Precious Police Commissioner like the Police Union president Ian Leavers hate guns; only police should be allowed to own one Ian says
Queensland’s police chief says a billboard suggesting people give each other guns for Christmas is abhorrent and should be taken down.
The billboard at Logan, south of Brisbane, features a gun wrapped in shiny Christmas paper, two images of Australia in the crosshairs, and asks: What’s under your tree this year?
Police Commissioner Ian Stewart says there’s nothing illegal about the gun shop’s advertising, but it does not reflect what Australia stands for.
“I would like to see the billboard taken down. People who use firearms for their sport or work know where to go to purchase guns and I don’t think we need that type of advertising,” he has told ABC radio.
“The message that sends to me and to most people in the community would be quite abhorrent and against everything that’s really good about Australia.”
The billboard is for the same gun shop that erected another giant ad earlier this year, featuring a line of bullets, scaled in size, with the tag line: “Size does matter.”
–from The Australian
Thugs in uniform dealing with the public in Queensland. Did you see the threat posed from that tiny woman being thrown around? What do you think Mr Commissioner, you must be so proud of your officers handling the public in such a way?
Editor: Retired or former police officers have told Cairns News for years that the police trainees are good citizens when they enter either of the two state training academies, but undergo a transformation during their training from having been conditioned to believe the public, whom they are supposed to serve, are the “enemy”. Nevertheless policing is a stressful job and officers continually attending often horrific road accidents takes its toll. It is quite clear that officers at the sharp end do need counselling from time to time. Another policy of the Queensland Police Service and their union is not to conduct random drug and alcohol testing of operational police. There is much anecdotal evidence doing the rounds suggesting that police officers should be tested for illicit substance abuse. Every other workplace in Australia, under the OHS policies of each state allows for random testing. Any moves to introduce this reform will be strongly defended by their union and no doubt individual officers.
Another burning issue is the strained relationship between police and indigenous people, including troublesome Pacific Islanders and Maoris. Police, every day in Cairns, Townsville and indigenous settlements like Aurukun, have to deal with these people whose inherent desire is to bash a police officer. This festering sore will take another generation to settle down because anthropologists have long identified that the black race has not yet emerged from thousands of years of warring tribalism. Until then not much will change. from Robert J Lee on Gold Coast