Why have the police pointed to the "Lebanese community" as if that is a sufficient explanation rather than just a "gang" of Australians? They seem to know who they are? Has racial or ethnic profiling become an explanation or an excuse for the use of such violent apprehension methods? No doubt they will take their time about it and maybe when the heat and attention has died down, on this now very public issue, they will try to mitigate the reality of what actually occurred to be "fair" to those members involved leaving an injured citizen with a heavy legal bill to fight for his rights to compensation.
History has shown for some citizens that process has taken years with the State turning it's back altogether denying any compensation and the injured party having to sue the police as individuals. Will the Police raise resisting arrest charges against Nik D to protect themselves, that's been done before? These officers haven't even been suspended while being investigated. (ODT)
ELECTION EXPOSES OUR TOTALITARIANS OF THE LEFT
Mr Turnbull, a Singapore investor who launched an online campaign against the Liberal Party and the Murdoch-owned News Corp after his father was dumped last year, has now deleted the tweet and offered a conditional apology. “It’s difficult to know where the government ends and News Corp begins.”
The tweet did not name an individual member of the Murdoch family but implied hypocrisy regarding one's personal life. The Age
Alex Turnbull defends wiped tweet about Murdoch family
“An absolute gift to Bill Shorten”, says a back-handed, Barrie Cassidy on Friday’s ABC Breakfast News, “it humanised him in a way he hasn’t been able to do so far. One hell of an own goal; a very nasty story and it backfired”.News Corp sources say the Daily Telegraph has another story in their dirt file to throw at Shorten, writes Paul Bongiorno. “It is highly defamatory and legally dubious. The desperation that led to the attack on Shorten and his mother’s memory may give them pause to think about running it. As one Labor campaign worker says, “It’s difficult to know where the government ends and News Corp begins.”
- by Latika Bourke