Burqas, What gives?

allde
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Burqas, What gives?

Postby allde » Sat Sep 27, 2014 5:55 pm

Feel sorry for the Police on this one, how do they ID a driver when their wearing a Burqa?

FFS even her lawyer played the Burqa card, when defending her in court, "Her lawyer Stephen Hopper even argued police couldn't prove that a burqa-clad woman who handed the sworn allegations to police was her."

At least the Court didn't play the race card crap, saw her for what she was and sentenced accordingly.


A MUSLIM mother was sentenced to six months behind bars after falsely claiming a highway patrol officer was racist and attempted to tear her burqa from her face.

Carnita Matthews, 46, made a written complaint against the young officer, who fined her for failing to properly display her P-plates, in what a local magistrate described as a "deliberate and malicious and, to a degree, a ruthless crime".

The case sparked calls for all police cars to be fitted with video cameras after the technology was instrumental in exposing the mother of seven's lies.

It also forced a review by Corrective Services NSW, which has no policy on prisoners wearing burqas.

Matthews, who refused to give evidence during her two-day hearing at Campbelltown Local Court, claimed it was a case of mistaken identity.

Her lawyer Stephen Hopper even argued police couldn't prove that a burqa-clad woman who handed the sworn allegations to police was her.

Documents tendered to court revealed Matthews received help from former Guantanamo Bay detainee Mamdouh Habib, who twice spoke to a Police Professional Standards Command senior officer on her behalf.

Senior Constable Paul Fogarty had stopped Matthews for a random breath test near her home in Woodbine, in Sydney's southwest, in June.

She accused the officer of fining her because she was wearing a burqa.

Video and audio of the incident, caught by a camera in the highway patrol vehicle, showed the officer did not attempt to remove her burqa and that she started abusing him only after being issued with a fine, shouting: "You are racist. All cops are racist."

Mr Rabbidge rejected Matthews' claims she wasn't responsible for the false allegation due to the knowledge of the incident and the signature on the complaint, which matched her driver licence.

Within minutes of the decision, Mr Hopper appealed against the conviction and Matthews was granted conditional bail while the case goes to the District Court.




http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/n ... 5956851803

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Re: Burqas, What gives?

Postby Day » Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:52 am

That was four years ago.

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Re: Burqas, What gives?

Postby allde » Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:40 pm

Day wrote:That was four years ago.


Strange that, it's currently popular on the telegraph in NSW.

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Re: Burqas, What gives?

Postby Day » Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:39 pm

The date of the article was 2010. It was a very well reported case. She appealed the conviction because no one saw her face when signing the complaint.

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Re: Burqas, What gives?

Postby he3at » Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:37 pm

allde wrote:Strange that, it's currently popular on the telegraph in NSW.


It's had a resurgence in social media land, which links to the news article, explaining its rise up the charts.

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Re: Burqas, What gives?

Postby Gravy » Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:03 pm

he3at wrote:It's had a resurgence in social media land, which links to the news article, explaining its rise up the charts.

:lol: Herald Sun/Newscorp Greatest Hits - now that's a scary thought.

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Re: Burqas, What gives?

Postby rustyone » Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:03 am

back on the topic at hand, at the bank the other day a guy in front of me was told on entering he had to take his baseball cap off (big sign showing what's not allowed) but there was already a woman in line wearing a burqua full face? What gives all right

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Re: Burqas, What gives?

Postby Hardy » Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:51 am

Just stick a peak on your kipa and you should be ok.


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