Saturday, August 13, 2011

Hotel Rangipapa - Lunatics in Charge of the Asylum:

The previous post notes how barely qualified "forensic registrar" Brenda Sally Rimkeit, encouraged by corrupt and incompetent amicus curiae Bryan Yeoman, wrote a certificate for the Court at Wellington on 8th March stating that I should be detained in a secure mental asylum in order to have 2 reports completed, knowing full well that this was not necessary, because the only reason I had not attended two previous appointments was because they had been made in Porirua and not Masterton and WINZ unlawfully refused to assist when I applied for a recoverable advance for travel costs.

Judge Barry had agreed with me only a week or so previously that the appointments should have been made in Masterton, and if they had been I would have attended.  This post takes a closer look at the various psychiatric reports etc, and how Rimkeit and some of her colleagues have hijacked the justice system and led to a serious miscarriage of justice.  At this point I'd like to note that the last report Rimkeit wrote announced that she would no longer be practicing as a forensic psychiatrist, the evidence on this site will show you why that is, and why Rimkeit should be charged with Perverting the Course of Justice, making false declarations, intentionally submitting false and misleading documents to the Court, etc.  Here is her "professional opinion" at 22 March 2011:
"It is my opinion (and that of forensic psychiatrist Dr Jacqueline Short, currently my acting supervisor) that Ms Raue is unfit to stand trial.  She currently has a mental impairment which is Delusional Disorder.  Ms Raue has stated on a number of occasions during this assessment period that she feels capable of representing and defending herself against the current charges.  She has suggested that her main line of defence is that the charges are the result of corrupt acts by certain parties and that she will name these parties in Court.  My concern is that if she proceeds to represent herself at Court she may, through her delusional belief system, falsely accuse certain parties of wrongdoing." 
(- 22 March 2011, Brenda Sally Rimkeit)


This is outrageous!  Citizens should be able to accuse the police of incompetence and corruption without being locked in a mental asylum and labelled delusional.   This is after two weeks of her "treatment".


This is evidence of a conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.  Having been publicly accused, I had the right to a (fair) trial



Thankfully there are saner psychologists.  Dr Justin Barry-Walsh wrote the following in his report in November 2009:

"Her account included a number of persecutory ideas.  However on balance considering her ideas and reviewing the other materials, I do not think Ms Raue has a mental illness, particularly I do not believe that she has a psychotic illness characterised by the development of persecutory delusions."  He also says "I would further observe the litigious quality to her presentation means that she has an exaggerated intellectual understanding of court process and would be well capable of following legal process and both entering a plea and instructing a lawyer."  


Dr Barry-Walsh wrote that was his unchanged opinion on 4 March 2011, the day I was arrested.  In other words, if I had a mental illness, it only developed during 'Dr' Rimkeit's "treatment".

Here is the opinion of another psychiatrist, Dr Nick Judson:  
"Ms Raue presented as pleasant, polite, well groomed and looked physically quite healthy and relaxed."  "Her manner was pleasant and quite relaxed throughout the interview and she showed no evidence of any pressure in her thinking. Her speech, while a little speeded at times, was not noticeably pressured and her thought processes were logical and rational throughout the period of the interview.  We spent some time discussing the issues of the court, the charges and her intended defence.  She was able to explain clearly and rationally the way in which she intends to defend herself against the charge and remained focused on this throughout, without introducing any extraneous or irrelevant material and without displaying any paranoid thought processes in relation to the charges."  "Her understanding of the legal issues is very good and she has the ability to formulate and enter a plea and to follow all the matters pertinent to the court."  "Overall my impression is that she will be able to interact successfully with the court for the purpose of conducting her defence.  In my opinion she is fit to stand trial."

Two days after that report was written Crown prosecutor Grant Burstyn filed a memorandum in the Court stating that the Crown suddenly intended offering no evidence regarding the remaining charge!  This is the story of my adventures at the Hotel Rangipapa, where you can check in any time you like but you can never leave.   Actually it's not all that easy to check in either apparently.  All the other women there with the exception of one had come from Arohata Prison, where they had been convicted of murder, or other serious crimes.  The particular circumstances that brought each of these ladies to the hotel Rangipapa were different in each case.  They thought it was hilarious that I was there because Dr Silly Rimkeit had written that I had "Delusional Disorder" because I thought the Wairarapa police weren't up to scratch, and I might "falsely accuse certain parties of wrongdoing" - like the Wairarapa police! - if the matter was allowed to go to trial.  They thought I was making it up until I showed them the report, and the 'evidence' of the Perverting the Course of Justice matter, etc.

