“I, A.B., swear by almighty God that I will well and truly serve our Sovereign Lady Queen Elizabeth the Second and Her Heirs and Successors according to law in the office of constable or in such other capacity as I may be hereafter appointed, promoted, or may be reduced, without favour or affection, malice or ill-will, from this date and until I am legally discharged; that I will cause Her Majesty’s peace to be kept and preserved; that I will prevent to the best of my power all offences against the same; and that while I shall continue to be a member of the Queensland Police Service I will to the best of my skill and knowledge discharge all the duties legally imposed upon me faithfully and according to law. So help me God.”.
This is the oath or affirmation made by Queensland Police officers as a prerequisite to their being sworn into the force.
This is a photograph taken by a bystander of a car in a flooded intersection at the corner of Kitchener and James Street, Toowoomba at 1.46 pm on 10 January 2011. It was introduced into evidence at the Floods Inquiry by the Commissioner herself, and was admitted unchallenged; therefore the time on the photo is accepted by all as fact.
Donna Rice is the driver of the vehicle.
Her two young sons are inside.
Blake, aged 11, is in the front passenger seat.
Jordan, 13, is in the back.
These kids are my mates, so are their Mum and Dad, but I only get to see two of them these days.
It’s wrong, so so wrong.
This below is the spreadsheet of a forensic analysis conducted by Taskforce Galaxy of the telephone calls made from Donna Rice’s mobile phone prior to her death.
Note that emergency calls were made from Donna’s phone at 13.47:53 pm and 13.55:49 pm.
The document below is the person profile of Donna Rice submitted to the State Coroner by Taskforce Galaxy – an arm of the State Intelligence Group of the Queensland Police Service formed specifically to investigate the deaths in the Toowoomba floods – and later accepted into evidence by the Floods Commission of Inquiry.
Stop and ask yourself this simple question:
If two emergency calls were made from Donna Rice’s phone prior to 2.00 pm, but she did not drive into the flood waters until 2.10 pm, then what was it that she calling triple O about?
Ask yourself another question:
If you are
- a police officer; or
- a Coroner; or
- the Senior Counsel representing the State of Queensland at the Floods Commission; or
- the Commissioner of the Queensland Police Service; or indeed
- the Floods Commissioner herself
and you receive an ‘Intelligence Report’ from a special task force – staffed by 11 officers – that states that an emergency call was made from Donna Rice’s phone at 13.48:32 hrs, but that she did not drive into the intersection at which she died until 2.10 pm, then why would you ask no questions about the the glaring anomaly in the report that is staring you directly in the face?
Why would you not begin to ask yourself whether perhaps the totality of the evidence presented to you by the QPS Taskforce Galaxy report may be not entirely true?
And then ask yourself one final question:
Why did they all do it?
Why, why, why, why, why?
I know the answer to that question.