This is my answer to the Question which is on Quora.
I am never ever going to stay in a Hotel Room in Australia without a camcorder recording my stay in the room live to a server via wifi or a direct internet connection. Why?
Because in 2012 I had just booked into a hotel in Albany Western Australia and was on the bed relaxing when 2 Western Australian Policemen burst into the room, handcuffed me and said I had been loud and ‘out of control’ or words to that effect– I was in the Hotel room on my own and being quiet. The radio and TV were not on.
When I say ‘burst in’ I mean just that. No knock on the door. It was full-on. If I had resisted it would have been the Taser. They never asked me anything about what I was doing or took a statement. They said I had to go for a Mental Assessment! They put the handcuffs on me whilst I was still on the bed.
They were very very aggressive both verbally and physically. They made no attempt to talk to me it was all very abusive and threatening.
They threw me handcuffed into the back of a Police Van which was very uncomfortable as it was not a smooth ride. I was rolling around handcuffed in the back of the Police van. I had to jam my feet up against the side of the van cell in order to stop myself being injured by the rough ride.
Even if I was making a noise which I was not, since when do Police burst in handcuff you and take you off to have your Mental Health assessed for being noisy?
When we arrived at the Albany Hospital nobody interviewed me or even spoke to me. I was put in a bare room with just a bed and one cupboard. I was injected with a drug twice – despite my objections. I never raised my voice or struggled as I knew that they would sedate me and who knows what else.
The injections made me very tired. I struggled to put on even a pair of socks .
After a couple of days I was put into a room with furniture. They continued to give me oral drugs. Why, I have no idea. I did not swallow them.
It took 3 days for the red welts and bruises from the handcuffs to go down and several days for the large lump on my arm from the injections to dissipate.
Initially the legal advice brochures were taken off the stand in the hospital making it impossible for me to get qualified legal representation.
The day after I was illegally detained and for the first 2 weeks I was allowed to go out on my own and wander around Albany – which makes a mockery and a lie of why I was detained. I even went horse riding.
I went to the local radio station but they expressed zero interest.
The local court Clerk of the Court said what had happened to me was very wrong and said she would demand I be released. Then the next day she said that there was nothing she could do and that I had to get a solicitor.
The local solicitor said she could not do anything. It was like being in a horror film. I had to pinch myself to be reminded that I had rights.
I went to Albany Police and made a complaint but was given the brush-off.
I was only interviewed once by two psychiatrists who seemed obsessed with my views on how to improve the World. They would not discuss why it was I was there in the first place.
Then suddenly I was told I could not go out and wander around so I was bored senseless walking up and down in a little yard they had. Nobody spoke to me.
Finally after 3~ weeks they said I could go. No explanation and no apology were given.
LOL. Apparently I was delusional because I wanted to write to improve the World. They found nothing wrong with my Mental Health.
Now what happened to me is to be the subject of a serious complaint. It was a very unpleasant experience and I still have no idea of why it occurred.
Both the West Australian Crime and Corruption Commission and the Western Australian Mental Health Commision have indicated that they will carry out an investigation into what happened.
What occurred does fall in line with other UK and Australian Government Agency efforts to question my writing and opinions. All of which have failed to find anything wrong with me and my writing.
I have written to all the major Australian Media about what happened to me in Albany but they do even reply back with an acknowledgment – which is strange as it is a very newsworthy story.
It also raises the question is the Mental Health Act being abused by those who seek to use it for their own purposes?
I am returning to Australia in February complete with tape recorder and camcorder and a live feed to Facebook!