Rachael Anne Keogh 5-7-1970 4-4-2011
Rachael Anne Keogh
A victim of domestic violence and a society in crisis.
This website is to honour Rachael Anne Keogh "the Chick Girl" my best friend, soul mate,
darling girl and the most beautiful human being to walk the face of this earth
Culturally Rachael’s tragic death is considered to be an incident of domestic violence (DV), however the underlying causes of
DV are never discussed, much less dealt with for political reasons, as they are a reflection of the health of the society we live in, and in whose interests it is run. In the midst of a severe economic crisis, it is clear who is expected to bear the burden.
There is no restrictions on funding for war and anti terror measures, as cuts are made to all essential social spending because “the age of entitlement is over”…our entitlements, not theirs.
inequality, job losses, insecure part time work, little opportunity for our youth, no mental health services, social dislocation ….a society in severe crisis. The rise in incidents of domestic violence under such circumstances is tragic but hardly surprising
and the measure put in place do nothing to abate the ongoing carnage. More on the underlying issues here Structural Violence
and here Personality disorders and domestic violence
flags of emotional abuse.
Rachael was a vulnerable girl that did have issues stemming from an abusive childhood that caused her profound distress and together we had actively sought professional care to help her with these issues, only to be confronted
with bewildering levels of ineptitude and at times smug indifference from the mental health practitioners that we engaged. It was about a year after we had started to seek help that Rachael was beset upon by her assailant, an ex-boyfriend from her youth who
was using his previous intimacy as a leverage to gain her confidence.
When I told police of my concerns, I did not know they were duty bound to investigate my claim and do a full report by law, as per ‘The Code of Practice for the Investigation of claims of Family Violence.’ Not only did they fail to investigate, I was threatened with imprisonment if I went anywhere near Rachael’s unit, leaving Rachael isolated and
alone with the man who would soon take her life.
The perfidy of the police and the Coroner
When Rachael lost her life, the police
engaged in a cover-up to avoid detection of their neglect, a cowardly and despicable act to be sure. They suppressed and falsified the entirety of evidence I had submitted, and with the duplicity of the Coroner. Rachael's death was ruled a suicide and her
assailant not only went free, but profited from his heinous crime.
It was almost a year before I was to learn what the police had done, and I had compiled the evidence to prove it.(2) When I confronted
them with the evidence, they responded by organising a frame up and threw me in jail for four months thinking this would intimidate me into being silent. This is the level of protection that was offered by the entire Victorian Justice system and is not
an isolated incident.(3)
Rachael’s funeral was shut down by her assailant and her property divided between those who had abused her, as a result of the cowardly dishonesty of the police and the coroner. That
they feel they have the right to treat another human being in this manner, as if she was no better than trash, disgusts and angers me no end, and this is not over by a long shot. Rachael deserves all I have to give and she will get nothing less. That recourse
is not possible through the law is a clear indication of the state of our "so called" democracy", as is the appalling criminal duplicity of solicitors I have engaged.
ensures that Rachael is treated with the dignity she deserves and those that covered up her death will be known for the unprincipled cowards that they are, not fit to breathe the same air as my darling girl.