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Jailyard rapper Spanian reveals why you should NEVER represent yourself in court in outragous video

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A Sydney rapper who made his name spitting rhymes in prison yards has offered a word of advice to anyone who might be thinking of representing themselves in court.

Spanian posted the outrageous video to his army of followers on YouTube, describing a time when he argued his own case to a judge after being charged with a litany of serious offences when he was chased by police in a stolen car.

The Australian MC had no legal experience and admitted to smoking ‘cones’ immediately before he cross-examined detectives who positively identified him.

Sydney rapper Spanian (pictured) who made his name spitting rhymes in prison yards, has offered a word of advice to anyone who might be thinking of representing themselves in court

Sydney rapper Spanian (pictured) who made his name spitting rhymes in prison yards, has offered a word of advice to anyone who might be thinking of representing themselves in court

Sydney rapper Spanian (pictured) who made his name spitting rhymes in prison yards, has offered a word of advice to anyone who might be thinking of representing themselves in court

Spanian was living in Redfern’s notorious housing commission ‘the block’ in 2006 and openly described himself as a junkie addicted to heroin – or ‘unkie-j’ in pig Latin.

He was about to take a trip in a stolen car which was parked nearby, but when he turned onto the street ’10 cop cars’ descended upon the vehicle in a ‘sting’.

‘I was in a chase straight away… and I got boxed in,’ Spanian said in the video.

‘I thought I’m not getting done here, plus I was a bad unkie-j.’

There was only one gap Spanian could drive through but a ‘copper’ was standing in the way.

‘I thought f**k this… and (drove) straight into him and he bounced off the bonnet,’ he said.

A major police pursuit unfolded with a huge contingent of cops chasing Spanian in the ‘red hot’ stolen car.

Spanian said he was beeping the horn to let pedestrians know to get out of the way but one ‘dumb c**t on a motorbike’ stopped in traffic and attempted to block the lane.

‘Brother I’m a hottie getting chased by 30 cop cars and this c**t is sitting in the lane … so I drove straight into him lad, I’m sorry bra,’ Spanian said.

He then tried to evade police by driving on the footpath like ‘Grand Theft Auto’ and eventually ‘ghosted the car’ (jumped out) while it was moving at about 40km/h.

‘When you are getting chased you rip off your clothes (so it’s harder for police to identify you), so I’m running in my boxer shorts which is probably more red hot but you know.’

Spanian scaled a fence and hid in a local resident’s backyard under a BBQ tarp.

He was so exhausted from the chase he fell asleep and woke up when it was night time.

When he peered through to see if anyone was around, he saw a family sitting in their lounge room watching TV.

‘They must have freaked. I just jumped out of the tarp, hit the fence and in one second I was gone,’ Spanian said.

‘Imagine what they were thinking just watching TV and a half naked bloke jumps out from under a tarp.’

‘I still laugh to this day.’

The Sydney rapper made his name spitting rhymes in prison yards and now has about 90,000 followers on social media

The Sydney rapper made his name spitting rhymes in prison yards and now has about 90,000 followers on social media

The Sydney rapper made his name spitting rhymes in prison yards and now has about 90,000 followers on social media

Although he evaded police, one officer had positively identified him and detectives were searching homes across Redfern looking for him.

After five days, the long arm of the law caught up with him and he was arrested.

In jail awaiting his trial there was a mix up with Spanian’s free legal aid representation.

He was mistakenly sent a lawyer from Aboriginal Legal Services because of his Redfern address.

When Spanian explained he was not Indigenous just hours before his court appearance, the legal representative told him the case would likely be adjourned for two weeks.

Rather than wait, Spanian decided to represent himself – a decision he said was ‘a big mistake.’

‘I’m my greens, in the cells with my boys pumping cones, so I’m f**king blazed … I’m off chops and I could barely speak properly and about to represent myself in court,’ he said.

‘The Judge said are you sure you wanna do this? I said let’s go!’

There was no fingerprints, no DNA, no camera footage and he was not caught at the scene.

All the evidence in the case was reliant on one police officer positively identifying him, so a drug-affected Spanian began to cross examine the detective.

The Aussie MC had no legal experience and admitted to smoking 'cones' immediately before he cross-examined detectives who positively identified him

The Aussie MC had no legal experience and admitted to smoking 'cones' immediately before he cross-examined detectives who positively identified him

The Aussie MC had no legal experience and admitted to smoking ‘cones’ immediately before he cross-examined detectives who positively identified him

‘I must have looked like a r****d up there,’ Spanian admitted. 

‘How can you be certain of making a positive identification at 120km/h? Spanian recalled himself asking the officer.

The officer said; ‘I know it was you, I know you.’

