Petition to Department of Public Prosecutions
Harsher penalty for horrendous crimes against children
This week in Australia two mothers were given grossly unsuitable punishments for horrific crimes against their children. A 39 year old QLD woman was released with no jail time for the horrific rape of her 12 year old daughter on her birthday. This mother held her screaming daughters legs apart whilst she was raped by the mothers boyfriend. Also this week Lorien Norman was released with NO jail time after the vicious beating of her 18 month old daughter Evie. We the people of Australia believe that both child victims on these crimes deserve to have their cases taken seriously and their mothers sentences reviewed to a more appropriate punishment. We believe that such blatant leniency by the judges in question will do nothing to deter future offenders.
Petition to The supreme Court of South Australia, The Director of Public Prosecutions, SUPREME COURT, Court of Criminal Appeal
Retrial Lorien Norman of South Australia For the aggravated assault on her daughter Evie!
A MOTHER who admitted to bashing her baby daughter before threatening to throw her battered body off a balcony won’t spend a night in jail because, according to a South Australian judge, her crime was “far from the most serious”. Lorien Norman, 26, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault after beating her eight-month-old daughter Evie with her hand and a large slotted cooking spoon at her Adelaide unit on October 1 last year. The Adelaide District Court heard harrowing details of how Norman called police on the night of the assault and threatened to throw Evie off a balcony.Officers raced to the address where they found Evie with serious injuries to her face, including significant bruising to her forehead, cheeks, ears, neck and arm, and a welt mark from a slotted cooking spoon across one of her cheeks. The district court was told the baby’s mother had initially lied to police and tried covering up her crime by telling responding officers that her daughter had sustained her injuries in a fall at a playground. Photos uploaded to Facebook sometime after the attack show the 32-week-old baby with a black eye, abrasions and a small cut on her face, and the welt mark from the slotted spoon on her cheek.The officers conveyed both Norman and her daughter to the local hospital where a thorough physical examination confirmed Evie had been assaulted and hit in the face and body at least eight times. In sentencing Norman in the Adelaide District Court last week, Judge Jack Costello noted the 26-year-old’s history of drug and alcohol abuse but said the now mother-of-two had started to turn her life around. “In the DPP’s submission the injuries were caused by reason of a sustained and deliberate assault by you upon your daughter which involved multiple blows, at least one of which was with a slotted spoon to your daughter’s face and that this indicated more than a momentary loss of control on your part,” Costello said. “Whilst any assault of a child, particularly one of such a tender age and vulnerability, by a parent stands as a gross breach of trust, your offending is nevertheless far from the most serious of offending of this type in terms of the degree of force involved and the duration of the offending. “In this respect, I particularly note the opinion of the treating paediatrician to the effect that there was no evidence of bony or intracranial injury and that your daughter’s physical injuries were likely to completely resolve.” Norman was sentenced to one year and nine months in prison last Wednesday, but the term was fully suspended in return for her guilty plea. She instead walked free from court on a $500 two-year good behaviour bond for an offence with usually carries a maximum jail term of 13 years. In an interview with 9News.com.au, Norman’s former partner Shane McMahon expressed his outrage at the district court’s decision and claimed Norman’s actions were fuelled by jealousy over his new relationship. Mr Mahon claims Norman had just found out about a new relationship he was in and he believes the attack was done with a view of getting back at him. The attack also occurred on the anniversary of the day of his father’s death from cancer, a time of year his former partner knew he found particularly upsetting, Mr McMahon said. “She knew that I had gotten a new partner, she knew that it was my dad’s anniversary, and she did that to Evie,” he said. On the day of the assault, police officers knocked on McMahon's door asking if he knew where Norman was. “A few hours later I had a phone call from major crime scene detectives saying Evie was at hospital with life-threatening injuries,” Mr McMahon said. “I rocked up there and she (Evie) was just beside herself. All she wanted to do was have a bottle. They couldn’t console her and as soon as she got into my arms she just went quiet.” “All she wanted was a bottle but she couldn’t even drink it because she was so bruised and could barely open her mouth. It was horrible.” Mr McMahon said he planned to fight the decision and was meeting with his lawyer next week to see what could be done to appeal it. “How do they expect me to hand over my child to her? How do you expect me to put her back in the arms of that person?” he said. COURT REMARKS IN THE DISTRICT COURT CRIMINAL JURISDICTIONADELAIDEWEDNESDAY, 30 AUGUST 2017 AT 9.20 A.M.BEFORE HIS HONOUR JUDGE COSTELLONO.DCCRM-17-593R V LORIEN NORMANHIS