Rebel News win in Australia: ‘Fight the Fines’ has single mother’s Covid ticket withdrawn; Quebec freedom fighter recounts the events that led to his arrest and the charges against him

[NB – This just proves that one should never pay the fines and should always fight them in court – which the majority do; for more Rebel News stories about fighting medical tyranny, go to Also, it’s important to defy mask mandates; I did recently and no one said anything and I was inside a public space with 30 masked people]

by Alexandra Marshall, Rebel News, Oct. 21, 2021

|Charges of violating a Public Health direction have been withdrawn after single mum Anna Stancombe was pulled over on a Queensland highway with her 7-year-old in 2020.

The officer’s bodycam footage revealed him bragging about handing out Covid-related fines, saying that he gave Ms Anna Stancombe a ‘silver medal’.

Did she eventually answer your questions?” asked the police radio.

“No, she got a silver medal which is what six hundred and forty-four dollars and a Covid-19 ticket thirteen thirty-three, so just under two grands’ worth of tickets for her efforts,” said Senior Constable Allan Ward.

“Nice work. Thanks mate…”

Stancombe has been fighting the fine in the Queensland Magistrates Court since 2020 after she was pulled over for allegedly speeding in Brisbane on April 26, 2020. Police asked Stancombe a number of personal questions related to her whereabouts that day, including her intended destination and purpose for travelling.

She refused to answer, at which point the officer insisted that he could direct her to answer under the ‘Emergency Powers’ of the Public Health Act 2005 (QLD) and then immediately jumped to the threat of arrest.

Stancombe became very distressed as the officer’s behaviour escalated to what she perceived to be threatening and expressed that her 7-year-old son was very scared. When Stancombe further queried the officer’s right to ask her personal questions and attempted to look up the piece of legislation to confirm that Senior Constable Ward’s directions were accurate, he placed her under arrest and walked away.

When the officer returned, he discontinued the arrest and issued Stancombe with an infringement notice before declining to give her his badge number when asked.

She was charged with an offence under the Public Health Act and received a fine of nearly $1,400.

The defence for Stancombe made legal representations to the QLD Police in the matter, seeking that the alleged Public Health Offence be withdrawn entirely without the need for a defended hearing.

After extensive representation and discussions, ‘Fight The Fines’ lawyer, Mr Mani Shishineh, successfully forced Police to withdraw the charge.

“The case serves as another example, that while defended hearings can often be necessary in resolving COVID related charges, it is possible to have the matters successfully concluded without the need for a litigation,” said Ms Cameron Shamsabad, Associate Solicitor.

“This is an excellent outcome for Ms Stancombe and the community, and it would not have been possible without the overwhelming public support for Rebel’s ‘Fight the Fines’ campaign.”

Quebec freedom fighter recounts the events that led to his arrest and the charges against him

François Amalega was fined and even arrested by two police officers in quite a violent manner for refusing to wear a mask.

by Alexandra Lavoie, Rebel News, Oct. 21, 2021

Remember the freedom fighter who was arrested for his refusal to wear a mask during his trial? This Québécois of Cameroonian origin, who is also a math teacher, decided to give his life a new meaning when he witnessed the rights and freedoms of his fellow citizens being suppressed by the government’s abusive COVID measures.

He has been making a point to stand up for freedom through his actions since the beginning of the pandemic, including one that consisted of shopping without a mask at a Maxi grocery store in St-Laurent on March 12, 2021.

On that day, François Amalega was fined and even arrested by two police officers in quite a violent manner. His trial was supposed to be held on September 28 for not having worn a mask in a public place. So, for François, it was of utmost importance to be judged in court without a mask.

Due to this infraction, Mr. Amalega was arrested again and detained for several days.

He now recounts the series of events that led to his arrest, as well as his verdict of guilt.

Vous rappelez-vous de ce freedom fighter qui a été arrêté pour avoir refusé de porter le masque durant son procès? Ce Québécois d’origine Camerounaise, professeur de mathématiques, a décidé de donner à sa vie un nouveau tournant lorsque ce dernier a vu les droits et libertés des gens brimés par les mesures abusives du government.

Il a posé plusieurs actions depuis le début de la pandémie, dont celle de magasiner sans masque au Maxi Saint-Laurent, le 12 mars 2021 dernier.

Cette journée là, François Amalega a reçu une contravention et a meme été arrêté par deux policiers de manière assez violente. Ce procès était supposé être le 28 septembre dernier, pour le non port du masque dans un lieu public. Donc, pour François, c’était primordial de se faire juger en Cour sans le masque.

Dû à cette infraction, Monsieur Amalega a été arrêté et gardé en détention durant quelques jours. François nous explique donc les différents évènements qui ont conduit à l’arrestation et également à son jugement de culpabilité.     

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"Enlightenment is man's emergence from his self-imposed immaturity ... the inability to use one's own understanding without another's guidance. This immaturity is self-imposed if its cause lies not in lack of understanding but in indecision and lack of courage to use one's own mind without another's guidance. Dare to know! (Sapere aude.) "Have the courage to use your own understanding," is therefore the motto of the [European] Enlightenment. "Laziness and cowardice are the reasons why such a large part of mankind gladly remain minors all their lives, long after nature has freed them from external guidance. They are the reasons why it is so easy for others to set themselves up as guardians. It is so comfortable to be a minor. If I have a book that thinks for me, a pastor who acts as my conscience, a physician who prescribes my diet [or vaccine], and so on--then I have no need to exert myself. I have no need to think, if only I can pay; others will take care of that disagreeable business for me. Those guardians who have kindly taken supervision upon themselves see to it that the overwhelming majority of mankind ... should consider the step to maturity, not only as hard, but as extremely dangerous. First, these guardians make their domestic cattle stupid and carefully prevent the docile creatures from taking a single step without the leading-strings to which they have fastened them. Then they show them the danger that would threaten them if they should try to walk by themselves. Now this danger is really not very great; after stumbling a few times they would, at last, learn to walk. However, examples of such failures intimidate and generally discourage all further attempts. "Thus it is very difficult for the individual to work himself out of the immaturity which has become almost second nature to him. He has even grown to like it, and is at first really incapable of using his own understanding because he has never been permitted to try it. Dogmas and formulas [e.g., Leftist ideology, identity politics] these mechanical tools designed for reasonable use--or rather abuse--of his natural gifts, are the fetters of an everlasting immaturity. The man who casts them off would make an uncertain leap over the narrowest ditch, because he is not used to such free movement. That is why there are only a few men who walk firmly, and who have emerged from immaturity by cultivating their own minds." - Kant, "An Answer to the Question: What is Enlightenment"

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