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Beating on the taxi driver in Forde

By johnboy 20 February 2013 72

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ACT Policing is calling for help from the public to identify two men who are believed to be responsible for an alleged assault against a taxi driver in the early hours of Sunday morning (20 February).

About 12.15am, police were called to an address in Forde after a fare dispute.

The alleged victim had driven a fare to the house in Aida Ball Street and a dispute developed with two men in relation to the fare. As a result of the dispute, the taxi driver was assaulted.

The main offender is described as being approximately 188cm (6’2”) tall, with a large thick build. He has medium-length hair and appears to be aged in his late 30s.

The second man is described as being of European and/or Middle Eastern appearance, with a heavy-set build. He has closely cropped hair and also appears to be in his late 30s.

Both men have distinctive tattoos on their arms and across the top of their chests.

Police are requesting anyone who recognises these men or can assist the investigation to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via their website www.act.crimestoppers.com.au . Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]


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Inconvenient_Truth 12:19 pm 02 Aug 13

Tooks said :

Inconvenient_Truth said :

Tooks said :

obamabinladen said :

@aceofspades: I just wanted to come on and slap down Riotact’s most inept troll. Got nothing really to add on the original story other that to say if there is no arrest/charges laid over this incident, I’ll donate $1000 to the charity of Johnboy’s choice.

Court sentenced him to pay $5k to the victim and let him off the hook with a good behavior bond. Does that classify as “charges laid” lol or will you be coughing up that grand real quick?

Lol. Are you serious? Really? What the hell has our education system come to? Charges were laid, genius, hence his appearance in court. The fact you came and resurrected an old thread in an attempt to be smart and failed in such spectacular fashion is highly amusing. Thanks for the laugh.

It is nice to be right, but I won’t stay here and gloat.

hahaha fair enough, I did walk into that one. I’m not stupid I promise 🙁

I guess what I meant to say was, what a pitiful judgement. Can I say that without a degree? hehe

Tooks 8:50 pm 01 Aug 13

Inconvenient_Truth said :

Tooks said :

obamabinladen said :

@aceofspades: I just wanted to come on and slap down Riotact’s most inept troll. Got nothing really to add on the original story other that to say if there is no arrest/charges laid over this incident, I’ll donate $1000 to the charity of Johnboy’s choice.

Court sentenced him to pay $5k to the victim and let him off the hook with a good behavior bond. Does that classify as “charges laid” lol or will you be coughing up that grand real quick?

Lol. Are you serious? Really? What the hell has our education system come to? Charges were laid, genius, hence his appearance in court. The fact you came and resurrected an old thread in an attempt to be smart and failed in such spectacular fashion is highly amusing. Thanks for the laugh.

It is nice to be right, but I won’t stay here and gloat.

urchin 8:18 pm 01 Aug 13

Inconvenient_Truth said :

Tooks said :

obamabinladen said :

@aceofspades: I just wanted to come on and slap down Riotact’s most inept troll. Got nothing really to add on the original story other that to say if there is no arrest/charges laid over this incident, I’ll donate $1000 to the charity of Johnboy’s choice.

Court sentenced him to pay $5k to the victim and let him off the hook with a good behavior bond. Does that classify as “charges laid” lol or will you be coughing up that grand real quick?

$5k won’t even cover the dental costs. What an insult to the poor taxi driver.
Maybe next time he’ll punch a magistrate instead.

bundah 7:43 pm 01 Aug 13

Hmm it seems like Special Magistrate Lunney is emulating the Chief Justice’s style of sentencing. He’ll go far with that approach,all the way to the top perhaps?

Masquara 7:23 pm 01 Aug 13

Inconvenient_Truth said :

Tooks said :

obamabinladen said :

@aceofspades: I just wanted to come on and slap down Riotact’s most inept troll. Got nothing really to add on the original story other that to say if there is no arrest/charges laid over this incident, I’ll donate $1000 to the charity of Johnboy’s choice.

Court sentenced him to pay $5k to the victim and let him off the hook with a good behavior bond. Does that classify as “charges laid” lol or will you be coughing up that grand real quick?

I couldn’t believe what I was hearing on the news. A three-month jail sentence SUSPENDED, and reparation of only $5,000 for a taxi driver who lost four teeth and hasn’t been able to work since the attack. The community should be taking taxi driver safety seriously – and this slap on the wrist will not help. Which incompetent beak did this?

