Viktoria Police arrest a hardened criminal

Update I: Selected extracts from the Victorian Charter of Human Rights.

12 Freedom of movement

Every person lawfully within Victoria has the right to move freely within Victoria and to enter and leave it and has the freedom to choose where to live.

15 Freedom of expression

(1)  Every person has the right to hold an opinion without interference.

16 Peaceful assembly and freedom of association

(1)  Every person has the right of peaceful assembly.

(2)  Every person has the right to freedom of association with others, including the right to form and join trade unions.

18 Taking part in public life

(1)  Every person in Victoria has the right, and is to have the opportunity, without discrimination, to participate in the conduct of public affairs, directly or through freely chosen representatives.

Just saying.

Update II: This will get you arrested in Daniel Andrew’s Victoria.

Here are the Stage 3 restrictions that apply to Ballarat.

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395 Responses to Viktoria Police arrest a hardened criminal

  1. mh

    I can’t make it out.
    Anyone ???

    Looks like Heinrich, or Reinhard…

  2. Leigh Lowe

    Econocrat

    #3569771, posted on September 2, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    [Love your work Econocrat – that post might cause a lot of trouble. I have taken a screenshot and will restore it when this person is arrested and prosecuted. Sinc]

    … or (b) run down by an Indian driving a chicken truck.

  3. Arnost

    Currently running 80/20 against her some quite uncalled for nasty.

    Zombie Bots. There isn’t a man that is livid with what is implied in this scenario. I am!!!

    [But not livid enough not to recognise that this is just another weapon to break up the western world. Making the Police do these STUPID arrests is just a step in making us not trust and even hate the Police. And that will allow the Socialists to eventually limit the power of and then replace the Police when the backlash against them gains sufficient momentum. (One of the key Bezmenov’s destabilisation of a nation steps)]

  4. twostix

    Andrews has nothing to be afraid of.

    The reconstructed “modern” police are his personal guard.

    Antifa left are his paramilitary unit.

    A million third world peasants are his last resort riot squad.

    This is how his class always planned to rule.

  5. JC

    Making the Police do these STUPID arrests is just a step in making us not trust and even hate the Police.

    Are you kidding. This is eggsactly the sort of police work Vicpol is now designed to do.. that and becoming the police arm of the Liars Party.

  6. Arnost

    There isn’t a man that isn’t livid with what is implied in this scenario

    Sorry

  7. twostix

    . And that will allow the Socialists to eventually limit the power of and then replace the Police

    Where you asleep during the 1990’s-2000’s? This is the replacement police.

  8. Mark A

    Leigh Lowe
    #3569783, posted on September 2, 2020 at 10:32 pm

    Here

  9. incoherent rambler

    I’m almost tempted to change the firewall to allow connections to facebook.

    Almost.

  10. C.L.

    The details of the Direction. I think she’s outside the ‘gatherings’ permitted under s 11.

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  11. feelthebern

    Tim Pool has picked this up.

  12. Leigh Lowe

    Mark at 10:47.
    FFS, that is a closed fucking lefty group.
    Jeez, hardly a cross-section.

  13. rickw

    Tim Pool has picked this up.

    How embarrassing. We’re headline communist shithole around the world.

    Well done Vikpol fucks. See you cockheads on Saturday!

  14. ArthurB

    I will be interested to see how Their ABC handles this little incident.

    If the Hunchback does resign, who will replace him?

  15. Leigh Lowe

    Pyrmonter

    #3569798, posted on September 2, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    The details of the Direction. I think she’s outside the ‘gatherings’ permitted under s 11.

    And the BLM protester organisers?
    They were in clear breach of sec 4.3, 7.0, 13.5 and 13.6 which were in force at the date of that protest.
    Were they arrested?
    No.
    Fuck off.

  16. incoherent rambler

    If the Hunchback does resign…

    Won’t happen.

    I will need to read up about the best way to end the reign of a zombie.
    Stakes, silver, garlic and holy water only work on vampires.

  17. Leigh Lowe

    rickw

    #3569804, posted on September 2, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    Tim Pool has picked this up.

    How embarrassing. We’re headline communist shithole around the world.

    Well done Vikpol fucks. See you cockheads on Saturday!

    I’m not embarassed.
    I reckon it is tops.
    Go for it.
    Stick it Dan’s SS.

  18. C.L.

    Making the Police do these STUPID arrests is just a step in making us not trust and even hate the Police.

    Making them?

    I’m reminded of that great line by Leonardo DiCaprio’s cop in The Departed:

  19. Arnost

    that and becoming the police arm of the Liars Party.

    Not just the Liars…

    The Army / Military is meant to protect the people by exterminating with extreme prejudice external enemies (plural). The Police are meant the serve and protect the people against unlawful activity (singular).

    Dan and the procession of socialists running YarraGrad over the last decade or two has reversed the roles – defining anyone objecting to himself as an “internal enemy” (arbitrarily defined plural i.e. “extreme right”) that can be exterminated with extreme prejudice by the militarised Police.

  20. Davey Boy

    This is what the NSW shadow Minister for police had to say not too long ago when tweeting in support of the Vic Police Association:

    Lynda Voltz MP @LyndaVoltzMP
    4:02 PM · Jul 26, 2020
    While Australians appreciate the hard work of police officers across the country – it is a great pity their hardwork is wasted on a few idiots who think videoing there own stupidity is more important than public safety
    @nswpolice @PoliceAssocNSW

    … silence since then

  21. I will be interested to see how Their ABC handles this little incident.

    Their website gives a foretaste.
    They don’t actually call her “Typhoid Mary” – just wait until tomorrow when they’ve had a chance to dig up a few things on her.

