Saturday, July 16, 2016

NSW Police Force: A Law Unto Themselves. Australia.

New powers given to police are looking even worse than initially feared, as concerned groups delve into the breadth of their applicability.
The NSW Bar Association points out that new ‘public safety orders’ (PSOs) and ‘serious crime prevention orders’ (SCPOs) can be used to prevent individuals from visiting certain places open to the public, such as churches, mosques, sporting arenas and licensed premises, even where there is no evidence of any danger or wrongdoing.
Public Safety Orders
The new laws now allow police officers – without permission from a court – to issue “public safety orders” banning individuals who police claim are a “risk to public safety” from attending specified public places for 72 hours.

No comments:

Post a Comment