Presumption Of Innocence caught associating with Legal System on the Gold Coast

police satire

One of the leading members of the ‘Fundamentals of Law’ gang – Presumption of Innocence – and his close friend Legal System were arrested by Queensland police last night after contravening tough new anti-association laws.

It is believed the two were going out to buy an ice cream.

Unconfirmed reports suggest that a third gang member, who goes by the name of Basic Common Sense, was also with the group, but fled the scene when the police officers approached.

Presumption of Innocence and Legal System will be separated and placed in solitary confinement for at least the next eighteen months.

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  1. edward eastwood

    January 8, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Breaking News: Authorities believe that suspect Common Sense has now fled the country for parts unknown….

  2. roy

    January 8, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Not scince the days Joh had the japaneses pay for his hanger shed has Qld had so much attention and mirth thank you jolly Campbell for the deep north entertainment

  3. uloola

    January 8, 2014 at 10:30 am

    The Queensland Police have announced that two women have come forward to claim that they have been sexually abused by the three accused.They have been given the code names Laura and Nora.
    Little more is known about the details of the case as the police have deemed them to be ‘Operational Matters’ referring all enquires to Campbell Consommé the Chief Inquisitor of the Banana Republic.
    The ‘Gang of Three’ have been Renditioned to a secret remand centre deep in the rain forest because of the plentiful supplies of water for the ‘Enhanced Interrogation Techniques’ that are essential for cases involving state security.
    The police have let slip the code name for the operation which is called ‘Prism’.At the moment the task force say they are “monitoring” the developments in the in the affair by telephone intercepts.This service has been out sourced to a call centre somewhere on the American Continent.

  4. Squirrel

    January 8, 2014 at 11:00 am

    This is so close to reality it is scary! I wonder if in years to come Queenslanders will be amazed at what has happened under the current government. Only this morning on the ABC News was there a report that the wife of one of the Yandina 5 is now not allowed to visit or phone her husband, presumably because she has written about the whole farce on Facebook.

  5. Queenslanders getting a Double Whammy

    January 8, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    I’m afraid that Power Crazy and The Righteous One have seen off Common Sense, Freedom and Common Decency, leaving the populace Disturbed, Angry and Wanting Revenge.

  6. Big Foot

    January 8, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Very witty!

  7. Jim Jim

    January 8, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Right To A Fair Trial said they’d been friends since childhood.

  8. bjkelly1958

    January 10, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    In a related event, Safety at Work, Fair Pay and Union Access have been arrested without charge and transferred to a corrugated iron shed near Bedouri, western Queensland where the Commander in Chief of the state hopes that subjecting them to endless bouts of drought and flooding rain will cause them to simply fade away.