[MINISTRY] pre-crime being handled in NSW Australia — [jim.sovereign at optusnet.com.au: Lawyers abhor NSW secret police plan]

Zenaan Harkness zen at freedbms.net
Mon Nov 6 14:36:07 PST 2017

The “glorious state” in action... applying 'intensive policing' to
children as young as 10, in order to deter "potential future crimes".

Of course, why didn't we realise - intensive policing of young
children is simply the best way to deter future crime, so simple it's

  NSW Police - building -better- relationships with the community …

  … or something

Here I was thinking America was more fascist than Australia.

----- Forwarded message from Jim <jim.sovereign at optusnet.com.au> -----
Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2017 18:00:34 +1100
Subject: Lawyers abhor NSW secret police plan

It seems NSW police are trying to take the title away from the QLD police as the most corrupt and fascist police force in the country.
Lawyers abhor NSW secret police plan
The Australian
Australian Associated Press
November 6, 2017
Australian human rights lawyers are scathing of a NSW policing program found to be disproportionately targeting young people as young as 10 along with Aboriginal youth.
A report prepared by the Youth Justice Coalition uncovered half of the total targets of a NSW Police's Suspect Target Management Program were under 25 while 44 per cent were indigenous.
The report claims the program allows police to place people, including minors and those never found guilty of an offence, on a list alongside known offenders all of whom are then targeted for intensive policing in a bid to deter future criminal activity.
Australian Lawyers for Human Rights says the program punishes people based on the assumption they may one day commit a crime.
"Once placed on this list a person is subjected to intensive policing practices such as being repeatedly stopped on the street and searched and having police officers regularly visit their home to request that they present," ALHR vice president Kerry Weste said in a statement on Monday.
"Intensively policing people who have never been convicted of any offence based on secretive algorithms is inconsistent with fundamental human rights and rule of law principles such as the presumption of innocence."
ALHR also criticised the program's lack of transparency and governing legislation to hold it accountable.
"Moreover, persons subjected to the program are prevented from accessing the reasons for their inclusion or information as to how they can ever be removed from it," Ms Weste said.
The group has called on the NSW government to find a more "responsible alternative".
However a spokeswoman for NSW Police says the program is targeted at recidivist criminal offenders to prevent them from committing crimes.
"A thorough risk management framework is used to ensure the NSW Police Force is targeting the right people at the right times to reduce violence and crime in the community," NSW Police said in a statement on Monday.
"While deliberately engaged by police, STMP nominees are treated with respect and tolerance, but they are reminded that the community will not tolerate criminal behaviour."

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