Inconvenient_Truth 4:17 pm 01 Aug 13

Tooks said :

obamabinladen said :

@aceofspades: I just wanted to come on and slap down Riotact’s most inept troll. Got nothing really to add on the original story other that to say if there is no arrest/charges laid over this incident, I’ll donate $1000 to the charity of Johnboy’s choice.

Court sentenced him to pay $5k to the victim and let him off the hook with a good behavior bond. Does that classify as “charges laid” lol or will you be coughing up that grand real quick?

DrKoresh 2:00 pm 01 Mar 13

Was the alleged offender the one pictured on the left? Because if it was, I think it’s a bit rich of him to be telling anyone to piss off to their own country.

Ben_Dover 12:46 pm 01 Mar 13

KeenGolfer said :

Jackson is charged with recklessly inflict grievous bodily harm and was granted bail on Thursday. He will appear soon at the ACT magistrates court where he will receive a severe pardon and weekend letting off.

Dilandach 12:07 pm 01 Mar 13

KeenGolfer said :

Jackson is charged with recklessly inflict grievous bodily harm and was granted bail on Thursday.

I’d be willing to bet that the moment one of these dribbling meat sacks did the same to a judge, it’d be unlikely they’d get bail.

But I do feel sorry for the perp, he’s got the intelligence and social skills of a toddler. If only he could read though..

Chop71 12:01 pm 01 Mar 13

Tooks said :

obamabinladen said :

Not sure whether to laugh at you, feel sorry for you, or just let your stupidity speak for itself. I guess I can do all three. Your comments – not just the one quoted, but every one – show the intellect and emotional maturity of a six year old telling bum jokes. If you want to hang with the adults, maybe start acting like one; until then, you just keep up your high-rep barbell curls in the squat rack and talking on your phone between sets, while giving useless advice to your out of shape ‘clients’.

On the plus side, you’re the toughest internet hard man I’ve come across this week, an accolade which probably dwarfs anything you achieve in the real world.

@aceofspades: I just wanted to come on and slap down Riotact’s most inept troll. Got nothing really to add on the original story other that to say if there is no arrest/charges laid over this incident, I’ll donate $1000 to the charity of Johnboy’s choice.

Flame of the week nomination for sure 🙂

KeenGolfer 10:53 am 01 Mar 13

A man who allegedly punched out the front teeth of a Bangladeshi taxi driver told him to “piss off back to your own country” before the attack.

Michael Liam Jackson, 31, appeared in court on Thursday charged with repeatedly punching the taxi driver in the face, knocking out three teeth and dislodging another outside a home in Forde late on Saturday February 16.

The alleged bashing followed a dispute over money, and after Jackson became angry because his friends were not taken to McDonalds on the way home from Rydges Lakeside Hotel in the city.
The defendant was part of a group of eight passengers who tried to get into 54-year-old Mohammad Hussain’s taxi from Rydges.

The taxi driver, who only had room for seven, refused and ordered another taxi.

When passengers were dropped off at the Forde address, Jackson allegedly became angry after a bank card was declined twice trying to pay the $65 fare.

He allegedly threw some money at the driver, told him to take it and “piss off back to your own country”.
Another friend paid the rest of the fare, the court heard.

But a minute later Jackson re-emerged and walked up to Mr Hussain’s taxi, the court heard.
He allegedly abused the taxi driver for not taking his friends to McDonalds.

Jackson then landed a series of strong blows to the right side of the Mr Hussain’s face, it will be alleged.
The assault left Mr Hussain in hospital and he has previously told Fairfax Media his future dental work could cost up to $26,000.

The court heard the incident had been captured on CCTV.

Jackson is charged with recklessly inflict grievous bodily harm and was granted bail on Thursday.

Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/taxibash-accused-released-on-bail-20130228-2f864.html#ixzz2MF0OWKVN

Tooks 12:52 pm 25 Feb 13

obamabinladen said :

This just sums up how soft the cops are these days!!! They have cap spray, tasers, battons, GUNS yet they were still to pussy to kick the door in and drag these s*** bags out and arrest them. @ tooks defend your girlfriends but when it comes down to it you cops are soft, not all but most!

Not sure whether to laugh at you, feel sorry for you, or just let your stupidity speak for itself. I guess I can do all three. Your comments – not just the one quoted, but every one – show the intellect and emotional maturity of a six year old telling bum jokes. If you want to hang with the adults, maybe start acting like one; until then, you just keep up your high-rep barbell curls in the squat rack and talking on your phone between sets, while giving useless advice to your out of shape ‘clients’.

