of jails, as Parramatta Gaol, and in some government usage.

So rioters fell free to call it JAIL and ignore the trolls 🙂

And I will feel free have a hissy fit and think anyone who writes jail is an idiot. It drives me crazy like people who say ‘anythink’ or ‘somethink’.

bundah 9:39 pm 16 Jun 13

Eyeball In A Quart Jar Of Snot said :

Stay tuned for Today Tonight’s so called investigative report into the Winchester murder airing tomorrow night…

…or don’t.

Just don’t.

Wash your mouth out with soap all will be revealed 🙂

Eyeball In A Quart Jar Of Snot 6:30 pm 16 Jun 13

Stay tuned for Today Tonight’s so called investigative report into the Winchester murder airing tomorrow night…

…or don’t.

Just don’t.

bundah 6:07 pm 03 Jun 13

EvanJames said :

unclebill said :

If he committed these hundreds of assaults & crimes why wasn’t he locked up long before he had a chance to allegedly murder a high ranking policeman?

His friends in the ANU law school had for some years amused themselves by helping him to find loopholes in the law, a favourite was getting magistrates to disqualify themselves from hearing his cases. He went through quite a number of the judiciary this way. He found myriad ways to delay cases, and every day he was out and about, hurting and scaring people.

When he punched a guy I worked with (Eastman had an interview booked with him, and when the guy indcated a chair and invited him to take a seat, Eastman punched him), the police who attended mentioned that he currently had 160 separate cases pending against him. These were just those that had made it to the court list, there were umpteen that never did. And I don’t think any of thsee were ever actually heard anyway.

As the police escorted him out after this particular episode, he bent towards the heavily pregnant lady who’d called the police, and hissed that he’d “get” her too. She was a mess for the rest of the day and had to be driven home.

Our legal system does not deal well with mentally ill people, and we all suffer for it.

As far as the mentally ill are concerned,for as long as I can remember at least,the gummint has shown utter contempt for their welfare and essentially left many of them to their own devices for it was just in the too hard basket.It’s only in recent times that they’ve started to take mental health seriously and needless to say we’ve got a long way to go before we get a satisfactory mental health system.

EvanJames 5:30 pm 03 Jun 13

unclebill said :

If he committed these hundreds of assaults & crimes why wasn’t he locked up long before he had a chance to allegedly murder a high ranking policeman?

His friends in the ANU law school had for some years amused themselves by helping him to find loopholes in the law, a favourite was getting magistrates to disqualify themselves from hearing his cases. He went through quite a number of the judiciary this way. He found myriad ways to delay cases, and every day he was out and about, hurting and scaring people.

When he punched a guy I worked with (Eastman had an interview booked with him, and when the guy indcated a chair and invited him to take a seat, Eastman punched him), the police who attended mentioned that he currently had 160 separate cases pending against him. These were just those that had made it to the court list, there were umpteen that never did. And I don’t think any of thsee were ever actually heard anyway.

As the police escorted him out after this particular episode, he bent towards the heavily pregnant lady who’d called the police, and hissed that he’d “get” her too. She was a mess for the rest of the day and had to be driven home.

Our legal system does not deal well with mentally ill people, and we all suffer for it.

bundah 4:31 pm 03 Jun 13

Thumper said :

unclebill said :

If he committed these hundreds of assaults & crimes why wasn’t he locked up long before he had a chance to allegedly murder a high ranking policeman?

You appear to forget where we live.

I’ll give you a hint. The ACT….

Yet another reminder of the punishment one can receive for a truly sickening attack and the value judges here place on human life we have this

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/gratuitous-and-irrational-attack-left-woman-with-horrific-injuries-20130603-2nl2w.html

Thumper 3:55 pm 03 Jun 13

unclebill said :

If he committed these hundreds of assaults & crimes why wasn’t he locked up long before he had a chance to allegedly murder a high ranking policeman?

You appear to forget where we live.

I’ll give you a hint. The ACT….

unclebill 2:26 pm 03 Jun 13

If he committed these hundreds of assaults & crimes why wasn’t he locked up long before he had a chance to allegedly murder a high ranking policeman?

