Saturday, December 27, 2008

Don't film us on a raid, say officers

Mr Hac, 27, told the Herald he was walking home with friends when, about 100 metres from his apartment, he saw eight police officers and a sniffer dog rush past him carrying a camera.

He said he was threatened with arrest when he asked what they were doing. Believing he was within his rights to photograph incidents occurring on a public street, he took out his BlackBerry and started filming.

"One of the officers noticed I'd filmed them and aggressively came towards me … they said, 'Give me your device' and I said I'm terribly sorry - I would have apologised 100 times - and they said 'You're not allowed to film us' because there were other officers from different areas of the police," Mr Hac said.

An officer snatched Mr Hac's mobile from his hand, despite him repeatedly saying he did not consent to them searching it.

He said the officers did not know how to delete video from the device so one of his friends, who was watching from a few metres away, had to assist them.

"They looked into my inbox, which is where my SMS and email were … they looked through my photos," he said.

Mr Murphy said a decade ago police could not even demand identification, but recent laws such as the Australian Anti-Terrorism Act 2005 gave them "extraordinary powers".

Mr Hac said he went to the police station to file a complaint yesterday afternoon and was assured the police involved would be spoken to and all Kings Cross officers would be told that citizens had the right to film them doing their job.

from SMH

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Breaking up...

hey, Robert.

Fortunately, we sorted it out today. It was so frustrating last night and we almost break up. I tried my best to explain how I feel and think, but he still refused to forgive me and he needs think about it. So I was so grievously last night. However, this early morning he came down to my house unexpectedly and he apologized for being so angry with me.

Anyway, we still need to rebuild our relationship as he said it has been so fragile. A part of reason was I always say a break up easily and he is so hurting and stressed. Now I understand I shouldn’t say a break up all the time when I feel frustrating. Otherwise, the feelings are soooo bad…

Thanks for your kind advice and it has been very useful for my decision on this crisis.

I am glad. Actually, I thought about this quite a bit. What you have been doing to X is similar to what Belle did to me. It is one of the reasons I am now convinced she never loved me.