Is police brutality on the rise because of the LNP’s crack down on crime


This is a report first published on a shitty commercial media site …. police brutality happens all the time especially to minorities.

This man says he has never seen police violence before so he is obviously not black, brown or an activist.

It could be that this is published because policing is now very newsworthy as the LNP government continues to introduce more draconian laws.

Publishing stories like this helps the government because it spreads the news to the community that the police are being ‘tough’.

A lot of people probably will just assume the man in the maroon suit was doing something wrong and think it’s good the police are dealing with wrongdoers.

What do you think?

A man who filmed three Queensland Police officers attacking a man outside a gay nightclub in Brisbane has said that he plans to leave the state amid a highly publicised law and order drive by the Newman government. 

At 11.24pm (AEST) last night bank employee Joe Ritson witnessed a police officer punch a man in the face in a seemingly unprovoked attack outside The Beat nightclub on Ann St in the Fortitude Valley.

The 24-year-old was looking for a taxi to return home after a dinner with friends when he saw the three uniformed officers speaking to a small man in a maroon suit.

“I had a feeling something was going to happen so I started filming it and like three seconds later one of the cops punched him in the face and I was like ‘holy crap that is full on’,” Mr Ritson told ninemsn.

His footage shows one of the officers unleash an unexpected blow at the suited man’s head, who stumbles backwards as the officers close in on him and allegedly continue the beating.

“They punched him, pushed him up against the wall and then started kicking him,” Mr Ritson said.

“The ute (in the video) kind of obscures it but you can see one of the them kneed him in the back.”

Mr Ritson said before the man was bundled into a police van and taken away he told him that he had filmed his scuffle with the officers.

“One of the cops yelled ‘f— off or I will arrest you too,'” the 24-year-old said.

The bank employee did not know what led up to the officers confronting the man but said the seemingly heavy-handed reaction did not come as a surprise.

“I’ve experienced police being aggressive for no reason but I have not seen cops beat anyone up before. I know it happens but I had never seen it happen myself,” he said.

“I was shocked but I wasn’t surprised I kind of expected them to do something like that with all the stuff going on with the war (bikie war).”

“This morning they were bragging on Facebook about how many people they arrested last night as part of a crackdown on alcohol-fuelled violence but when three cops are beating up a small guy I question who is really being violent.”

The 24-year-old said he plans to leave the state amid the Newman government-led crackdown on law and order.

“I don’t want to live here. I’ve enrolled to start university in Melbourne next year,” he said.

Queensland Police are aware of the incident but have yet to release a statement.

Source: Joe Ritson

Author: Martin Zavan, Approving editor: Nick Pearson

3 thoughts on “Is police brutality on the rise because of the LNP’s crack down on crime

  1. The police are fully supported by Newman’s government. The legislation endorses and amounts to state sanctioned harassment of sub cultures. The police investigate themselves, and unsurprisingly, any deviance is declared to be a minority. If Newman, Bleijie and Dempsey really want to prove they are getting tough on crime, and want to make Qld safer, they should charge the police involved in this incident under VLAD. All the elements are there.

  2. ha what a dumb the words “Nazi Jackboots” sound familiar to anyone?
    They want respect but treat the people like scum so the worm will turn, people will join forces and not be divided and conquered at all.
    With the advent of little cameras and phones they are under the most scrutiny they have ever been BUT they are acting like they always have here in qld, only now they don’t care about being filmed as they have MORE power and its gone to their heads.
    I say one day some-one will forget to take their meds and lose it and maybe go right off on em.
    Time will tell.

  3. I ride and have been on many poker/toy runs and tattoo show, i myself have tattoos and when my children are in fear of me not coming home from going on a nice weekend ride, not because of coming off my bike but from in their words “the police getting me and making up stupid laws to put me in gaol” it is sad. I taught them right from wrong,to stand up for yourself,not to judge a book by its cover, to always tell the truth and nothing will go wrong…basic morals but none of those are true any see fear in kids eyes of the police all because i ride a bike it so disheartening and wrong. It needs to be stopped for this and the next generation…

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