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Assault in Manuka?

By Zeus 10 September 2010 59

There are always groups of youths hanging around Manuka shops, just near McDonalds – often causing trouble, but yesterday they took it to a new low when they assaulted a mother with her young child.

I saw this incident unfold as a young man (about 15 years old) punched a women to the ground, whilst his friends, girls included cheered him on! very few people came to their help, and when the police arrived the youths continued to taunt the victim and her child.

There is something seriously wrong with our society when youths will do this to a women and her child.

Makes me very concerned about shopping/visiting Manuka! When I gave a statement to the police, they informed me that it was unlikely that the youths would be charged. very disturbing!

What’s Your opinion?


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Wraith 9:15 pm 13 Sep 10

JTACT said :

ILL BE MAKING A REAL EFFORT TO CALL PAST MCDONALDS MANUKA NEXT TIME IM IN THE AREA. I ALSO KNOW A FEW MUMS THAT CAN REALLY TAKE A HIT AND WOULD LOVE TO PULL THIS BABY DOGS INTO LINE.
SOUNDS LIKE MORE YOUNG PUPPIES GETTING READY TO APPLY FOR A ROOM AT THE LOCAL CANBERRA JAIL.

Mate?? Read your posts. Why?

Woody Mann-Caruso 2:13 pm 13 Sep 10

I think you’ll find it’s spelled ‘gayole’.

JTACT 1:49 pm 13 Sep 10

ILL BE MAKING A REAL EFFORT TO CALL PAST MCDONALDS MANUKA NEXT TIME IM IN THE AREA. I ALSO KNOW A FEW MUMS THAT CAN REALLY TAKE A HIT AND WOULD LOVE TO PULL THIS BABY DOGS INTO LINE.
SOUNDS LIKE MORE YOUNG PUPPIES GETTING READY TO APPLY FOR A ROOM AT THE LOCAL CANBERRA JAIL.

Mulberry 2:20 am 12 Sep 10

zeus – I think a few people have misread your post… you said that the police might not be able to charge these assholes (maybe not so much in those words) but a few posters (no ofence intended) have asked why this woman wouldnt want to charge these people…

firstly – if i were in this womans situation, my first instinct would be to cower my body over my child/ren, block their ears and some way or another hope that at the very least I had a witness such as yourself.

I hope this woman wasnt physically harmed, and that her children werent scared half to death.

Teenagers are assholes… I remember – i use to be one! Most grow up and redeem themselves and become decent people – some dont, lets hope these youths one day look back on this when they are parent and it eats them alive!!!

We cant send all these teenagers to jail, can you imagine if, as a society we sent all these kids to jail – it’d fuck up their futures… some may deserve it, but the majority will wake up to themselves one day – one can only hope…

but for now… I hope charges can be laid, i hope they cop whats coming to them, because that is disgusting!!! I would rather be “mobbed” alone, then to have it happen whilst with my children…

and good on you again Zeus!

cleo 11:26 pm 11 Sep 10

Sounds like these students are little snots, their not worried as daddy will get them off, the police should have taken all their names down.

Deckard 7:39 pm 11 Sep 10

Well said Postalgeek. It’s a bit rich being asked to apologise for words that were put in your mouth.

Postalgeek 6:45 pm 11 Sep 10

fgzk said :

So from your tone, I suppose its ok if the women was aboriginal. It would be ok if she lived in the government flats. It would be ok if she was a drug user. Im sure some of you might even encourage your children to take such proactive vigilante action. Just like daddy.

Incidentally, fgzk, if you actually want to bother and understand the context before launching off onto some mindless PC diatribe and accusation, try reading the thread again.

Here, I’ll make it real easy for you and give you a synopsis:

Woman punched and harassed by young people in Manuka allegedly wearing Catholic uniforms.

Outrage.

Were the assailants aboriginals?

No, given the information in the OP (and the fact I’ve lived in the area for many years and never seen a concentrated group of Aboriginal Catholic school students. Of course, if you’re so keen to see them added to the suspect list, go phone the police. Also look up the word ’empirical’.)

Oh huff puff, so Aborigines can’t wear school uniforms?

Mindless PC rant and accusations ensue about Postalgeek condoning the punching of aboriginal mothers and maybe encouraging the Postalgeeklets to take ‘action’ against them.

