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Palaszczuk’s pathetic police pounce on cafe patron, takes four to incarcerate her

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from Matt Straight

Hervey Bay: This is Australia now people. Such a sad day when five disgusting individuals in police uniform come to my cafe, Interrogate me as to whether I’m allowing un-vaxxed people dine at my establishment and then proceed to check all guests and arrest this lovely lady just because she wouldn’t show her medical records to them. So disgusted and embarrassed to be Australian right now. (so is the rest of the world)

Would have loved five police when we got broken into four times. Truly heart broken, mad and disgusted. This lady peacefully left the cafe when the police entered and waited outside. It wasn’t until the police finished checking all patrons that all five focused on her and insisted she show her vaccination status. She politely said she would provide her name and address but declined to share her medical records.

They pushed and pushed trying to get her to hand over her phone and when she refused, they said she is under arrest. We asked for what? There is nothing in the mandate that says you can be arrested for not showing, but says you can be made to leave a venue. Which she did on her own accord. They said she is obstructing justice.

Rebecca is your Mum, your Aunt, your Sister. Just wanting to sit down and enjoy a cuppa like a normal human being and was arrested, bruised, put in a holding cell for two hours, finger printed, given a $1300 fine, a court date and treated like a criminal. For having a cup of coffee and for what ever reason, not wanting to show her PRIVATE medical records. Anyone that feels this is normal or a good use of five cops at a time when there are real crimes being committed needs their head checked. However the mandate states if she was sitting in a shopping mall food court or standing in line at the supermarket or in line in the cafe to order take out, that’s OK.

World gone mad.#

Editor: Because police allegedly demanded she show her phone medical record, they can be charged and prosecuted under S 94H of Privacy Act 1988 (C’th) convicted and jailed for 5 years. Let’s see how they like it. While juvenile crime is rampant and largely unchecked in the Hervey Bay area the ALP police spend at least $5000 over their already in-the-red budget harassing this innocent woman, who now could take them to the cleaners. Anyone want to start a crowd funding appeal? Cairnsnews and its aligned media will support it.

Queensland Police do not have the authority of the Crown.

Comrade Premier Annastacia’s early tertiary training for a future leadership position, undertaken in London by the UK communist party and the Fabian Society in the 80’s, is wearing thin in regional Queensland. Cairnsnews doubts the ALP would win a seat north of Caboolture or south of Beenleigh if an election were held today. Comrade Premier Annastacia has only the masked-up sheeples left.

We advise our international and interstate readers, DO NOT PUT QUEENSLAND ON YOUR TRAVEL ITINERARY IN THE NEAR FUTURE. QUEENSLAND OFFICIALLY IS A COMMUNIST STATE AND YOU WILL BE TREATED AS SUCH!

Rebecca under no circumstances pay any fine.

Police officer earns the undying hatred and enmity of so many people in Mount Isa: Katter

Constable Grinch turned off Christmas spirit

22 December 2016

KAP Member for Kennedy Bob Katter labels police officer ‘constable bar-humbug’ after recently pulling over a cavalcade vehicle decorated with festive lights doing charity work in Mount Isa.

Bob-Katter-006“Do you know just how you destroy the standing of your police force? When you go around and tell someone with some Christmas lights on their vehicle in a police escorted community event that they are breaking the law,” Mr Katter said.

“There is a great saying that ‘the Laws are made for the guidance of wise man, and the obedience of fools’.

“As a legislator for 42 years, it is hard to get a law perfect, a shoe just simply doesn’t fit every foot. We expect the people implementing these laws do so with a little bit of discretion; that is not being used here,” Mr Katter said.

The Federal Member for Kennedy said he is tired of personal freedoms being unnecessarily eroded over recent decades, from the requirement to pay for a licence to go fishing, to being fined for boiling a billy in your backyard.

“Queensland is the most restrictive state on Earth. There is hardly a week that goes by where we don’t get another example of just how abominable it has become, and just how many of our freedoms are taken away,” Mr Katter said.

“In the rodeo procession in 2015, there was a float in the procession, but 20 metres from where the procession line started, because there were people in the back of the procession vehicle, a person was fined $350 and lost three points, and the policer earned the undying hatred and enmity of so many people in Mount Isa.

