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Fight in Civic

By johnboy 12 March 2007 29

Thanks to the wonder of YouTube you too can see a fight in Civic following SkyFire:

And at no risk to your own life and limb.

UPDATED: We’re hearing there was a lot of agro with drunken teens post-Skyfire. We’re all ears if anyone has more detail.

ANOTHER UPDATE: The ABC has a report on the youthful drunkenness around the National Library.

Yet Another Update: The Liberal’s Steve Pratt has been reading and has announced his dismay at the young drunks. Rather than “getting the message across” should the police be arresting the little darlings and making their parents come out and collect them?

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Hopefully they spent the night in ICU, after a performance like that.

The thing with drunk kids is that eventually one of them picks someone who knows what they are doing, and gets spanked hard. Then everyone is up in arms about how ‘children can no longer play in the street’.

More responsibility from parents is needed. Fine the parents, that way they will take an interest (and perhaps beat their kids a bit).

schmerica_ 9:56 am 13 Mar 07

I think you’ll find that a proportion of the parents of these drunk kids don’t give a rats arse about what their kids do… hence why the kids are out drinking.

I had a similar experience as you J Dawg… 5 guys and 4 girls minding our buisness then out of the blue 10 – 15 guys appeared and accused us of calling some random chick a slut or something. 5 minutes later there were 20 + of them surrounding the 9 of us with no police and no security. I’ll just say we spent the rest of the night in the emergency department.

DJ 9:22 am 13 Mar 07

Sounds like a good law to me…. put the money back into education and we might even make it work!

johnboy 9:17 am 13 Mar 07

Do you mean blame the parents as in haul them down to pick up their passed out child and pay a fine (we make stupid laws in this town all the time, why not make a good one)?

Or just all shake our heads, mutter under our breath that we blame the parents, and move on?

DJ 9:09 am 13 Mar 07

How about everybody holds on tight to reality for just a moment. Kiddies fight at school, school formals, parks, their own homes, playgrounds, childcare…. you all did it in one form or another.

Just because this happened in pubic and there was a suggestion of alcohol is it now the fault of Police? If everybody was a drunk as the media would have you believe there would have been no chance of a fight, just piles of vomiting kiddies and a few hot meals for the seagulls to fight over.

Blame the kiddies parents and the ACT Government for not making this, and the event at Parliament House earlier this year, alcohol free.

Thumper 8:16 am 13 Mar 07

“should the police be arresting the little darlings and making their parents come out and collect them? “

Too bloody right they should. Chuck the little darling in a mariah and lock them in a cell.

Wait until mummy and daddy get there and the kid will think twice about doing it again.

But I forgot, we don’t have enough police to do something as such.

huwr 10:30 pm 12 Mar 07

They were obviously just angry about the lack of bus-routes and positive global warming action. The guy in the pink shirt is a Rudd supporter, but the other guy is a Beazley supporter.

Darn that infighting!

johnboy 10:02 pm 12 Mar 07

We’re pretty interested in embedding Canberra based video that illuminates an interesting story.

As the other news outlets in Canberra are too slow moving to handle that content it’s certainly a niche we aim to exploit.

More to follow.

seepi 9:56 pm 12 Mar 07

– But maybe we will get some more police out of it. Maybe.

– SMH have got Pratt now.

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