Victoria Police faces biggest crisis in public confidence since outbreak of Kelly Gang

Victoria Police faces biggest crisis in public confidence since outbreak of Kelly Gang, by The Mocker.

If you are wondering whether policing’s priorities are askew, you are not the only one. They all seem to be directed to virtue-signalling …

Kel Glare, the chief commissioner from 1987-92, is of the no-nonsense school and sees a culture of malaise in the force. Its handling of African youth crime, he claims, is “totally timid”. …

The obsession that Labor has with appointing outsiders as chief commissioner — particularly with Christine Nixon and Simon Overland — has proved unsuccessful. Nixon brought many academic qualifications, yet was wanting in operational experience. Who could forget her risible “I had to eat” excuse when she abandoned her post at the emergency co-ordination centre on the day of the Black Saturday bushfires that killed 173 people to dine at an up-market pub?

Christine Nixon, chief commissioner of Victoria Police from 2001 to 2009.

Her idea of policing was one of keeping the peace rather than law enforcement. A high-profile feminist, she was determined to effect what she termed “cultural change”. In 2003, she announced through the head of the Equity and Diversity Unit — a former social worker — that the force had to rid itself of “pockets of macho culture” in response to allegations of bullying and harassment. At the time it was speculated it would take 10 years.

It took a little longer, but any elements of machismo have been eliminated. The emasculated force is Nixon’s legacy. You would think with this abysmal record she would have the sense not to advertise her failings, but as recently as 2016 she was still advocating for the force to set gender quotas for recruitment. In hindsight, she was a harbinger of the Andrews government and its obsession with social engineering. In this mindset, the traditional functions of institutions such as policing and education are secondary; instead these organisations are experiments for realising a leftist utopia.

Like today’s police hierarchy, Nixon was in denial about African offenders. In 2007, she defended Sudanese refugees in light of the federal government’s integration concerns, claiming they were convicted of few crimes per capita compared with the general Victorian population. …

As an interesting aside to the problems posed by African crime gangs, just reflect on the case of former Macquarie University law academic and associate professor Andrew Fraser. In 2005 he controversially opposed African immigration, claiming that “an expanding black population is a sure-fire recipe for increases in crime, violence and a wide range of other social problems”. The university administration responded by locking him out of his classroom where he had taught for nearly 30 years, and bringing forward his retirement. He never returned to teaching.