Episode 1: The True Crime News Weekly team discuss the ins and outs of the George Pell child sexual abuse case and his acquittal by the High Court while looking at the nexus that exists between politics, media, religion and the judiciary. Featuring special guest Shane Dowling, publisher of the popular Kangaroo Court of Australia website which looks at judicial corruption. With your hosts Gary Johnston and Serkan Ozturk.
With mainstream media and the Federal Government leading a racist moral panic about ‘African gangs’ apparently tormenting wide sections of Australian society, True Crime News Weekly correspondent Gary Johnston shares his experiences of growing up with youth gangs on the mean streets of Glasgow and wonders why some groups of young men ‘become’ gangs.
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Noted political journalist, Michael Brissenden, has taken some time out away from the news to turn his hand to crime-fiction writing in a novel that also places the cost of Australia’s participation in futile wars in the Middle East to the fore. Charles Sturt University academic, Therese Taylor, gives her take on The List.