So, starting with the first report and working through them:

Dr Justin Barry-Walsh, 2 November 2009
"Her account included a number of persecutory ideas.  However on balance considering her ideas and reviewing the other materials, I do not think Ms Raue has a mental illness, particularly I do not believe that she has a psychotic illness characterised by the development of persecutory delusions."  He also says "I would further observe the litigious quality to her presentation means that she has an exaggerated intellectual understanding of court process and would be well capable of following legal process and both entering a plea and instructing a lawyer."

In relation to the alleged offending Mrs Raue fully appreciated what she had been charged with.  She gave me a detailed and complicated account of the alleged offending and the context of it.  This involved familiar themes that she had been a victim of an earlier incident in February for which she had made a complaint to the police.  In support of this she produced sound recordings from the 111 and Police dispatch systems which she indicated proved the validity of her complaint.  Unfortunately over the course of the interview I was unable to review all of these and therefore cannot comment on the veracity of her account in that area."

The report notes that Court Forensic Liaison Officer Alison Mulholland recommended that Dr Barry-Walsh speak with Carterton Constable Peter Cletus Cunningham, who was the officer in charge of writing the ludicrous "Offence Report" regarding the attack by Michael Murphy on 11 February 2009, and lawyer Ken Daniels, who was not acting for me at the time.  - In other words, two completely inappropriate sources of information.  From the reports:  

"Mr Daniels indicated that he has known Ms Raue over a significant period of time.  He described her as a woman, [sic] who fluctuates in her presentations.  He stated that at times she becomes concerned and preoccupied by injustices, often against her and at such times becomes increasingly emotional and makes a number of representations and writes a nuber of letters to vartious agencies and individuals.  He observed that a number of her concerns often have a kernel of truth in them but appear in some ways to become distorted.  He noted this has been a pattern for a considerable period of time.

Peter Cunningham indicated he has known Ms Raue in his role with the New Zealand Police in Carterton for seven years.  He described a similar pattern to that observed by Mr Daniels.  He noted that Ms Raue develops friendships with people, which goes smoothly for a time, but eventually ends in conflict or breakup.   He speculated this may be when she is confronted with something she does not wish to hear or is otherwise contradicted.  He stated Ms Raue tends to respond by making allegations and complaints to the police and engaging in angry and sometimes offensive behaviour, such as making phone calls.  He noted that she will then quieten down, sometimes for months at a time, before returning to make more complaints.  Mr Cunningham observed that he finds that when she makes these complaints, she often speaks in a rapid, driven manner, with disorganised thoughts that appear "all over the place".  He indicated he was aware a similar pattern had been manifest when she was previously in Wellington.  He also stated that when she has been to Court for charges, he has seen evidence that she may use this tendency to become elevated, driven, emotional and distressed, in an instrumental way.

Ms Raue invited to review her web site, which I did.  In it Ms Raue identified herself as being something of a community crusader seeking to expose corruption and looking for the truth, particularly within local Government and politics.   Considerable focus was an incident at a community meeting.  Her writing was organised and coherent there was no evidence of the kind of evidence seen on interview nor of the kind of disorganisation sometimes seen in psychotic illnesses."  [- no evidence of any delusional ideas either apparently, organised and coherent.]

"Opinion:
Ms Raue in a fifty one year old woman who from accounts has recently presented as irrational, emotional and disturbed.  She has articulated a number of persecutory ideas.  These relate to the current charges before the Court and also her perception of both the unfairness of these charges and also the preceding events.  

Ms Raue displayed marked distress, reported low mood and appeared depressed.  She was pressured on interview and gave a digressive and detailed account of herself.  She was emotional.  Her account included a number of persecutory ideas.  However, on balance, considering her ideas and reviewing the other materials, I do not think Ms Raue has a formal mental illness, particularly I do not believe that she has a psychotic illness characterised by the development of persecutory delusions.

I am unable to establish that she suffers from a mental impairment that would render her potentially unfit to plead.  I would further observe the litigious quality to her presentation means that she has an exaggerated intellectual understanding of court process and would be well capable of following legal process and both entering a plea and instructing a lawyer.

Finally I would observe my concern that she appears depressed at the moment."
Dr Justin Barry-Walsh, 2 November 2009

So, no concern there of any major mental illness, no delusions noted, no inability to care for myself, no suggestion that I might be a danger to myself or anyone else, and clear validation of my ideas as being not delusional.

