ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN ANARCHIST AGE WEEKLY REVIEW
NUMBER 390, 6-12 MARCH 2000.
Raymond Hoser 1999, ISBN 09586769 25
Published by KOTABI PUBLICATIONS
Itís refreshing to review a book that takes a peek at the soft underbelly of the Victorian Police Force. Ever wondered why few if any Victorian Police officers have seen the inside of a prison? Then you shouldnít go past Hoserís book. A book mind you, that wouldnít have seen the light of day if Hoser had buckled under the considerable pressure that was applied to prevent him publishing this book.
Murder, rape, drugs, theft are some of the sins catalogued in this little gem that reads like a novel. Unfortunately the list of sins that are catalogued in Victoria Police Corruption have happened to real people with real families. The Victorian Police Force, Australiaís most effective killing machine has been able to get away with this outrageous behavior for so long because of political and media corruption.
This 720 page book names names, lists events and shines a torch into the black heart of the Victorian Police Force. Hoserís book goes one step further than the normal shock, horror corruptive expose. Hoser understands that Police Corruption could not occur without bent bureaucrats, politicians and a media thatís not willing to rock the boat.
Victoria Police Corruption should be mandatory reading for every bureaucrat, every politician and every hack reporter in Victoria. If we lived in a society that respected the truth, Victoria Police Corruption would be on the H.S.C. reading list and Hoserís name would have appeared on the New Yearís Eve honors list.
Neither of these things are likely to occur. Hoser and his books have been shunted to the margins of society because the same people in authority are using the same corrupt structure, to support the same corrupt status quo.
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