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Remembering Joe Cinque

By I-filed 26 October 2010 44

Let’s not forget that 13 years ago tomorrow, in a duplex in Antill St Downer/Dickson, student Joe Cinque died at the hands of criminal narcissist law student Anu Singh – who got away scot free and failed to take responsibility to any degree.

Joe Cinque’s parents in Newcastle would probably like to know that Canberra still abhors the crime and the chilling aftermath that let him down so badly.

Worth noting once again that the law students present at that dinner are now practising law, and had their identities suppressed. I hope they have grown up and will spare a thought for Joe and express some regret.

I was reminded to post this with the recall that the Canberra ratepayer paid all the VOC compensation for Joe’s parents, probably $100,000. Anu Singh presumably earns a living – why isn’t she required to pay the money back?


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bundah 10:32 pm 29 Oct 12

LSWCHP said :

bundah said :

At that time the maximum for manslaughter was 20 years and if i had been related to Cinque i would be outraged that she was freed after 4 years.

I’m not related to Poor Mr Cinque at all, but I’m still outraged by that manifestly inadequate sentence. I was gobsmacked at the time, and nothing has changed my opinion.

May his poor parents find some peace, and may that monstrous woman end up rotting, sooner rather than later.

If that was a family member would it be fair to say that the wadcutter would be unleashed and justice served?

LSWCHP 8:43 pm 29 Oct 12

bundah said :

At that time the maximum for manslaughter was 20 years and if i had been related to Cinque i would be outraged that she was freed after 4 years.

I’m not related to Poor Mr Cinque at all, but I’m still outraged by that manifestly inadequate sentence. I was gobsmacked at the time, and nothing has changed my opinion.

May his poor parents find some peace, and may that monstrous woman end up rotting, sooner rather than later.

Hacketthead 7:48 pm 29 Oct 12

I started reading Helen Garner’s book yesterday, I am about halfway through it now. I didn’t realise that the anniversary of Joe’s murder was this weekend which has just passed. Even though this case is now fifteen years old, I cannot express how angry I feel. Singh is a disgusting excuse for a human being.

CanberraMum 6:43 pm 29 Oct 12

I’ll never forget studying Helen Garner’s book about the case, it showed how inadequate the law system was ind ealing with someone who essentially decided to commit murder, a key fact being that she knew enough about law to manage her own defence…but because she wasn’t amditted, she didn’t have any legal ethics about admission of guilt..the next disgusting fact is that our Government subsidised her studies whilst she was in prison. A warnin that if you think the girlfriend is scary, she might well be :-0

banco 6:36 pm 29 Oct 12

c_c™ said :

johnboy said :

my understanding was her trial judge wrote to every law society in Australia asking she never be admitted.

Apparently that counts for something.

If Ken Crispin did that, it would be very problematic.
Suffice to say though that her record didn’t prevent her obtaining a PhD supervisor at Sydney Uni, and when Dr Singh potentially tries to apply, I wouldn’t count on 10-20yr old piece of paper in a filing cabinet somewhere having much impact. Memory fades with time.

Hopefully she never gets admitted. But if she did, I’d sure like to see how many people were game enough to use her.

She’d have to disclose the conviction when she applied. I don’t have much faith in our law societies but I can’t imagine they’d admit her. She’d probably claim they were discriminating against people with mental illness or something.

Northsidechick 5:04 pm 29 Oct 12

I would like Joe Cinque’s parents to know that I still remember Joe’s story and will never forget his story. I read Helen Garner’s book a few years ago, it was perhaps the most moving, frustrating and brilliant book of my life. I am sorry for their loss.

bundah 3:42 pm 29 Oct 12

Skidd Marx said :

Postalgeek said :

I note she has a profile on Linked In. Apparently she’s “passionate about social justice” and there’s a bit of a gap between 1996 and 2001.

Maybe sometime she can explain to Mr & Mrs Cinque how justice works?

How proud must her parents(both doctors) be that their daughter completed a PhD, Law 2006 – 2012
PhD Thesis; Offending Women – Toward a Greater Understanding of Female Criminality in Australia.

Ah the irony of it all is sickening!

Skidd Marx 3:04 pm 29 Oct 12

Postalgeek said :

I note she has a profile on Linked In. Apparently she’s “passionate about social justice” and there’s a bit of a gap between 1996 and 2001.

Maybe sometime she can explain to Mr & Mrs Cinque how justice works?

Affirmative Action Man 11:16 am 29 Oct 12

Let’s not forget that 13 years ago tomorrow, in a duplex in Antill St Downer/Dickson, student Joe Cinque died at the hands of criminal narcissist law student Anu Singh – who got away scot free and failed to take responsibility to any degree.

