Fuller Shtick: the NSW Police Commissioner is “turned on”

NSW to enforce PM’s social restrictions amid ‘stabilisation’.

His “really out there” flu flying squads are more likely to spread c-v than three people picknicking in a park.

NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said police would be enforcing the two person rule with on-the-spot fines, adding that police also had the option of arresting and charging people with an offence carrying a six-month jail term.

“I will ask police today to really be out there enforcing this,” Commissioner Fuller said.

Tonight we will see some additional powers turned on. This is all about the protection of the people of NSW.”

He said he was “pretty done with cautions” and would be asking police to be “really out there enforcing this”.

“The $1000 on the spot fine was something I asked the Premier for so we could deal with these matters quickly,” Commissioner Fuller said.

“At the same time we still have the ability to arrest someone and put them before the court to face six months jail. That is still an option for us.”

However, Ms Berejiklian said police would use the powers in a discretionary way.

“We want to make sure people understand the arrangements. This isn’t about fining people. This is just about encouraging people to do the right thing,” she said.

 
Arrest yourself, Mick. He was standing alongside the Premier and a minister before a gaggle of reporters.

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43 Responses to Fuller Shtick: the NSW Police Commissioner is “turned on”

  1. Angus Black

    Why doesn’t the police force focus on catching criminals?

  2. nfw

    Yep, the totalitarians and authoritarians never miss a chance to practise what they have always wanted, complete control. What next Mick, the midnight knock on the door? How about the Police go about enforcing all the other laws we have on our books and they never bother about? You know: welfare fraud, genital mutilation, bike riders on footpaths, illegals in the country, …

    Still waiting for the politicians, their minions and the public service to take pay cuts.

  3. Hay Stockard

    My goodness. Fuller is chockablock with the inner Nazi. Unhappily he and his mob are now beneath my contempt. They should have a care they do not rise.

  4. stackja

    Liberty Quote
    Liberty not only means that the individual has both the opportunity and the burden of choice; it also means that he must bear the consequences of his actions. Liberty and responsibility are inseparable.

    — Friedrich von Hayek

    Spread the virus liberty.

  5. candy

    I wonder if jails practice social distancing?

  6. candy

    Or once the police get the social distance “offender” into jail they don’t care anymore what happens in jail.

  7. I wonder if jails practice social distancing?

    Prisoners are being released early due to Wuhan Virus.

  8. Ubique

    A reminder that while officers of the ADF are mostly drawn from bright, energetic and talented young men and women who gain their commissions after intensive selection and training at officer schools including AFDA and Duntroon, all senior police officers are promoted from the rank and file. And doesn’t it show.

  9. Colonel Crispin Berka

    This new ban is ridiculous.
    We should protest against it.
    In pairs 1.5m apart.

  10. Boambee John

    So the Police Commissioner proposes to take people off wide open beaches and out of tree filled parks, and place them in crowded prisons to enforce social distancing?

    Logic fail!

  11. jupes

    And doesn’t it show.

    No.

    I would say the ADF leadership are as left wing or worse than police leadership. Like the police, their priorities have nothing to do with what we pay them to do.

  12. billie

    meh, we’ve gone the whole hog here in The Democratic Republic of Victoria, land of the free.

  13. iain russell

    With NFW on this. This is all a lot easier than cracking down on the MOMEA crime cartels.

  14. Colonel Crispin Berka

    The Democratic Republic of Victoria, land of the free.

    More like the Land of the Free Stuff, right?

    Where the services are free the people are enslaved.

  15. Harpo of Wolli Creek

    I got on a train in Sydney a few days ago and I got off in North Korea. Didn’t even know the line went there.

  16. Prisoners are not being released early.

    Not yet.

    Anyhow fining people is outrageous.

  17. Howard Hill

    Just ask to be put in a Victoriastan gaol. The Hunchback of Yarragrad is going to let them all out, coz social distancing. You know it makes sense, just ask Albascreechy!

  18. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From C.L.’s report:

    1. “NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said police would be enforcing … with on-the-spot fines”

    2. However, Ms Berejiklian said police would use the powers in a discretionary way.

    “We want to make sure people understand the arrangements. This isn’t about fining people. This is just about encouraging people to do the right thing,” she said.

    He was standing alongside the Premier and a minister before a gaggle of reporters.

