Every now and then, teachers or members of the public service make stupid mistakes, or break the law and get caught. Now, wouldn’t it be weird if every time that happened, the head of the PPTA or the Public Service Union came out fighting in their defense and argued that members or their union should be completely unaccountable and above the law?
The reason I ask is because that’s the perennial position of Greg O’Connor, head of the Police Association. This time around the police organised crime unit defrauded a district court during an investigation into a gang, forcing the judge to drop charges against 21 gang members. O’Connor is outraged . . . at the judge.