Gerard Baden Clay's murder appeal

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  1. Amee

    Amee Active Member

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    [h=1]Ex-boss says Gerard Baden-Clay was ‘strange’ but wife Allison was ‘highly regarded’ in the workplace[/h]
    GERARD Baden-Clay was a “strange” employee who left Flight Centre under an integrity cloud, company founder Graham Turner said

    He described Gerard, 45, in polar opposite terms to wife Allison, who also once worked for the firm as its global human resources manager.

    “I remember her quite well,” Mr Turner told The Courier-Mail.


    “She was highly regarded, successful, both in the shop and when she came into recruitment – very highly regarded.


    Flight Centre will support the rally in King George Square today, which will call for an appeal and highlight community concerns about domestic violence.


    Mr Turner said senior executives and staff would attend in a show of public support for Allison’s family and any employees who may be affected by domestic violence.

    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/...e/news-story/cd53c8ea1182b152fb3e9bd162a1aa45
     


  2. Amee

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    Today’s the day! We hope you can take the time to join us at King George Square at 12:15pm today. Please bring your family, friends and co-workers in support. We need to let our political leaders know the social and legal structures designed to support and protect against domestic violence are not working.

    https://www.facebook.com/doingit4al...668559330519/1076881452342563/?type=3&theater

    http://www.doingit4allison.com/
     
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    http://www.news.com.au/national/que...l/news-story/e34e547a7e6d2d55c2e95885f81b4986

    Mr O’Gorman was particularly scathing of the Courier Mail’s coverage of Baden-Clay “from day one”, and reiterated his belief that Australia should introduce a US-style mechanism that negates prejudicial pre-trial publicity.

    “I don’t think I have seen a case in the 40 years that I have been practising where the main newspaper in Brisbane waged a relentless campaign against Baden-Clay even before he was arrested, waged a relentless campaign in the lead-up to his trial, and continues to wage a relentless campaign,” he said.

    “It’s a relentless campaign because (the appeal judgment) simply does not fit their agenda that they have adopted from the time that (Allison) went missing, that Baden-Clay is as guilty as sin.

    “It would be almost impossible, and I say it was impossible, to find anyone in Brisbane who did not have an opinion about Baden-Clay by the time the jury was empaneled, and the only person who wouldn’t have had an opinion about Baden-Clay was someone who had been in a coma for 12 months.”
     
  4. Amee

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    live feed.

    THOUSANDS have gathered for a rally protesting the downgrading of Gerard Baden-Clay’s murder conviction.

    The Doingit4Allison rally was organised to call on the Attorney General to appeal the decision to the High Court.
    An enormous crowd of people have turned out dressed in yellow - Allison’s favourite colour.

    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/...e/news-story/9ac414ea8bf441efa185d758cfa160c4
     
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    :tyou: to all who attended. I truly hope we are seeing change from the groundswell!
    I am lost for words.
     
  7. BreakingNews

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    A truly emotional day. I have never seen such a large gathering at KG Square. A sea of yellow with one common thought. Justice for Allison and her family. Near the large Christmas tree was a letter box for Santa. A little note got put in there that said

    Dear Santa, Please reinstate Gerard Baden-Clay's charges to MURDER.
     
  8. Mumma Bear

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    Quick report back...

    A perfectly organised rally - the audio visual was impressive and professional, huge turnout, it was all so well put together. Towards the start there was a TV helicopter buzzing above - the big screen at KG square was tuned to the news so we could all see the copter vision almost in real time. The mood was calm, determined and full of love for Allison. Beautifully behaved crowd, very responsive with clapping and support to the speakers throughout key points in their addresses. One of the biggest shows of support was to the police - when it was mentioned how tirelessly they worked on the case. When people were dispersing afterwards, many were shaking the hands of the police to say 'job well done'.

