Case 40: John Newman

Cabramatta is a suburb of Sydney, Australia, located 30 kilometers, or 18 miles southwest of the Central Business District. Only around 30 percent of the 20 thousand residents of Cabramatta were born in Australia. It is one of the most ethnically diverse areas in Australia.  The largest percentage of residents are Vietnamese, followed by Chinese, Thais, Cambodians and many other nationalities. In the late 80’s and 90’s, Cabramatta was a hotbed for crime. Heroin was rife throughout the suburb. Cabramatta Railway station was known as the ‘junkie express,' with users pouring in from all over, looking for their fix. And where there is a huge drug problem, there is a crime. Violent gangs, home invasions, robberies, bashings, extortions, kidnappings, and murder…

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