Category Archives: NSW Police
Source: ABC News
NSW Police have asked a court to order YouTube comedian FriendlyJordies to take down videos about a case against his producer.
The producer, Kristo Langker, is accused of stalking former NSW deputy premier, John Barilaro, and has denied any wrongdoing.
Mr Langker was arrested at his Dulwich Hill home in June following an investigation by the state’s fixated person’s unit.
Jordan Shanks, aka FriendlyJordies, has published videos on his YouTube channel about the case, including one less than 24 hours before the matter was due in court on Wednesday.
In an application to the court, NSW Police sought orders forcing Mr Shanks to remove all material associated with the case and preventing him from publishing further material until it is finalised, expected to be after May 2022.
Police Prosecutor Amin Assaad described Mr Shanks as “a gift that keeps on giving” after his most recent video, which included details about the police application.
“As of 9am it had 248,000 views,” Sergeant Assaad told the Downing Centre Local Court.
“He is interfering in the administration of justice … he’s in a position to influence witnesses.”
Sergeant Assaad suggested Mr Shanks should be found in contempt of court and claimed the issues raised in the video were “not 100 per cent correct”.
But Barrister Philip Strickland SC, for Mr Shanks, said the application was too broad and appeared to be “fundamentally defective”.
He said Mr Shanks’s video involved criticism of the involvement of the fixated persons unit, similar to legitimate questions asked by “a whole range of people”, including politicians.
“This is an attempt under the guise of the Act to shut down criticism expressed in terms, no doubt, that are regarded as unfavourable, but it’s to shut down criticism,” Mr Strickland said.
He called for the application to be dismissed, describing it as “tantamount to an abuse of process”.
Magistrate Jacqueline Milledge said worse things were said about the judiciary every day.
“I’ve never seen an application like this before in this court,” she said.
Sergeant Assaad said Mr Shanks had 570,000 followers and was commenting about the strength of the prosecution brief.
“Isn’t this giving all of that oxygen?” the magistrate replied.
Sergeant Assaad insisted Mr Shanks was “leading the charge” and said the videos had the potential to influence witnesses.
“That’s a charge? God, it’s not even a walk through the park. It’s inane,” the magistrate replied.
Magistrate Milledge adjourned the application until next week.
She said police needed to be specific about what they rely on for both the contempt and suppression issues, rather than providing “a dump of everything that’s been said on a video”.
Rules for people of NSW who are not fully vaccinated
Last updated: 13 October 2021
Masks, COVID-19 Safe Check-in, and vaccination evidence
All people over the age of 12 must wear a face mask:
- in indoor areas (e.g. while shopping, when at a library)
- in indoor areas of common property of apartment buildings
- at a public transport waiting area
- while on public transport
- if you are working at a hospitality venue and dealing directly with members of the public
- on an aircraft when the aircraft is flying above NSW and in the airport.
Exemptions are available. Learn more about face mask rules.
Occupiers of premises are required to continue to take reasonable steps to ensure people can check-in or provide their contact details to when they enter your premises.
If you are entering a premises where check-in is required, you must:
- check in with the Service.NSW app
- provide your details to the occupier of the premises.
Learn more about COVID-19 Safe Check-in.
Vaccination evidence includes:
- an online immunisation history statement
- a COVID-19 digital certificate from the Australian Immunisation Register
- a medical exemption, which includes either:
- a medical contraindication certificate or
- a medical clearance form.
The NSW government is working to ensure you can access your vaccination evidence in the Service NSW app.
A person who is required to be fully vaccinated to enter premises must:
- Carry their vaccination evidence
- Produce the evidence if requested to do so by a police officer or authorised officer.
If you are required to be fully vaccinated to enter a premises, you may be asked to produce your vaccination evidence by the occupier. We encourage you to comply with an occupier’s request.
You do not have to produce your vaccination evidence to the occupier, however, the occupier may refuse entry to you if you do not produce your vaccination evidence.
People who provide an emergency service are able to enter premises if they are not fully vaccinated and are at the premises to provide an emergency service.
Visiting family and friends – – –
Read the full rules – – https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules/rules-for-people-who-are-not-fully-vaccinated
After resigning NSW Senior Constable Alex Cooney chats with Angel Realm about his open letter and agenda
Angel Realm chats with Alex Cooney about his letter as a NSW Senior Police Constable disheartened with police handling the covid lock downs and violation of laws and his work now resigned from the cops
Other Cairns News links to Alex Cooney:
Senior Constable Cooney (now resigned) explains, on behalf of gagged NSW Police his open letter we published in November 2020 exposing corona virus deception and fear control expected of police.
For the many readers of Cairns News who continue to ask what happen to the whistleblower police officer, you now can watch this video he produced for Australians and a message to all serving police officers being forced to break the law.
