THERE are obvious questions which should have been put to the police in the wake of the shooting of Numan Haider, an 18-year-old Muslim man, in the Melbourne suburb of Endeavour Hills on Tuesday (September 23) night.
But it’s doubtful that any reporter from the mainstream media — which appears to function more as a propaganda arm of the government — will ask these queries.
Why did police ask a person whom they acknowledge was under surveillance to come in for an interview at night, and alone?
Why did police search this man’s house without a warrant the same evening? If someone is suspected of doing something does that equate to guilt?
Why did police agree to come out and meet this man in the car park? Where the hell have they received training for dealing with people like the teenager?
Why did they not insist on meeting him in broad daylight, in the police station, along with a lawyer or someone else so that there would be witnesses to whatever happened?
Was the knife that Haider had on his person allowed under the prevailing laws in Melbourne? Or did it violate the existing laws?
And finally, why have journalists lost that one trait that should be a hallmark of their character – scepticism? Why do they swallow anything and everything that is dished out?