    Clearly it is just another in house power play between opposing factions in the Liberal Branch of the Labor Party. In the olden days Neville Wran would have had the pair of them into his office immediately afterwards for a first class bollocking.

  19. Botswana O'Hooligan

    Now everyone is learning what airline pilots learned in 1989, we don’t have any freedoms except the freedom of religion, and even that is a bit suss these days.

  20. Cynic of Ayr

    Fuller is just another loudmouth in a political uniform looking for his 15 minutes of fame.
    Consider the couple strolling in the park. They do not have the virus. They must keep 2 metres apart in the park, but can have all the closeness they like in bed that night.
    Two coppers come along.
    “Get in the car. We’re taking you to the police station to be arrested.”
    (Score so far – 2 additional to the first 2.)
    At the police station, the Sarge says, “Go into that room, and be searched. There will be witnesses to be sure there is no hanky-panky.”
    ( Score now another 2, making 5.)
    “Get in the holding cell with those other criminals we caught this morning.”
    (Score now another 5 in the holding cell. Total 10.)
    Off to court the following day. Add another what? 20? to the score.
    Not counted are the various door handles, hand rails, seats and desks touched on the way.
    The couple started out OK, but Fuller gave them the virus.
    The man is an idiot, and so is the stupid woman telling him to do this.

    get

  21. Robber Baron

    No one should ever cooperate with the Government or legitimise it’s existence.

    Having said that. I’m staying home and saving lives. 😁

  22. Rob MW

    Fuller doesn’t realise that his jack-boot compliance rhetoric and promised actual enforcement is only going to be good for maybe a couple of weeks, by which time, people will have had a gut full and then what’s he going to do ????

    The State doesn’t own enough riot shields and tear gas guns or have enough brown shirts to pick up and wield necessary batons.

    Fuller should STFU and just let the health experts and politicians do the talking, I think that at this point, the last thing that people need is a fucking big mouth jack-booted arsehole throwing his weight around.

    It may take a little while but common sense will prevail in stopping the spread of this super contagious oriental bat-bug.

  23. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From bemused at 12:26 pm:

    ” I wonder if jails practice social distancing?

    Prisoners are being released early due to Wuhan Virus.

    From notafan at 1:02 pm:

    “Prisoners are not being released early.

    Not yet.”

    From bemused at 1:06 pm:

    ” Prisoners are not being released early.

    Victim ‘gutted’ after violent ex-partner released on parole because of coronavirus

    Just the start.”

    This is fair dinkum like batting with Dean Jones:

    Jones: YES! (as he takes off from 2 metres outside his crease)

    Bowlers end: NO!

    Bowler’s end (as Dean keeps coming): WAIT!

    Jones: Ooops, you’re out.

    ’tis such a good idea getting one’s information by relying on a dinky little current affairs web log. 😉

  24. rickw

    Australian Police have a Stasi Boner.

    These fuckers sure don’t have any clue that they police by consent.

    The consent tank gauge is reading “E”.

  25. Pyrmonter

    @ rickw

    TBF, I think some states are better than NSW, while Qld is worse. NSW Police have serious cultural resistance to the Peel principles.

  26. Mark M

    Can one of those police shut the gate where all those passengers were allowed off the cruise ship and is now major source of infection in NSW.
    There might be some handcuff action!
    There certainly should be.

  27. Judge Dredd

    I do have compassion for the police officers having to enforce these draconian rules of the elites.
    This is a form of totalitarianism. Is this worse than the disease? Has the disease actually caused significant problems for any country yet, or have these measures countries are all implementing actually caused more problems?
    The best thing to do is to ignore the rule, as a rule that’s unenforceable will either not exist because it’s ignored, or ramp the elites up to the next level of totalitarian response.

  28. nfw

    Do you think Mick and his “only two at a time” constables will be out catching Peter Blowhard Dutton’s hoarders and wreckers? Now they have been identified as Chinese it should be easy even for the NSW plod to track them down through bus company records.

  29. Alex Davidson

    Watching Führer Fuller on TV last night really made my blood boil. They’re not ‘encouraging’ people to obey, they’re forcing them to, the same authoritarian way they force us to obey all their other petty and unreasonable rules and regulations – through completely disproportionate fines, jail terms, and so-called ‘demerit points’. And it’s not “all about the protection of the people of NSW”; it’s all about forcing citizens to obey every unwarranted, outrageous, and draconian edict issued by those with political power.