  22. JC

    Salvatore, Social Distance Martyr
    #3569749, posted on September 2, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    It is alleged that the name on the search warrant, Detective Sergeant Tim Argall, is one of the blokes who rooted Nicola Gobbo.
    Don’t think he was at the arrest, that was [edited Sinc].

    Compliments when they’re due. The Driller actually scooped this, unless he picked it up from elsewhere and posted it here without attribution. I looked at the warrant and it shows the same name. Great scoop Drillsie.
    It’s taken over a decade, but we finally go to a post that was worthwhile.

  23. JC

    Driller

    This is a huge scoop, you know.

  24. rickw

    What people need to do is endlessly google for the address of these two:

    [edited Sinc]

  25. Leigh Lowe

    C.L.

    #3569818, posted on September 2, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    Making the Police do these STUPID arrests is just a step in making us not trust and even hate the Police.

    Making them?

    No.
    It is now shit all the way down.
    Apart from the CFFMEU, the Plod Union is about the most powerful union in the state.
    If the rank and file didn’t want it to happen it would stop overnight.
    .
    They’re all in this together.
    From the Commissioner to the Constable.

  26. mh

    Lefty broadcaster John Stanley just said “this will be a very large story tomorrow”.

    Says the police actions cannot be justified.

  27. JC

    They’re all in this together.
    From the Commissioner to the Constable.

    Every single one of them.

    Defund Vicpol

  28. incoherent rambler

    Will NSW allow genuine political refugees from Viktoristan to cross the border?
    An internment camp in NSW will, at least, be warmer than the one we are in here.

  29. rickw

    Rooting defence lawyers, arresting pregnant women. Vikpol, that’s what we do.

    https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.abc.net.au/article/10959990

  30. JC

    Nice friends too

    Detective Senior Sergeant Tim Argall told a royal commission on Monday he also later sought legal advice from Ms Gobbo when a friend of his – drug squad detective Paul Dale – was charged with the burglary of a drug house in Oakleigh.

  31. incoherent rambler

    I guess roughing up and arresting pregnant women is a natural progression from attempting to strangle women who don’t wear their mask.

    Where is the cat psychiatrist when you need him?

  32. What people need to do is endlessly google for the address of these two:
    Detective Sergeant [edited Sinc]
    Detective Senior Sergeant [edited Sincl

    Good luck with that.
    White Pages listings always give a residential address.

    After that has come up empty, perhaps try LinkedIn, or their Facebook profile, perhaps their Twitter feed will have a few photos in it where they’re standing in front of their letterbox, with their house number clearly visible.

    Go for your life.

    (Just to make it interesting, consider this)
    Victoria is so small & so heavily populated they may not even live in Ballarat.

  33. JC

    What people need to do is endlessly google for the address of these two:
    [edited Sinc]

    Dude, even suggesting this is potentially threatening and illegal. Be careful with this stuff.

  34. vlad

    You’re never going to find a cop’s home address. They don’t even list them on the electoral roll.

  35. mh

    Alex Jones should be all over this by the morning.

  36. vlad

    JC is right. Why you would want them, I don’t know.

  37. incoherent rambler

    They don’t even list them on the electoral roll.

    Like any other employee of the state they should not be allowed to vote.

  38. You’re never going to find a cop’s home address. They don’t even list them on the electoral roll.

    Preeeeeeecisely.

  39. JC

    Driller, just so you know, I let Sinc know about your scoop. There’s anew thread on the subject.

  40. Wayne From Perth

    Is she handcuffed? Was she a danger to the arresting officers? This is reprehensible but not unexpected from Victorian police.

  41. JC

    RickW

    Why on earth would a freaking copper have a LinkedIn page?

  42. Sinclair Davidson

    Salvatore – thank you.

    Also thanks to JC who texted me – dragged me out of bed – for this scoop.

    Seriously this is huge.

  43. Mark A

    Leigh Lowe
    #3569803, posted on September 2, 2020 at 10:52 pm

    Mark at 10:47.
    FFS, that is a closed fucking lefty group.
    Jeez, hardly a cross-section.

    Few of us in there as disruptors, troublemakers, wreckers to make them see the light and we are having some success.

    One banned, 3 still going. If you don’t engage with them they will never know there is an other side.
    Distasteful I know but someone has to do it.🤢

  44. vlad

    If you look someone up on linkedin, they get a notification; depending on their account, they can see who you are.

    It isn’t worth it and I’m certainly not going there.

    And, yes, she was handcuffed. Stands about 4’11” by the look of her.

    Utterly contemptible.

  45. Leigh Lowe

    Fair enough Mark A.
    But the spread of comments on that closed group is nowhere close to what is going on in the wider community.
    People are genuinely sickened.

  46. vlad

    And where are the feminists, by the way? I hope they will condemn this – or stand condemned themselves.

    Why doesn’t someone ask Julia Gillard for a comment?

  47. mareeS

    Good work, Chairman Dan. Use the baby’s spare parts while you are at disappearing Mum. Please take this as //sarc.

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  49. Sinclair Davidson #3569880, posted on September 2, 2020 at 11:53 pm
    Salvatore – thank you.

