Letter to the Editor

Todd Alexis, SC,

6th Floor Selbourne Chambers,

Phillip Street,


Dear Todd Alexis, SC,

Re: R v Ian Turnbull, 2014/0022390

"The three great rights are so bound together as to be essentially one right. To give a man his life, but deny him his liberty, is to take from him all that makes his life worth living. To give him his liberty, but take from him the property which is the fruit and badge of his liberty, is to still leave him a slave." – George Sutherland, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, 1921

“A slave has no right of consent.

A slave has no right to property.

A slave has no right to trial by jury”. – John Wilson.

“The purpose of a court in a civilized society is the vindication of men’s rights and the enforcement of just causes” – Lord Thomas Denning.

· George Bender committed suicide.

· Peter Spencer almost starved himself.

· Ian Turnbull killed a man.

Monday the 25th of April…. ANZAC Day……and the trial for murder against Ian Turnbull continues.

Why did this man “crack”?

An ordinary man who would most likely have gone ashore at Gallipoli in 1915 or been at the Eureka Stockade in 1854.

“A good bloke to know”.

A man of the land ….. a farmer…….caring for his property and providing for his family.

The Queen has sworn to “execute law and justice with mercy in all her judgments”…..and Ian Turnbull’s Jury must do the same.

“Trials ought to be held where the jury has the best knowledge.”…and the evidence must be “the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth”.

What is “cracked”?….. when “the balance of his mind disturbed”?……. when it’s a matter of “I’ve had enough and I’m not going to take it anymore!”? “cracked” is broken.

But it’s more than just Ian Turnbull that is broken.

When the courts do not “vindicate men’s rights and enforce just causes”, justice is denied and the “civilized society” is broken.

Will there be more Ian Turnbulls and George Benders?????…. of course, there will!

OR will slavery be eliminated and men’s rights restored ….. only if these tragic consequences are recognized and good men do “what a man’s got to do”.

Ian Turnbull has suffered enough.

Yours sincerely,

John Wilson.