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Black Lives Matter rallies attract tens of thousands

By ALEC SMART Rallies in support of Black Lives Matter on 6 June attracted tens of thousands across Australia to commemorate George Floyd, a black man who was suffocated to death by a Minneapolis police officer in the USA. Most of the demonstrators followed health authority guidelines to wear masks to limit possible spread of […]

Strip-searching police claim ignorance of law

by ALEC SMART NSW Police officers, who appeared before an Inquiry for undressing and inspecting the genitalia of children for drugs, claimed they were unaware it was illegal - according to reports by the NSW Govt’s police watchdog group Law Enforcement Conduct Commission (LECC). On Friday 8 May 2020 the LECC released several reports to […]

Rich-v-poor policing: Sydney lockdown differs per suburb

By ALEC SMART When it comes to policing Covid-19 restrictions, Sydney appears to be divided by its economic regions. The inner suburbs, dominated by lower-income earners, are facing enthusiastic police patrols issuing spot-fines to perceived transgressors of the emergency lockdown laws, while the more affluent neighbourhoods like Balmain and the North Shore suburbs are apparently […]

Easter cancelled; minister canned

By ALEC SMART Drones, helicopters and number plate recognition technology were employed across NSW to catch those attempting to go on holiday for the Easter long weekend, to prevent them breaching social distancing laws and spreading Covid-19. NSW’s coronavirus death toll has reached 23 with close to 3,000 confirmed cases of infection. Prime Minister Scott […]

Two Sydney cops fined for breaching Covid-19 restrictions

By ALEC SMART Two off-duty NSW Police constables were fined for breaching Sydney’s strict coronavirus laws by attending a party in central Sydney on 4 April. About 8.30pm on Saturday 4 April, a NSW Police patrol spotted a 27-year-old woman being assisted by a 31-year-old man, having recently left a party at an apartment nearby. […]

Coronavirus cruise ship facing criminal investigation

by ALEC SMART Over the weekend of 4-5 April, in ‘Operation Nemesis’, which NSW Police described as “the largest peacetime maritime operation in Sydney's history,” five cruise ships loitering in Sydney Harbour were restocked with fresh food and supplies and, after some crew members transferred vessels, escorted out into the Pacific Ocean. At the same […]

NSW Covid-19 lockdown might end June 30

By JAMES HARRISON NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller announced on Tuesday 2 April that the state’s tough coronavirus laws will probably end in 90 days, with no current plan to extend them. The announcement came alongside NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian praising the people of NSW for helping flatten the COVID-19 curve and reducing the rate […]

Teen girl charged after Asian women attacked

By ALEC SMART A 17-year-old girl was arrested after two Asian women were racially abused and threatened in Marrickville in Sydney’s inner west whilst they were crossing a road. The incident was filmed on several mobile phones, including a resident in a house overlooking the crossing, and widely shared on social media. The assailant, a […]

Pell to Hell, killer decisions, drug pushers punished: News Bites – 28 Aug 2019

Bite-sized bulletins by ALEC SMART Pell fell back to Hell Disgraced Archbishop George Pell, who won’t be stripped of his titles by The Vatican until all his appeals are exhausted, has apparently decided he will appeal his sex abuse convictions in the High Court. On August 21, Victoria’s Court of Appeal upheld Pell’s December 2018 […]