Re: MELBOURNE: 23rd January 2010 "..just watched the video.." Which video? There are several & one does a very good job in explaining the lead up to the incident with Mark Hanna. Hanna made it very clear to me through his choice of words & actions that he was there in entice Aaron Saxton into an incident. Amongst all the gathered Anons, I was the one he approached, knowing true well that I'm a mate of Aaron. I defused the situation before Mark could carry that out. There is no quotations about it; it was assault. Feel free by testing the theory out at a crowded shopping center tomorrow. Approach a member of the same sex (or opposite if you really want to get pedantic) , run at them, flapping your arms like wings and try to kiss them. Be sure to create a thread on here with a raid report. Oh and for completeness sake, be sure to have clenched fists and be pulling an aggressive face before hand. What's that you say? The video(s) don't show that? Feel free to fund all members of Sydney Anons, ex-scns, and critics present at our raids to all have cameras in their hands running at all times. Thank fuck the Constable I gave my official statement too noted the change in posture in Hanna/clenched fists. Oh and the same thing being stated by both Aaron and the female protester walking towards Hanna just prior to him doing what he did to Malcom. I hope that fucking suffices to your satisfaction. And it wasn't a police station, it was the Broadway Shopping Center Security room. lrntolistenwhenyouwatchvideo. The situation was fueled by adrenaline, shock & disbelief. Some people respond to that well out of their normal character. Perhaps you may have as well; who knows. Either way, yes we can at least agree on this. Shouting commands at the officers would have been preferably left out of the situation. Stupid comment is stupid. What was done, was done. And to bring you up to speed on the situation; the charges against Mark Hanna have been dropped as far as the "Police vs Hanna" case is concerned. And no charges will be bought up against myself for my actions either. If he was to pursue them via a civil case, I'd be very surprised as well.