Melbourne cops attend to injured members of the Christian action group John 8, who were intercepted and assaulted on a Melbourne street. Nick Patterson suffered a dislocated shoulder and had earlier schooled a sergeant on a street corner (below) on the actual lawful rights of people in dealing with police.

SUPPORTERS of Melbourne man Nick Patterson, who was ambushed by Victoria Police after Patterson gave them a law lesson, have launched a legal costs fundraiser for him.

As reported by Cairns News earlier this month, Nick and several friends from the John 8 Christian action group were ambushed by police after deciding to move on from a confrontation in a Melbourne street during the small business protest day late in May.

As Nick and company walked several blocks, a gang of cops shadowed them and then suddenly crossed the road and literally launched at them on the run. It was sheer intimidation and a thuggish gang attack, worthy of any third world fascist regime.

Jayden O’Connor rallies the troops via social media in support of Nick Patterson.

Earlier Nick and his John 8 crew were intercepted at a crossing and given the typical “where’s your mask?” “where’s your ID?” routine as required by the public health dictators that have taken over the state.  It may well be that Victoria Police targeted the group because they embarrassed them and the media when both tried to disrupt a meeting.

Nick said he legally didn’t have to talk with them, a well-established right, but at his own risk engaged in conversation* anyway, informing them of at least three major High Court cases in Australian law (e.g. George v Rockett, 1990) setting the parameters of police powers. He told the sergeant he needed reasonable grounds and facts for suspicion of an offence in order to make an arrest.

He also referenced:
– NSW v Bradford James Robinson (2019) in which the High Court unanimously held that in NSW at common law, an arrest can only be for the purpose of taking the arrested person before a magistrate (or other authorised officer) to be dealt with according to law to answer a charge for an offence (“the single criterion”).
– the Victoria Police Act 2013, showing it was inconsistent for police to be enforce government directives when they were defined as “constables at common law”.

Thanks to the rule of law that still does exist in Victoria – constitutional issues and the organised attack on freedoms by the global public health mafia aside – the intimidatory tactics of issuing tickets for disobeying public health orders have shown their true legal worth by being dropped by police.

Of late, the tactics seems to be more along the lines of the Soviet KGB and East German Stasi i.e. harassment with night-time visits to issue do-not-protest notices, brutally breaking up gatherings (as happened to one group of small business operators in the Melbourne CBD) and locking up the protest leaders like Pastor Paul Furlong and Patterson.

Protest supporter Jayden O’Connor posted on social media system that police were trying to put fear into people who stood up in order to stop more following suit. “They are trying to set an example that ‘if you do what these guys are doing this is what you can expect’ is what this is all saying,” he said.

“Fortunately, Nick has some very good help and he needs all of our full support also. The evidence is clear, it was an ambush style attack by police and the evidence of that is very clear but we all know how the system is and we cannot let them get away with ignoring the facts and make an example of him. If we let this slide and they make an example of Nick you can expect it will eventually happen to you!”

*Note: Co-operation with police but without conversation or argument is an effective strategy as any words can be construed as “obstruction” or “resisting arrest”.