BARRISTER Wayne Baffsky had long suspected that consorting laws aimed at outlaw bikies in NSW would be unleashed on anybody the police did not like. The Hells Angels barrister never dreamed it would happen so soon.
The first person jailed for consorting - defined as contact with at least two people convicted of indictable crimes - was Charlie Foster, 21. He was neither a gangster nor a bikie. In fact, most people in his hometown of Inverell in northern NSW regard him as nothing more than a nuisance. Born with an intellectual disability, Foster, who reportedly cannot read or write, has never been accused or convicted of any kind of conspiracy, let alone any organised crime offences. READ ON