    ?????? Er… have I missed something while I was away? (It was my turn on the pick & shovel at the coalface – today is dole day, when many in my town get “paid” & blow the lot in the pub)

  50. Maman

    Morrison should pull the ADF out now; Victoria is not the place for them. The ADF will lose bigtime being associated with VikPall.

  51. Science Powder

    Well done Sal and JC.

    And Sinclair.

  52. Some History

    The arrest made it to the 7 early news. One report noted that “the woman could face up to 15 years in jail”. In another report, “she could face a fine of up to $20,000”.

    Whomever instituted this law should be in jail.

  53. Some History

    Others have been arrested for “incitement”. There’s usually just a brief reference in the MSM of their arrest. We should be very grateful to Zoe for live-streaming the arrest to facebook . Otherwise we would still be none the wiser about the look, sound, and feel of being arrested for incitement.

    Plod, the Hunchback, and Sutto the smiling sledgehammer have been caught with their tyrannical pants down – BIG TIME.

  54. You should see thebsmug left wing crap about this on the Reddit sewer “this is fuck the law, meets the law”…

    Hmmmm, so a peaceful protest with masks and distancing is worse than BLM protests where middle aged white pedal files and rapists to to kill counter protesting teenagers?

    Trump winning in a landslide and arresting every violent protestor come Jan 20 is globally and historically important.

    The left needs to be repudiated, embarrassed and actual terrorists need to go to gaol.

    Bush or Clinton in 1992? A mere coin toss.

    Dan Andrews is breaking the law. The charter of the ghts is the law. The idea that conflicts of law always favour executive discretion is authoritarian trash.

  55. You should see the smug left wing crap about this on the Reddit sewer “this is fuck the law, meets the law”…

    Hmmmm, so a peaceful protest with masks and distancing is worse than BLM protests where middle aged white pedal files and sex assaulters try to kill counter protesting teenagers?

    Trump winning in a landslide and arresting every violent protestor come Jan 20 is globally and historically important.

    The left needs to be repudiated, embarrassed and actual terrorists need to go to gaol.

    Bush or Clinton in 1992? A mere coin toss.

    Dan Andrews is breaking the law. The charter of the rights is the law. The idea that conflicts of law always favour executive discretion is authoritarian trash.

  56. Rabbi Putin

    16 Peaceful assembly and freedom of association

    (1) Every person has the right of peaceful assembly.

    (2) Every person has the right to freedom of association with others, including the right to form and join trade unions.

    There’s the giveaway. The Charter is really about rights for left-wing people.
    In the future it would be better if anti-lockdown protests are billed as being for BLM, then they’d be allowed to go ahead.

  57. Entropy

    C.L.
    #3569776, posted on September 2, 2020 at 10:27 pm
    I note The Australian hasn’t highlighted the biggest story of the day – and I’ve been checking for a few hours

    Nah, their MSM won’t cover it very much, just enough, well down the page, just to avoid accusations of collaboration with the fascists. You know this.

  58. miltonf

    I thought closing state borders was breaking the law too.

  59. The justifications against opening the borders are total bullshit, but if you have the government declaring a charter of rights doesn’t matter, the public can see how full of shit they are.

  60. OldOzzie

    Senior Victoria Police figures savaged for their denials over Lawyer X

    Damon Johnston
    Victorian Editor

    Two of Victoria Police’s most senior figures have been savaged by the bombshell Lawyer X royal commission report, which has challenged their evidence about when they learned of Nicola Gobbo’s double-dealing.

    Counsel assisting the commission’s recommendations against assistant commissioner Luke Cornelius and Findlay McRae, police command’s most senior lawyer, have thrown a blow to the reputation of police command.

    Chris Winneke QC repeatedly and forcefully cast doubt on their claims they were unaware for several critical years that Ms Gobbo was informing on her gang-war clients.

    In his 3000-page report, Mr Winneke recommended Lawyer X royal commissioner Margaret McMurdo QC make adverse findings against both men.

    Mr Cornelius’s former role leading Victoria Police’s ethical standards unit reinforced concerns about his failure to act earlier about the conduct of Ms Gobbo, Mr Winneke found.

    “If the commissioner accepts that Mr Cornelius became aware of Ms Gobbo’s role as a human source in mid-2006, it is open to the commissioner to find that as assistant commissioner, Ethical Standards Department, being the unit responsible for maintaining ethical standards within the police force, he should have insisted on the obtaining of legal advice (and) insisted on measures being put in place to ensure that in the use of Ms Gobbo as a human source, and in the handling of any information received from her, there was no potential to adversely affect the proper administration of justice.”

    Mr Cornelius told the commission he didn’t become aware of the full extent of Gobbo’s secret informer role until the Herald Sun broke the story in 2014.

    In his response to Mr Winneke’s recommendations, Mr Cornelius says the proposition is “circumstantial, based on unfounded assumptions and speculation”.

    Mr Winneke was also critical of Mr McRae’s evidence over a letter from Ms Gobbo to Victoria Police. “It is open to the commissioner to reject Mr McRae’s evidence that he did not read Ms Gobbo’s 7 September, 2009, letter ‘word for word’, and to find instead he read and understood the letter, including the significance of a reference to Ms Gobbo’s ‘previous unprecedented assistance (2005-09)’.” he said.

