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… As you watch this video from Biden’s campaign today it is important to remember state government officials have already moved to define “essential businesses” and “essential workers” during the forced shut-downs. That is going to become a bigger issue downstream; however, for now just watch closely what Joe Biden is saying here:
The Dept of Transportation would be the agency enforcing a national interstate transit mask requirement…
… Protesters in the Shrine forecourt held placards with slogans such as “media is the virus”, “COVID-19 is a scam” and “wake up Aussies”.
Some were wearing t-shirts that said “let Victoria work”.
Many people pulled their face masks under their chin or were not wearing them at all.
Officers surrounded the protesters on foot, with more forming an outer wall, and many were on horseback…
#AceNewsReport – Oct.17: I had never been brutalized by the Nigerian police before last Sunday. A new wave of demonstrations began in early October, with protesters speaking out against the brutality of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a unit of the Nigerian Police Force that often operates in plainclothes. I’ve been helping communicate about the #endSARS protests in real time. Last weekend I tweeted about the protest we were attending in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, and shared our location: We were marching to the police headquarters in Abuja when police started spraying water cannons and throwing tear gas canisters at us to disperse the crowd:…
… “We in the World Health Organization do not advocate lockdowns as the primary means of control of this virus.”
… Dr Nabarro made the statements in an interview with The Spectator.
“The only time we believe a lockdown in justified is to buy you time to reorganise, regroup, rebalance your resources; protect your health workers who are exhausted,” Dr Nabarro said…
“But by and large, we’d rather not do it.”
Source: Steve Watson
President Trump hit out at Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer late Thursday, after she blamed him over a plot to kidnap her, despite the fact that the Feds and the DOJ foiled the plot.
“Rather than say thank you, she calls me a White Supremacist—while Biden and Democrats refuse to condemn Antifa, Anarchists, Looters and Mobs that burn down Democrat run cities,” Trump tweeted.
Former Victoria Police chief commissioner Kel Glare has criticised Premier Daniel Andrews’ proposed new powers as a “dangerous grab for unfettered power”.
The omnibus bill … would grant the state government extraordinary powers to appoint anyone as an authorised officer, which would allow them to arrest anyone they suspect of breaching the chief health officer’s orders.
… Former deputy police commissioner Noel Newman has joined Mr Glare …
The COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) and Other Acts Amendment Bill passed the lower house of Victoria’s Parliament on Friday, but the retired judges and QCs warn it would be “unprecedented, excessive and open to abuse…
… Australia and New Zealand are presently living with all four of the key hallmarks of a police state:
- Draconian laws depriving citizens of elementary civil rights.
- A mass media supportive of the state’s messaging and deprivation of rights.
- Informants and ideological division in the community.
- Excessive and unnecessary use of police forces.
We have witnessed an astonishing violation of human liberties, with the kind of restrictions now imposed on the lives of millions of people looking harsh in comparison to 1950s East Berlin.
People will argue that a ‘temporary’ police state has been justified because of the unique threat to life posed by the coronavirus. I do not believe the data will bear that out. Regardless, let us at least agree the pacific is closer to totalitarianism than ever history — and the world must take note. ..
We’ve previously detailed protests that have sprung up in various major cities across the Australian continent over authorities’ ultra-restrictive coronavirus lockdown measures, which are especially stringent and far-reaching in the southeast state of Victoria.
There’s been multiple instances caught on video of police cracking down on elderly people and even pregnant women for merely resting outside on park benches, supposedly in “violation” of coronavirus social distancing measures, even as case numbers have significantly dropped since August. And now here’s the latest incident to go viral as citizens flock to newly reopened beaches, after Victoria slightly relaxed some of its more severe lockdown restrictions:
Video has emerged of police officers clashing with beachgoers in a dramatic arrest of a woman at a Melbourne beach as hordes of residents headed outdoors to enjoy the good weather over the weekend.
Officers approached a group of people at Altona Beach, in the city’s southwest, on Saturday evening after noticing they weren’t wearing masks, Victoria Police said.