Robert Critchley : Not racist

‘White supremacist’ cop not a racist: lawyer
Aja Styles
February 10, 2012

Sentence delay for tip-off cop
February 10, 2012

A WA court has heard that former WA policeman, Robert (David) Critchley — convicted in December of attempting to pervert the course of justice — is not a racist.

Or so his lawyer, Anthony Elliot, has argued.

“However, state prosecutor David Dempster submitted that it was difficult to accept any other reason for Critchley’s actions other than that he was sympathetic to the racist cause and the need for general deterrence was still relevant.”

Racist or not, Critchley’s sentencing has been delayed until February 21 (AAP) or possibly February 25 (Styles).

Last year, Critchley was found guilty of trying — by way of former Skrewdriver guitarist Murray Holmes — to tip off a suspected neo-Nazi and alleged member of Combat 18 (Australia), Jacob Marshall Hort, that in January 2010 his phone calls were being monitored by police.

In May 2010, Hort, along with Bradley (Neil) Trappitt and Dominic Helmut Peter, were charged with various minor offences inre shots being fired into the dome roof of the Suleymaniye Mosque in Queens Park on February 4.

Pleading guilty, Trappitt was fined over $9000 for his troubles while Holt (who also pleaded guilty) was given a seven-month jail sentence suspended for 12 months.

I dunno what happened in the case of Peter.

Above: Bradley, Jacob and some other bloke enjoying a laugh. The banner reads ‘Quick & the Dead’ (Murray’s other band). (See also : A Brief History Of Neo-Nazi Music In Australia, December 2, 2010.)

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4 Responses to Robert Critchley : Not racist

  1. Steve Jobs says:

    I’ve not seen that photo in years. Where the fuck did you scrounge that from?

  2. @ndy says:

    G’day Steve,

    Anonymous donation is anonymous.

    PS. I thought you were dead?!?
    PPS. In the beginning there were trivial words/from here on, let us make a pinky-finger promise…

  3. bob critchley says:

    Hi, just to let you know, Bob Critchley was acquitted of the conviction of attempting to pervert the course of justice on Tuesday 16th October in the Supreme Court of WA. He has maintained his innocence throughout the whole investigation and is happy to be cleared and his conviction overturned.

  4. Truthsetsyoufree says:

    Robert Critchley was not acquitted, the court of appeal ordered a retrial to which the DPP decided it was not in the interest of the public to do so. Why should the tax payers pay for another trial right. As was said in court he did make that phone call the dispute is not whether the call was made but rather what was said. As Mr Critchley is a pathological liar we will sadly never know the truth.

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