Nicholas Cowdery is a dangerous elite in Australian politics.
Lawyers graduating from the University of Sydney are not reflecting the values of ordinary Australian society. No more evident is that than with the views of law graduate Nicholas Cowdery QC.
Cowdery was a key proponent for the weaker bail laws in New South Wales that excused and let loose convicted Islamic nutjob Man Haron Modis, who was wanted by the Iranian authorities for fraud, had a criminal history, was a known extreme Islamic who was mentally disturbed.
Modis became the Lindt Cafe siege terrorist.High Court 0930 Dec 16: “I can do no more”.. Unacceptable risk of re-offending, Magistrate Joan Baptie?
Out of frustration, his perverse version of Allah was his only salvation.
In April 2010, Cowdery then as the state’s powerful top prosecutor, backed calls to water down the New South Wales bail laws. Cowdery, a civil libertarian, wanted violent offenders to be given the presumption of innocence. He publicly supported the powerful new lobby group, the Bail Reform Alliance. The Alliance included retired magistrate, Max Taylor, the NSW Law Society, NSW Young Lawyers, the Public Service Association, the NSW Council for Civil Liberties and the NSW Welfare Rights Centre – that is, a bunch of lenient humanists respectful of the rights of serious offenders over and above the rights of society to be protected from serious offenders.
Cowdery’s presumption of innocence presumes police mainly get it wrong. Do they? Police duty is to uphold the law and to protect the community. That is what the comunity expects. It expects the same of the judiciary. Every Police Officer must take the Oath of Office when they start their career at the Goulburn Police College.
OATH OF OFFICE – POLICE OFFICER
I……………………DO SWEAR – THAT – I WILL WELL AND TRULY SERVE – OUR SOVEREIGN LADY THE QUEEN – AS A POLICE OFFICER WITHOUT FAVOUR OR AFFECTION – MALICE OR ILL-WILL – UNTIL I AM LEGALLY DISCHARGED – THAT I WILL SEE AND CAUSE – HER MAJESTY’S PEACE TO BE KEPT AND PRESERVED – AND THAT – I WILL PREVENT TO THE BEST OF MY POWER – ALL OFFENCES AGAINST THAT PEACE – AND THAT – WHILE I CONTINUE TO BE A POLICE OFFICER – I WILL – TO THE BEST OF MY SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE – DISCHARGE ALL THE DUTIES THEREOF – FAITHFULLY – ACCORDING TO LAW.
SO HELP ME GOD.
How can Australians maintain respect and trust in the law if the judiciary don’t swear an equivalent oath? – justice to be done according to law.
The Bail Reform Alliance was politically motivated and threatened a public campaign if it didn’t get its way with its bail law watering down reform. Cowdery and the alliance were more concerned with the growing prison population, failing to recognise that most crimes in Sydney are being increasingly committed by immigrants having no background checks.
The president of the NSW Law Society, Mary Macken, was in on the political pressuring as well. But no one was listening to the secretary of the Police Association, Peter Remfrey, who had demonstrated that tough bail laws had helped reduce crime across New South Wales.
Disgustingly, the day after the Martin Place siege violently ended with two innocent killings, Cowdery was quick to appear on ABC 7.30. How inappropriate for a member of the NSW Bar Association?
Cowdery defended the judiciary for letting the known Islamic criminal out on bail despite further multiple criminal charges. Modis was no danger to the community in the meantime?Cowdery is part of the insular problem of why the public does not maintain confidence in the judiciary
The more lenient Bail Act 2013 took effect from May 20, 2014 as no more than a ‘politically correct’ (PC) humanist tool to condemn the presumption against bail for serious offences – such as murder, rape, armed robbery, hijacking, terrorism.
All alleged offenders of such serious crimes, until convicted, under the Bail Act 2013 naively presumes all offenders as charged to be otherwise model citizens born and reared under traditional Australia society, education and values.How naive?
Any judicial opinion about “unacceptable risk” of re-offending was intentionally made vague. It was all so that the NSW Liberal Party could ensure that judges could reduce the number of offenders to clogging up overcrowded and costly NSW gaols.
No immigrant cultural barbarism was taken into account.
Critics have pointed to a handful of decisions, including the release on bail of accused murderers Mahmoud “Mick” Hawi and Steven Fesus, as evidence the laws should be repealed. Man Horan Modis has become the ultimate tipping point of political guilt.
Incoming NSW Liberal Premier, Mike Baird in July 2014, saw moral reason to question and so order a review of the lenient Bail Act 2013. Immediately, Cowdery accused the Baird government of “political grandstanding”.
Cowdrey’s media statements convey views of a dangerous influential elite. Is Cowdery so Leftist that he would allow bail for the Taliban who have just murdered 132 children in a Pakistani school, because the Taliban insurgents had not been given the presumption of innocence in a court of law?
Cowdery, perhaps blogging from a walnut desk in an exclusive mansion would demand the Taliban be allowed the judicial processes to be applied to the law and then have it properly assessed by experts.
Cowdery has influenced the NSW Bar Association that it urge the NSW Government to reconsider the “premature and misconceived” review. Cowdery has secured NSW Bar Association lobbying support such that the association’s president, Jane Needham, SC and Arthur Moses, SC, the association’s junior vice-president, have both publicly condemned the NSW Parliament’s subsequent toughening up of the lenient Bail Act 2013.
Like Leftist refugee lawyers and political advocates David Manne and Julian Burnside, Cowdrey utilises the media to propagate his own ideological advocacy.
Did Cowdery contribute flowers at the community’s spontaneous shrine in Martin Place?Martin Place flowers conveying ordinary local outpouring of grief for the tragic loss of their own innocents.
How morally disconnected can the proponents of the Bail Act 2013 be from the concerns and fears of ordinary locals?