Skip to content Skip to main navigation

Opinion

Canberra’s Leading
Relationship Lawyers

Gutless Coppers and neighbourhood hoons

By SgtSlaughter 2 July 2011 48

I have an issue with some people who live in my street they regularly have friends over doing burnouts outside their home, I have spoken directly to these fools and was given very direct instructions as to what I should do with my concerns. Several residents have spoken to the Police who have told them that without evidence they can do nothing so they suggested that one neighbour film the burnouts then lodge a formal complaint with Police then be prepared to attend court and testify to that fact. The evidence is all over the road, with one trail running for approx 100 metres and all on the wrong side of the road. I have no problem with any of this but those neighbours worst effected are hesitant due to threats of retaliation from the offenders.

I DO have a problem with the fact that a Senior AFP Officer lives 2 doors away from this house and has decided for the reasons mentioned above (I can only assume) to do nothing, last week was the officers birthday and he had a party attended by over a dozen serving Police officers and whilst the party was in progress the kids (18-22) lit up the car in the street directly out the front of the Police officers house and not one single copper came out.

Surely when the police are too intimidated by a pack of feral kids to do anything what hope the rest of us, do we confront these fools and when told to f-off either do nothing and be exactly what these kids expect a useless whinger who is just trying to spoil their fun or do we do something more pointed that these children will no doubt call the cops for and decent people who are attempting in vain to make their own street safe will be prosecuted for unlawful behaviour by those very same people who are too gutless to do anything about the problem and allowed it to escalate in the first place.

What’s Your opinion?


Please login to post your comments, or connect with
48 Responses to
Gutless Coppers and neighbourhood hoons
Filter
Showing only Website comments
Order
Newest to Oldest
Oldest to Newst
Pity 1:50 am 06 Sep 11

Before we all get too angry at each other let’s remember who the main issue is with here, the inconsiderate low breed drivers doing the burnouts.

The whole three strikes and your car gets crushed sounds like a good idea to me.

yellowsnow 1:06 am 06 Sep 11

My suggestions (to be followed in exact order):

(1) Post your gripes on Riot Act (tick);
(2) Write letter to Canberra Times (don’t give your real name if your hoon neighbours know it);
(3) Write letter to relevant Minister and also (importantly) an Opposition MLA referring to a terrible law and order issue in your suburb, and how police ain’t doing anything about it;
(4) Video the burnout activity in action, post on You Tube under username like CrazyCanberraCop or copsbehavingbadly or ACTpublichousingtennant or Mulley4eva, then ‘leak’ the link to media after it goes viral
(5) Failing the above, report your neighbours to the terror hotline, noting you have suspicions there is a terror network operating from your street. Ensuing surveillance will provide good evidence of burnouts and other seditious activity. You might want to be careful if your neighbours are of middle eastern or mediterranean appearance as they may be taken out by a US drone or sent to some desert hell hole for ‘rendition’ involving genital electrodes and waterboarding

Nothing focuses the mind of senior police more than negative media or political attention. It won’t take long before they act.

Mickeyau 10:14 pm 05 Sep 11

SgtSlaughter a quick 101 in criminal law, no evidence by definition is called hearsay and it’s not admissible in court. The reason police require evidence is to assist in prosecution. I am pretty sure that “your word” won’t stand up in court on its own. What you should be doing is taking photos and keeping logs to assist an investigating office when you contact your local station to make a report.

vandam 10:08 am 06 Jul 11

Brandi said :

Ah, remember the days when a citizen could report a crime to the police, and they would investigate it.

Now it seems we are expected to perform the surveillance ourselves and serve up their case on a silver platter.

Nevermind the risks we face when taking those HD videos and photos of cars and rego numbers and the likely violent characters driving them.

Police have always relied on the public to assist in providing evidence.

Sgtslaughter,

Maybe you should apply to be a copper and deal with the problem yourself.

Regardless of all the posts on this thread you seem unhappy. Are you just miserable and unhappy with yourself that to make you feel better about yourself you slag someone else on a public forum?

The public forum should be the last place to slag off on someone. Ring your station and see what is happening about it.

Believe it or not, Police do investigate things without the public/street knowledge. And despite Police best efforts to stop antisocial behaviour, it can continue to happen.

Believe it or not, Police do investigate offences more serious and time is spent dealing with those offences. You only need to pick up the paper or read the riot act 😉 to see what Police are dealing with.

Believe it or not, your not the only person in the ACT and Police don’t work for you. Police can’t set up surveillance or become your personal security guard because you simply don’t understand how to deal with your problem appropriately, despite being told time and time again.

Your comments simply place you in the majority of Canberrans. A bunch of arrogant selfish people that care about nothing but themselves. They simply demand services whilst sitting on their arse and doing nothing to assist.

MartyMcFly 3:44 pm 05 Jul 11

pete74au said :

If the coppers do a good job and arrest the offenders, and the DPP presents the case, the ACT judges just say poor deprived young canberrans and let them go with a very stern warning. You can get away with murder in the ACT, no wonder the coppers are reluctant to press charges for the majority of offences. Get the courts to support the coppers and the rest of the community.

Guns would fix this.

pete74au 3:37 pm 05 Jul 11

If the coppers do a good job and arrest the offenders, and the DPP presents the case, the ACT judges just say poor deprived young canberrans and let them go with a very stern warning. You can get away with murder in the ACT, no wonder the coppers are reluctant to press charges for the majority of offences. Get the courts to support the coppers and the rest of the community.

Tooks 3:01 pm 05 Jul 11

Brandi said :

Ah, remember the days when a citizen could report a crime to the police, and they would investigate it.

Now it seems we are expected to perform the surveillance ourselves and serve up their case on a silver platter.

Nevermind the risks we face when taking those HD videos and photos of cars and rego numbers and the likely violent characters driving them.

Hmm, so you’re suggesting police set up surveillance – at a cost of many thousands of dollars – to catch some dickheads doing burnouts. I’d suggest that’s not a good use of police resources.

MartyMcFly 2:17 pm 05 Jul 11

Hi SgtSlaughter,

Hope all is well? Could you send me the street address please of where these burnouts are taking place? Me and my fellow Holden Barina owners have been looking for a place for us to do burnouts and not be harassed by police or people from the community while we do the things we love… Are burnouts such a crime??? we’re not killing baby seals as a result are we??? War is not the answer… burnouts are.

take care!

Related Articles

CBR Tweets

Sign up to our newsletter

Top
Copyright © 2018 Riot ACT Holdings Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.
the-riotact.com | aboutregional.com.au | b2bmagazine.com.au | thisiscanberra.com

Search across the site