Then on 22 March 'Dr' Sally Rimkeit wrote the following:
"It is my opinion (and that of forensic psychiatrist Dr Jacqueline Short, currently my acting supervisor) that Ms Raue is unfit to stand trial.  She currently has a mental impairment which is Delusional Disorder.  Ms Raue has stated on a number of occasions during this assessment period that she feels capable of representing and defending herself against the current charges.  She has suggested that her main line of defence is that the charges are the result of corrupt acts by certain parties and that she will name these parties in Court.  My concern is that if she proceeds to represent herself at Court she may, through her delusional belief system, falsely accuse certain parties of wrongdoing."  

On 31 April Dr Sarfati wrote the following Certificate of Final Assessment (section 14 (2)(b) in support of  the application for a Compulsory Treatment Order:
"Current Clinical Presentation: There is no doubt that Kathryn (sic) can be very pleasant and co-operative.  However her speech tends to be very pressured at times and she goes into great detail to prove a point.  Also it is difficult to interrupt her speech so that the topic will have changed and not be relevant to the question.  Her mood can swing rapidly from euthymic to marked anger.  She has greatly upset other patients in our forensic and had to be placed in safe care for her protection.  She also challenged the integrity of the police and judiciary.

She was initially admitted to Rangipapa Unit from Court under section 38 (2) (c) - Diagnosis of Delusional Disorder - because of poor co-operation in regards to psychiatric assessments.  It was recommended that she be remanded to hospital to enable us to assess her."   Here are the next two pages of the application for a Compulsory Treatment Order.  
 




















Dr Safarti cannot even spell my name correctly for a start.  Where it says "Describe to justify opinion regarding abnormal state of  mind:"  He has written: "She has a disorder of mood and is deluded."

Then the form says: " I believe that the abnormal state of mind is to such a degree that it:  Poses a serious danger to the health or safety of that person or of others.  
Describe to justify opinion regarding serious danger or seriously diminished capacity:  
  • Placed in self care for her own protection, 
  • abusive - could lead to violence towards her.  
  • Not able to properly care for herself.  
  • Has been suicidal.
Accordingly, in my opinion Kathryn Jane Raue is mentally disordered.
Consultation with family or whanau:  I have spoken to her mother.
31.3.2011
  • I was not "placed in self (sic) care" for my own protection at all, I was secluded in an area known as "Rangimarie", the "low stimulus area" and other euphemisms, as a form of punishment similar to isolation and seclusion (where there was only one other patient, who generally resided in that area all the time and had done so for months).  Other patients have read these allegations and signed statements attesting that they are untrue.
  • "Abusive"  ?  This is another vague, insubstantiated, nebulous allegation.  I called Sally Rimkeit "unprofessional" and "more delusional than I am". Is that abusive? - "Could lead to violence against her."  In other words:  "Let's lock her up in a mental asylum for the criminally insane in case anyone - unnamed - might take offence at something - unspecified - which she might say and therefore violently assault her."  The specific allegation made to me repeatedly by Drs Short, Rimkeit and Safarti (and Romans) was that vague, unspecified statements made on websites attributed to me might cause offence and lead to violence against me, so I should be locked up.  
  • The only two specific examples cited of any alleged delusions were Rimkeit's allegations about the Principal of South End School and a BMW car - no mention is made of a BMW car or any of the alleged beliefs that she attributed to me anywhere on any websites as far as I know, this is a figment of Rimkeit's delusional imagination.  The second example cited by these 'doctors' is that of Michael Francis Murphy, who smashed my door in on 11 February 2009 and then threw a rock through my window in April of this year.  Any right minded person would agree that it is Michael Francis Murphy who should be locked in the mental asylum, not me.  
  • Not able, to properly care for herself.  Indeed?  There is no evidence of this whatsoever, and statements from a number of people who know me totally and utterly refuting this allegation.
  • Has been suicidal.  Indeed?  Rimkeit's report dated 22 March 2011 has a heading on page 4, "Current charges:  Attempted suicide"  - I have never, ever, attempted suicide in my life, this is yet another figment of Rimkeit's deluded imagination, repeated like Chinese whispers by Safarti, Short, and Romans, etc. A number of patients confirmed my own feelings, that the environment of "the forensic ward" and its inhabitants was far more suicide-inspiring than the alternative freedoms.
This is an absolute travesty of justice, that a recently qualified 'forensic registrar' can cause a jury trial to be manipulated, and pervert the course of justice, in this way.  "It is my opinion (and that of forensic psychiatrist Dr Jacqueline Short, currently my acting supervisor) that Ms Raue is unfit to stand trial.  She currently has a mental impairment which is Delusional Disorder.  Ms Raue has stated on a number of occasions during this assessment period that she feels capable of representing and defending herself against the current charges.  She has suggested that her main line of defence is that the charges are the result of corrupt acts by certain parties and that she will name these parties in Court.  My concern is that if she proceeds to represent herself at Court she may, through her delusional belief system, falsely accuse certain parties of wrongdoing."   - I am the one falsely accused, and I have the right to a fair trial, and the right to an opportunity to remove any doubt about my innocence.  


