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The legal loophole allowing some to hide their identity
by Miranda Devine
Remember Carnita Matthews? She was the Muslim mother of seven who was jailed at first instance for falsely accusing a policeman of trying to tear off her face veil after he pulled her over for a random breath test in Woodbine in 2010.
Patrol car video showed police had done no such thing and Matthews was sentenced to six months in jail for making a false complaint.
But her conviction was overturned in the Federal Court, in part because the person who signed that false complaint against the police was wearing a niqab which covered her face, and the Justice of the Peace who witnessed the signature could not prove it was Matthews'.
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