HONOUR IN SENTENCING SAID:Lorien Norman, you pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated causing harm with intent to cause harm, the maximum penalty for which is 13 years imprisonment. The offence is aggravated because it was committed against your own child.In terms of your offending I was told that at about 4 a.m. on 1 October 2016 you rang 000 threatening to throw your eight month old daughter off the balcony of your unit. Police attended your unit later that morning and observed bruising to your daughter's face. As a result they took both of you to hospital.When spoken to by police you initially lied to them saying that your daughter had sustained a fall at play gym a day or so earlier.She was subsequently treated by a paediatrician who concluded that she had been the victim of a physical assault during which she had sustained at least eight separate blows to her face and body causing bruising to her forehead, both cheeks and ears, her neck and arm. The doctor also formed the view that some of the bruising correlated in size and shape to a black slotted spoon seized from your kitchen and her other bruising was likely to have been caused by a hit or smack by a hand.Photographs submitted by the DPP depict the nature and extent of the bruising. Other photographs depicting bruising to her neck and a laceration to her finger would suggest that your daughter was also at least being roughly handled by you in and around the time of the injuries were inflicted which are the subject of the charge.In the DPP's submission the injuries the subject of the charge were caused by reason of a sustained and deliberate assault by you upon your daughter which involved multiple blows, at least one of which was with a slotted spoon to your daughter's face and that this indicated more than a momentary loss of control on your part.Whilst I agree that this number of blows would indicate something more than a momentary loss of control, it is not possible, as the DPP properly conceded, to say over precisely what period of time the blows were delivered apart that is from an acknowledgement that they probably all occurred at about the same time.Despite the uncertainty surrounding the assaults this much at least can be accepted, namely that at around the time of your offending you were addicted to alcohol and clearly in a distressed condition. So much is apparent from the declaration of Mr O'Brien and your calls to both him and 000 stating that you were going to throw your daughter off the balcony.Consistently with the medical evidence I propose to sentence you upon the basis that at or around the time of your call you lost control and assaulted your daughter over a relatively brief period of time in the course of what potentially was a single episode of violence.Whilst any assault of a child, particularly one of such a tender age and vulnerability, by a parent stands as a gross breach of trust, your offending is nevertheless far from the most serious of offending of this type in terms of the degree of force involved and the duration of the offending. In this respect I particularly note the opinion of the treating paediatrician to the effect that there was no evidence of bony or intracranial injury and that your daughter's physical injuries were likely to completely resolve.In terms of your personal circumstances, you are 26 years of age. You are the mother of two daughters, one of whom is the victim, by a man with whom you had a previous relationship which has now ended. He now has custody of both of your children.You were educated to year 11 before leaving school at the age of 17. Your employment since leaving school has been affected to a degree by the birth and raising of your two daughters.You have otherwise been variously employed as a waitress, salesperson and bank teller with the teller work lasting for some four years. In terms of further employment you maintain a long term desire to follow in your father's footsteps and work in real estate.In terms of your childhood, your parents separated when you were three years old. Thereafter you alternated living with both your parents until the age of 16 when you moved into independent rental accommodation.You currently maintain a close relationship with your father, although when you were growing up he was a strict disciplinarian who would at times physically be abusive to you. Your mother, sadly, suffers from alcohol addiction and you maintain only sporadic contact with her.You had a troubled adolescence with a history of self-mutilating behaviour. You have been diagnosed as having a borderline personality disorder and have twice been admitted to the Adelaide clinic.You have had a number of significant de facto relationships with men who have been violent towards you and on several occasions you were raped by men with whom you became involved.You have also had a significant history of drug (particularly cannabis) and alcohol abuse, the latter of which has led you to being hospitalised for alcohol poisoning. Despite your troubled and somewhat dissolute past life there is guarded cause for optimism in that you have taken steps to turn your life around. You have begun having psychological treatment with Mr Richard Balfour, whose report I have read and taken into account. You have successfully completed a marijuana withdrawal program at DASSA. You have organised to see a psychiatrist, Dr Georgini to review and optimise your pharmacotherapy in accordance with a