29 September 2021 - 1:33 pm
The Australian news outlet 7News published an article on the 23rd September 2021, and updated it the next day titled “Victoria’s police commissioner comments on social media video of man being slammed to ground at Flinders Station” where a 12-second video clip was referred to.
Despite the warning that there’s a “GRAPHIC VIDEO” in the article, there doesn’t appear to be a video in the article at all.
The video referred to is shown here:
The phrasing in this news article has to be seen to be believed. Things like “Footage shows a man talking to at least three police officers at Flinders Street Station. Another officer then approaches the man from behind and appears to slam him into the ground.” as if there could be some other possible view you could take on this. The officer just “appears to slam him into the ground”.
The man also “appears to strike the ground face-first”. Appears to. Police Commissioner Shane Patton was asked about the video clip and responded with…
We’ll investigate that. I don’t know what the full circumstances are. There’s always context to everything. We’ll investigate it with an open mind.Police Commissioner Shane Patton – https://7news.com.au/news/victoria-police/victorias-police-commissioner-comments-on-social-media-video-of-man-being-slammed-to-ground-at-flinders-station-c-4046703
He also said he is not “jumping to any conclusions”. Right-ho Shane.
There is no “context” that explains this away. None. The Police all over the world are out of control thugs that have been given the green-light by their respective Governments to be outrageously violent and abusive to the people who not only do they have a sworn duty to protect and serve, but also pay their salaries.
According to Australian news site 3AW, the Victoria Police have provided an update on the incident. The update is…
Victoria Police continues to investigate an incident filmed at Flinders Street Station on 22 September and shared on social media.https://www.3aw.com.au/victoria-police-provides-update-on-flinders-street-station-incident/
An acting sergeant from a specialist Support Unit has since been suspended as a result of early enquiries.
Anyone who witnessed the incident, including the person who took the footage, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
No names, and I think we can guarantee this “acting sergeant” will simply be reminded to check for bystanders filming in future and possibly transferred to another area.