So on that particular note, you don’t get an apology, but you do get a big ‘F… you’.

Postalgeek 6:17 pm 11 Sep 10

Well that’s great. I apologise. We’ll add them to the list of suspects.

fgzk 5:49 pm 11 Sep 10

“Tell you what, you tell me the last time you observed a group of 10-15 private catholic school students “

Sure I can think of one private catholic school that has 21 aboriginal students that regularly do cultural activities together. Only two weeks ago I saw them together in a bus on a trip to Sydney. In uniform.

So from your tone, I suppose its ok if the women was aboriginal. It would be ok if she lived in the government flats. It would be ok if she was a drug user. Im sure some of you might even encourage your children to take such proactive vigilante action. Just like daddy.

I’m waiting for the apology.

Postalgeek 4:01 pm 11 Sep 10

WonderfulWorld said :

Postalgeek said :

Skidd, from the sound of it most of the thugs were wearing Catholic school uniforms, so I’m guessing not.

Oh, Aboriginals can’t wear Catholic uniforms?

Oh ffs, of course they can.

Tell you what, you tell me the last time you observed a group of 10-15 private catholic school students in Canberra that comprised of aborigines and I’ll retract the statement with a grovelling apology.

mulder 12:28 pm 11 Sep 10

Zeus, I’m a UC student doing media course. I need to produce a tv news story in this semester. I think the assault in Manuka is a good case, not so big, no serious result, but worth thinking. I’d like to interview witness and people from local community and shoot some footage of the crime scene. Voice from the school and the police will also be used if i can get access to them.

If you see my post and you are willing to have a short interview. Contact me.

My email address:fox_mulder_hx@live.cn

WonderfulWorld 8:58 pm 10 Sep 10

Postalgeek said :

Skidd, from the sound of it most of the thugs were wearing Catholic school uniforms, so I’m guessing not.

Oh, Aboriginals can’t wear Catholic uniforms?

exfed2 7:25 pm 10 Sep 10

Jim Jones said :

exfed2 said :

jasere said :

but random assaults/attacks are never just random.

What a silly comment. I have seen, been told of and read about numerous randon assaults. What do you think occurs when someone is the subject of an aggravated robbery and are punched to the ground. Do you think they provoked or deserved such an act? What about the 81 year old grandfather in the US who was set upon by two 16 year olds on the way home from his grandaughters wedding? He was killed and the boys have stated they just wanted to impress some girls and it was the first person they saw. Seems random to me

Aggravated robbery is when someone is targeted because they are believed to have money.

Just for the record aggravated robbery is when a robbery is committed by either a lone person who is in possession of a weapon (compared to robbery where no weapon is present) or when a robbery is committed by more than one person (no weapon needed)

Has nothing to do with money, can be for any reason. Same applies to aggravated assault, burglary etc

Pork Hunt 6:00 pm 10 Sep 10

farnarkler said :

The cops should’ve given the scumbags a taste of capsicum spray/mace/whatever they’re equipped with.

Lead.

The Traineediplomat 4:39 pm 10 Sep 10

The question of which schools remains?

Oh and how do I donate/fund the RiotACT Vigilante Taskforce?…headed by Captain RAAF…

exfed2 3:59 pm 10 Sep 10

Jim Jones said :

“the offenders stated they were just walking the streets, and decided to attack another youth walkiing home”

I wouldn’t classify that as ‘random’ – a target of opportunity, yes, but that’s not random.

OK then…………… a target of opportunity would involve making the decision before heading out not just deciding to do this on the spot. Oh well I suppose each persons definition of random is different 🙂

exfed2 3:17 pm 10 Sep 10

Wish there was an edit feature for grammatical errors!

exfed2 3:16 pm 10 Sep 10

Skidd Marx

Sorry to hear of your misfortune and glad to see you at least came away with a sense of humour although less a tooth. Always best in those circumstances to gouge some skin or brab a tuft of hair. Reason? When the Police say,

‘we can’t procede due to lack of evedence’

you say,

‘Yes you can because here is his/her dna’ 🙂

Even if it takes years for these pieces of pond scum to commit another offence leaving their dna so be it. Will always follow them.

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