Two weeks ago my mum and girlfriend were assaulted by NSW terror police who invaded our home after they shackled me on the ground outside.
Both of them were left injured and in pain. They are both still traumatised.
Since then, I have been falsely accused in the media – and legally gagged from responding to their claims as I am still trapped in the Kafkaesque world of the Fixated Persons Unit, NSW Counter Terrorism Command.
It is ironic that I would be a breach of my bail if I purchased some of these papers with the images of an individual they contain.
Despite these chilling events what seems to pique the interest of too many journalists is manipulating Jordan’s jokes out of context and resurrecting old manufactured press controversies.
All while I risk jail if I dare respond or defend myself. Bizarre.
Thank you to those who have offered support this week.
Kristo has a journalist’s press pass to the NSW State parliament, outside of where he saw Bruz, and has worked with us on investigations before. This is state sponsored repression of journalists https://t.co/Iwzhvk4gE4— Callum Foote (@CallumDRFoote) June 14, 2021
A counter-terrorism squad arrests @friendlyjordies producer, and this journo reports it like this ?— Helen Dalton MP (@helendalton22) June 17, 2021
Surely it's time to put boring culture wars to rest and unite to defend free speech and civil liberties.
Journalists on all sides have felt the heavy hand of government pic.twitter.com/BDwqasHfMS
whatever you think about FriendlyJordies, the video of the arrest of his producer (plus questions raised about the facts of the charge sheet) is pretty concerning— Josh Butler (@JoshButler) June 14, 2021
being represented by Xenophon Davis (yep, former senator Nick Xenophon's legal firm) https://t.co/a7xoTD9Blc
I expect journalists, including those who work in satire, to approach politicians. They need to do this to hold them to account. It’s part of a healthy democracy. The misuse of terror laws to arrest #FriendlyJordies is a sign our democracy is under threat.https://t.co/IFqW1Hxoxz— Jackie McMillan (@MissDissentEats) June 14, 2021
"Xenophon Davis partner Mark Davis said he believed a warrant had also been issued for [Jordan] Shanks and that he “may be in danger of imminent arrest”."https://t.co/HMMgO4mJno— Jim Malo (@thejimmalo) June 13, 2021
Whatever you think about Friendlyjordies, this is a deeply concerning development for civil liberties in NSW https://t.co/T6RikaQAEL— Ben Eltham (@beneltham) June 13, 2021
Whatever you think of Friendly Jordies, this is a threat to activists everywhere and a complete subversion of free speech and democracy … https://t.co/ZACqUb2FmK— MFW (@MFWitches) June 14, 2021
It might have been difficult to make the Chaser shows given this interpretation of the law. We went up to certain politicians an awful lot of times. https://t.co/KhjZNrIC4V— Dom Knight ? (@domknight) June 14, 2021
I've written an article on why I’ve donated to the @friendlyjordies legal defence fund.— Kevin Rudd (@MrKRudd) June 18, 2021
Whether you like friendlyjordies or not, these events raise serious questions & should chill supporters of free speech to the bone.