DrKoresh 1:36 pm 03 Jun 13

Dilandach said :

Occam’s Razor Johnboy…
Crazy guy caught up in a conspiracy or a crazy guy doing something crazy?

I agree that he probably DID do it, but I’d still like to see a review of the evidence leading to his conviction, there are a lot of people who are unsatisfied at the quality of evidence presented in his first trial.

Mr Evil 12:44 pm 03 Jun 13

Clean him up by chaining him to the floor and letting the other prisoners wee on him – and I bet he’ll stop with this behaviour quick smart.

I lose no sleep at all knowing this piece of trash is locked up, and I won’t be shed a tear for him when he dies. He threatened and then assaulted an ex-workmate of mine, and in my opinion Eastman deserves every bit of pain he suffers.

Dilandach 11:15 am 03 Jun 13

johnboy said :

http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2013/s3699923.htm

Occam’s Razor Johnboy.

Is he the victim of a underworld hit that just happened to have a whole string of unlikely coincidences attached to it that caused him to get fingered for the crime that stemmed from his ‘mental deficiencies’? or the more likely that he simply did what he said he was going to do.

Crazy guy caught up in a conspiracy or a crazy guy doing something crazy?

EvanJames 10:35 am 03 Jun 13

johnboy said :

http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2013/s3699923.htm

That first lot of guff from Waterford is utter nonsense. Eastman was not invalided out of the APS for writing letters to papers, he had spent the years leading up to it attacking and assaulting people, verbally and physically, plus exhibiting other unacceptable behaviour, yelling and swearing and so-on. He should have been dismissed but his department took the easy way out, invaliding him out on “stress”.

I was dealing with Eastman during the period where he was obsessed with overturning the invalidity finding, and getting back into the APS. He had a number of tacks he was trying, and Winchester’s refusal to quash the investigation into one of Eastman’s many attacks on third persons posed a huge threat to his chances of getting back in. A criminal conviction for assault would render him ineligible.

Peopel like Waterford, and the academics in the law faculty at ANU who amused themselves by helping him to find legal loopholes, were IMO doing something quite immoral, ignoring the real distress and fear being caused by this man to ordinary people every day. I can only surmise that he was careful to never show them the aggressive, threatening side of his character. They were helping him to avoid facing the legal consequences of the things he did.

at one point I was having daily stand-up arguments with him, he wanted us to do something and we refused, but every day he’d come in and start threatening and carrying on, causing distress to the staff and to our other clients. We’d see him outside our office on those days also, verbally attacking random passers-by… I wonder how long it took each one of them to recover from the shock of that?

DrKoresh 4:04 am 03 Jun 13

Well the idea of orgranised crime involvement suggests corruption. I’m too young to know, but was there a corruption scandal in the AFP in the late 80’s/ early 90’s? And was Eastman a career criminal, or just a violent, unstable psycho? Because unless Eastman had OC connections or had made threats towards Winchester it seems implausible that he would assassinate him, and it was most definitely an assassination.

IrishPete 11:44 pm 02 Jun 13

johnboy said :

I’d still like to see the person who killed the police commissioner behind bars for that too.

If it wasn’t DHE then presumably it was quite a lot of people, in conspiracy. Is the AMC big enough?

IP

EvanJames 11:15 pm 02 Jun 13

Tetranitrate said :

JessP said :

Tetranitrate said :

EvanJames said :

I love that he is in gaol, and if he is indeed innocent of the Winchester murder, that makes it all the more perfect as it will be driving him batshit with fury, and is such perfect punishment for the hundreds (yes, hundreds) of people he’s terrorised and assaulted over many years.

Wow. You vile, sadistic prick.
Too bad if it means the real murderers are free eh?

Yes it could be someone else who committed the murder. Or it could be that the guy who told many people who was going to kill someone to get them to listen to him, or someone who in the day before the murder told his Doctor he would should kill Winchester, someone who bought and hid guns. Someone like Mr Eastman?

The post I was quoting made it pretty clear that they took pleasure at the thought that Eastman might be innocent and imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit.

