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LAND OF THE FREE!

By Pete Moore On September 24th, 2020

It’s beginning to look a lot like Melbourne in many places now. A girl, sitting with her family, gets assaulted and tased by a 20-stone doughnut-muncher because she’s not wearing a mask in the open air.

You who demanded these dystopian Soviet rules caused this. You allowed every two-bob camp guard wannabe to live out their fantasies. Shame on anyone whose first instinct is to defend the atrocious acts they see here. However small your contribution, you are an enabler.

36 Responses to “LAND OF THE FREE!”

  1. Great to see Pete reverting to ‘doughnut-muncher’ form. I knew the real Pete would quickly resurface from his fleeting cops can do no wrong love affair.

  2. Clearly I judge the individual’s actions. Not everyone around here does the same.

    The searinngly honest take would be from someone 100% behind lockdowns and manadatory chin nappies who thinks that this man acted appallingly and despotically.

    Does that person exist?

  3. A taser is serious business

    Not OK

    I have a big problem with that guy and whoever he works for

    I can’t imagine someone needing a taser at an event of this type in the first place

  4. That doesn’t look like a police officer

    It looks like a rent a cop ( low paid private security )

  5. He’s an imbecile. Apart from his brutality, it takes him over 2 min to get cuffs on a young girl.

    Mind you, if she were black and he white, he’d probably have been forced to shoot her, after her fighting and resisting an officer like that.

    BTW in the Celtic – Riga match this evening, Riga fans found a way around the ban on attending stadium games by hiring open-top buses and parking them beside the, fortunately low, stadium walls.

  6. The NY Post says that he was actually a cop

    Anyone want to restate that US cops are the best trained?

    The girl was wrong, but so was this cop or guard or whatever he is

    Good show Riga!

  7. I’m all for masks, but there’s no need for them outside.

    And like Phantom, I’m wondering what a ret-a-cop is doing with a taser at an event like this, and using it on a young girl? It’s a total abuse of power, and I’m sure a lawsuit is in the works.

  8. If the host said to wear a mask in that area, you wear the mask. He sets the rules.

    But man…you don’t tase a 16 year old girl for non compliance.

    Come the hell on. Do something else, anything else.

  9. Clearly I judge the individual’s actions

    Except for commies, lefties & (usually) donut munchers etc.

    I don’t know if the big man above is a guard or a cop or what, but I do know is he’s an abusive bully. Only the most vioent of behaviour warrants such a response. But then again, with policing heavy handedness in the US seemingly justified & excused can we really expect it not to filter down?

    Mind you, if she were black and he white, he’d probably have been forced to shoot her, after her fighting and resisting an officer like that

    Well played, Noel.

  10. Does anybody have the number for an Irony Meter repairman? Mine just exploded 😂

  11. “You allowed every two-bob camp guard wannabe to live out their fantasies.”

    This is the bit that worries me. This is how it all started in Germany in the 1930’s. People thinking that all laws must be obeyed, even bad ones.

  12. Ok I think this case is really problematic – and does show a huge irony in that previous statements by people on this site would suggest that if you resist arrest then the police are allowed to shoot you. However this is not “people thinking that all laws must be obeyed, even bad ones” is not “how it all started in Germany in the 1930’s”.

  13. Who has ever said here or anywhere else that it was OK to –shoot– anyone who resists arrest.

    Show me where anyone has ever said that

  14. Clearly I judge the individual’s actions

    Except when you don’t. I really just can’t take you seriously Pete.

  15. If everyone who resisted arrest was shot, the death count would be in the tens of thousands or more a year.

  16. Mark

    This is the bit that worries me. This is how it all started in Germany in the 1930’s. People thinking that all laws must be obeyed, even bad ones.

    You win today’s Godwin’s award Mark.
    And that’s not how it ‘started in Germany.’

  17. “Show me where anyone has ever said that”

    You have included it in your reasons as to why it was acceptable for the police to shoot people.

  18. Show me.

  19. I have always advocated the minimum use of effective force by police

    As respects judging the acts of individual police officers, or the possible wrongdoing by them, I ask to consider their training, the threat, the perceived threat, and the overall situation, which many of us fail to do.

  20. Phantom, on September 24th, 2020 at 2:00 PM Said:

    He walked away from the police, against instructions, eluded the officer’s grasp, opened the car door, and reached down into the car to where the knife was located.

