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All police are bastards: Leyonhjelm

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The NSW Police Association is calling for Liberal Democrat senator David Leyonhjelm ‘to be sacked’ after he called its members ‘bastards’ for their treatment of footy fans.

The Australian constitution does not allow for senators to be sacked by the government but this has not deterred the irate police officers.

The senator is chairing an inquiry into ‘nanny state’ laws, including police-proposed law changes governing football matches involving the Western Wanderers football club.

According to The Guardian, police intended to ban fans from marching to the ground together, flying banners, clapping with their hands above their head and jumping up and down – although they later backed down from the proposals.

‘There is a saying amongst them that all cops are bastards,’ Leyonhjelm told reporters in Sydney on Tuesday. ‘The cops have earned that label, they have to un-earn it.’

Police Association, Scott Weber, labelled the comments ‘appalling’ and ‘an outrage’.

He demanded Senator Leyonhjelm be removed from the committee and even went so far as to suggest the senate should be abolished.

But the senator stuck to his guns.

‘The police are not our masters. They are our servants and I think they should remember that,’ he said on Wednesday afternoon.


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3 COMMENTS

  1. Since the time of the ‘Rum Corps’,
    It has been included in the job description for all police, Australia -wide , that they should endeavour to be as near as possible complete and utter bastards.
    It must be said, while, most of them meet the challenge easily, I have known one ( and a Queensland one, at that !) who couldn’t stomach the excesses of his colleagues, and suffered from his desire to facilitate peace and harmony within the community.
    Needless to say he was made an example of and he and his family were exiled to the other side of Woop Woop, for many years.
    The police ,themselves, cannot be made responsible for this situation, as they are forced to take up these positions, due to their inability to perform any worthwhile purpose, and since the physical requirements have been relaxed and never having had any restrictions as far as intelligence is concerned, they now have to contend with the sort who, taser Sth American students to death, bash detainees in the cells at Ballina,and persecute any that are pointed out by ‘the bunyip aristocracy’ or are just weak and vulnerable, etc ,etc
    The police force has become the home of those thugs who, without the intestinal fortitude to take responsibility for their own atrocious actions, hide behind the skirts of Lady Justice.
    For better or worse, ‘The police are not our masters. They are our servants and I think they should remember that,’ and so it is we, who are ultimately responsible for Scott Weber and his ilk.

  2. It also goes without saying that Sen. Leyeronjhelm and his buddies are also our servants …. they should listen to the voice of the people ahead of the voice of corporations. It cuts both ways.

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