‘I said objection! And the judge started laughing,’ Spanian said.

‘This is how stoned I was. The judge said, can you move to sequence A, events 81 of page whatever… and I like yeah okay.

‘I flicked to a random page and looked back up at her.’

Eventually, Spanian got off lightly with an 18-month sentence in prison.

‘The judge said I’m going to have to find you guilty today because not once did you ever say that you didn’t do it,’ he said.

‘You told us that there is no fingerprints, no camera footage, there is no DNA, you questioned the officer but at no time did you say ‘I didn’t do it.’ 

‘Don’t represent yourself in court when you are on the Bupe (withdrawals from heroin) and you have just had a sesh (smoked cannabis), that’s the lesson you take away from today,’ Spanian said.

'The judge said I'm going to have to find you guilty today because not once did you ever say that you didn't do it,' Spanian said (pictured smoking a cigar)

'The judge said I'm going to have to find you guilty today because not once did you ever say that you didn't do it,' Spanian said (pictured smoking a cigar)

‘The judge said I’m going to have to find you guilty today because not once did you ever say that you didn’t do it,’ Spanian said (pictured smoking a cigar)

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Fury as New York University’s Sydney campus is given JobKeeper while other institutions miss out

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Higher education staff are furious a top American university is receiving JobKeeper wage subsidies when Australian institutions are missing out.

Public university staff blame thousands of job losses on the Morrison government’s decision to exclude them from the JobKeeper scheme.

They are baffled the New York University’s Sydney campus qualifies for the payments.

National Tertiary Education Union president Alison Barnes said Australian public universities had already slashed more than 11,000 jobs and more cuts were on the way.

National Tertiary Education Union president Alison Barnes (pictured) said Australian public universities had already slashed more than 11,000 jobs and more cuts were on the way

National Tertiary Education Union president Alison Barnes (pictured) said Australian public universities had already slashed more than 11,000 jobs and more cuts were on the way

National Tertiary Education Union president Alison Barnes (pictured) said Australian public universities had already slashed more than 11,000 jobs and more cuts were on the way

She asked how the government could allow four private universities and even the Sydney campus of New York University (pictured) to access JobKeeper

She asked how the government could allow four private universities and even the Sydney campus of New York University (pictured) to access JobKeeper

She asked how the government could allow four private universities and even the Sydney campus of New York University (pictured) to access JobKeeper

‘The Morrison government changed the rules three times to prevent these universities from accessing JobKeeper,’ Dr Barnes said on Friday.

‘Yet four private universities in Australia and even the Sydney campus of New York University have been able to access JobKeeper.

‘How can the government allow this to happen? The higher education sector is being decimated daily. Most of these job losses could have been prevented if universities were able to access JobKeeper.’

Greens senator Mehreen Faruqi accused the federal government of double standards.

‘The government should have exactly the same rules for universities and not try to exclude public universities,’ she said.

But Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said Australian universities were being funded by taxpayers in other ways.

‘That is not support that is available to foreign universities that may have a domestic campus, so it’s a different situation,’ he told reporters.

‘You are talking about an apple and an orange.’

Labor’s education spokeswoman Tanya Plibersek described the explanation as insane.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg (pictured) said Australian universities were being funded by taxpayers in other ways

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg (pictured) said Australian universities were being funded by taxpayers in other ways

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg (pictured) said Australian universities were being funded by taxpayers in other ways

‘I would like Scott Morrison to answer to those families that have lost jobs, why is it that their jobs don’t matter?’ she said.

‘Why is it that these Australian jobs don’t matter and yet the government has subsidised this very wealthy foreign university?’

The sector is under immense pressure, with the Australian National University and the University of NSW announcing major jobs losses this week.

While around 250 ANU staff have taken voluntary redundancies, a further 215 will go over the next nine months.

UNSW, which has also accepted voluntary redundancies, will axe a further 256 staff.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted New York University for comment. 

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Jenna Bush Hager opens up about her ‘sisterhood’ with Chelsea Clinton and the Obama girls

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Jenna Bush Hager has opened up about the ‘sisterhood’ she has with other former first daughters and how her father really felt about her getting caught sticking her tongue out at reporters during his reelection campaign. 

The 38-year-old Today host appeared on Watch What Happens Live on Tuesday night, and during the after show, host Andy Cohen asked her if has a relationship with Chelsea Clinton, 40, as well as Malia, 22, and Sasha Obama, 19.  

‘We really do, in some ways. We reach out to each other,’ she said. ‘Chelsea and I see each other around — well, we used to. Now, I don’t see anybody. But we used to see each other around New York City. And I reach out to the Obama girls and vice versa. But we do.’

