Smellvin - 2010-10-19 I find it hilarious that the proliferation of cameras -- often at the behest of government and/or police -- have done little to solve or stem crime but rather have led to a large amount of police abuse coming to light.
Riskbreaker - 2010-10-19 So, how does scumbags like this guy end up serving the "law"?
CharlesSmith - 2010-10-19 Yeah that's what shocked me about this story. Who would have thought that a police officer anywhere would actually be held accountable for their crimes?
Also I cannot believe the above not a sarcastic statement. The world I was promised as a child was one in which the above was a sarcastic statement.
kamlem - 2010-10-19 No, Australia is as fucked up as anywhere else...
"AN Aboriginal man who was tasered 13 times by West Australian police officers was subjected to the same treatment a week later by prison officers, corrective services officials have admitted. "
"A book that claims police corruption in Victoria has been ignored for years is being withdrawn from sale in that state.
The publisher of Snouts In The Trough says the Victorian Office of Public Prosecutions is demanding the book be withdrawn because it breaches suppression orders, some of which are up to five years old."
There was also an amazing statement by a police representative made in the past couple of weeks complaining that footage of police violence uploaded to youtube is unfair, and the police should upload criminal videos to youtube to show "the other side of the story". Google fu has failed me, but I was floored when I heard that on the radio...