    “If it is accepted that … Mr McRae knew Ms Gobbo’s role as a human source had not been disclosed or revealed during any legal proceedings, on the evidence it is open to the commissioner to find that from that date, Mr McRae failed to ensure measures had been or were to be taken to ensure that Ms Gobbo’s role was disclosed to people whose cases may have been affected by it.”

    Mr Cornelius, now in charge of police operations in the city of Melbourne, told the royal commission he didn’t become aware Ms Gobbo was informing on her clients until 2009.

    Mr Winneke draws on critical meetings in 2006 and the letter written by Ms Gobbo in 2009 in challenging this. “It is open to the commissioner to find that all present at the meeting on 6 June, 2006, including Mr Cornelius … were told by (Simon) Overland that Ms Gobbo was a registered human source.”

    Mr Winneke then highlights a second meeting, on July 27, 2006, attended by former chief commissioners Mr Overland and Graham Ashton at which a decision was made not to call Ms Gobbo to a hearing of the OPI, the former police corruption body.

    “There appears to be no record of the meeting, at which a decision was made to effectively neuter the OPI involvement in a joint agency investigation, which involved allegations of serious corruption on the part of members and former members of Victoria Police.”

    Damon Johnston has been a journalist for more than 35 years. Before joining The Australian as Victorian Editor in February 2020, Johnston was the editor of the Herald Sun – Australia’s biggest selling daily new… Read more

  61. OldOzzie

    Entropy
    #3569974, posted on September 3, 2020 at 6:31 am
    C.L.
    #3569776, posted on September 2, 2020 at 10:27 pm
    I note The Australian hasn’t highlighted the biggest story of the day – and I’ve been checking for a few hours

    Nah, their MSM won’t cover it very much, just enough, well down the page, just to avoid accusations of collaboration with the fascists. You know this.

    Just a short clip which then links to Heraldsun Article with no comments

    Pregnant woman arrested over lockdown protest

    A pregnant woman has been arrested for incitement ahead of anti-lockdown rallies planned for this Saturday in Ballarat.

    Video has emerged on social media of Zoe Lee arguing that she had an ultrasound appointment as she was handcuffed in her Ballarat home.

    Wearing pink flannelette pyjamas, Ms Lee breaks down in tears and asks the officers not to arrest her, saying she did not know she was doing anything wrong.

    “I didn’t realise I was doing anything wrong. This is ridiculous,” Ms Lee said.

    “I am happy to delete the post. This is ridiculous. My two kids are here.

    “I have an ultrasound appointment in an hour.”

    A police officer can be heard telling Ms Lee she is under arrest for incitement and that all electronic items including mobile phones and laptops would be seized as evidence.

    Ms Lee is listed as the organiser of a “Freedom Day Ballarat” planned for Saturday.

    “As some of you may have seen the government has gone to extreme measures and are using scare tactics through the media to prevent the Melbourne protest,” the event page reads. READ the full story here.

  62. calli

    Seven Sunrise reporting the arrest with neither comment nor spin in the 7am news. Also the warning off by two police directed at Sam Newman.

    It will be interesting to see how they editorialise it for the morning audience of mummybloggers.

  63. duncanm

    prageru have picked up the vid on social media.

  64. Knuckle Dragger

    Yes. The mummybloggers.

    Months of preachiness and how-to posts for bespokely fashionable face masks amongst similar weathervanery, suddenly jammed up against the prospect of being arrested in their PJs at any given time or day.

    Worth looking out for, I reckon.

  65. calli

    From what I’ve seen so far (or rather, what I’ve not seen) The Borg are still workshopping the spin on the Ballarat arrest.

    Never before has such a hot story been so studiously ignored by tabloid TV.

  66. notafan

    How many million views now?

    Alan Jones is aghast the msm are reporting so they know it’s a big story.

    Will there be editorial and which way will they run

    #Victoriathepolicestate

  67. HT

    I know some will need to bleach their eyes after reading, but an interesting article about exactly how the VicStasi are fining people. People threaten for taking their baby out for a play on the grass, being fined for a housemate inviting somebody over whilst the person fined was sleeping, fined for not being home whilst infected whilst they actually in hotel quarantine.

    Trigger warning, its “The Guardian”, but it’s not at all a flattering article about the abuse of police powers in Victoria. I give up trying to put an actual link in this engine, copy and paste into browser if interested…

    http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/sep/03/victoria-police-powers-under-scrutiny-after-fines-issued-for-exercise-and-going-to-supermarket

    The VicStasi are relishing their role to brutalising Australians.

  68. HT

    I give up trying to make links work and Boom, the Gods of Blogs reward me with a successful link! Hope that doesn’t exhaust my years quota of good luck 😷

  69. Chris M

    In the USA a ‘liberal’ is a lefty, here the ‘Liberal Party’ is (or was) slightly less left

    In the USA the lefties demand ‘defund the police’, here in AU the situation is again reversed. Crazy world

    To conservatives Vikpol is irredeemably corrupt gang of thugs, to the left they can’t arrest enough mum and dads while ignoring the BLM / coloured gang / injection room types that are their base.

  70. mh

    Chris M, conservatives across the world are consistent – they hate Victoria.

    From Breitbart’s front page

    Covid-1984, Australia: Pregnant Woman Arrested for Facebook Post

    Accused of ‘Inciting’ Lockdown Protest

  71. mh

    AUSTRALIA: PREGNANT WOMAN ARRESTED IN HER HOME OVER ANTI-LOCKDOWN FACEBOOK POST
    Cops seize devices in yet another example of brazen tyranny.
    Paul Joseph Watson | Infowars.com

    https://www.infowars.com/australia-pregnant-woman-arrested-in-her-home-over-anti-lockdown-facebook-post/

  72. mh

    Some good comments at Infowars.

