By Liam Houlihan
As soon as upon a time in Melbourne there has been a gigolo who idea he was once a vampire. He bit the tongue off a prostitute and was once then murdered in wide sunlight on a suburban road. His execution, best brass believed, was once organised by way of police. The aftershocks of this killing—and the homicide of a nation witness and his spouse inside of their citadel home—rocked the police strength and the Parliament, vanquished one govt and taken the subsequent to its knees.
This is the tale of police corruption for years swept lower than the carpet to prevent a Royal fee. it's the tale of a police strength politicised to the purpose of paralysis and a witness safety application that buries its errors. It includes a policeman nonetheless unfastened and dwelling in a truly gigantic condo, a drug baron who survived the gangland warfare purely to be murdered within the state's safest penal complex, and battles royale inside a police strength made out of hundreds of thousands of pistol-packing members.
This is the tale of Melbourne round the...
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As soon as upon a time in Melbourne there has been a gigolo who inspiration he used to be a vampire. He bit the tongue off a prostitute and was once then murdered in extensive sunlight on a suburban road. His execution, most sensible brass believed, used to be organised via police. The aftershocks of this killing—and the homicide of a country witness and his spouse within their citadel home—rocked the police strength and the Parliament, vanquished one executive and taken the subsequent to its knees.
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Not a naturally gifted orator, Bracksy as he was widely known, was youthful, tanned and sported a solid helmet of immovable black hair. He was eighteen months in the top job and still well loved. More humble and self-doubting than your typical politician, Bracks could sometimes make public speaking look like fire walking. He would barrel in and start strong, then the doubts would creep in: Am I across this? Did I pronounce that correctly? He would suddenly realise where he was, what he was doing and the burning sensation would return to the soles of his feet.
A bit of a night owl, someone who kept strange hours, but otherwise short-haired, white, clean-shaven—Mr Normal Suburbia. Shane was twenty-eight but he sometimes felt much, much older. Shane had come from Queensland, but he sometimes felt like he had been in Melbourne for decades, for centuries even. Since before there was ever a city there. A grey cloud hung over Shane as he made his morning ablutions and preparations. He was the defendant in a criminal trial, and while he feigned confidence that he would beat the charges, it was impossible to suppress all niggles of doubt.
But Comrie didn’t want Ashby, and he didn’t particularly fancy any backseat drivers trying to help him make the choice. Comrie had another AC in mind, Peter Pops Nancarrow, who he thought much better suited. Comrie wanted to pick his own man, as he had done several times under Jeff. And so he recommended to the Police Minister that Pops Nancarrow be made Deputy Commissioner. Haermeyer refused the recommendation and again agitated for young blood. He even tried playing his trump card—traditional Victoria Police fears of an interstate ring-in.
Once Upon a Time in Melbourne by Liam Houlihan