    All the speakers were utterly compelling and all had their own angle. Collective goosebumps for Allison's friend Nicole, as she recounted a story about a single yellow balloon after the trial:
    http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/que...-for-allison-in-brisbane-20151218-glr35n.html

    Mostly women in the crowd, many wearing yellow. It was quite hot in the sun for an hour - but no-one was going anywhere - everyone was very determined to stand up and be counted. Police presence was minimal for QLD - I think they counted (correctly) on it being a well-behaved crowd (despite all the news articles prior trying to characterise the supporters as emotional, hysterical and misguided).

    The main message that came through was to appeal the appeal decision, and to 'change the law'. The latter I'm guessing is about the 'bet both ways' which GBC was able to have - would that be correct?
     
  9. Fuskier

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    Some legal eagles and government members have utilised MSM to call the crowd a 'lynch mob'. This label is misguided as GBC had already been convicted of murder. These messages are designed to 'degrade' the outrage.
    Many citizens have expressed their concern that a verdict judiciously arrived at by a properly instructed Jury was subsequently downgraded by three Appeal Judges. Many citizens disagree with the Appeal Judges in this specific case. Also it seems many citizens are concerned about future implications of such a precedent.
    Maybe the older Law needs to be changed and evolve to suit community expectations with enlightened, educated public awareness of domestic violence.
    Alison had the right to live, continue to mother the girls and establish a new life away from GBC. She was removed from this earth permanently by GBC. Divorce was always available to GBC. Why was this option not taken?
    Given his alleged controlling nature, it was likely he would not want Alison to fight for access to the children or take her 'share' of finances away. He had no right to kill her which is the pinnacle of Domestic Violence. My opinion only.
     
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    I wish I could find where I read that after telling the marriage counsellor that his 'intention' was to save the marriage he returned to the waiting room while she spoke to Allison. While he was waiting he was communicating with Toni via text or email. I think it may have been in the book.
     
  11. Couldbe

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    Annastacia Palaszczuk has said in the Media:

    "I know I'm asking Queenslanders and the public - the families out there - to be patient, but we have to let the DPP do its job."

    Unless this is 'put to bed' soon, unless Gerard handled this killing all by himself, then it may be a looong time before any accomplice(s) can be charged if the Police have any evidence. Just saying
     
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    I don't think we will hear much about accomplices - this is all about GBC and nothing else.
     
  13. possumheart

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    It is about WINNING and not about social conscience. Yep, that's the BCs to a T.
     
  14. possumheart

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    Respectfully requoting

     
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    A picture paints a thousand words! A wonderful show of support on Friday.

    I'm a freelance photographer, you can see more photos from Friday on my facebook page.

    Just go via http://www.gerryrocks.com and link to facebook page is at bottom. I also photographed during the trial those photos are on my website, just look under the gallery tab.

    Let's hope justice can be fully served for Allison and her family
     
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    A picture paints a thousand words! A wonderful show of support on Friday.

    I'm a freelance photographer, you can see more photos from Friday on my facebook page.

    Just go via http://www.gerryrocks.com and link to facebook page is at bottom. I also photographed during the trial those photos are on my website, just look under the gallery tab.

    Let's hope justice can be fully served for Allison and her family
     
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    Appreciated Gerryrocks. Yes, indeed, a picture paints a thousand words. Wonder if these pictures can be forwarded to the Minister, local members, etc.
     
  18. BreakingNews

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    A sea of yellow sunflowers looks a lot like a sea of yellow from Friday's rally
     

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    Bottom line: in the absence of any new evidence, if the appeal court cannot show that the jury was misdirected, then it should not be possible to overturn a jury verdict. Or put it the other way around, when a jury verdict is overturned, it should only be on the basis that new evidence has been presented, or the appeal court can show how the jury was misdirected.

    Otherwise, the jury verdict should be upheld, to show that the legal system can be upheld.
     
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    I will refuse if ever I am called upon for jury service again. I've been a juror on a murder trial and I can assure everyone that juries take their responsibilities very seriously. I will not put myself through that again if jury decisions can be overturned like this one!
     
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