On October 26, Senior Constable Alex Cooney sent an open letter to NSW Police Commissioner raising concerns about how the police force were being used during the State of Emergency powers and questioning the proportionality of the response to the threat of COVID-19. In it he challenged the current mainstream narrative, using well-researched references and called for an investigation.
Alex called out to other members of the police to show their solidarity, and join him in his quest and in under a month, more than 52,000 downloaded and circulated his letter, over 6500 signed his form to show their support, which included hundreds of police and military officers.
After giving the commissioner a month to respond, Snr Constable Kevin Dawson has accepted the challenge and issued his own open letter, declaring his support of Alex’ request for a thorough investigation.
This “Cops for Covid Truth” movement’, and two very powerful open letters, provide an insight into the growing concern with the government’s measures for handling the pandemic, and the use of police to enforce them. At Advocate Me, we have thrown all our resources into supporting these brave officers, and are openly inviting more, across the entire country to join this movement.
If Australia is a truly democratic society, why use the police force to silence any dissenting voices? The real question is: Will the NSW Police remain silent and complicit on this matter, or will they remember the oath of office and statement of values, and open a meaningful probe into a critical matter of public interest and a return to good judgement in policing?
In the words of Kevin Dawson, “if there is truly no conspiracy here, why aren’t we having the conversation?”
Serene Teffaha and the team Advocate Me
Visit the Cops for Truth website: https://advocateme.wixsite.com/copsforcovidtruth/the-project
First letter: https://advocateme.wixsite.com/copsforcovidtruth/first-letter
Second letter: https://advocateme.wixsite.com/copsforcovidtruth/second-letter