“Good policing requires the people to be on side with your police force- good relations with the population. You will not get it with this sort of excessive behaviour. And yes, the letter of the law may not be being followed here,” Mr Katter said.

“Well, you can choose whether you’re the wise man or the fool,” he said.

New age of road surveillance snares innocent drivers in Queensland

big-brotherWhile far northern motorists have been discussing and complaining about a greatly increased traffic police presence on highways, the former Queensland LNP Government ensured the game was sewn up, with no escape.

Contractors with roadside cameras and cameras fitted to all highway patrol cars are busily recording your every move sending images of your vehicle and in some cases its occupants to a massive data bank held by the Main Roads Department and police.

The cameras record the registration number, speed, time, date and direction of a vehicle whenever it passes a camera.

Well that’s probably not such a bad thing, some motorists reckon, “why I don’t have anything to hide”, said a Cairns truck driver.

It does seem rather innocuous, and after all motorists have been exposed to mobile radar speed devices for many years.

The new age of surveillance by Big Brother has been in full swing since the former state government abolished car registration stickers, to save a measly few million dollars when the Treasury is raking in more than six million dollars a week in traffic fines.

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Cairns News recently interviewed a Townsville builder who had a very disturbing story to tell about state government surveillance that he got caught up in October last year.

He was completely unaware that he had been on “police radar” for some weeks.

The consequences of this roadside spying could have cost him his livelihood,   yet he broke no laws in pursuit of his occupation.

We will call the builder Mike.

His story:

Mike,42, is a normal hard-working ‘chippie’ who owns a four wheel drive utility and a work trailer in which he carries his tools of trade and a few personal belongings.

He lives close to Townsville with his family and often works in remote parts of western Queensland.

His work requires him to do a lot of driving, returning home after working at townships like Hughenden, Julia Creek or Pentland, a comfortable distance from his base.

Sometimes he has to drive to Townsville during the week to buy building materials, normally unavailable in smaller towns.

He was returning from Townsville with a load of materials for a job when he was intercepted by police at a roadblock west of Charters Towers.

Present at the parking bay were several Main Roads Department inspectors and traffic police checking truckies’ work diaries, licences, vehicle roadworthiness and conducting drug and alcohol tests.

Well, again such an offensive is probably in the interests of road safety, motorists would claim.

Mike’s vehicle was searched by over-zealous constables, starting with his trailer.

“The young coppers pulled everything out of the trailer and tossed my valuable electric tools into the very dusty ground,” Mike said.

“I was a little upset because there were thousands of dollars of equipment that I depend on for my job.

“I asked the cop to be careful and he looked like he was about to bash me.

“The situation got worse when they started on my car and then they were about to pull all the frozen stuff out of my car fridge.

“I got really angry because before they started I told them I had nothing illegal in my car.

“Fortunately a senior officer appeared and told the young cops to stop and leave me alone.”

The conversation Mike then had with this officer shocked the easy going tradie father of three.

Mike asked the officer why his car was being searched and why he had been picked out of a large number of vehicles stopped on the roadside.

“The copper said I had been on their radar for a while because I often travel between Townsville and the west and they wanted to check me out,” Mike said.

“He told me they had lots of photos of my car passing the fixed camera at Woodstock and from other cameras in Townsville and they thought I was selling drugs.

“I told him I was a tradie and often had to go to Townsville for materials and they knew my movements because he said I was spending too much time on the road and would have been tired.

“He said if I had an accident because I was tired the insurance company could get the camera information and possibly not pay out any damages.

“I said I drove no more than five hours at a time and do not drive when I am tired.”

The Main Roads Department has advised Cairns News:

“The fixed roadside cameras on Flinders Highway, near Woodstock, are Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras. 

We use this state-of-the-art technology to collect information about travel patterns of vehicles using the road.  

The cameras take an image of all passing vehicles. 

Infra-red cameras and illuminators are used to automatically capture the registration number, date and time of passing vehicles, providing statistical data on travel times, volumes and vehicle types.  

ANPR cameras are strategically placed at key locations to provide:

  • Journey time,
  • Congestion information,
  • Origin and destination information, and
  • To monitor the use of the network by heavy vehicles. 

Collected data helps us understand vehicle movements, plan for future improvements and achieve efficient control and management of the road network. 

The cameras are also used to detect unregistered and uninsured vehicles. 