Our Rumble link for people wishing to pass this video around:
Cops hit hapless truck drivers with unlawful traffic fines
NSW Liberal Government just as bad as Labor when it comes to farmers and the transport industry
from The Land
Hay carriers are upset that they are being targetted for minor infringements on the Newell Highway as they try to bring relief to drought-hit farms.
Scores of hay trucks travel the Newell Highway each day, bringing hay up from Victoria, but according to one driver the Roads and Maritime Service inspectors were picking them off almost one by one.
One major place to stop trucks was in the park at Narrandera where Eugowra truck driver Peter Cox was hit with a $330 fine – but no infringement- for being over length. Ironically, if he had just one bale on the back of his truck he wouldn’t have copped a fine. But because he had 43 bales, his split-tray truck was classified as having two divisible loads.
He had to undergo a drugs test and face a log book inspection. He’d never been through a drugs test before. “Well, this is your first,” an officer said.
He said the RMS was ruling the highway between Narrandera and West Wyalong, which he saw in most cases as just revenue raising. Mr Cox carries hay for the large Glenleigh Pastoral Company at Eugowra. He was bring hay from Boort in Victoria to feed sheep. Because of the drought, he is driving five or six semi-trailer loads of hay a week up from Victoria.
He said the NSW Government should show some concession to hay carters in the drought – as they had done on the Oxley Highway, where Triple-B hay loads were permitted.
“As far as I can see this is just revenue raising. I copped a fine but there was no infringement,” Mr Cox said. “I had 43 bales of hay on the back and I wasn’t over width, over weight, I was just over length. If you have two divisible loads you are illegal. Unbelievably, if I had just one bale of hay on the back it was a legal load.
“I told them that they were just targetting hay trucks. I said ‘We’re in the middle of a drought and you’re doing this’. I was told I could be legal, I just needed to go and get an exemption for being over 19 metres – but how many people know that. Then I had to go through a drug test that I’d never done before in my life and then they looked at my log book which doesn’t have one infringement. There are so many rules most farmers wouldn’t know about.”
Noel Pengilly, “Glenleigh Pastoral” who employs Mr Cox, said he also was pulled up at Parkes for a minor issue with brakes on a truck and was forced to drive all the way back to Forbes to get it fixed, which took just one quick turn of a spanner. “That was all time and money for nothing.” Mr Pengilly said.
“As far as I can see they are out to raise revenue, not protect the general public.” Glenleigh has over 60 registered trucks and vehicles. A comment was being sought from RMS and Roads Minister Melinda Pavey.
Late yesterday The Land received this response from Minister for Roads Melinda Pavey’s office:
“With large parts of NSW in drought and drought onset conditions, the NSW Government recognises the need for the increased movement of drought relief hay,” a spokesperson said.
“Operators transporting drought relief hay in NSW by heavy vehicles are encouraged to apply for high productivity vehicle access to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) via the NHVR Portal.
“In order for the NHVR to prioritise drought relief access requests, operators are advised to list the word DROUGHT in the “Create a new application Reference”. The steps to do this can be found on the NHVR portal home page https://www.nhvr.gov.au/road-access/access-management/nhvr-portal in the News Feed section.
“The operator concerned may wish to submit representation for review and consideration by the Roads and Maritime Services Compliance Adjudication team, taking into account the circumstances and operator history.”
Comment from a former RTA road safety expert, Lex Stewart:
‘When I was Road Safety Manager of the RTA’s western region (Vic border to Qld border and SA border to Lithgow) 1990-97 I put the speed limit UP on the Newell Highway from 100 to 110kph.
I used to get extra police up from Sydney and would pay a small portion of their overtime wages from the RTA’s budget — that gave me the leverage to control the operational policies — Police under my directions from 1990-97 would never have done something so silly as this.
I can remember giving a speech to a roomful of Police officers. I was giving them a “briefing” for the largescale operation covering most of western NSW using Police plus RTA (now RMS) Heavy Vehicle Inspectors
I said what I used to say often — “The measure of our success is NOT the number of tickets we issue — it is in reducing crashes, deaths and injuries. You can achieve good road safety outcomes equally as well by issuing lots of cautions and lots of highly visible blue flashing lights, rather than issuing lots of tickets. Have some compassion on farmers struggling with drought. If it is a serious brake failure, be ruthless and book them, but for most issues, issue a warning not a ticket, or require a fix of the problem and presentation of the vehicle for safety inspection later.”
A Police Officer came into the back of the room and listened to my leadership speech. I met him after the meeting, and found out that he was the Assistant Police Commissioner! I felt a bit of a fool – but he agreed with me and commended me on my approach.
In my experience, most Police officers are good blokes, but a few behave like the Gestapo and seem to get sadistic kicks out of making others suffer – it’s only a few.
I was delighted when I heard during one of these large scale joint exercises that a senior Police officer from Wollongong area had departed early, because the other Police officers in the exercise had ‘told him off’ for being too harsh and petty in issuing tickets, and giving them a bad name!’