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Alleged Lawson firebug teens nabbed

By johnboy - 8 January 2013 54

ACT Policing has taken two teenagers into custody after a grass fire was started in Lawson earlier today (January 8).

Around 1.30pm, ACT Fire and Rescue requested the assistance of ACT Policing after receiving a report that two teenagers were seen lighting a grass fire along Baldwin Drive.

Officers from Gungahlin general duties attended the area and located the two boys aged 13 and 14. They were taken into custody and conveyed to the Belconnen Police Station where they have assisted police with its investigation.

The teenagers have been released into the custody of their parents and will undergo a restorative justice process.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Alleged Lawson firebug teens nabbed
LSWCHP 10:08 pm 08 Jan 13

In the light of the fact that on Monday a decent man of my acquaintance was burned to death in Watson, I’m not feeling a whole helluva lot of sympathy for these little arsehats.

The actions of some people really are incomprehensible.

Tetranitrate 9:19 pm 08 Jan 13

How_Canberran said :

C’mon people, this criminal act is yet another classic Canberran ‘cry for help’.

It should really be up to the greater Canberra community to mete out appropriate ‘restorative justice’.

How Canberran.

Are you ever going to get tired of posting your retarded little catchphrase?

GardeningGirl 9:14 pm 08 Jan 13

The Frots said :

Take everything thats dear to them, computers, TV from their rooms, cell phone, clothes – simply empty their rooms total out into the middle of their street. Beds, furniture – everything.

Then set fire to it as they watch.

Let them sleep on the bare floor, have only the clothes they are wearing until ‘they’ can get new ones, let them see how it feels. Absolute dogs!!

Exactly what I was thinking when I read the news.

KeenGolfer 8:54 pm 08 Jan 13

Girt_Hindrance said :

I hope ‘reckless endangerment’ or even ‘attempted grievous bodily harm’ are mentioned on the list of charges, but I honestly doubt they would be, how could we expect the Law Courts of Canberra to enforce societal expectations against the actions of these two little shites?
The worst thing they’ll face would be a contempt of court charge if they abuse the magistrate.

What charges? They will undergo restorative justice (RJ) as the press release states. Only if they don’t complete the RJ program will they potentially face charges. The RJ program is used for children who are first time offenders, hopefully to get them back on track and keep them out of future trouble and the courts.

http://www.police.act.gov.au/crime-and-safety/programs/restorative-justice-conferencing

Girt_Hindrance 8:48 pm 08 Jan 13

farnarkler said :

Restorative justice? What exactly is that? They should be locked up for a decade.

Restorative Justice is basically where they are put in a room in a friendly round circle with people who were either victims of their crime or in this case may have been affected (and possibly some that have been victims of the outcome of similar behaviours), to be confronted on the effects of the behaviour that these two allegedly engaged in. In line with “When you started those fires, they came stomping into my house, my Grandmother couldn’t escape in time and we lost her and everything that we had worked a lifetime to build… Since then we’ve never managed to relax in Summertime, anytime we hear a siren, smell smoke etc”…
If there are tears on behalf of the person who committed the crime, then they’re rehabilitated.

Girt_Hindrance 8:39 pm 08 Jan 13

I hope ‘reckless endangerment’ or even ‘attempted grievous bodily harm’ are mentioned on the list of charges, but I honestly doubt they would be, how could we expect the Law Courts of Canberra to enforce societal expectations against the actions of these two little shites?
The worst thing they’ll face would be a contempt of court charge if they abuse the magistrate.

The Frots 8:18 pm 08 Jan 13

Take everything thats dear to them, computers, TV from their rooms, cell phone, clothes – simply empty their rooms total out into the middle of their street. Beds, furniture – everything.

Then set fire to it as they watch.

Let them sleep on the bare floor, have only the clothes they are wearing until ‘they’ can get new ones, let them see how it feels. Absolute dogs!!

Spykler 8:07 pm 08 Jan 13

Drag these two scum-sucking s***bags out to the whipping post!- how many times do i need to shout that from the rooftops?

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 8:07 pm 08 Jan 13

Unbelievable

460cixy 7:00 pm 08 Jan 13

Lillypilly said :

Compulsory 100 hours of community service in Canberra hospital’s burn unit. Then they’ll see how “cool” it is.

I was thinking 100 years would be more fitting for these arse wipes

Pork Hunt 6:45 pm 08 Jan 13

Lillypilly said :

Compulsory 100 hours of community service in Canberra hospital’s burn unit. Then they’ll see how “cool” it is.

Without my glasses I read that as “bum” unit, either way, what a pair of arseholes.

How_Canberran 6:41 pm 08 Jan 13

C’mon people, this criminal act is yet another classic Canberran ‘cry for help’.

It should really be up to the greater Canberra community to mete out appropriate ‘restorative justice’.

How Canberran.

farnarkler 6:38 pm 08 Jan 13

Restorative justice? What exactly is that? They should be locked up for a decade.

Lillypilly 6:12 pm 08 Jan 13

Compulsory 100 hours of community service in Canberra hospital’s burn unit. Then they’ll see how “cool” it is.

c_c™ 5:56 pm 08 Jan 13

Does this restorative justice process involve putting a blow-torch to their balls. It’s just sick that we have to have Police guarding National Parks because of people like this.

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