Luke Eliot wrote in the West Australian last month about the Gypsy Jokers biker gang again attracting attention of the WA Police, this time about the police previously serving a "Fortification Notice" that obliged the GJ's to satisfy the police that it was NOT heavily fortified. Gypsy Jokers simply provided a key to the police to counter any claim of fortification. The GJ rep made the point that all the WA Services had a key to read the Water meter, Gas meter and the like. So it is a little difficult to say your holding the fort, while handing out keys to the front door.
The police Commissioner originally applied to the Corruption and Crime Commission for the Fortification Warning on the grounds that the premises are "heavily fortified and habitually used by a class of people reasonably suspected of being involved in organised crime".
Gypsy Jokers say the security cameras and 1.8m wall are simply to protect their toys from being stolen.
The story goes on to say that the real challenge for the gang will be to disprove part (b) of the notice; That the clubhouse is habitually used by significant number of people suspected of organised criminal activities.
...So what's the WIND-UP point of this story?
Take a look at our Whistlers' Corner, see the WA Criminal Code extracts. These are the criminal activities that we believe have frequently been breached by officers of the WA government. Like the Health Dept., Dept. Of Environmental Protection, to name some of the most regular culprits that often raise our suspicions. Are these Departments fortified? What is the definition? Well, they just don't let you walk in.
... And what of the record of some of the churches?
Some look like forts, and let's face it, one particular church has the dubious distinction of what seems like more allegations, charges, and convictions for criminal activity of (organised and concealing) criminally physically and sexually abusing more people than any other entity in modern human history.(Well, maybe discounting the Nuremberg Trials)
So why pick on the Gypsy Jokers?
WHY NOT START AT THE TOP? If one really wants to benefit society, that is the correct place, so as to lead by exemplary example. ....Dream on for real leadership.