She did not get away scot free – she served about 4 years. Still this was totally inadequate. In many countries she would have been executed for such a crime.

Postalgeek 9:46 am 29 Oct 12

I note she has a profile on Linked In. Apparently she’s “passionate about social justice” and there’s a bit of a gap between 1996 and 2001.

bundah 9:20 am 29 Oct 12

The sentence imposed by Crispin of 10 years with 4 years non parole was imo grossly inadequate.Sure it was accepted that she had a mental illness for quite some time and that it was the motivating factor as to why she killed Cinque with a heroin overdose after drugging him with Rohypnol but the sentence imposed makes a mockery of the belief that life is sacred and should not be violated.

Given Crispin reduced the charge from murder to manslaughter due to her mental illness he could have handed out a more appropriate sentence,particularly in relation to the non parole period..At that time the maximum for manslaughter was 20 years and if i had been related to Cinque i would be outraged that she was freed after 4 years.

c_c™ 11:09 pm 28 Oct 12

johnboy said :

my understanding was her trial judge wrote to every law society in Australia asking she never be admitted.

Apparently that counts for something.

If Ken Crispin did that, it would be very problematic.
Suffice to say though that her record didn’t prevent her obtaining a PhD supervisor at Sydney Uni, and when Dr Singh potentially tries to apply, I wouldn’t count on 10-20yr old piece of paper in a filing cabinet somewhere having much impact. Memory fades with time.

Hopefully she never gets admitted. But if she did, I’d sure like to see how many people were game enough to use her.

Lookout Smithers 9:42 pm 28 Oct 12

johnboy said :

my understanding was her trial judge wrote to every law society in Australia asking she never be admitted.

Apparently that counts for something.

If it were something that A Judge would do? They would have to say why or face being told in lawyer terms to get bent. But that would be dancing with the devil I think. Why would they bother ?

banco 9:02 pm 28 Oct 12

meagain said :

Evil has a new name anu Singh. How she got away with murder is beyond comprehension ! ken crispin got it wrong the only consolation the cinques have is knowing kharma will take care if her and god will be her judge rest in peace dear Joe

About what you’d expect from the left wing luvvie judges we have in Canberra.

Lookout Smithers 8:56 pm 28 Oct 12

A tragedy indeed this case. I would like to say that in the face of unsolved murders, at least there was an outcome. But I am not too sure that it is really worth it in this case. I have no value judgement but rather I mean for the family it must be overwhelmingly difficult to make sense of it, let alone the grief. Tragic.

c_c™ 6:00 pm 28 Oct 12

bundah said :

The thought of her representing others given her history doesn’t sit well with me.

I suspect you could say that of many in the law, many currently studying to enter law, and even senior members of the law community: http://the-riotact.com/phillip-edwin-bailey-still-trying-his-luck/22858

HenryBG 5:54 pm 28 Oct 12

georgesgenitals said :

It depends on whether she had a genuine disorder ro illness, or was just a whingey high maintenance pain in the ass (I’m sure we all had a mate with a girlfriend like that).

Seems like a bit of a get-out-of-jail-free card: nobody commits murder without their being something very wrong with their brains, and so, if Ken Crispin had his way, no murderer would ever be prosecuted for murder.

c_c™ 5:50 pm 28 Oct 12

johnboy said :

Deref said :

Rubbish.

She’ll have a successful career in law and die a rich woman in her old age.

Has she been admitted to practice anywhere? I had thought there were some unusually severe prohibitions on her ever doing so.

The fitness to practice test isn’t particularly strict even in the Model Rules, and the specific provisions in the ACT legislation are even less so, having no specific character tests and leaving it completely to the discretion of the Supreme Court.

I’ve not read anywhere that there’s prohibitions on her practicing. I think concerningly she would have a good chance of getting admitted. It would be a political decision by the court I suspect, something along the lines of demonstrating how someone can reform themselves, even if there’s no contrition.

    johnboy 8:11 pm 28 Oct 12

    my understanding was her trial judge wrote to every law society in Australia asking she never be admitted.

    Apparently that counts for something.

Watson 5:26 pm 28 Oct 12

johnboy said :

Deref said :

Rubbish.

She’ll have a successful career in law and die a rich woman in her old age.

Has she been admitted to practice anywhere? I had thought there were some unusually severe prohibitions on her ever doing so.

It would take irony to a new level if that weren’t the case.

bundah 5:25 pm 28 Oct 12

johnboy said :

Deref said :

Rubbish.

She’ll have a successful career in law and die a rich woman in her old age.

Has she been admitted to practice anywhere? I had thought there were some unusually severe prohibitions on her ever doing so.

The thought of her representing others given her history doesn’t sit well with me.

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