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Eastman loses another lawyer

By johnboy - 13 November 2013 27

The ABC reports that in his quest to have at one time hired every criminal lawyer in Australia David Eastman has lost another one as the inquiry into his murder conviction rumbles on.

Mr Willee QC was Eastman’s third senior counsel since the inquiry was ordered in September last year.

The defence team is now in the hands of Mark Griffin who has asked for some delay to allow him to catch up with the case.

Eastman told the court, via videolink from Canberra’s jail, that he had total confidence in Mr Griffin QC.

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Eastman loses another lawyer
Erg0 9:44 am 14 Nov 13

IrishPete said :

So in short if he’s mentally ill he’s innocent, and if he’s guilty, he’s not mentally ill.

But is he heavier than a duck?

Deref 9:42 am 14 Nov 13

The more I read about this kind of thing, the more convinced I become that our adversarial legal system is a crock of shite compared to the European inquisitorial system.

Robertson 9:30 am 14 Nov 13

Dilandach said :

Robertson said :

Dilandach said :

Just a pity that the system is content with pissing money up against the wall for this case. What is the point of going through it all really?

I’ll tell you exactly why: so long as Eastman is behind bars for this crime he likely didn’t commit, the Italians who likely did commit it and the AFP cops who were in cahoots with them, are getting off scot-free.

Which is why he should be medicated, have him help his own case. If he’s guilty or innocent, let justice be done. Instead we get this circus that everyone seems content on continuing. Wasting time and money.

And to me, Eastman’s case is irrelevant. There is a much more important issue at stake, which is finding the culprits for this crime, from the triggerman and his driver to their employers and including their Australian-based supporters & protectors, (which include a bloke whose statue adorns the ACT LA foyer, which should give you an inkling as to how deep the problem runs).

IrishPete 8:38 am 14 Nov 13

milkman said :

Dear David Eastman (if you’re reading this),

You’re a LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY motherf*cker.

Lots of love,
The Helpful Fairy.

He isn’t reading it. Someone can print it off and mail it to him, if they want.

IP

Dilandach 8:26 am 14 Nov 13

Robertson said :

Dilandach said :

Just a pity that the system is content with pissing money up against the wall for this case. What is the point of going through it all really?

I’ll tell you exactly why: so long as Eastman is behind bars for this crime he likely didn’t commit, the Italians who likely did commit it and the AFP cops who were in cahoots with them, are getting off scot-free.

Which is why he should be medicated, have him help his own case. If he’s guilty or innocent, let justice be done. Instead we get this circus that everyone seems content on continuing. Wasting time and money.

Robertson 8:10 am 14 Nov 13

Affirmative Action Man said :

Eastman is clearly barking mad & has been for a long time. There is plenty of evidence to support that he was a total nutter long before the Winchester issue.

If Eastman is allowed to be involved in the review it will go nowhere.

Exactly. If we want the whole issue solved, we need to do it in the absence of Eastman himself being in any way involved.

The reverse of this coin is, why has our justice system allowed Eastman to muddy the waters so comprehensively and for so long? Why did the AFP hire a psychologist with the express purpose of designing a complex project to mentally destabilise Eastman? Why is that “doctor” considered fit to practice despite a clear breach of his hippocratic oath? Why are the AFP and the DPP not under investigation for their long history of shenanigans in this case? They’ve presented an obviously faked and key witness statement, they’ve studiously avoided obvious leads, they’ve engaged in psychological warfare against a convenient nutter, and they’ve managed to make him convict himself despite not having any evidence whatsoever tying him to the crime.

Robertson 8:03 am 14 Nov 13

Dilandach said :

Just a pity that the system is content with pissing money up against the wall for this case. What is the point of going through it all really?

I’ll tell you exactly why: so long as Eastman is behind bars for this crime he likely didn’t commit, the Italians who likely did commit it and the AFP cops who were in cahoots with them, are getting off scot-free.

milkman 8:33 pm 13 Nov 13

Dear David Eastman (if you’re reading this),

You’re a LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY LOONY motherf*cker.

Lots of love,
The Helpful Fairy.

IrishPete 8:12 pm 13 Nov 13

Affirmative Action Man said :

Eastman is clearly barking mad & has been for a long time. There is plenty of evidence to support that he was a total nutter long before the Winchester issue.

If Eastman is allowed to be involved in the review it will go nowhere.

