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FTAO Australians

Postby Boycs » Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:50 pm

Yo.

Odd question, but:

What are the police like in Australia?

They're armed, right? Are they organised state by state, or do you have a system like America where towns have their own police forces and there is state police as well? And are they more of a law keeping force, quite hands on, direct like American officers (that's not a criticism by the way) or are they more like a UK police force with quite traditional, policing-with-consent style of policing?

Are there many shootings in Australia, and do they cause as much uproar as they have in the USA and UK?

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Re: FTAO Australians

Postby TedWard » Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:11 pm

They have guns, they are organised by state , there is a national (federal) force as well - you see them in airports etc. They are more American, more reactionary than the UK forces. Unlike the uk they also make sure you dont ride a bicycle without a helmet, dont cross the road without the green man and they pull over vast swathes of traffic at a time to give random breath tests etc.

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Re: FTAO Australians

Postby GpeL » Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:25 pm

You tell me they are like US? The dudes squeeze your testicles to see if you are not hiding an extra one there?

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Re: FTAO Australians

Postby Boycs » Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:34 pm

Do they wear body armour? Or is it a best underneath their shirts? Obviously in the uk police wear bullet proof vests over their shirts

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Re: FTAO Australians

Postby Katto » Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:23 am

Australia is a police state

literally impossible for anyone not to break some kind of law

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FTAO Australians

Postby Going South » Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:31 am

Are they thinking on placing video cameras on each police man that every action of them gets recorded?

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Re: FTAO Australians

Postby Boycs » Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:14 am

Going South wrote:Are they thinking on placing video cameras on each police man that every action of them gets recorded?


England has a lot of that now

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Re: FTAO Australians

Postby Katto » Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:48 pm

Going South wrote:Are they thinking on placing video cameras on each police man that every action of them gets recorded?


thats actually more helpful to the public than it is to the police

in answer to your question, yes they are being rolled out
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-05/b ... as/5997296
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Re: FTAO Australians

Postby Boycs » Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:50 pm

Probably makes convictions easier because you have officers video not just his statement

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Re: FTAO Australians

Postby Katto » Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:51 pm

SGGH wrote:Probably makes convictions easier because you have officers video not just his statement


also monitors police to make sure they dont use undue force

although thats subjective these days as police have been granted shoot first ask questions later license under new anti-terror laws

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Re: FTAO Australians

Postby Boycs » Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:56 pm

Are there strong austerity measures there like there is in the UK? Here, police stations are closing and services being cut, officers being made redundant because the budgets have been cut

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Re: FTAO Australians

Postby Going South » Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:20 pm

These video on person might lead to police to be hesitant to deal with when they come across shithead terrorist thus put their life in danger as they end up delaying reflexes. Say they got someone and try's to handcuffs but they get hit and attempt to grab the police gun away from camera angle thus there is no evidence of SHs but video show only response actions. I say they should get rid of body cameras but use drones with high flying capacity with excellent zoom features so that it covers a large group rather than bird eye vision.

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Re: FTAO Australians

Postby Katto » Tue Nov 17, 2015 2:23 pm

SGGH wrote:Are there strong austerity measures there like there is in the UK? Here, police stations are closing and services being cut, officers being made redundant because the budgets have been cut


the economy isnt as bad here yet

debt isnt out of control so no requirement for austerity measures

under a coalition government police and security are the last things to be cut. they've both had their budgets increased dramatically.
Australia has a new border force which is effectively our own version of homeland security with a federal jurisdiction. We already have state and federal police forces however the Border Force is a completely new entity and somewhat controversial. Some see them as brown shirts (although they dont actually wear brown)