The money quote:
The incident follows a plea last month from commissioner Ian Stewart for the public to comply with police made “nervous” by the stabbing of counterparts in Melbourne.
“Our police are going to be noticeably alert and they are going to be requesting people to be very compliant in their dealings with them,” he told ABC radio.
“So a lower tolerance to policing is something that, I’m sorry, the public needs to understand. We’re in that state right now.”
The police department of St. Louis, Missouri, should be a cautionary example, not a role model.