THE BATTLE OF KELLETT STREET! The day gangs of men pulled their razors out for Tilly Devine & Kate Leigh
HISTORICAL CRIME: It was August 8, 1929. Officers stepped over shards of broken glass and stones on the infamous Kellett Street, near Kings Cross. Blood trailed out from a flat and onto the narrow bitumen. There Tilly Devine’s men had faced off against the men of her nemesis, the incarcerated drug dealer Kate Leigh.
The Catholic Church – which has enabled the rape and sexual abuse of thousands of children and brought upon the world arch-villain paedophile, George Pell – is still claiming that its so-called special relationship with God means priests shouldn’t report incidents of child abuse told to them during confession.
In just its third year, the BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival has attained a kind of cultural cool cred that many other literature festivals would kill for. Therese Taylor was at the multi-day affair earlier this month for True Crime News Weekly and delivers her verdict on the increasingly popular event.
It’s the kind of story involving wealthy elites and claims of global paedophilia that most right-thinking people would have considered a conspiracy theory but with each day it seems there’s more murky details concerning Prince Andrew’s long friendship with the now-dead convicted child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, writes Gary Johnston.