I refer you to my post just before yours. Schizophrenia develops in young adulthood, so if he is unwell of course he has been for a long time. I doubt he has ever been properly assessed, as to do so would require a certain degree of cooperation, something he is not known for.

IP

Affirmative Action M 7:37 pm 13 Nov 13

Eastman is clearly barking mad & has been for a long time. There is plenty of evidence to support that he was a total nutter long before the Winchester issue. If Eastman is allowed to be involved in the review it will go nowhere.

IrishPete 7:17 pm 13 Nov 13

Dilandach said :

IrishPete said :

Dilandach said :

Forcibly medicate him and be done with it.

If he’s guilty or not, allowing him to be in this state isn’t good for everyone involved.

Can you enlighten us on your medical qualifications, and his diagnosis, and the medication you are recommending?

Anyway, forcible medication requires a Treatment Order which must be made by the ACAT (formerly Mental Health Tribunal) which is essentially a kind of court. Can you see where I am going with this? You might finally get some medication into him around 2020. And I don’t mean twenty minutes past eight in the evening.

IP

Yes, because you need a medical doctorate to see that he’s not of sound mind and hasn’t been for a long time. Some pretty strong anti-psychotics would be the order of the day.

Just a pity that the system is content with pissing money up against the wall for this case. What is the point of going through it all really? He’s not going to help his case and I doubt people are working extra hard to get him out of the situation.

But it seems that some are just content with him bronzing up and wasting everyone’s time, the outcome of all this is a forgone conclusion anyway.

There’s no such ting as a “strong antipsychotic”. They are all “strong”.

I would be surprised if you have seen him recently, so all you are “seeing” is media reports of his behaviour, and a bit of rumour and innuendo from people who know people who work in the prison.

There are plenty of people with psychotic illnesses who are untreatable – they do not respond to any medications. You could always try ECT, and I bet people would pay big bucks for for tickets to that event. But the chances of success are pretty slim.

He’s not the only really annoying person who doesn’t have schizophrenia – he’s just the one who was convicted of murdering a Top Cop. Generally people with schizophrenia are considered too disorganised to have done what he is convicted of (the amount of careful planning and covering of tracks). So in short if he’s mentally ill he’s innocent, and if he’s guilty, he’s not mentally ill.

IP

Robertson 4:46 pm 13 Nov 13

Is this the Mark Griffin, QC from Adelaide?

Dear oh dear….

And to think the DPP and AFP have always maintained that Eastman’s inability to hold onto a lawyer was some sort of cunning underhanded plan on Eastman’s part…

I notice on the ABC article that is linked, there is a photo showing a bloke holding Eastman by the arm. I wonder if that bloke is being asked to assist the Inquiry in any capacity? He has the look of somebody who surely knows a lot about the affair.

Dilandach 4:12 pm 13 Nov 13

IrishPete said :

Dilandach said :

Forcibly medicate him and be done with it.

If he’s guilty or not, allowing him to be in this state isn’t good for everyone involved.

Can you enlighten us on your medical qualifications, and his diagnosis, and the medication you are recommending?

Anyway, forcible medication requires a Treatment Order which must be made by the ACAT (formerly Mental Health Tribunal) which is essentially a kind of court. Can you see where I am going with this? You might finally get some medication into him around 2020. And I don’t mean twenty minutes past eight in the evening.

IP

Yes, because you need a medical doctorate to see that he’s not of sound mind and hasn’t been for a long time. Some pretty strong anti-psychotics would be the order of the day.

Just a pity that the system is content with pissing money up against the wall for this case. What is the point of going through it all really? He’s not going to help his case and I doubt people are working extra hard to get him out of the situation.

But it seems that some are just content with him bronzing up and wasting everyone’s time, the outcome of all this is a forgone conclusion anyway.

IrishPete 3:40 pm 13 Nov 13

Dilandach said :

Forcibly medicate him and be done with it.

If he’s guilty or not, allowing him to be in this state isn’t good for everyone involved.

Can you enlighten us on your medical qualifications, and his diagnosis, and the medication you are recommending?

Anyway, forcible medication requires a Treatment Order which must be made by the ACAT (formerly Mental Health Tribunal) which is essentially a kind of court. Can you see where I am going with this? You might finally get some medication into him around 2020. And I don’t mean twenty minutes past eight in the evening.

IP

Dilandach 3:30 pm 13 Nov 13

Forcibly medicate him and be done with it.

If he’s guilty or not, allowing him to be in this state isn’t good for everyone involved.

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