Police shouldn’t be ‘hung, drawn and quartered’ over ‘silly comment’, Queensland union boss says
Ian Leavers says many officers feel ‘under siege’ as a result of serious allegations heard at an inquiry
– had been reported on in a “very negative way” by the media.there were “widespread cultural issues” in the Queensland police in a written submission to the inquiry in July.“I think going back to the ‘80s and ‘90s [it was] a different world,” he said.
was recommendedIn May, he said he’d changed his opinion after giving evidence at the inquest into the death ofAsked about the comments, Leavers told the inquiry they were made “out of frustration”, but he did not accept that they were belittling and dismissive.
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He’s an Apologist no matter what the police do. We need a justice wave to come in & wash away the Filth in the system even if that involves top brass.. Then & only then Will the public have any ounce of faith in the system.. Most Queensland police are animals they are not man or woman they have no integrity or courtesy and what day is appreciation day to show our appreciation in how u treats us but some might get let off with a warning or drug diversion
Either should citizens, but Qld police are happy to enforce zero tolerance policies chasing revenue. Good for the goose.... I have watched IL for two decades now. He has a significant presence on QLD Media. Whenever I see him I think, ‘I would hate to meet him in a dark alley’. Not all but the perpetrators should be. So name and shame them as soon as it happens. QldPolice QldPoliceUnion 9NewsQueensland 7NewsBrisbane Police
If the silly comments are indicative of widespread attitudes to the very people they are supposed to be working for, then yeah I think there do need to be consequences for silly comments. Otherwise QldPolice will continue to churn out Peter Duttons. The comment 'woke, pandering, nonsense' really the thing that brought more woke, abhorrent abuse of people that look out for the general public Sorry if I'm wrong, but this sort of absolute garbage needs to stop. Rioting about a few comments made? Call me a c*nt if you want.
Who else should be held accountable for their professionally statements then? Meanwhile Queensland police continue to hang, draw, quarter Indigenous people for being Indigenous in public. Not to mention the shameful human rights violations they are allowed to commit according to the law. No we should do it anyway
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If he thinks these guys losing their job is like being brutally murdered, I've got somw real bad news about the shit they're supposed to be intervening to prevent when sought out for help, but have instead been reinforcing a culture that encourages, & shield from consequence. Racist, sexist comments aren’t ‘silly’, silly.
Shame! Did anyone tell him the suggestion they were in danger of being ‘hung, drawn and quartered’ was 'a silly comment'? Union guy whinges about people being 'woke'. Just goes to show that Domestic Violence isn't taken seriously by police. How about just appropriately held to a minimum standard of behaviour for someone who should be an exemplar of lawful and respectful conduct?
A veteren police officer of 40 years was forced to resign after being hauled in front of the royal commission for calling his gynaecologist friend as 'vagina whisperer'. Absolutely no respect for the hard working police. Katarina Carroll should be ashamed of this inquisition. Body cams for all cops on the beat.
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Any element of a police service which admits to being fearful of, or threatened by, scrutiny, is outing itself as unfit for purpose and should be summarily excised. Have you ever had a conversation with an officer? Just quartered will do. This man should resign immediately
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'Room for improvement': Racism and sexism not widespread in Queensland police, union boss saysUnion president Ian Leavers says 'a vast majority' of officers do the right thing a day after an inquiry details several allegations of racism and sexism. Bullshit. Leftists always digging 'racism and sexism' Yeah right
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“I’m not saying any racist behaviour is acceptable but let’s look deeper into what has happened … most police are damaged, if not by three to five years, they will be,” Leavers told the inquiry.A boat is seen sitting on a dock on Pine Island, following Hurricane Ian.Read more Inhabitants of Sanibel, Captiva and Pine Island were among the first to get a glimpse after authorities still searching for survivors from the 28 September storm gave the go-ahead for civilians to return., some shouting “freedom”.
Leavers claimed the inquiry – which has heard dozens of allegations about sexism, racism and sexual assaults by Queensland police officers – had been reported on in a “very negative way” by the media. “I don’t think that’s the intent of this inquiry but there has been a significant effect on the membership … A lot of them have felt under siege,” he said. In one photo, Johnny Lauder's 86-year-old mother is in her Florida home, submerged nearly to her shoulders in black murky water, staring straight at the camera, mouth open. Leavers had denied there were “widespread cultural issues” in the Queensland police in a written submission to the inquiry in July. “We feel, as a community, that if we leave the island, abandon it, nobody is going to take care of that problem of fixing our road in and out,” said a Pine Island resident, Leslie Arias. He said “instances of individual failings and shortcomings” were “more likely due to workload pressures or inadequate training” than cultural issues. In yet another, she's being pushed through the water in a wheelchair, her rescue nearly complete. At the hearing on Friday, Leavers said he stood by that opinion.” Whoever is to blame, Jorge Piñon, a researcher at the University of Texas’s Energy Institute, points out that an inflection point has been reached.
“I think going back to the ‘80s and ‘90s [it was] a different world,” he said. They tell the story of Lauder's journey to save his mother, Karen Lauder, from the home she refused to leave, despite the family's pleading. But the number will grow: an unofficial tally compiled by media outlets has surpassed 120. “I will stand by my statements that 98% of police are doing the right thing. But I’m under no illusions that abhorrent behaviour takes place. "That's how I unintentionally documented the whole ordeal," he said.” The inquiry was recommended by the state’s women’s safety and justice taskforce last year due to “concerns about deeply ingrained problems in police views and attitudes” towards domestic violence victims. A 73-year-old man in Lee county “shot himself after seeing property damage due to the hurricane”. Leavers originally opposed calls for the commission of inquiry, labelling recommendations by the taskforce another “woke, out-of-touch report”. "We didn't evacuate because we couldn't leave her behind," he explained.” For those without power and water over the weekend, concerns were more immediate.
In May, he said he’d changed his opinion after giving evidence at the inquest into the death of Hannah Clarke and her three children , describing the inquiry as “an opportunity” to commit to reforms. Asked about the comments, Leavers told the inquiry they were made “out of frustration”, but he did not accept that they were belittling and dismissive. Speaking from his son's home on Tuesday, Lauder said his mum's house had flooded about six inches during Hurricane Irma in 2017, so she assumed a similar outcome with Ian. Not included in the report are five deaths in North Carolina, one in Virginia and three in Cuba, when Ian swept across the west of the island two days before gaining power in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico and slamming into the south-western Florida coast. “I’m sick and tired of this government, every time there’s an issue we’re going to have an inquiry and meanwhile nothing happens,” he told the inquiry. Sign up to Guardian Australia's Morning Mail Free daily newsletter Our Australian morning briefing email breaks down the key national and international stories of the day and why they matter Privacy Notice: Newsletters may contain info about charities, online ads, and content funded by outside parties. She called her son for help. For more information see our . The NHC “cone of uncertainty” included parts of Lee county during that time frame, including Cayo Costa, where Ian made first landfall. Government representatives arrived, as did the police and the rapid response units used to cheerlead for the state.