Having been publicly accused, I have the right to a fair trial and it is an absolute travesty that a barely qualified, inexperienced idiot like Brenda Sally Rimkeit, with the ready assistance of Jacqueline Short, Bryan Yeoman, etc, can get away with perverting the course of justice quite so blatantly.  This post will be updated with further evidence of this corruption of justice.


It is a matter for utmost concern, that sane people can be locked up under these conditions, on the basis of such blatant and indisputably ridiculous tax payer funded claptrap as this, in a so called civilised country, in this day and age; it's more like something out of a third world dictatorship, where citizens are locked up for criticising the state.  Prosecutor Jodi Ongley, amicus curiae Bryan Yeoman, Rimkeit, Short and Safarti and others have deliberated manipulated and perverted the course of justice in order to milk the system for all they can get for as long as possible with this blatant miscarriage of justice, and the Masterton police continue to do so as at 14 August, when they obtained yet another adjournment of the ridiculous charges involving Wayne Friend, Alan Donoghue, James Cowley, etc..  


At left is the relevant page from the Guidelines to the Mental Health Act.  


There is simply no evidence that meets this criteria.  I was simply locked up to stop me making true statements about local police.  Here's an email from police officer Kevin Basher to fellow officer Murray Johnston:


Murray Johnston
Senior Sergeant
Masterton

Kevin Basher---07/09/2010 07:47:45---Something needs to be looked at regarding RAUE using her 'Blog" to make statements regarding our staff.

From: Kevin Basher/POLICE/NZ

To: Murray Johnston/POLICE/NZ@NZPOLICE

Cc:
John Johnston/POLICE/NZ@NZPOLICE

Date:
07/09/2010 07:47

Subject:
Fw: Formal Complaint, Information Request: Assault by police, refusal to take complaints or investigate them properly

----- Forwarded by Kevin Basher/POLICE/NZ on 07/09/2010 07:42 -----

____________________________________________________________


Basher was talking about website posts like this one, and this one, and this one, and this one, and this one, and this one.  Not to mention this one, or this one, or this one.  


This post to be continued.  In the mean time here's a poem by James K Baxter:

The Maori Jesus


I saw the Maori Jesus
Walking on Wellington Harbour.
He wore blue dungarees.
His beard and hair were long.
His breath smelt of mussels and paraoa.
When he smiled it looked like the dawn.
When he broke wind the little fishes trembled.
When he frowned the ground shook.
When he laughed everybody got drunk.


The Maori Jesus came on shore.
And picked out his twelve disciples.
One cleaned toilets in the Railway Station;
His hands were scrubbed red to get the shit out of the pores.
One was a call girl who turned it up for nothing.
One was a housewife who’d forgotten the Pill
And stuck her TV set in the rubbish can.
One was a little office clerk
Who’d tried to set fire to the Government Buildings.
Yes, and there were several others;
One was a sad old quean;
One was an alcoholic priest
Going slowly mad in a respectable parish.


The Maori Jesus said, ‘Man,
From now on the sun will shine.’


He did no miracles;
He played the guitar sitting on the ground.


The first day he was arrested
for having no lawful means of support.
The second day he was beaten up by the cops
For telling a dee his house was not in order.
The third day he was charged with being a Maori
And given a month in Mount Crawford.
The fourth day he was sent to Porirua
For telling a screw the sun would stop rising.
The fifth day lasted seven years
While he worked in the asylum laundry
Never out of the steam.
The sixth day he told the head doctor,
‘I am the Light in the Void;
I am who I am.’
The seventh day he was lobotomized;
The brain of God was cut in half.


On the eighth day the sun did not rise.
It didn’t rise the day after.
God was neither alive nor dead.
The darkness of the Void,
Mountainous, mile-deep, civilized darkness
Sat on the earth from then till now.



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