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Special bond: Jenna Bush Hager opened up about the 'sisterhood' between former first daughters on Watch What Happens Live on Tuesday

Special bond: Jenna Bush Hager opened up about the 'sisterhood' between former first daughters on Watch What Happens Live on Tuesday

Special bond: Jenna Bush Hager opened up about the ‘sisterhood’ between former first daughters on Watch What Happens Live on Tuesday 

Looking back: Jenna said she still reaches out to Malia and Sasha Obama, who are now college students. She is pictured giving the Obama girls a tour of the White House in 2008

Looking back: Jenna said she still reaches out to Malia and Sasha Obama, who are now college students. She is pictured giving the Obama girls a tour of the White House in 2008

Looking back: Jenna said she still reaches out to Malia and Sasha Obama, who are now college students. She is pictured giving the Obama girls a tour of the White House in 2008 

‘There is a sisterhood because it’s so few of us that we know what it’s like and the beauty of it and living history and also some of the difficulties,’ she added. 

When asked if she knew Amy Carter, she admitted she hasn’t had much contact with the former first daughter.  

‘I met Amy Carter once. I did a show on Christmas at the White House and I got to meet her,’ she explained. ‘But, no, I don’t know her that well. I really don’t. I should reach out.’ 

Jenna’s family called the White House home from 2001 to 2009, though she and her twin sister Barbara were away at college or living elsewhere throughout most of their father George W. Bush’s presidency. 

The Bush twins also spent plenty of time at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue when their grandfather George H.W. Bush was president from 1989 to 1993.

Old friends: Jenna said she used to see Chelsea Clinton, 40, all of the time in New York City before the pandemic

Old friends: Jenna said she used to see Chelsea Clinton, 40, all of the time in New York City before the pandemic

Old friends: Jenna said she used to see Chelsea Clinton, 40, all of the time in New York City before the pandemic 

Grateful: Former First Lady Michelle Obama has openly credited Jenna, her twin Barbara, and Chelsea with helping Malia, 22, and Sasha, 19, during their time in the White House

Grateful: Former First Lady Michelle Obama has openly credited Jenna, her twin Barbara, and Chelsea with helping Malia, 22, and Sasha, 19, during their time in the White House

Grateful: Former First Lady Michelle Obama has openly credited Jenna, her twin Barbara, and Chelsea with helping Malia, 22, and Sasha, 19, during their time in the White House

Jenna and Barbara warmly welcomed Sasha and Malia to the White House with a letter after their father Barack Obama was named president in November 2008. They gave them a second letter eight years later, right before their dad left office. 

Former First Lady Michelle Obama has openly credited Jenna, Barbara, and Chelsea with helping her daughters during their time in the White House. 

‘I love those girls,’ she said on Good Morning America in 2018. ‘I will love them forever for what kind of support they provided to my daughters throughout that.’

Chelsea also used to be good friends with Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka before he became president, but they had a falling out during the 2016 election.  

Considering that the current president has slammed both the late George H.W and George W. Bush during his first term, it seems unlikely that Jenna and Barbara will share a close bond with his daughters Ivanka and Tiffany as they do with Chelsea, Malia, and Sasha. 

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Memories: Jenna also talked about sticking her tongue out at reporters during her father's 2004 campaign The former first daughter explained that she was trying to make her dad laugh

Memories: Jenna also talked about sticking her tongue out at reporters during her father's 2004 campaign The former first daughter explained that she was trying to make her dad laugh

Memories: Jenna also talked about sticking her tongue out at reporters during her father’s 2004 campaign The former first daughter explained that she was trying to make her dad laugh

Cool dad: While Jenna can't remember the public's reaction to the snafu, she said her father, former President George W. Bush, wasn't at all bothered by it and 'thought it was funny'

Cool dad: While Jenna can't remember the public's reaction to the snafu, she said her father, former President George W. Bush, wasn't at all bothered by it and 'thought it was funny'

Cool dad: While Jenna can’t remember the public’s reaction to the snafu, she said her father, former President George W. Bush, wasn’t at all bothered by it and ‘thought it was funny’

During her after-show appearance, Jenna was also asked about how her father reacted when she famously got caught sticking her tongue out at reporters during his 2004 campaign. 

‘I was with my dad and my sister, and I was like, “People don’t even know what’s going on in here, like watch this,”‘ she recalled ‘And Barbara and I constantly harassed [my father] and tried to make him laugh, and then I was down in the hotel gym doing the elliptical and I looked up on the TV and there was like my little face with a spotlight on it, and it was on the local news.

‘I was like, “Oh no, I better get back up to the hotel room and tell Dad that this thing went out.”‘

While Jenna can’t remember the public’s reaction to the snafu, she said her father wasn’t at all bothered by it. 