  73. Anne

    I posted this a few weeks ago. I think it should be added to this thread as further anecdotal evidence of Government malfeasance.

    ———

    Last week my friend was on a Melbourne train without a muzzle.

    She was approached by multiple PSOs (public suppression officers) demanding to know why she wasn’t wearing a mask.

    She advised that she had a medical exemption. One POS demanded to know what the medical reason was.

    My friend told him that was a matter between her Doctor and herself.

    She was then asked to provide identification papers. She refused saying that she’d committed no crime and asked the PSOs for documentation authorising them to ask that question.

    She was harassed about being outside the 5kms radius from her home which she was not. (Not that that is a reasonable directive)

    At that point she was manhandled and handcuffed.   A police sergeant was called over and took away her phone.

    She accused them of stealing her property and false arrest.  The sergeant then put the phone back in her handbag and she was released.

    Then, when she alighted the train she was again stopped in the street by police for mask non-compliance and handcuffed a second time.

    Third arrest! On her return trip she was again put through the same ordeal. No handcuffs this time.

    Not one person stood up to defend her or question the totalitarian intimidation.

    If every tenth person were as courageous as this woman these fascist bastards would be on trial.

    Some things are worse than death and at some point we will have to fight for liberty.

    Or silent, like sheep, we will be led to the slaughter.

  74. Pyrmonter

    @ Leigh

    Perhaps the BLM protest leaders should be handled similarly.

    Something I’m finding disconcerting is the dissonance between the reception of the police in this filmed incident, and a not dissimilar one a few months ago that saw someone in hospital: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-02/nsw-police-investigate-officer-over-arrest-of-indigenous-teen/12310758.

    Some – Dot, Sinc – are consistent.

  75. OldOzzie

    ‘Absolute overkill’: Jacqui Lambie slams arrest of pregnant lockdown protester

    Imogen Reid
    Journalist

    The arrest of a pregnant anti-lockdown protester, which was live-streamed on social media, has been called a “symbol of dictatorial control in Victoria” and “overkill”.

    Zoe Buhler, 28, was handcuffed in her living room and arrested for incitement on Wednesday afternoon while her children and husband watched on.

    She had earlier posted on Facebook an invitation to people to attend “Freedom Day Ballarat” — a “peaceful protest” calling for an end to Victoria’s Stage 4 coronavirus lockdown.

    “Excuse me, incitement for what, what on Earth? I’m in my pyjamas, my two kids are here,” she can be heard saying in the video.

    “I have an ultrasound in an hour because I’m pregnant.”

    Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie said there was no need to arrest and handcuff the woman in front of her children.

    “I’m usually one of the first to stand up for the police,” Ms Lambie said.

    “All the hard work they have been doing and respect they have been building on the streets — and they’ve handled themselves pretty well through COVID-19 — to come in like that and put a woman that’s pregnant in handcuffs when it was quite peaceful in there, there was no need and to do that in front of her children. (It) is just absolute overkill.

    “There was no need for it, they could have knocked on the door and said, ‘Please come to the station, we’ll need to get a statement off you’, and do it peacefully.”

    Sky News Australia broadcaster Alan Jones took to Facebook to criticise the arrest, saying Premier Daniel Andrews was the “only person guilty of incitement.”

    “Thankfully I am not the only Australian who thinks this is appalling, disgusting and disgraceful,” he wrote.

    “The only person guilty of incitement is the premier of Victoria.

    “His outlandish grab for power, his disdain of any accountability is forcing people to behaviour simply designed to take back their freedom.”

    DANIEL ANDREWS SHOULD RESIGN TONIGHT Thankfully I am not the only Australian who thinks this is appalling, disgusting…
    Posted by Alan Jones on Wednesday, September 2, 2020

    2GB broadcaster Chris Smith described images of the handcuffed woman as “symbolic of dictatorial control”.

    “You have so many Victorians angry, upset about the situation at the moment — and I’m not saying they shouldn’t partially lock down the state, in particular Melbourne, I’m not saying that.

    “They have gone over the top in terms of lockdowns and curfews. This is dictatorial control and the symbol will be that woman in handcuffs when she comes from Ballarat, she was talking about a gathering and discussing social distancing.

    “Is it the crime of the century to do that? She probably only would get 20 people at the event and they’d all be social distanced.”

  76. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    “I have an ultrasound appointment in an hour.”

    This would have been for a four or five month ultrasound, which is one of the most important bonding experiences for new parents in the ultrasound era. You can actually see your baby developing, see the limbs and and eyes and movements and become entranced at the whole miracle within. I note when I go for my ultrasounds of DVT and fractured foot that the Radiology centre doesn’t allow you to be accompanied … with the notable exception of pregnant women having ultrasounds who may bring their partners to share the joy. How to ruin joy? Get a few clues from VicPol.

    If this young woman’s ultrasound was for anything else, perhaps something wrong, then these brutal cops were merely adding to what must have been a most worrying time anyway. And those people on social media saying what was she doing, should reflect that she has two other children and she has every right to be concerned about the sort of society and economy her family would have to face due to Desperate Dan’s unnecessary lockdown. Being pregnant doesn’t mean you can’t be political, nor that you can’t reason.

