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Melbourne protester: Victoria Police “would take the pain point and push it harder” – Dionne Fraser

These are the claims from Dionne Fraser who was arrested while peacefully kneeling and praying at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, Australia, on 22 September 2021.

Ms. Fraser claims that she was put in a dirty cell covered with blood and urine. Police made a mental assessment to find out her trauma triggers and then used them against her.

  • After being arrested at the Shrine, she was sent to Melbourne West and then transferred to Sunshine West cells.
  • She could not sleep, drink or eat or go to toilet because she didn’t feel safe.
  • She claims to have been threatened to be sent to women’s prison if she didn’t admit to crimes she didn’t commit.
  • “They would take the pain point and push it harder.”
  • “They took out the peaceful people and care givers first.”
  • “They are arresting normal people.
  • “Everyone is getting treated like a thug.”

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=160742239574351&id=100026308807678

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Helen Dale: Violent scenes in Australia exposes a characteristic of the whole country – GBNews

Australian writer and lawyer Helen Dale says that the police response at the Melbourne protests exposes a deep seated corruption in the Australian police and judicial system.

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Australian police are now shooting at protesters – September 2021

Claims are emerging that Australian police are inciting violence during 22 September 2021 protests in Melbourne.

This is a compilation videos emerging from social media:

https://twitter.com/DarrenPlymouth/status/1440576454815731716
https://twitter.com/AnonCitizenUK/status/1440578013834276871
https://twitter.com/razorback11111/status/1440582541203832832
https://twitter.com/AnonCitizenUK/status/1440588403133726723
https://twitter.com/bullshitman_org/status/1440587219803144199
https://twitter.com/Partisangirl/status/1440524648957956103

Twitter user @risemelbourne is posting videos and updates from Melbourne, Australia.

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How councils became parallel police forces – Spiked

But over the past 20 years, local authorities have started to take a more police-like role. They issue an increasing number of penalties, carry out patrols, and issue new legal orders. This trend has been furthered under Covid, with new powers and funding to issue legal orders and penalties, and a new patrolling role for ‘Covid marshals’, who ensure businesses and individuals are following social-distancing rules. Over time, local authorities have also been increasingly released from legal and governmental checks on how powers are used, meaning that they now hold remarkable power over the lives of citizens.

https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/07/05/how-councils-became-parallel-police-forces/

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Exclusive: Hundreds Of Police Officers Accused Of Abusing Powers For Sexual Gain – PoliticsHome

Hundreds of police officers are referred to the official police watchdog every year for abusing their powers for sexual gain, according to exclusive figures obtained by PoliticsHome.

Data from the Independent Office for Police Conduct shows that the highest level of corruption referrals this year were concerning police officers engaging in inappropriate sexual contact with often vulnerable members of the public. 

https://www.politicshome.com/news/article/hundreds-of-police-officers-accused-of-abusing-powers-for-sexual-gain

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All prosecutions under the Coronavirus Act have now been dropped, CPS admits – The Telegraph

Not a single person has been successfully prosecuted under the Coronavirus Act despite almost 300 people being charged, it has emerged.

Figures released by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) following a 12 month review, revealed that all 270 cases had been dropped before making it to court.

The vast majority of prosecutions were withdrawn because the police – confused by the constantly changing laws – had charged people with the wrong offence.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/05/13/prosecutions-coronavirus-act-have-now-dropped-cps-admits/

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When police start raiding our churches, you know the revolution has begun – Peter Hitchens, The Mail on Sunday

The Communists hated Christ, and God in general, because they wanted the people to worship them instead. They rightly saw the church as a rival…It turns out that free countries are incredibly easy to turn into despotisms, because nobody can believe what is happening.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-9457207/PETER-HITCHENS-police-start-raiding-churches-know-revolution-begun.html

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Under cover of coronavirus, the Tory government is bulldozing basic liberties – The Guardian

And then there is the biggest issue of all: the fact that breaking the rule is a criminal offence. As the Hampstead incident suggests, some police officers are evidently seizing their chance to indulge in the kind of neurotic, unnecessary behaviour that first reared its head at the start of lockdown.As part of a quest for “stronger enforcement of the rules”, Boris Johnson has proposed local “Covid marshals” who will ensure any miscreants do as they are told. Now, there are to be fines of up to £10,000 for people judged to have breached self-isolation rules, and the police will be checking compliance in the “highest incidence areas” and “high-risk groups”, based on “local intelligence”.

…The legislation allows ministers to authorise no end of drastic moves, from much weaker oversight of government surveillance and sectioning powers under the Mental Health Act to the closure of the UK’s borders. Perhaps the most startling section – which Martha Spurrier, the director of the pressure group Liberty, calls “completely wild” – lays out how the police can be rapidly allowed to detain anyone deemed “potentially infectious”, without an upper time limit.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/sep/21/coronavirus-government-liberties-tories-police-powers-laws

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Parliament surrendered role over Covid emergency laws, says Lady Hale – The Guardian

The former president of the supreme court says parliament “surrendered” its role over emergency laws restricting freedoms amid the coronavirus pandemic, in an intervention expected to embolden MPs threatening a Commons revolt.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/20/parliament-surrendered-role-over-covid-emergency-laws-says-lady-hale

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Police have no powers to enforce two-metre social distancing, says new official guidance – The Telegraph

Police have no powers to enforce two-metre social distancing in England, says new guidance for officers in England and Wales.

Officers should only enforce what is written in law which does not include the two metre rule, says the guidance issued on Wednesday by the College of Policing and the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC).

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/05/13/police-have-no-powers-enforce-two-metre-social-distancing-says/

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Lord Sumption discusses Coronavirus lockdown on BBCR4 PM with Evan Davis

The is the worst interference with personal liberty in our history. For what is by historical standards not a very serious pandemic except for particular categories of vulnerable people who can isolate themselves voluntarily.

The problem about law is that it excludes common sense.

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14 arrested by police at London anti-lockdown protest – 9 May 2020

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I’m in ghost town Madrid, witnessing a brutal lockdown enforcement. Is it even constitutional? – RT

https://www.rt.com/op-ed/486350-spain-tough-rules-covid-19-lockdown/

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Government should be ‘calling off the dogs’ and relaxing lockdown rules, scientific adviser says – The Telegraph

Advisers to scientific group reviewing lockdown are alarmed at police closing parks and threatening to arrest sunbathers

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2020/04/13/government-should-calling-dogs-relaxing-lockdown-rules-scientific/

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Lord Sumption explains national overreaction to coronavirus – BBC Radio 4

“Yes this is serious but the real question is: is this serious enough to warrant putting most of our population into house imprisonment; wrecking our economy for the indefinite period; destroying businesses that honest and hardworking people have taken years to build up; saddling future generation with debt, depression, stress, suicides and unbelievable distress inflicted on millions of people who are not especially vulnerable and will suffer only mild symptoms or none at all.”