The major thing to celebrate this week was the 20th anniversary of the ‘Battle in Seattle’ protesters shut down the WTO meeting in 1999. We play a soundscape editing together from a documentary called Breaking the Spell.
Gerald Keaney and I discuss the Seattle success and the other major convergences which happened around the country and world last decade.
A social media backlash has forced a Young Liberals branch to delete an offensive video along with their social media accounts overnight.
The video showed young LNP member and chair of the Gold Coast branch, Barclay McGain, openly laughing at racist remarks made by young LNP volunteer, Jake Scott, in the Surfers Paradise mall during Schoolies.
NSW’s Law Enforcement Conduct Commission (LECC) has begun a five-day hearing into several strip searches undertaken at the Lost City Music Festival held at Sydney Olympic Park in February.
The event was for teens aged 13-17.
One boy was told “Hold your dick and lift your balls up and show me your gooch.”
In another case, a child known as GEN15C told the LECC he was stripsearched by an officer who was not wearing gloves.
He said the officer touched his testicles and rubbed his buttocks during the search.
A Perth police officer
who was suffering from undiagnosed post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) because of his job has been jailed for almost two years for possessing images and videos of “explicit and depraved” sexual abuse of young girls.
David Mark Dodson, 29, was working as a detective in April this year when Canadian authorities discovered he had used social media to send an image to an unidentified person of a girl, aged between two and four, being raped.
Australian authorities then raided his home and found almost 350 images and videos of child exploitation material on his electronic devices.
The District Court was told the material included some of the worst categories of child pornography, featuring girls as young as two being abused by adults.
Stuart Cook, 28, was at the scene of a car crash in Aberdeen, Scotland, when he was approached by officers.
Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard after cops “smelled cannabis” and decided to arrest him, he became “irate”.
Depute fiscal Alan Townsend said officers searched his vehicle before he was arrested.
Cook “screamed expletives” and “puffed out his chest towards officers”, as he was being driven to Kittybrewster police station.
Once they arrived, officers conducted a strip-search, and Cook was told to bend over.
At a previous hearing, depute fiscal Lucy Simpson described what happened next.
She said he “deliberately farted in the direction of the officer three times, stating, ‘how do you like that?’”
Cook, from Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, previously pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis.
He also pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting and screaming aggressively, displaying aggressive body language, making a lewd remark towards police and “intentionally flatulating” in the direction of police.