Clementine Ford sparks debate after saying parents should NEVER smack their kids – but you’ll be horrified by a senior police officer’s response to her post
- Victoria Police have launched an investigation into one of their serving officers
- Clementine Ford wrote a Facebook post this week about smacking children
- The feminist activist commented online she was against it, and was trolled
- One of the men was a Senior Constable who bragged about ‘belting his kid’
- Ms Ford’s army of followers bombarded Victoria Police with complaints
Police have launched an investigation after one of their officers bragged about ‘belting his kid’ in response to a post by feminist activist Clementine Ford.
Ms Ford, 40, sparked debate this week after expressing on social media that she does not think smacking children ‘is ever defensible’.
In the Facebook post, the author said she had weighed in on the possibility of a ban on smacking children by commenting on an online article: ‘Good. It’s completely unacceptable to use physical force against anyone, but especially a small child.’
But her comment was subsequently trolled by three men – including a serving member of the Victorian police force, who said her opinion was ‘the reason jails are full’ and said ‘.
Police have launched an investigation after one of their officers bragged about ‘belting his kid’ in response to a post by feminist activist Clementine Ford (pictured)
The 40-year-old sparked debate this week after expressing on a social media post (pictured) that she does not think smacking children ‘is ever defensible’
‘No one takes Clementine Ford seriously anyway. Has a hatred of men and is one of the most divisive person going around [sic],’ the officer wrote.
‘Nothing wrong with a bit of discipline, quite a few do gooders [sic] on here are a danger to society and are responsible for encouraging criminal behaviour.’
‘They are do baders. Like being “politically correct”, nothing political or correct about them.’
Ms Ford initially concealed the men’s names in the message exchange, but later outed their identities after the senior constable made an extreme remark on the online article.
‘Just belted my kid and then the missus made me a sandwich. Life is good,’ the officer goaded.
Ms Ford said the men had contradicted themselves by calling her a ‘man hater’ although she has never physically hurt anyone, while they are pro-smacking.
Once their names were revealed, the man was quickly identified as a member of the force, leading to Ms Ford’s army of followers bombarding Victoria Police’s Facebook page with complaints.
The post by writer and feminist activist Clementine Ford (pictured) was trolled by three men
Victoria Police told Daily Mail Australia they are aware of a recent ‘concerning’ social media post made by one of their officers.
‘The Transit and Public Safety Command have launched an investigation into the matter, with oversight from Professional Standards Command,’ a Victoria Police spokesperson said.
The spokesperson said the senior constable has also been forced to undergo additional training.
‘Whilst awaiting those outcomes the Senior Constable involved has been directed to undertake immediate training in our Professional and Ethical Standards and Behaviours policy and social media training,’ they said.
Ms Ford said ‘It’s completely unacceptable to use physical force against anyone but especially a small child’
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