“You killed him, bro!”
(The linked report below shows some pretty fucked up footage, so tread lightly.)
South Australia Police are investigating a video that appears to show an off-duty officer badly injuring or killing a wombat by throwing rocks at it.
I know there’s certain sectors of the community that will rigorously defend police officers no matter how abhorrent their behaviour is, but surely we can all agree that the killing of a defenceless animal, with a rock, just for fun, is a pretty shitty thing to do.
We’re not going to have to hear the same tired claims that get trotted out whenever a cop breaks the law and is exposed for acting in a thoroughly reprehensible way are we?
Surely the banal calls of “It’s a tough job” or “They only had a split second to make a decision” or my favourite… “If I had someone behaving like that to me, if I had to deal with the scum they do, I’d react like the cop did too!” don’t apply here.
Unfortunately this horrific incident is just another in a long list of examples that unequivocally shows the calibre of individual currently working within the various police forces across the country.
Finally, the head-shaking icing on this cake of utter depravity only serves to highlight the Michael Scott* levels of ineptness within South Australia Police.
They cant even get their stories straight.
Police Commissioner Grant Stevens confirmed the man in the video was a police officer.
A police spokesman said: “South Australia Police are aware of a social media video depicting an incident involving a man inflicting injuries upon a wombat. An inquiry is being undertaken into this matter to first formally identify the man.”
I would wager that if the Police Commissioner of South Australia knows this twisted fuck is a cop, he knows the identity of the fucker too. Maybe you guys should call each other.
*Unlike South Australia Police Michael Scott could definitely pull it together and be an effective manager when he needed to be.