It’s one thing to jump online and be hip and happening – but it’s altogether different to be online and totally misjudged.
The operators of the Facebook page for Lachlan Local Area Command (out at Parkes, NSW) put up a post on May 6 which is breathtaking in the trite way it deals with a serious issue:
The post shows a more insidious concern – the subtext is a contempt for those who suffer from drug addiction at the hands of some of the most serious drug offenders. It does remind us of the way in which Police proactively seek our drug users rather than the dealers that we have been told by successive attorney’s general are the real target of “powerful new laws” (aren’t all new laws always so powerful).
This is a poor-taste post by Police and really doesn’t do anything but remind us that the problems with law and order in this state are more nuanced than just posing the question, “what do we do about the bad guys?”