  77. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I expect Pauline Hanson and Lindy Chamberlain might watch that VicPol activity with a certain sense of Deja Vue too. Have either of them, particularly Hanson, as a politician, said anything yet?

    Scott Morrison, how would you like that to be Jenny molested and handcuffed in this manner?

  78. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Something I’m finding disconcerting is the dissonance

    No dissonance from me on this. As Megan put it, from Mars and purple or whatever, it doesn’t matter. Civil rights are civil rights for all. If an indigenous teen is arrested in brutalising circumstances with no due caution then I am all on the side of the teen; let the law then take its course, but civil rights first.

    Thuggery as seen exercised by VicPol has no place in a democracy.

    As Jacqui Lambie says upthread, they could have interviewed her at her door, issued some legal notice of any issue, arranged a return time if necessary, and left.

    But the whole legal apparatus surrounding loss of freedoms is the bigger issue. If BLM (Burn, Loot and Murder, to cite the American interpretation) was so important, then so is a struggling Australian family trying to make financial ends meet and wishing to express an opinion with others in a public place with social distancing and mask wearing. That is a HUMAN RIGHT. Being busted at home by thugs in your jamies is not in keeping with this.

    Any wittering Mumma Mias etc should think twice before they criticise her. She did not intend to do anything at all medically unsafe, just something that Daniel Andrews and his henchmen did not like.
    signed by me, a mother of four and grandmother of six, and just about every normal woman in Australia.

  79. OldOzzie

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #3570162, posted on September 3, 2020 at 8:58 am
    Something I’m finding disconcerting is the dissonance

    Any wittering Mumma Mias etc should think twice before they criticise her. She did not intend to do anything at all medically unsafe, just something that Daniel Andrews and his henchmen did not like.
    signed by me, a mother of four and grandmother of six, and just about every normal woman in Australia.

    +1

    As 75+ with health problems I am responsible for my own life and believe lockdowns should end.

    I am stunned at the easy Acquiescence by Australians of Totalitarian Diktats

    I can see how easily Hitler rose to power

    Australians are Slow Boiling Frogs, as they give away their Freedoms

  80. Some History

    The arrest made it to the 7 early news. One report noted that “the woman could face up to 15 years in jail”. In another report, “she could face a fine of up to $20,000”.

    Whomever instituted this law should be in jail.

    Others have been arrested for “incitement”. There’s usually just a brief reference in the MSM of their arrest. We should be very grateful to Zoe for live-streaming the arrest to facebook . Otherwise we would still be none the wiser about the look, sound, and feel of being arrested for incitement.

    Plod, the Hunchback, and Sutto the smiling sledgehammer have been caught with their tyrannical pants down – BIG TIME.

  81. the sting

    Daniel Andrews is inciting us to riot .

  82. Anne

    Apropos my post at 8:23, this is my friend’s lawyer.

    Serene Teffaha interview.

    https://youtu.be/7UVswjoL1us 43 mins

    Thanks mh. 👍🏻

  83. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Several comments on the “Australian” website – would she have been treated similarly, for inciting a BLM protest?

  84. Mark Graham

    The problem with the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities is section 7. Those rights can be limited in certain circumstances.

  85. Anne

    Here’s another hardened criminal.

    Arrested for smoking in his front yard.

    As you can tell by the neighbours hurling abusive epithets, “Ped0s!” the general public is waking up to the real agenda behind the fascism.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/290998502278141/permalink/353085072736150/

    #TheGreatAwakening #Pedogate

  86. Obviously the Government of Victoria, by suspending Parliament, has perpetrated a coupe d’etat.
    Will the State Governor, or the Governor General, dismiss the current administration and demand new elections?

  87. OldOzzie

    Pregnant mum Zoe Buhler’s arrest is dictatorial and dangerous

    Caroline Overington

    I stand with Dan … on people’s necks.

    That’s the situation as it is now unfolding in Victoria. I was going to say it’s rapidly approaching a police state, but maybe we’re already there.

    If you haven’t already seen it, watch this video of the young mum in Ballarat – a pregnant woman – being handcuffed, in her own house, in her pyjamas.

    Her alleged crime?

    She posted something on Facebook.

    The woman is Zoe Buhler, and she was arrested for incitement on Wednesday afternoon while her children and husband watched.

    She is one of thousands of people who have posted on Facebook for people to attend a “Freedom Day” this weekend.

    She lives in a state where children are being forced into homeschooling; where there’s an 8pm curfew; where you can’t even go to the supermarket with your husband to buy your groceries, because that’s breaking the law; where you can’t go anywhere without a mask.

    She thinks it is ridiculous, given how the rest of the world has opened up.

    For inviting people to protest, she’s been arrested.

    “Excuse me, incitement for what, what on earth? I’m in my pyjamas, my two kids are here,” she says.

    The police don’t care. They cuff her anyway.

    This is how democracy works in Victoria?

    Police didn’t ask in a reasonable and sensible manner for her to take the post down. Which makes the situation so much worse, because wait … how many of the Black Lives Matter supporters got arrested, for posting, before their protest got the go-ahead?

    None.

    Why did their protest get the go-ahead, while this one is banned?

    “I have an ultrasound in an hour because I’m pregnant,” Ms Buhler says.

    Her husband pleads with them to let her take the post down (which she shouldn’t have to do, either; people are entitled to their opinions.)

