In the midst of a global pandemic and increased police powers, our leaders are unreachable. We need oversight, and we need it now.
To those opposed, the fact that the NSW police are required to meet quotas means that they see the populace as statistics, not people.
In order to contain COVID-19 in NSW, residents have been supplied a constantly shifting list of what they can and can’t do.
In order to “kill the virus before it kills us”, 70,000 NSW police officers will enforce social distancing. But what can they do, exactly?
Over in China, facial recognition technology has been used to identify and punish “enemies of the state”. A similar system has been approved for use on our shores.