Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Something that needs to be said re: Australian Police

This is a photo I came across, today, of a police officer using pepper spray on a supporter of Sydney United FC at a football trial match in west Sydney this evening. The reason? Somebody (most probably not even the person in the photo) let off a fire-cracker at the stadium. Apparently, this justifies RIOT police, along with security, wading into a crowd of people with batons and pepper spray drawn. Seriously, what the heck? How do these police boneheads get away with this, time and time again, in our supposed "free and lucky country"? Why do our public continually simply blurt, 'Oh, that guy did the crime - let him pay for it'?

(Source: The Daily Telegraph)

The police are, more-often-than-not, the perpetrators in these incidents. For the majority of you, I sincerely pray that you won't have to find this out first-hand; as I once (or twice) did. Lets also not forget that pepper spray was introduced as an alternative to guns. Guns! They are meant as a last-resort before police turn to their pistols. So why are they using them so freely?
Over the past 3 days here in Zenica there have exploded literally thousands of firecrackers and fireworks. No one has been hurt. No police have gone in trying to arrest people; and guess what? There has been no trouble.
Don't let them get away with this, and do not believe the media's lies.

NB: For those who are wondering what on earth this has to do with the Balkans; Sydney United is a Croatian-backed club. That's my excuse.

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