recommendation by Mr Balfour. You have applied for and been accepted as a student in a Bachelor of Applied Social Science course at TAFE College. You are also on the waiting list for further specific drug and alcohol counselling.In terms of your children, I am told that you have been ordered by a Family Court judge to enrol at the Children's Contact Service, a supervised visitation facility under the auspices of Anglicare. This course involves some six two hours supervised visits with the children after which there will be a report back to the judge who made the order. Your case is next back before the Family Court in late October 2017. These are all positive measures designed to reinforce your apparent desire to get your life back under control and to re-establish contact with your daughters.Turning now to the question of sentence. You pleaded guilty at a time which entitles you to a discount of up to 30% on any sentence I impose. There are no factors which militate against me allowing you the full 30%. You have only one prior criminal conviction which is not relevant to your current offending. You are clearly remorseful for your actions. The offending to which you have pleaded guilty is very serious. I repeat, that any offence committed on a child, particularly one's own, and one so young, is rightly deprecated by the community and needs to be discouraged. General deterrence is an important factor in such a case.The circumstances of your offending are such that a sentence of imprisonment is warranted. Having said that, as I also said, the nature and duration of the offending here renders it less serious than many others. If it had not been for your plea of guilty I would have imposed a sentence of two years and six months which will be reduced to one year and nine months to reflect the Sentencing Act discount.I fix a non-parole period of 10 months.Turning now to the question of suspension. You are still a relatively young woman with a limited criminal history. You are making a genuine and concerted effort to turn your life around and I am impressed by the measures you have undertaken towards rehabilitating yourself both as a person and a parent.In this respect I bear in mind the remarks of King CJ in Yardley v Betts where King CJ said: 'The protection of the community is also contributed to by the successful rehabilitation of offenders. This aspect of sentencing should never be lost sight of and it assumes particular importance in the case of first offenders and others who have not developed settled criminal habits. If the sentence has an effect of turning an offender towards a criminal way of life the protection of the community is to that extent impaired. If the sentence induces or assists an offender to avoid offending in future the protection of the community is to that extent enhanced'.In my view, for the reasons articulated, good reasons exists to suspend your sentence. Your sentence will, therefore, be suspended upon you entering into a bond in the sum of $500 to be of good behaviour for a period of two years upon the following conditions:1. That you be of good behaviour and comply with all of the conditions of this bond;2. That you be under the supervision of a Community Corrections officer for the term of bond and obey his or her lawful directions, including a direction that you submit to drug and alcohol testing;3. That you attend and complete any assessment, counselling treatment and therapeutic programs as may be deemed appropriate by the Community Corrections officer assigned to supervise you;4. That you do not possess a firearm or any part of a firearm during the period of the bond;5. That you submit yourself to gunshot residue testing required during the period of the bond;6. That you present yourself at the office of the Department of Community Corrections referred to in the bond within two business days of today.Miss Norman, could you stand up please. Are you prepared to enter into a bond in those terms?PRISONER: Yes, I am, yes.BOND ACKNOWLEDGEDHIS HONOUR: Miss Norman, the effect of what has occurred today is that you have been given a sentence of imprisonment and it is a sentence of imprisonment which will hang over your head now for the next few years and the one potential outcome is that if you decide to return to what I described as your past life, the dissolute life of drinking and drugs, the prospects are that you will lapse back into a criminal way of behaviour. If you do that the potential is that you will be back here.You have obviously shown that you can take steps to put that behind you. Ultimately you got yourself into this and you are the only person who can get yourself out of it. So, it is up to you whether you do take the chance that has been given to you. ADJOURNED 9.36 A.M Evie, Indie and Shane deserve justice! No father should be put through having to hand his child over to a woman who nearly killed his daughter and threatened to kill his daughter. The only place this woman needs to go is behind bars, there is so many children who are left in care of violent families and once the children lose their lives it is to late for you to say sorry! Please serve the correct justice for Lorien, A child so badly beaten does not need to be punished by being near that monster again! I have no relations to anyone in this family nor do i live in the same state or spoken to any of them i have read and seen the photos and this is not justice this is sweeping a crime under the rug.