    But again, police don’t care. She’s being arrested for posting on Facebook.

    It’s dictatorial, undemocratic, and dangerous. You can accept and support the lockdown. You can be in favour of saving as many lives as possible. You should still be opposed to cuffing anyone for posting about an upcoming protest on Facebook.

    Caroline Overington has twice won Australia’s most prestigious award for journalism, the Walkley Award for Investigative Journalism; she has also won the Sir Keith Murdoch award for Journalistic Excellence; and… Read more

  88. RacerX

    I’m assuming the Police expected they could delete the video off the husbands phone before it ever saw the light of day, they did confiscate the phone after all. Great initiative to stream live and show the world what life in Victoria has become.

  89. calli

    Remarkable that Victoria has reached such a pass that you livestream when the coppers come a-calling.

    Not such “dumb bogans” after all.

  90. mh

    Imagine the videos that never saw the light of day.

  91. mh

    The Australian has been shamed into covering the story.
    Well done to Sinclair for leading the charge.
    Meanwhile Dickhead Dan says he knows nothing about it.

  92. OldOzzie

    Andrews ‘hypocritical’ over pregnant protester

    Victorian Opposition Leader Michael O’Brien has accused the Andrews government of “hypocrisy” and “double standards” after a pregnant woman was arrested in front of her children yesterday for allegedly inciting protest action through a Facebook post, but 10,000 people were not fined for attending a Black Lives Matter protest in Melbourne on June 6.

    Ballarat woman Zoe Lee Buhler, 28, was arrested at home on Wednesday in front of her partner and children after posting about plans for a protest on Saturday against Victoria’s lockdown, which was to be held in the regional town, which had five active cases on Wednesday and is under Stage Three stay-at-home restrictions.

    Mr O’Brien described the footage, filmed by Ms Buhler’s husband, as “confronting” and said the situation was “probably pretty distressing” for the couple involved, but made it clear he did not support their cause.

    “I’m not a supporter of any protests at this time, but what strikes me is the double standards of the government,” Mr O’Brien said.

    “The government holds up a red card when it comes to people protesting against Daniel Andrews, but they roll out the red carpet when it’s Black Lives Matter protesters.

    “It’s just a complete double standard. If the government had’ve been as hard on the organisers of the Black Lives Matter protest, you wouldn’t have had 10,000 people in the city, so I just think it’s the hypocrisy and the double standards that people object to.

    “Let me be very clear: I am not supporting any protests, any protests at this time, no matter how good the cause, but the government should be treating people even handedly, and they’re just not doing that.”

    Three organisers of the Black Lives Matter protest were issued with $1652 fines for breaching coronavirus restrictions, but none of them were charged with incitement, and police opted not to issue fines to any of the 10,000 attendees – a decision supported by the Andrews government.

    Asked whether the Black Lives Matter organisers should have been charged with incitement, Mr O’Brien said: “Everyone’s supposed to be equal before the law. That’s what people are supposed to be in this state. Clearly it’s not the case.”

  93. Anne

    Ok, saving humanity from satanic tyrants is intense.

    Take a break for a minute.

    It’s just some bird pole dancing.

    https://twitter.com/mackbeckycomedy/status/1300792902314991616?s=21

  94. incoherent rambler

    Mr O’Brien has two, but very small.

  95. twostix

    so I just think it’s the hypocrisy and the double standards that people object to.

    Ugh, the Liberals – always just off like day old bad milk.

  96. Lee

    Where are those two normally outspoken hypocrites, Julian Burnside and Adam Bandt on this?
    Not to mention the unprincipled so-called “sisterhood”?
    Crickets.
    If it were a “coloured” woman, M u s l i m, refugee, or prominent lefty one could only imagine their outrage, and Burnside might well have offered to represent her pro bono.

  97. William the Conjuror

    The police ended up being really quite noice actually

    took the handcuffs off, allowed me to get dressed
    they were really nice at the police station

  98. mh

    The government holds up a red card when it comes to people protesting against Daniel Andrews, but they roll out the red carpet when it’s Black Lives Matter (communists and Marxists) protesters.

    Word.

  99. Some History

    The Hunchback deflected all questions regarding Zoe’s arrest to the Plod. The Police presser should be interesting.

  100. Anne

    Another Australian Story. 😢😡👊🏻

    This man believes they killed his father and his grief is so horribly compounded by the injustice.

    They won’t get away with it.

    https://youtu.be/ft53f142hIo 5 mins

  101. Anne

    Where are those two normally outspoken hypocrites, Julian Burnside and Adam Bandt on this?

    Underground… literally. That’s where they keep the children.

    #DUMBs

    Perhaps they’ve been arrested already.

  102. Geriatric Mayfly

    And where are the feminists, by the way? I hope they will condemn this – or stand condemned themselves.

    Not interested. She’s obviously been with a MAN. Boo, hiss.

  103. Bernie Masters

    A foolish act by this woman as her call for people to attend the rally carried a genuine risk of spreading Covid 19 and hence killing people. No sympathy.

  104. When are all of the BLM protestors being arrested?

    The media is the enemy.

    They refuse to ask these questions.

  105. LOL

    Bernie

    You twit, if you want to END COVID being spread, you’d shut down hospitals and aged care for a few weeks.

  106. Terry

    ‘Mr O’Brien described the footage, filmed by Ms Buhler’s husband, as “confronting” and said the situation was “probably pretty distressing” for the couple involved, but made it clear he did not support their cause.