Whether he actually is innocent or not doesn’t come into it.

You’re quite right. I take deep pleasure in the thought that he’s in gaol for possibly the ONLY crime he didn’t commit. Whether he did or not, I do not know. But it’s a delightful thought, given the cruelty and pain he caused the many, many people over decades, that he might be in gaol knowing he didn’t do that which he’s in gaol for.

The difference between you and I is that I watched him operate for years. I had the pleasure of dealing with him in a professional capacity, and watching him smash the faces of people I worked with. I watched him scream/shriek at people in the street, I watched him threaten to ‘get’ a very pregnant woman I worked with, I learned of the woman he grabbed the hand of while shaking her hand and breaking her arm in a door by slamming the door on it, the women he threw down a stairwell while still a public servant.

Sadistic? Oh dear. You don’t know the meaning of the word, but enjoy your comfortable existence and hope one such as David Eastman never notices you exist.

    johnboy 11:21 pm 02 Jun 13

    I’d still like to see the person who killed the police commissioner behind bars for that too.

Tetranitrate 6:33 pm 02 Jun 13

JessP said :

Tetranitrate said :

EvanJames said :

I love that he is in gaol, and if he is indeed innocent of the Winchester murder, that makes it all the more perfect as it will be driving him batshit with fury, and is such perfect punishment for the hundreds (yes, hundreds) of people he’s terrorised and assaulted over many years.

Wow. You vile, sadistic prick.
Too bad if it means the real murderers are free eh?

Yes it could be someone else who committed the murder. Or it could be that the guy who told many people who was going to kill someone to get them to listen to him, or someone who in the day before the murder told his Doctor he would should kill Winchester, someone who bought and hid guns. Someone like Mr Eastman?

The post I was quoting made it pretty clear that they took pleasure at the thought that Eastman might be innocent and imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit.

Whether he actually is innocent or not doesn’t come into it.

Dilandach 5:39 pm 02 Jun 13

Does he also have his housing commision place sitting there as some kind of 20+ year time capsule?

bundah 4:53 pm 02 Jun 13

Mike Crowther said :

Bundah:

Throughout the history of written English, spelling has provided endless hours of fun for pedants and progressives alike. I don’t use the spelling ‘sox’ for socks because of the era my generation was educated in. Likewise, I use ‘Gaol’ because paper and electronic system I worked in for nearly half my life insisted on the archaic English spelling, rather than the American ‘jail’. However, it would seem that we are both wrong as according to governments all over this wide brown land, we do not have prisons anymore, we now have ‘Correctional centres’.

I’m glad you didn’t use ‘correctional institution’ for that would be an oxymoron.Anyway i’ll stick to using jail or better still,to avoid any controversy,refer to it as a prison because correctional centre is just a little too contrived for my liking.

JessP 3:35 pm 02 Jun 13

Tetranitrate said :

EvanJames said :

I love that he is in gaol, and if he is indeed innocent of the Winchester murder, that makes it all the more perfect as it will be driving him batshit with fury, and is such perfect punishment for the hundreds (yes, hundreds) of people he’s terrorised and assaulted over many years.

Wow. You vile, sadistic prick.
Too bad if it means the real murderers are free eh?

Yes it could be someone else who committed the murder. Or it could be that the guy who told many people who was going to kill someone to get them to listen to him, or someone who in the day before the murder told his Doctor he would should kill Winchester, someone who bought and hid guns. Someone like Mr Eastman?

unclebill 3:29 pm 02 Jun 13

This was a trick used by IRA prisoners to stop screws bashing them, It worked until they brought in the high pressure fire hoses.In Eastman’s case it seems like a load of shite to me.
A few of Eastman’s old letters to the Editor of the Canberra Times will be viewable soon on the National Library Trove site.Canberra Times’ are being loaded on from 1955 to 1988 very slowly after a long break because of cpoyright? It seems like they are being “reviewed” by our “Big Brothers”‘ as there are a lot of gaps in the dates.Amateur sleuths can now read some of the cold case stuff now, Redston,Rowland.,Herfort etc.

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