Petition to NSW Court of Appeal
Sentence Andrew Nolan to 25 Years for the Catastrophic Abuse of 7 Month Old Bobby Webber
We are petitioning for the maximum possible sentence of 25 years imprisonment to be handed down to Andrew Nolan - a child basher who catastrophically abused 7 month old Bobby Webber leaving him brain damaged, quadriplegic and with cerebral palsy for the rest of his life. On 8th December 2016 Judge P. Ingram handed down a sentence of 12 years and 6 months with a non-parole period of 8 years and 6 months..... with time already served, Nolan will be eligible for parole in April 2023. This sentence has now been appealed and we need your help in joining our fight for tougher sentencing for Andrew Nolan - a monster who has shown no remorse, was in a sound state of mind and knew exactly what he was doing to Bobby that fateful night. Bobby will be affected by his injuries for the rest of his life - he is quadriplegic with dystonic cerebral palsy, cortical vision impairment and epilepsy. The punishment for Nolan should match the crime that he committed against 7 month old Bobby Webber. Here is a little bit about Bobby's story... In September 2014, a little 7 month old baby boy was beaten to near death in his home on the Central Coast, NSW whilst in the care of his non-biological Uncle, Andrew Nolan. Bobby endured multiple skull fractures caused by blunt force trauma, blood pooling in his eyes from being violently shaken, carpet burn marks on his forehead, fractured vertebrae, shattered ankles, bruised genitalia, bite marks on his little body amongst other atrocities too graphic to disclose. Bobby’s injuries left him completely brain damaged and requiring round the clock care. A few days after that fateful night, his parents made the heartbreaking decision to switch off his life support following the advice of his team of Doctor's. Against all odds, Bobby did not give up the fight once life support was switched off and miraculously continued breathing. Bobby spent the next two months in hospital suffering multiple seizures per day and being fed by a tube, but continued to make steady progress with small reactive responses despite his extensive injuries. In October 2014, Bobby's non-biological Uncle, was arrested and charged with Grievous Bodily Harm with Intent and denied bail. On Bobby's 2nd birthday in February 2016 Andrew Nolan pleaded guilty.
Petition to An open letter to the Attorney General . Sophie's Law
Attorny General please bring in Sophie's Law to protect all unborn babies.
I was 39 weeks pregnant when a drunk driver on drugs crashed into my car - as a result of this accident my baby died. I gave birth to her still body. But despite this reckless drunk causing the accident in which my baby died, he only received a pathetic $950 fine and a 5 month driving suspension. It’s been hell. Instead of bringing my baby girl home I had to plan her funeral - I was that close to the end of my pregnancy. And now the man responsible gets away with it because she was stillborn and has no rights in a court of law. I want that law changed. I want all babies of any gestation to have the right to be classed as a human being. I want pregnant women protected against acts of violence and against their babies dying because of an avoidable cause. Sophie should be alive but because of a careless act caused by a driver that does not care, he holds no responsibility for his action and walks free. All babies born past 20 weeks gestation need to have a birth certificate, a death certificate and also a funeral. So why is it that only in a court of law, does a baby have no rights to be counted? This petition is to give a voice to a little baby who will never take her first steps. Please, please support me by signing and sharing it to introduce Sophie’s Law. Thank you, Sarah. NB: Please note I do not want to affect a woman's right to abortion or have a pregnancy terminated for any medical reasons.