‘My dad was just like, “Jen, this is so typical,”‘ she said. ‘He thought it was funny. I think he really wanted Barbara and I to have normal childhoods, and we did until he became president.’ 

Family: 'His reactions were always filled with grace and love,' she said of her dad. Jenna is pictured with her husband, their three children, and her parents

Family: 'His reactions were always filled with grace and love,' she said of her dad. Jenna is pictured with her husband, their three children, and her parents

Family: ‘His reactions were always filled with grace and love,’ she said of her dad. Jenna is pictured with her husband, their three children, and her parents 

Happy: Jenna celebrated her new book about her grandparents, Everything Beautiful in Its Time making the New York Times Best Seller list this week

Happy: Jenna celebrated her new book about her grandparents, Everything Beautiful in Its Time making the New York Times Best Seller list this week

Happy: Jenna celebrated her new book about her grandparents, Everything Beautiful in Its Time making the New York Times Best Seller list this week 

‘There’s no guidebook, but his whole thing was like, “Y’all can be normal college kids. You go be you,” and then he realized pretty soon after that that we really couldn’t be normal college kids,’ she added.  

The Bush twins were both famously caught drinking underage when they were away at college. While she was a student at the University of Texas, Jenna was cited for possession of alcohol as a minor and using a fake ID to purchase alcohol within a five-week span in 2001. 

That same year, Barbara was also charged with possession of alcohol as a minor while attending Yale University. Despite the public scrutiny during his presidency, Jenna said her father never judged them. 

‘His reactions were always filled with grace and love. He wasn’t the type to shame us for acting silly,’ she explained. 

A few days after her appearance on Watch What Happens Live, Jenna celebrated her new book about her grandparents, Everything Beautiful in Its Time: Seasons of Love and Loss, making the New York Times Best Seller list. 

Jenna, who shares a son Hal, one, and daughters Mila, seven, and Poppy, five, with her husband Henry Hager, explained on the Today show Thursday that her eldest children had a hilarious reaction to her book taking the number three spot on the list. 

‘Mila and Poppy were like, “You’re not number one?”‘ the mom said with a laugh. 

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Sydney partygoer tells two NSW Police officers they are the ‘worst strippers ever’

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A woman who asked two handsome male police officers to take off their clothes when they turned up to shutdown her party told the shocked officers they were the ‘worst strippers ever’ when they refused.

Jess Griff recorded herself and the two NSW Police officers on TikTok after they showed up at her front door following a noise complaint 

‘Cops rocked up to my house for a siblings 18th cause of a noise complaint, they said “party on guys”,’ she captioned the video.   

Jess Griff (middle) recorded herself and two handsome NSW Police officers on TikTok after they showed up at her front door following a noise complaint

Jess Griff (middle) recorded herself and two handsome NSW Police officers on TikTok after they showed up at her front door following a noise complaint

Jess Griff (middle) recorded herself and two handsome NSW Police officers on TikTok after they showed up at her front door following a noise complaint

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Ms Griff appeared to be in high spirits when the officers showed up at her front door and complimented on their good looks

Ms Griff appeared to be in high spirits and complimented the officers on their good looks when they showed up at her front door. 

‘Hot boys, yeah the absolute boys came to the party,’ she said laughing into the camera. 

Ms Griff then tells them, ‘You guys are the worst strippers I’ve ever paid for aye’, as they chuckle at her. 

Ms Griff continues to record the herself telling one of the officers to ‘get your gear off’ while his colleague laughs in the background.

She then moves her hand towards their gun in the holster asking them ‘what they’re going to do’ if she were to touch it. 

‘Yeah the boys get with it,’ she once again says as she places her arm around the other officer as he announces their departure. 

In a second clip, the pair tell the group to ‘keep the noise down or we’ll have to come back’. 

One of the officers was laughing at Ms Griff's behaviour and comments

One of the officers was laughing at Ms Griff's behaviour and comments

Ms Griff was telling the officers to 'get their gear off'

Ms Griff was telling the officers to 'get their gear off'

Ms Griff’s video has been watched more than 654,000 times on the popular social media app and received close to 100,000 likes

Ms Griff’s video has been watched more than 654,000 times on the popular social media app and received close to 100,000 likes.

Viewers commended the officers for their easygoing nature claiming they’ve never seen anything as Australian as the clip. 

‘They’re such good sports,’ one person wrote. 

‘Aussie cops are literally the best in every way,’ another commented. 

‘Only in Australia,’ another wrote.

However, others slammed Ms Griff for her comments towards the officers asking what would have happened if the roles were reversed. 

‘Imagine if a male did this to a female officer. Your reactions would be different,’ one commented.

‘Now imagine the uproar if the roles were reversed,’ another wrote. 

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