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Teen Savagely Beaten By Cops At Sydney’s Gay Mardi Gras Was Arrested For “Offensive Language”

Jamie Jackson Sydney Police Brutality

In response to the video posted here and on other websites yesterday shows Sydney Australia police brutally arresting and physically abusing 18-year-old Jamie Jackson at Sydney’s Gay Mardi Gras, Sydney’s Assistant Commissioner Mark Murdoch has released information that the reason for Jacksons arrest stemmed from the fact that he used “offensive language”

The Sydney Morning Herald:

“Mr Murdoch told reporters on Wednesday afternoon that the initial offence that led police to apprehend Mr Jackson was for offensive language. Mr Jackson was then charged with assaulting police and resisting arrest as a result of his interaction with the Fairfield officer and he will appear in court on April 1.

The state MP and gay rights campaigner, Alex Greenwich, said it was very concerning that a large police officer ‘‘body slammed’’ a teenage boy for swearing.

‘‘If the only thing that the individual did was use offensive language, then I think many would agree that the approach the police took to the situation and the body slam on the ground is certainly a heavy-handed approach to the matter,’’ he said.

…Mr Greenwich and the Mardi Gras board will meet with the Police Minister, Michael Gallacher, and the chair of this year’s Mardi Gras, Peter Urmson, said: “We’re not gonna let this get swept under the carpet”.

Mr Murdoch said the officer from Fairfield was still on duty pending an internal investigation.

Also troubling is the arresting officer’s order to the person filming to stop.”

In a report of a second police brutality  gay activist Bryn Hutchinson said up to five police  held him down and kicked him, after he ignored their instructions to not cross a  road.

“I was kicked several times,” said Mr Hutchinson, the former convenor of  Community Action Against Homophobia. “I was handcuffed and had my face pushed  into the ground.

“I had a police officer leaning on me. I told him I couldn’t breathe. He  said, ’If you can talk, you can breathe”.

Sydney LGBT activist groups are  planning a march this Friday night and demanding an independent inquiry.  Since yesterday more than 1500 people have responded to the march’s page on Facebook.

You can watch the video of this heinous brutality against Jamie Jackson by the Sydney Police by CLICKING HERE

 

Anti-Gay Police Brutality Reported At Sydney Gay Mardi Gras – Shocking Video

Gay Bashing Sydney Mardi Gras Police Officer

Disturbing news out of Sydney, Australia as police have been accused of using heavy tactics and police brutality during last weekend’s Sydney’s Gay Mardi  Gras, which are being PROVED by a video uploaded to YouTube and has sparked an angry outcry  for an a full formal police investigation and dismissal and criminal charges against the officers involved

The Australian gay news site Same Same reports on the story that one of that nights victim, shown in the video being savagely handled by police claims he was arrested for simply attempting to cross the road during the parade.

A witness at the scene with her two teenaged sisters says the violent actions of the officers involved left her younger siblings seriously traumatized. “They were crying while the police bashed the boy’s head into the cement,” she said. “It was horrible, disgusting behaviour.”

Another witness adds: “They picked him up by the throat and slammed him into the ground with his head hitting the ground that hard it sounded like a bowling ball hitting the ground,” she said. “This was while he was in handcuffs.”

Onlookers in the video can be heard protesting and alleging the man had been  handled violently before the video started rolling. “We just saw you whack his  head against the ground,” a woman can be heard to say. “His blood is on the  ground”.

Another police officer instructs the person behind the camera to “stop  filming, mate”. When asked why, the officer responds: “Cos I said”.

Watch the shocking video of the incident below.

WARNING:  Graphic and disturbing content.