Petition to Immigration Minister Peter Dutton (Australian Immigration Minister), Hon Alex Hawke, Australian Immigration and Border Protection
Minister Peter Dutton, Australia is not a Safe Haven for Crimes against children
I am an Australian child and seeking Justice for two attempts on my life and the accused is a Filipino who is taking refuge in Australia on a Visa to hide from her crimes. Two (2) Warrants have been issued in the Philippines for two (2) counts of Attempted Murder. The accused fled to Australia to avoid prosecution after Sexually Abusing another child in the Philippines, and a Warrant for Child Sexual Abuse is also expected within weeks. Since the second attempt on my life I have suffered traumatic nightmares every night and I need Justice. Under Section 501 (Character Test) of the Australian Migration Act the accused should have had her Visa cancelled. Minister Dutton you recently said, Quote: "I want to concentrate very closely on child sex offenders and people that have committed offences against children... If I do nothing else in my time in parliament, I'd be very proud of just that," https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/australia/dustin-martin-slams-immigration-minister-over-ex-bikie-boss-fathers-deportation/ar-AAn932u Minister Dutton, Australia should not be a refuge for Wanted people to hide from crimes against children. We are waiting for you to act on child sex offenders and people that have committed offences against children. You can start with my Case which involves Child Sexual Abuse and Attempted Murder of a child, protect the Australian community and give us Justice. Name of Accused withheld so she does not get my petition deleted again!
Petition to Cherri Bonney
MARTIN BRYANT SHOULD NOT!! BE IN RISDON PRISON!!
Hello all Australians and people who knew of this tragic time in our Australian history at Port Arthur 1996. I lived in Tasmania and contributed my help towards the families of victims, via my music career at that time, which barely scratched the surface to help that dreadful day in Port Arthur, Australia. My petition is to free the innocent Martin Bryant and allow his rights to be heard once and for all. It's been a festering boil in my mind and many others I'm sure, that poor innocent Martin Bryant is the 36th victim of an atrocity designed to amend gun laws in this country. There is much proof of this happening, but wont go into this for now. Martin was hand picked by ASIO to be handled by a Psy-op group in South Australia and become the patsy/ fall guy for this murderous cover-up in 1996 Port Arthur Tasmania. Martin has an IQ of 66 and a mental ability of an 11 year old boy man. The handling of Martin started a decade or more prior to the mass murder by Psy- op ( mind control). When the time came for that horrid day they simply had all the Government's on queue to murder escape, step down, and tell the public, media lie after more lies, hiding, destroying all evidence from the public, victims families included, as this tragedy opened up, even more so to Carlene Bryant, Martins mother. As it is in 2015 nothing has budged to give Martin his lawful inquest, yet a shabby stupid piece put in the Tasmanian Mercury paper (Sept) by a Mr. Gary Ramage (Moron) destroying Martin's innocents and the public's view of Martin even more. What a hero Mr. Ramage is NOT! Carlene Bryant, Martins mother has been denied access to her beloved son still rotting away in Risdon prison, ( and not by Martin's choice!) where he is constantly being tortured. Martin is innocent of this horrifying mass murder cover-up, that he could not! have remotely carried out with his disabilities. The true story tells of a much deeper sinister murder plan that was plotted by Government's well before that fateful day in Port Arthur. 1996. Martin deserves a Coronial Inquest by law! BUT hasn't got it yet! isn't strange to have court hearings for such petty crimes YET Martin has been denied right from the start! When 35 people were murdered and 22 wounded by gunmen, just a bit to STRANGE don't you think! This is not how a so called judicial law system should work! So far its corrupt!! if we are controlled in this manner already god help the next ASIO hand picked child or adult for maybe another Mass Murder any where in the world. I pray for every Australian to get behind a Coronial Inquest and to beat the drums for Martins freedom of speech, rights and for Martin to be heard once and for all. As Australians we have a duty of care to all under privileged kids as Martin was and still is to a degree today, this hasn't worked either! the law has been broken again and much more in this horrid nightmare. The other fact is Martin HOLDS the truth! simply because he is still alive! this alone is worth more then we all could imagine, our people in power must be shaking in their boots to say the least. Look out all Australian Government's when the truth finialy destroys your sense of smell. I think its high time to have this story straightened out! and have our so called " HONEST" heads of power talking some truths and sorting out who's who, BUT we cant do it without the public support! ... Please raise your voice and sign the petition to have Martin's Coronial Inquest under way, other wise we all lose in the long run, up until now Martin's life certainly has! this is NOT the Australian way or is it? your choice... 'WISH I KNEW HOW TO BE FREE' Words & Music, Cherri Bonney soundcloud.com, YouTube.com Thank you for your time :-) Cherri Bonney Perth, Australia
