The Victoria Police has allocated 12.6 million dollars to police public affairs and media, that is 25 times more than what they allocate towards
specialist crime units. I personally have always been a fan on law enforcement, but this agency is out of control and unaccountable.
Ever since that 1 active shooting taking place in Tasmania, Australia basically banned and heavily regulated all firearms, Victoria took it a step
further, by banning every single self defence tool you can find, from pepper spray to those little keyring kubatons. For many years now there has been
a total zero tolerance policy, The former OPI, now IBAC (independent police watchdog) has said that doing so actually doesn't reduce any crime, there
are still sexual assaults, stabbings, arson attacks, shootings, everything. After reviewing the police website and contacting them, they said that
'self defence isn't justifiable' and that you could either carry a whistle or a mobile phone.
I have witnessed many violent altercations in this region before, I called the police after I saw a man smashing a window and breaking into a store,
the police response time was roughly 30 minutes, after talking to the officers they admitted they were only 1km away, but were on a break. Another
time I witnessed a large brawl, someone had just been stabbed, the police came at the same time frame and had no light or sirens going. The
methodology/tactics and lack of training is just unbelievable, I've never seen anything like it before in my life. So a mobile phone does little if
your life is in danger and the average response time is 30 minutes.
I conducted a social experiment, went in an alleyway and used a whistle (it was a public area at night around 8, there are pubs, shops, a large
gathering of people), nobody decided to check, they decided to tell me to 'shut up', which I did, fact is, they didn't see my face, it sounded exactly
like a clear emergency, and the whistle did nothing.
So how can people defend themselves? Even anything designed or adapted to protect someones chest from a stab wound is prohibited, I almost forgot to
mention, handheld alarm systems that let off a loud siren sound, are also prohibited.
The IBAC has labeled the Victoria Police as dysfunctional. When Victoria Police conducts the new 'zero tolerance' searches, the IBAC said that it
lacks accountability, it's a rarity for police to hand over any logs of the search to the individual, and even if they do they lack legal suspicion.
The search regulations are:
The police officer does not need a warrant to search you in a public place if they
reasonably suspect you:
have illegal drugs
have things that can explode or ignite
have guns or weapons like knives, imitation guns, knuckle-dusters or nunchakus
are in an area where a lot of violent crime happens (they can use this fact to show they have reasonable grounds to search you)
have something that could be used to make graffiti, for example, spray paint, gouging tool or even a texta.
To search you for a graffiti offence, the police officer must reasonably believe you are 14 years or older. You must also be on or near public
transport property or trespassing on someone else’s property.
A public place includes:
the train station
public transport (buses, trams or trains)
a hospital or welfare centre like the Salvation Army.
The police officer can search anything you are carrying and the car you are in. They can search your car even if you are not in it.
Searches in public 'designated areas'
The police can search people for weapons in public areas which have become designated areas. They have a lot of search powers within these areas. The
do not need a warrant
do not need to have any reasonable grounds to suspect you are carrying a weapon
can search you, your bags and your car for weapons
can do searches in a designated area for up to 12 hours.
A senior police officer can make a public area into a designated area if it:
has had two or more events of violence or disorder in the last 12 months
is a regular trouble spot, such as King Street, Melbourne
has had events or demonstrations that have been violent.
The police should tell people that the public area has become a designated area. They should publish this in a local newspaper. They do not have to do
this if they have made a public area into a designated area at short notice.
Before searching anyone in a designated area, the police officer must give the person a search notice. This will say:
that the area has become a designated area
you or your motor vehicle are in that designated area
the police have the power to search you
it is an offence to stop the police searching you.
According to the IBAC, it's extremely rare for a police officer to give the person a search notice, many telling the subject that they 'ran out'. The
police don't publish information on designated areas, just like they don't say where they will put the new advanced road detection cameras, that lets
the police look inside peoples cars from long distances...
Searches on private property
A police officer usually needs a warrant to enter and search private property, such as your home. The officer may do a search without a warrant
you let them in
the police officer has a reasonable belief that someone will or has committed a serious offence and they need to go into the property to arrest that
the police officer needs to stop a ‘breach of the peace’, for example, a fight
someone inside the property has breached an intervention order or breached a family violence safety notice
someone has not followed a direction given by the police for family violence matters
the police officer has a reasonable belief that someone has assaulted or threatened to assault a family member
the police officer is chasing someone who has escaped from prison or custody
the police officer has a warrant to arrest someone on the property.
The Victoria Police recently spent a few million dollars, with their blank check on new 'darker uniforms', a police spokesperson said that the new
uniforms aren't based on the NYPD uniforms, but they do have characteristics that make police seem more professional, it hides blood and sweat, it
also induces fear and authority. This is only the first step in the psychological warfare department.
The government has had a history of actually covering up corruption. All this money going towards media... Something is wrong... I never believed in
conspiracy theories, but all of this misconduct and abused allocations of funds, it just seems plain dumb. Victoria Police - Harm the innocent, hide
behind friends with guns.
More info to be added, sorry the word limit is a pain.
edit on 24-4-2014 by concernedviccitizen because: added rel