Queensland police spark anger with ‘open mind’ comment on murder of Hannah Clarke and children | Australia news | The Guardian

Domestic violence campaigners appalled that the force wants to consider suggestions Rowan Baxter was ‘driven to it’ when he set fire to his family in their car in Brisbane

Source: Queensland police spark anger with ‘open mind’ comment on murder of Hannah Clarke and children

Det Insp Mark Thompson: “Is this an issue of a woman suffering significant domestic violence and her and her children perishing at the hands of the husband, or is it an instance of a husband being driven too far by issues he’s suffered by certain circumstances into committing acts of this form?”

Can I suggest that Det Insp Mark Thompson be let go from the police.

There is a reason why women don’t get DVO and don’t report or withdraw sexual assault reports … Det Insp Mark Thompson (and officers like him) may well be a large part of this. Worth investigation, right?

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