    As a society we have been very foolish in allowing these people to exercise such unrestricted power. They are now sanctimoniously and with impunity breaching fundamental principles of freedom and justice. I fear even worse to come once they wake up to the damage they have caused and start trying to fix it. Anyone who has been prudent or creates wealth will be fair game.

  30. Diogenes

    As I posted on yesterday’s OT, the local shopping center was flooded with police handing out 1k fines . Mind you this is in an area with already high unemployment and then badly hit by business closures.

    Respect for the NSW Police service now absolutely zero, zip, nada!

  31. Fresh Pat

    Soooo, who’s gonna have the money to pay any potential fine?

    No work, no pay!

    Stimulus payments straight back to gumming?

  32. Iain Russell

    @mickgold: Nifty Nev would have given them a shopping bag to collect the Danegeld he needed for his ‘personal expenses’: flaming fill this up and come back to me, if you want to come back at all. Onehelluvan estate he left.

  33. John Bayley

    I fear even worse to come once they wake up to the damage they have caused and start trying to fix it.

    “Government: If You Think the Problems We Create Are Bad, Just Wait Until You See Our Solutions!”

    Indeed.
    $1000 fines are only the start.

  34. Kneel

    “As a society we have been very foolish in allowing these people to exercise such unrestricted power.”

    It’s not so much that, in such extraordinary circumstances, such harsh laws are enacted and enforced, it’s that no-one in the media has asked under what criteria we will know that the “emergency” is over.
    Maybe I missed it, so if it’s happened please point it out, but we are getting these laws in place to “protect us” from a virus, but no-one has said how we know when it can all go away. Oh sure, they asked “for how long” and got told “we don’t know yet”, which is not unreasonable, but the follow-up should be “how will you find out”. IOW, if you don’t have a timetable to end it, then there must be a way to tell that it’s now “safe” or “acceptable” or whatever, so what is it? “We’ll leave that to the medicos” just pushes that question to them (medicos).
    Why isn’t this question being asked and answers demanded?
    Actually, why isn’t this made clear up front?
    We are giving up rights like never before, and no-one can say when it ends, or how we can tell it should be ended.
    Where’s the exit strategy?

  35. Pyrmonter

    @ Alex, @ Kneel

    ‘how do we know’

    An even better question is, ‘what is the law’? At the time of posting (6.05pm) there is no published order under the NSW Public Health Act to be seen in either the Gazette or the NSW Legislation website. Surely subjects are entitled to know the laws for breach of which they are liable to be punished?

    The Guardian is reporting (note, it is the Guardian, but still …) that new measures come into effect from midnight. Are we now expected to discern the law from press conferences? And if so, has a delegation been made from the responsible minister (Health, Brad Hazzard) to the Commissioner?

    Monitor here:

    https://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/#/

  36. Bruce

    If a “law” is discretionary, is it more of a “suggestion”?

    Is this not “situational ethics” writ large?

    This is Star-Chamber stuff; making it up as you go along; legalism wed with expediency, and those are probably the “highlights”.

    On Saturday night, the Queensland government ordered the total shut-down of ALL firearms related businesses, retail stores, gunsmiths, ranges, etc. “for the duration”.

    What are they planning?

    Who is next? Service stations?

    Hardware shops?

    These cretins are deliberately building a major social crisis, which, in the time-honoured tradition, the guilty bastards will then “solve”, thus making themselves “heroes”.

    The Rum Corps was a bunch of absolute pikers!

    And while I am at it: why would twenty-one MILLION Chinese mobile phones have gone “inactive” since January?

  37. Squirrel

    Unless the proles fall in line quickly (and stay that way), the police numbers to provide ongoing enforcement won’t be there once property and related crimes spike with rising unemployment and underemployment.

  38. Tim Neilson

    Unless the proles fall in line quickly (and stay that way), the police numbers to provide ongoing enforcement won’t be there once property and related crimes spike with rising unemployment and underemployment.

    You’re assuming that real crimes will be given priority over publicly standing 1.49 metres away from the person you already share a house with.

    Not in CFMEUistan, I can assure you.

  39. Andre Lewis

    This is Australia and we have not had a Cheka, Gestapo or Stasi to control us – and we most certainly do not ever want one.
    Cave in to police enforced social (not criminal) control and it will take years to unwind the damage. The virus may be bad but some of the measures being put in place currently are dangerous and should be resisted.

  40. Procrustes

    We shall remember all of this when it’s done.

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