Council’s attitude is not acceptable
T H E C o u n c i l o f C i v i l Liberties have yet again displayed how far out of touch they are with right thinking members of the public with their okay to use abusive language attitude.
I wonder if Mr Cope has ever walked a beat, turned a key or attended an emergency situation where quick thinking and decisive action was required to save a life or prevent further injury – I think not.
Over the years the Council of Civil Liberties have been allowed to throw around their views and opinions on various issues, issues that are mostly in defence of criminal activity that they perceive to be too harshly dealt with. I have to ask, why is it that a war widow or child can be raped and murdered and there not be a single word uttered from the CCL. However if the convicted offender of either i ncident i s so much as served soggy Weetbix in his prison cell the next day the CCL with be out t here championing his rights. Something is not right here.
I have a suggestion for Mr Cope and the CCL, take a vacation, a very long vacation, preferably outside of Queensland, God knows we need the break, but before you step across the border, s t o p , p i c k u p p o l i t i c a l correctness, shove it in your suitcase and keep going.
Oh, and don’t bother sending a postcard.
RAY GRIGG, Mount Louisa.
WHAT a bunch of spineless sooks the QPS are. These grubs are real tough when they are beating up drunks, tasering or strangling people with mental illnesses or running over itinerants in parks yet when somebody reminds them of what sort of people they really are t hey get of f ended. Well harden up you nancy boys, if you can’t handle a few verbal barbs you are in the wrong line of work and you should consider finding a job which is more commensurate with your skills. The police are too stupid to realise that the law is above t hem y e t r e c e nt i s s ues would probably convince them that they are a law unto themselves. In a democratic society we are supposed to have freedom of expression. The offender h a s made a n i n f o r med judgement of the officers and has expressed as such. This should not be an offence. And for anybody who wants to jump to their defence just remember that nobody forces people to become police officers. That is their career choice and the sooner t hey all stopped bitching about it the better. If they don’t like it or can’t
handle it they can leave. CHRIS McCOOMB,
A bigger travesty
SO Civil libertarians slam swear ruling ( TB March 17). I am old fashioned enough to agree with Magistrate Rod Madsen that it is unacceptable to swear at police no matter how commonly certain groups use those words.
However, if your reporting is correct, the greater travesty left unpunished was the reference to the police skin colour preceding the swear word.
If the boot had been on the other foot and police made similar comments to Mr Robertson, including reference to his skin colour, then all hell would break loose. HENRY VAN BEUNINGEN,