On the plus side, you’re the toughest internet hard man I’ve come across this week, an accolade which probably dwarfs anything you achieve in the real world.

@aceofspades: I just wanted to come on and slap down Riotact’s most inept troll. Got nothing really to add on the original story other that to say if there is no arrest/charges laid over this incident, I’ll donate $1000 to the charity of Johnboy’s choice.

LSWCHP 8:47 pm 22 Feb 13

aceofspades said :

obamabinladen said :

This just sums up how soft the cops are these days!!! They have cap spray, tasers, battons, GUNS yet they were still to pussy to kick the door in and drag these s*** bags out and arrest them. @ tooks defend your girlfriends but when it comes down to it you cops are soft, not all but most!

No, I’m with tooks on this one. This is their job, it does not matter how tough you are, doing this sort of thing day in day out there will always be somebody tougher. Anybody will millitary training will tell you that a section of 10 men will not instigate contact with any more than two men unless the odds are very much in your favour. If it is a job then there always needs to be a certainty of success or eventually you will come unstuck.

Yeah, me too. The reality of violent confrontation is not like the movies. Cops are just people, not indestructible terminators. If two or three cops attempt to force entry into a house containing half a dozen or more possibly intoxicated hoods who have shown they are capable of violence then the villains won’t necessarily say “It’s a fair cop guv” and put out their hands for the bracelets. The cops may get into a blue, and end up injured, maimed or killed for very little benefit. Certainly nobody’s life was in danger at the time. Much better to back off, call for reinforcements and sort it out slowly and safely.

And a pox on these turds. I hope they end up in front of the beak very soon.

rosscoact 11:35 am 22 Feb 13

vg said :

obamabinladen said :

This just sums up how soft the cops are these days!!! They have cap spray, tasers, battons, GUNS yet they were still to pussy to kick the door in and drag these s*** bags out and arrest them. @ tooks defend your girlfriends but when it comes down to it you cops are soft, not all but most!

As soft as, say, an anonymous Internet poster?

Pot, this is kettle……over.

Then again, everyone is 6’2″ and 100kg at the end of a DSL line

Except the bloke with the boobs on the left, he’s toughest when people’s backs are turned

aceofspades 11:33 am 22 Feb 13

obamabinladen said :

Ok then its now been a week wtf are they waiting for? Police need more powers to get the scum off the street!!!

I can’t answer that except that Police are generally pretty excited to make an arrest. They also seem very intent and are very proficient at ensuring the maximum penalties apply. As Tooks has pointed out there could be numerous reasons why police are taking their time but perhaps they are just collecting what they need to give best chance that these scum are indeed taken off the streets. Tooks, I know you said you had given your last comment but do you have any more to add?

vg 11:10 am 22 Feb 13

obamabinladen said :

This just sums up how soft the cops are these days!!! They have cap spray, tasers, battons, GUNS yet they were still to pussy to kick the door in and drag these s*** bags out and arrest them. @ tooks defend your girlfriends but when it comes down to it you cops are soft, not all but most!

As soft as, say, an anonymous Internet poster?

Pot, this is kettle……over.

Then again, everyone is 6’2″ and 100kg at the end of a DSL line

obamabinladen 11:08 am 22 Feb 13

Ok then its now been a week wtf are they waiting for? Police need more powers to get the scum off the street!!!

aceofspades 10:52 am 22 Feb 13

obamabinladen said :

This just sums up how soft the cops are these days!!! They have cap spray, tasers, battons, GUNS yet they were still to pussy to kick the door in and drag these s*** bags out and arrest them. @ tooks defend your girlfriends but when it comes down to it you cops are soft, not all but most!

No, I’m with tooks on this one. This is their job, it does not matter how tough you are, doing this sort of thing day in day out there will always be somebody tougher. Anybody will millitary training will tell you that a section of 10 men will not instigate contact with any more than two men unless the odds are very much in your favour. If it is a job then there always needs to be a certainty of success or eventually you will come unstuck.

obamabinladen 10:14 am 22 Feb 13

This just sums up how soft the cops are these days!!! They have cap spray, tasers, battons, GUNS yet they were still to pussy to kick the door in and drag these s*** bags out and arrest them. @ tooks defend your girlfriends but when it comes down to it you cops are soft, not all but most!

Dilandach 8:25 am 22 Feb 13

460cixy said :

Choppers was the only man who could eat an apple through a tennis racquet his banned from our 3 workshops and numerous others around Canberra. No sympathy from me.

…so are you going to expand on that comment or keep it fairly vague and random?

Workshops for what?

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