Nicolette Boaz, Bondi
A young distressed Lismore woman wants to hurt herself (so the article read) and the response is to fire paralysing ammunition at her.
One has to wonder if the police have been trained to deal with this type of prevalent situation with compassion by a plainclothed expert.
In 1997, six police gunned down Roni Levi on Bondi Beach after he suffered a mental breakdown and began brandishing a knife.
With mental illness on the rise and the nation’s police at the front line, they must be ready with all available techniques to defuse this type of situation peaceably. Some up-skilling is required, to put it mildly.