Only authorised officers, including Queensland Police and TMR Transport Inspectors are able to access information from the ANPR cameras where an offence is suspected.”

This covert surveillance of law-abiding drivers heralds a new age of motoring in Queensland.

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You have been warned.

Queensland Policing in 2014

by

Robert J Lee in Brisbane

guns2Once upon a time, beginning in 1859, the soon-to-be State of Queensland had a Police Force that performed public duties and was actually a servant of the people.

In 1990 Labor Premier and solicitor, Wayne Goss officially renamed the Queensland Police Force to the Queensland Police Service and the old motto of “Firmness with Courtesy” was changed to “With Honour We Serve”.

In 2014 many Queensland citizens would question the veracity of this new motto.

In the past month Queensland Police have shot seven citizens, four fatally, outstripping the Victoria Police Service’s dubious honor of being the most trigger happy cops in the nation.

How is it our police service has become so dangerously trigger happy?

Perhaps it all begins with relaxed entry standards combined with a Nazi-style training curriculum which determines the attitude and aptitude of community values by graduates from the Queensland Police Academy at Oxley.

Young recruits, some straight from high school with no life experience are easily melded and conditioned by the often savage attitude generated by the Academy that the public which they are supposed to serve are to be treated as “the enemy.”

The recent spate of unnecessary shootings by police could be explained by the relaxed physical attributes of recruits.

Once upon a time when this writer was interviewed as a potential recruit strict physical conditions were the basis of suitability for entry into the then more honorable police mold.

Male recruits had be no less than five foot ten inches in height with a suitable weight- for-height and age ratio.

They were asked basic questions such as:

“Do you smoke?” or “Can you row a boat?”

“Can you swim?” “Have you done any stock work?” “Can you drive a manual car?”

“Where have you worked?” “Have you had any contact with the general public?”

“Can you ride a horse?” “Have you used firearms?” “Do you play football?”

One tricky question off-handedly asked by a friendly Academy trainer: “I am doing craft work for a hobby, do you know where I can find some beeswax?”

This writer, having been reared in the bush was the only one of the group of potential rookies able to answer: “From a saddler or beekeeper.”

Upon returning to the bush this scribe was followed up for more than 12 months by the recruiting officer asking when I would start my new career as a police officer.

Alas the call of the bush was too strong and it did not eventuate.

Modern entry requirements have been so diluted that university graduates are given preference over those with sufficient people skills, business acumen and life experience but worst of all, over all those having the physical attributes necessary to become an efficient and effective officer of the law.

In 1970, when threatened with physical violence, a single officer having sufficient physical stature could easily apprehend an offender with a knife and place him in hand cuffs.

In 1985, when threatened with physical violence two officers of questionable physical stature could easily apprehend an offender with a knife and place him in handcuffs.

In 2010 when threatened with physical violence three officers using pepper spray, Tasers or .40 calibre Glock semi-auto pistols could easily apprehend an offender armed with a knife, jump all over him and drag him into a paddy wagon.

Chances are this 2010 offender would now be pepper sprayed, Tasered to death in some cases, or simply shot by all officers present.

This is what happens when 60 kilogram female police officers and 65 kilogram male officers are issued with a firearm they cannot properly use and do not have the necessary physical attributes to disarm an offender.

For confirmation just ask any range officer at any pistol range in the State.

A 15 shot Glock is not suitable for issue to tiny girls or boys whose grip and light body weight prevent them from even holding the nearly one kilogram pistol effectively.

Upon discharge the pistol recoils upwards and if the shooter cannot hold it tightly it often becomes dislodged from the hand or at best uncontrollable in the event of subsequent discharges.

Just ask any regional motor vehicle panel beater how many times he has had to patch up self-inflicted bullet holes in police vehicles.

This is policing in 2014 and why members of the public who in moments of abnormal instability lose their lives.

Combined with a Police Union President, Ian Leavers, whose public rants demand that only police should own firearms in Queensland make for an unpalatable brew of fascist-driven police corruption and incompetence.

Not so long ago police officers used to dress in uniforms with a standard pale blue shirt (UN colours) that are easily recognised and have a reassuring public image.

In 2014 police wear confronting para-military navy blue or black overalls, giving the public an image of stormtroopers waging war against the ‘enemy’ which unfortunately is us, the public.