    This “Neville Chamberlain” approach is why you, Mr O’Brien, are unelectable. If you will not stand up now for the people you (supposedly) represent, you never will. Your actions allow cover and support for Dictator Dan to retain his grip on the power he has seized.

    The Victorian Libs need a “Winston Churchill” urgently. One that will actively call out Dictator Dan for the Fascist reprobate that he is. One that will vigourously defend the people they represent, not conveniently throw them under the bus.

  107. the not very bright Marcus

    https://gf.me/u/yv4gr2

    go fund me page for what it’s worth …

  108. Terry

    @Bernie Masters
    #3570371, posted on September 3, 2020 at 11:43 am

    Bullshit Bernie.

    Her post called for masks and social distancing in addition to the protest.

    There are 5 active cases listed for Ballarat (with Level 3 restrictions in place) Very low risk.

    Her life (and risk of infection), and that of her unborn child, was placed in far greater danger by the masked goons sent to harass and arrest her.

  109. Kneel

    “for work or education, if you can’t do it from home”

    Well, there ya go – edumacating polly-muppets about democracy and rights.
    Can’t be done from home.

  110. mh

    This Saturday, Victorians.
    You have no choice.

  111. Anne

    Please share widely. 🙏

    They’re snatching people off the street!

    SAS took this Queensland Councilwoman woman to a Military base in Western Australia.

    🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨

    Alex Jones takes a caller from Australia detailing how his sister was kidnapped by the Australian SAS for opposing the authoritarian covid lockdown.

    “This is one step away from death camps.” AJ.

    https://banned.video/watch?id=5f502da3838dfb0597e46be6

  112. stevem

    I see the Victorian police assistant commissioner Luke Cornelius is trying himself in logic knots. He says a protest now is nothing like BLM protests as:
    “There were restrictions on it, so the restriction was you can leave home to protest with a group up to 10 people, and in multiple groups, so long as there’s a 100m distance between each of those groups.”

    Funny, everything I saw was nothing like those restrictions. If those were the conditions then surely the protesters would have been charged, not the organisers.

  113. Terry:

    This “Neville Chamberlain” approach is why you, Mr O’Brien, are unelectable. If you will not stand up now for the people you (supposedly) represent, you never will. Your actions allow cover and support for Dictator Dan to retain his grip on the power he has seized.

    + mega bloody heaps.

  114. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I just went to that site for Zoe to toss in some dollars but it says the organiser has temporarily disabled it.

  115. Arky

    Bernie Masters
    #3570371, posted on September 3, 2020 at 11:43 am
    No sympathy.

    ..
    Nice motto.
    Expect none when your turn comes.

  116. stevem

    I just went to that site for Zoe to toss in some dollars but it says the organiser has temporarily disabled it.

    Very bad press for Dan and VicPol. It wouldn’t surprise me if Zoe was told to be quiet and it would all go away.

  117. Anne

    Regarding the caller to Alex Jones (my post 1.:03pm.

    Here’s the whole program with all the Aussies who called in. Great listening! 👍🏻

    https://banned.video/watch?id=5f502e4b838dfb0597e4861a

  118. Chris M

    A foolish act by this woman…. No sympathy.

    There are lots and lots of these ^ type of kooks in Viktoria, less now but probably still a majority. Mao Tse Dan is keeping them safe!

  119. Roger

    I see the Victorian police assistant commissioner Luke Cornelius is trying himself in logic knots.

    And so with little prospect of making QC, he joined VicPol.

  120. notafan

    Its a troll.

    If you don’t have covid you can’t spread it.

    How many cases in Ballarat?

  121. JD

    What’s happening? I got my money refunded. No explanation.

  122. Megan

    Another dumb sheeple turns up with his two bobs worth of no sympathy. Truly pathetic.

  123. Seza

    Don’t forget, there was a community organiser from Ballarat that was arrested for inciting others, acquitted by his peers and eventually became a member of parliament in Victoria. Peter Lalor!

  124. Confronting.
    Disturbing.
    Heart-breaking!
    I love Victoria but thank God NSW has a Liberal government, even if it is Labor Lite.

  125. paul m

    a key point that is missing from the discussion, that as Premier Dan Andrews said himself on BLM protests, “how can you arrest 10000 people”. The police and government would actually find it critical to prevent the effective organising of these protests, or it will all fall over (lockdowns in the state, and probably community transmission).

  126. The Fifth Bike Rider of the Apocalypse

    In other Ballarat news…
    A Ballarat police officer has received a non-conviction for family violence offences and will be able to return to his job.
    Source: Ballarat Courier 4 September 2020.

  127. John A

    Mark Graham #3570224, posted on September 3, 2020 at 9:56 am

    The problem with the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities is section 7. Those rights can be limited in certain circumstances.

    The problem is that it is a Victorian Act of Parliament, and the Premier submits to no authority above himself. He has suspended the Parliament, AND the laws that it passed.

  128. John A

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare #3570765, posted on September 3, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    I just went to that site for Zoe to toss in some dollars but it says the organiser has temporarily disabled it.

    Yes, as someone else posted, my donation was returned today (4th). No explanation.

  129. Yes, as someone else posted, my donation was returned today (4th). No explanation.

    Crikey, you don’t know?
    The Gofundme was disabled by her brother (who’d set it up) coz he caved to the credible death threats he was receiving, for daring to defend her.

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