Petition to Honour Magistrate Michael Barnes
Coronial Inquest into William Tyrrell's disappearance
William Tyrrell disappeared from a residence in Kendall, NSW on September 12th, 2014. He was only three years old at the time. William's story has touched the hearts of many in Australia and around the world. The public have been asked to assist with ANY information, no matter how trivial, but with ... his birth family gagged others remaining anonymous misinformation being published intentionally changes in the lead investigator suppression orders withholding relevant details that could hold the key ... how can we help if we do not know the truth? There is something very wrong with this case, and it's time for the Coroner to STEP IN. Missing boy Daniel Morcombe's parents knew something was wrong with the investigation into his disappearance, and despite reluctance from the police they successfully pushed for a coronial inquest. The inquest proved crucial to solving the case. Who will fight for William? It is up to us, and we need to do it NOW. We don't want an inquest LATER, when all it can achieve is apologies and outrage, we want one NOW, while there is still hope for WILLIAM! #williammatters
Petition to email@example.com
Murderer gets home detention because there is no secure facility available in Victoria
My Brother Robbie Wright was murdered in January 2015. He was deaf, had cerebral palsy, epilepsy & was mentally impaired. Robbie was due to represent Australia at the Special Olympics in 10 pin bowling held later that year in L.A. Robbie was the Australian Men's Singles Champion. Unfortunately Robbie was killed in the prime of his life and his chance to represent his country was cruelly taken from him. Robbie was thrown off a balcony in Ringwood Victoria where he lived and died in hospital a few days later. His murder was cold blooded, calculated and premeditated. The murderers who planned his death 12 months prior are Warwick Toohey, Jake Fairest & Georgia Fields. Robbie was killed because they wished to live together in the apartment Robbie shared with Warwick. Robbie's killers are all deaf, have low IQ's and Georgia is atypical autistic. There has never been a case like this worldwide. The murderers were caught signing how they were going to kill Robbie on CCTV footage. On the train from the city to Ringwood and in the lift at the Apartments. Warwick, Jake & Georgia were found not fit to stand a normal murder trial. At a Special Hearing in the Supreme Court all were found guilty of the crime of murder by a Jury (in less than 24 hours). Both Warwick & Jake were given a 25 year minimum custodial supervision order and their sentences to be served at Fairfield's Disability Forensic Assessment & Treatment Centre for Males. Georgia was sentenced to a 25 year minimum non custodial sentence to be served at her home because there is no Disabled Forensic Assessment & Treatment Centre in Victoria for Females. Judge Dixon said in her sentencing of Georgia that if an alternative arrangement can be organised for Georgia then the Supreme Court would review her non custodial sentence (home detention) and Georgia could in fact find herself with a custodial supervision order instead. This girl is a danger to our community. She has broken bail on several occasions and has not shown any remorse for what she has done. Georgia has treated the whole trial as if it was entertainment. She nor her family showed the victim's family any respect or consideration for what they were going through. It is very humiliating for the victim's family when a convicted murderer has been sentenced only to discover when you leave court to find 5 police officers waiting outside the court just in case you start trouble. It is commonly known among police and the prosecution that Georgia was the ring leader in the planning & execution of my brother's murder. This girl's father has taken an undertaking in court to report any breaches of his daughter's non custodial supervision order to the Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services. Georgia's father has helped her on several occasions to breach her bail conditions and has already shown he is not a suitable candidate to do the right thing. He works night shift and is unable to be at home when his daughter is on curfew. A convicted murderer getting home detention has rocked the very core of my soul. I cannot fathom how someone can plan and execute a murder and be rewarded for it. This girl has already proven that she is a danger to the community by committing the ultimate sin of murder. Georgia has gotten away with MURDER. She needs to be locked up in a secure facility for the protection of our community not allowed to be in the comfort of her home.