Editor’s note: In response to correspondence from serving police officers from several states, it should be noted that Cairns News generally supports police for carrying out general policing duties. When the corporatized policemen are used by errant political corporations such the LNP to enforce widely unpopular corporate policies such as coal seam gas mining and the Brisbane G20 fizzer, it is up to individual officers and management to say, “enough is enough.”

Police officers have an unenviable job when informing parents or families about road fatalities or other dreadful duties, but they should not be party to enforcing corporate vandalism of the environment. So this news outlet is not being critical of police, but very critical of policies emanating from corporate government that are against the public interest and wellbeing that police think they have to support.

Robert J Lee contributing editor.

Queensland’s dodgy Traffic Camera Office forces vehicle owners to make false statements

As the States, in particular, Queensland, evolve further and further into a mindless police state, more and more motorists are defending their inherent common law right to traverse the King’s highways, unfettered by the Crown.(Qld has its own version)

Indeed two recent interstate court rulings actually enforced this centuries-old right-of-travel, determining police had no right to stop motorists unless they had committed an offence.

The SunshineState however, since former Labor Party Premier Peter Beattie fiddled with the State Constitution in 2001, is now somehow different. The Queensland Police Service is actually a private corporation, and lawfully exists only to earn revenue.

In April one hapless owner left his car in the charge of an acquaintance in Cairns, then left on a plane to a destination 1000 kilometres away. In his absence, according to hearsay, a person connected with the property where he parked his vehicle drove it in Cairns and scored a camera speeding fine.

The owner returned some days after, unaware of such an event, only to find a month or more later an ‘infringement notice’ arriving in the mail demanding payment, allegedly for driving at 10 kilometres an hour over the limit.

The owner, being so far away and not in contact with the vehicle’s temporary custodians at the material time, had no idea who was driving the vehicle at the time of the alleged ‘offence’.

In consultation with the local State Member of Parliament the owner signed a common law affidavit stating he was not present and could not swear as to who was driving the car and gave it to the camera office.

“This is no good,” said the OIC of the camera office. “You must state on the Statutory Declaration who was driving at the time of the alleged ‘offence.’ ”

This form, which has no provision for supporting information, is found on the reverse side of the notice. The proforma declaration in itself is in direct contravention of Section 193 of the Criminal Code Act 1899.

The OIC by attempting to force the owner to swear an oath, knowing it to be false or based on hearsay, makes the signatory liable to seven years goal under Section 193 of the Criminal Code Act 1899.

It also opens up an opportunity for the owner to institute a private prosecution against the OIC for entrapment, by threats of licence disqualification and monetary penalty, to compel a citizen to knowingly make a false statement.

Fascism is rife in The State of Queensland, and the ruling Liberal National Party appointed a policeman as its Police Minister to reinvigorate it after it became stale and sour during the last term of Labor government.

Arrested land owner opponents of the devastating coal seam gas industry will justify this now commonly held opinion.

The Minister seems not too bad a bloke but as history attests, his similarly appointed Ministerial predecessors in previous governments remain

an important cog in the ‘brotherhood’ wheel.

Because he was in the ‘job’ it is impossible for him to remain at arm’s length from the daily machinations of the police corporation. Once a policeman, always a policeman as the saying goes… “and remember that time I covered for you?”

Once in this position, the favours are called in.

This is why a former or serving policeman should never be appointed as a Police Minister. Appeals for common sense in the traffic fine scam fall on deaf ears.

The best earner the boys in blue have is traffic fine revenue, a great money spinner fleecing more than two million dollars a week in Queensland from hard done by motorists forced to endure endless random breath testing, roadside vehicle mechanical inspections, road blocks, log books, hidden cameras, unmarked vehicles with camera surveillance equipment, weigh-in-motion sites and now, according to several state governments, drones in the sky spying on you every hour of the day.

It goes without saying these ploys have NOTHING to do with road safety or saving lives.

From online comments received, coupled with endless anecdotal evidence from harassed motorists, most people have had enough.

Voting for either the Labor or Liberal parties will not make one iota of difference. Police say their monitoring of motorists will get much worse.

In regional Queensland where a large proportion of inhabitants have not been brainwashed by 24 hour television, people can still think and these good citizens say they are supporting Bob Katter’s party.

He has federal candidates in every state and territory. from Robert J Lee in Cairns

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