Tag: police

  • Why alleged police abuse must be investigated independently

    By Adam Fletcher There is currently a case before the Victorian Supreme Court (Bare v Small and Others) in which a young Ethiopian man claims he was abused by Victoria Police (an officer allegedly broke his teeth against a gutter, capsicum-sprayed him while he was handcuffed and racially abused him during the course of an […]

  • Occupy Melbourne – One Observer’s Account of the Eviction

    By Andre Dao I received a text message on Friday morning from a friend at the Occupy Melbourne protest at City Square, saying that the protesters were about to be forcibly evicted. I had previously been down to City Square the previous Saturday as the protesters were setting up, and my impression of the movement […]