Discussion: Police acting like thugs in Melbourne

Victoria remains under harsh COVID-19 restrictions, with hundreds of fines being handed out for breaches of directives set by authorities and videos of controversial arrests surfacing.

The role of a police officer was once seen as barren ground for empathy – the experience of understanding, sharing in and caring about another’s emotions. Not anymore.


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No mask = choked by police. Photo: Footage

In modern Australia, many argue the police force has become a heavily-militarised, enforcement squad for a corrupt establishment, no longer serving the interests of the people.

On the latest episode of the General Knowledge Podcast, Ethan Nash from TOTT News joins General Maddox and Andy Somes from Real News Australia to discuss police behaviour under ‘state of disaster’ rules.




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“He’s choking me!” Melbourne Police Officer Assaults Pedestrian for not Wearing a Mask | Real News Australia

Victoria Police arrest woman in Collingwood for not wearing face mask | 7 News

Victorian Police can now enter homes without a warrant | TOTT News

Police raid, arrest anti-lockdown protest organisers | TOTT News

New Zealand back in lockdown as new mystery cases emerge | Sydney Morning Herald

Offensive behaviour and indecent language only warrant an on-the-spot fine | Legal Aid Vic

Even in extreme case, these fines are mostly thrown out | QT News


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Note: This podcast originally featured Maya, the victim of the police attack video. The episode has since been retracted until investigations are concluded.

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