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Sep 16, 2020 | 18:41 1 "Last week my oldest son, who just “celebrated” his 21st in lockdown, was confronted by two police people on North Melbourne station. My son was on his way to work. He can’t get his licence due to lockdown, he can’t get to work with a mate due to COVID restrictions, so he catches


a train, and a bus, and walks to get from Brunswick to Sunshine for work. He is lucky to be working in a permitted industry (construction), and as we are worrried about his mental health we have encouraged him to keep working even though his hours have been halved due to site


number restrictions. He has struggled with seeing the point of going on - especially when many of his mates are staying home and earning more than him on job keeper. But he is loyal, and his boss needs him, so he travels 1.5 hours each day to work. Police on North Melbourne


station asked to see his permit, which he presented. But apparently the hours we filled into the “wrong column”, so he was fined for not having a valid permit (note, the employer fills out the forms). Then they fined him again for being out of his 5K radius, then they issued him


with a third fine, because having recently moved out of home, his learners permit still had our home address on it (have you tried to get any paperwork down during COVID? Everything takes twice as long). Then they made him return home, so he lost that day’s shift. More than $2K


in fines for a young man, doing his best, trying to keep going, trying to manage his mental health and keep his job. My heart is breaking. We have stood by and watched our teens struggle through lockdown, but believed it was for the common good. But this has shaken my resolve


and goodwill. He can’t afford the THREE fines and should not have to pay them. His employer has reissued the permitted worker permit with the hours in the correct columns
Flushed face and my son is back out there on his way to work.

Is this fair?"

Interesting responses in the comments. Seems the cops might be starting to realize that they are looking very bad.

MP said he is looking into it.

This stupid, screwed up society would have treated him better if he was a stoner.

https://twitter.com/Jacinta_DiMase/s...06624616804359 Reply With Quote
Sep 16, 2020 | 18:47 2 Cops - what can I say.. Reply With Quote
Sep 16, 2020 | 23:24 3
Quote Originally Posted by burnt View Post
"Last week my oldest son, who just “celebrated” his 21st in lockdown, was confronted by two police people on North Melbourne station. My son was on his way to work. He can’t get his licence due to lockdown, he can’t get to work with a mate due to COVID restrictions, so he catches


a train, and a bus, and walks to get from Brunswick to Sunshine for work. He is lucky to be working in a permitted industry (construction), and as we are worrried about his mental health we have encouraged him to keep working even though his hours have been halved due to site


number restrictions. He has struggled with seeing the point of going on - especially when many of his mates are staying home and earning more than him on job keeper. But he is loyal, and his boss needs him, so he travels 1.5 hours each day to work. Police on North Melbourne


station asked to see his permit, which he presented. But apparently the hours we filled into the “wrong column”, so he was fined for not having a valid permit (note, the employer fills out the forms). Then they fined him again for being out of his 5K radius, then they issued him


with a third fine, because having recently moved out of home, his learners permit still had our home address on it (have you tried to get any paperwork down during COVID? Everything takes twice as long). Then they made him return home, so he lost that day’s shift. More than $2K


in fines for a young man, doing his best, trying to keep going, trying to manage his mental health and keep his job. My heart is breaking. We have stood by and watched our teens struggle through lockdown, but believed it was for the common good. But this has shaken my resolve


and goodwill. He can’t afford the THREE fines and should not have to pay them. His employer has reissued the permitted worker permit with the hours in the correct columns
Flushed face and my son is back out there on his way to work.

Is this fair?"

Interesting responses in the comments. Seems the cops might be starting to realize that they are looking very bad.

MP said he is looking into it.

This stupid, screwed up society would have treated him better if he was a stoner.

https://twitter.com/Jacinta_DiMase/s...06624616804359
And here young people getting paid to stay home and go protest ... what joke
I feel for that family and that young man Reply With Quote
Sep 17, 2020 | 05:52 4 "Update: @VictoriaPolice
called. Their Media team passed on the Twitter thread. V nice police person from compliance dept will look into my son’s case. Asked a few more details. Will call son’s boss to verify. Will also view body cam footage.

The cops involved were transit & public safety team. Bloke who called me was v reasonable. His dog was barking for a walk in the background because he’s #wfh too. "

So there you go - they come up with stupid, draconian rules and then it is enforced by stupid, indiscreet brutes whose badge and uniform gives them legal cover to gratify their inner, evil lust for authority.

We have the same thing here with bylaw enforcement and building inspectors - stupid and arrogant pricks whose uniform should be horizontal black and white stripes.

There is no more sure method of breeding disrespect for law than when those responsible for its creation and enforcement show a blatant disregard for it. Reply With Quote
Sep 18, 2020 | 16:41 5 Update: Policeman at @VictoriaPolice
Compliance department confirmed all fines will be revoked
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Apology made. Officers responsible will be reminded that Vic Police DO have discretion and Tom's situation was a clear case of when it should have been exercised. Reply With Quote
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  • Sep 18, 2020 | 20:53 6 Common Sense prevailed. Wish that was universal. Here “crickets”. Reply With Quote
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