    Now if the resisting arrest bit was irrelevant to the whole thing you would have started with your last point. But you didn’t. You clearly indicate that his resisting arrest was a contributing factor.

  21. “I have always advocated the minimum use of effective force”

    And yet defended the police officer who shot someone seven times. Seven. Even if the rest of your nonsense wasn’t nonsense can we at least come to the conclusion that pulling the trigger seven times at point blank range is not “minimum use of effective force”.

  22. I seek to understand, which not all of us do.

    The officer saw a violent person reaching into a car for something, after I believe he had told the police that he had a knife!

    It isn’t saying that the action is justified to seek to understand why it happened.

  23. “I seek to understand, which not all of us do.”

    And part of that understanding is that a cowboy pulled the trigger seven times.

    “It isn’t saying that the action is justified to seek to understand why it happened.”

    And yet you made pithy (and undoubtedly what you think are clever) statements like the only cause of riots are rioters. Why, even if not trying to justify rioting and rioters, do you not seek to understand why it happened?

  24. To tase someone for not wearing a mask should result in criminal prosecution.

  25. The anti-Blake (and that’s what they are) arguments are all over the place:
    He had heard cops calling on him to “drop the knife”, so he was armed and dangerous in the confrontation which justified the shooting.
    He then reached into the car to grab the knife, so he could have been armed, which justified the shooting.
    He both had the knife in his hand and didn’t have the knife in his hand.

  26. Riots aren’t ever justified.

    I do seek to understand why they happen. Here, they happen often due to organizations that promote them as a policy, details of which have been shared. There’s little that has been spontaneous about the riots, including the perpetual white riots in Portland.

    Police shootings are sometimes justified. That’s why police are issued firearms.

    The quote was essentially copied from the great NYPD theoretician Jack Maple, who is not well known here but who should be. He was the architect of NYC’s historic reduction in crime, one of the greatest accomplishments here in the 20th century.

  27. “Riots aren’t ever justified.”

    Neither is shooting a guy seven times in the back at point blank range.

    “I do seek to understand why they happen. Here, they happen often due to organizations that promote them as a policy, details of which have been shared. There’s little that has been spontaneous about the riots, including the perpetual white riots in Portland.”

    No you don’t. You dismiss them with pithy statements like riots are caused by rioters, instead of getting on top of the major socio-economic factors (and other factors including police brutality). You don’t want to understand so you dismiss.

  28. The trendy white riots in Portland and other places are caused by other people’s poverty.

    Well all-righty then. That explains that.

  29. “Well all-righty then. That explains that.”

    Again. No attempt to understand them. Just pithy dismissals.

  30. No cop wants to shoot anyone.

    When an Animal is resisting arrest, fought with 3 cops, shrugged off being tased, and then walks around his car ignoring commands to stop and get on the ground then opens his car door bends over reaching for something….. they got shot. Justifiably.

  31. This really must be a US vs Europe thing. Some Europeans think it is wrong to shoot someone in the back seven times at point blank range. Some Americans search desperately for justification of it.

    Did Blake actually have a knife in his hand when he was shot? From the video, it doesn’t look like he would have had enough time to grab a knife, as the cop shoots him within milliseconds of him starting to bend down. At least that’s what happened in the version of the video that I, and every other person on the planet watched.
    Does the video you have show anything clearer, Phantom?

  32. Again. No attempt to understand them. Just pithy dismissals.

    That’s what your point deserved. A lot of these rioters are well-to-do bored white liberals. To blame any violence on poverty is bone-headed, asinine, left-wing ignorance. Always has been, always will be. To do so with these rioters is laughable.

  33. Doesn’t matter if he had the knife in his hand or not….. Seimi did you see the video of him fighting with the cops BEFORE the video of him walking around the car?

    He fought 3 cops, he was tased, he was ordered to stop and get on the ground and kept walking.

    Even if he didn’t open the car door he already had reached the legal standard to be shot.

  34. Even if he didn’t open the car door he already had reached the legal standard to be shot.

    Words fail me.

  35. Words may fail you, but that’s the Law……

  36. The law says that he can be shot seven times in the back from point blank range? Is there a legal standard for how many times a suspect can be shot in the back from point blank range? Is seven the legal standard?
    Can you post a link to this law?