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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.

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48 Responses to
Gutless Coppers and neighbourhood hoons
PaulM 3:40 am 03 Jul 11

Ignore everything here. Go see a solicitor. Maybe they will give you the same advice as some of the posters here, but you won’t know till you ask someone who actually knows what they are talking about.

Dazzlar 12:45 am 03 Jul 11

Neighbourhood Watch might also be able to help out. Join and make contact with the local rep. They have regular meeting with the police and it could be useful.

Good luck!

EvanJames 10:52 pm 02 Jul 11

I see the usual police apologists are out in full force, as usual. The police can’t possibly be doing anything wrong! The OP is wrong, he’s probably a criminal, up to something or making it up.

Like the more sensible posters have said, Sgt, gather some support from others in the street, gather the evidence, and demand action.

Classified 8:50 pm 02 Jul 11

Film the burnouts, including number plates, and provide the footage to the police. Put it up on youtube also and link it here.

Realistically, the cops aren’t going to do anything about this situation unless you collect evidence for them.

rottweiler 5:33 pm 02 Jul 11

A few years back I had a dirtbike rider up and down the park area that my battle axe backs onto crazy me crazy all hours of the day and night waking up my at the time young kids up. I spoke to him got a rude response so I went to the shed found a whole container of nail, went out to park found a couple of broke tree branches and placed them nicely on path this slowed him down but didn’t stop him so one night about 11:30pm I heard the bike in distance I headed out front and turned on the hose with a high pressure piece in and sprayed him with it, I never seen him since.

Go for a walk with a pocket full of nails everyday and drop them on said persons driveway after a few sets of tyres they might give up.

Henry82 4:44 pm 02 Jul 11

1. Call up police assistance line, and ask for advice on ‘required evidence’
2. Write down regos, car models and colours, time, date, and description of driver (and occupants).
3. record footage of fully sick burnouts, try and get reasonable footage, not on a dodgy phone camera.
4. Go and see police (in a police station) with burnt CD of footage, and a little spreadsheet of recent events.

In court, videos and logged details will be much easier to get a charge rather than an angry neighbor with a photograph of some skid marks

Tooks 3:42 pm 02 Jul 11

What a pathetic little rant. Why didn’t you go out, witness the burnout, then make a statement to police? Afraid of reprisals? How many numberplates, vehicle types, descriptions of occupants etc have you passed onto police for intel/investigative purposes?

Yet you expect an off duty cop on his birthday and his mates (must must all be cops, of course), to go out and deal with a traffic complaint, despite them probably being under the influence of alcohol (presumably).

You’re too spineless to make a statement to police, yet you criticise others for doing nothing? Nice work, “Sergeant”.

shadow boxer 2:57 pm 02 Jul 11

100 metres, that’s an impressive burn out.

Your petticoat is showing BKW…..

Beserk Keyboard Warr 2:40 pm 02 Jul 11

Serves you right for buying in Gungahlin.

NickD 1:39 pm 02 Jul 11

“Several residents have spoken to the Police who have told them that without evidence they can do nothing” …. “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”

So you haven’t reported this problem to the police yourself then? Doing so might be a good start.

That said, this whole story seems a bit fishy…

Spideydog 1:39 pm 02 Jul 11

Innovation said :

Tell your police neighbour that you are going to post the street details on RA if nothing gets done.

Hmmm, if all else fails, go with blackmail.

vg 1:38 pm 02 Jul 11

How do you know how many coppers there were at the party…..because they had short hair cuts?

Yes, I’m sure the Police are gutless. Not a spine among them. In fact all Police are, aren’t they

Then again I assume Sgt Slaughter is your real name? ‘Several residents’ have spoken to Police but again I’m assuming you’re not amongst the several but you’re the hardest man in the street apparently Sgt

“3/ Tell your police neighbour that you are going to post the street details on RA if nothing gets done. (I would like to see the Google Sat image). If you follow through though you might need to back this up with your own details to avoid another silver commodore thread.”

Most stupid idea ever.

Spideydog 1:35 pm 02 Jul 11

SgtSlaughter said: “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.”

Who are you to tell people what they should or shouldn’t be doing from their own home. Why does an “apparent” off duty police officer, be required to attend to your whim and enforce law in their own street as well…….. maybe they may want to remain impartial for obvious reasons and do the same as any other citizen and report it, so they matter can be appropriately handled by INDEPENDENT officers???? So you wanted the “apparent” group of off duty officers to confront a group of hoodlums in the street? Sounds like a great idea that could have easily turn into a brawl, yup that would solve all the issues and escalated the matter even further.

Anyways, how do you know all these persons were “serving police officers” who mind you if they were, would have been off duty and trying to enjoy a party themselves.

Think outside the box. Things aren’t always black and white. From what you are suggesting, I can see it as being counter productive and actually could have thrust them unnecessarily into a potential violent situation.

Innovation 1:28 pm 02 Jul 11

1/ Start a petition and collect a list of events and statements. Perhaps the scared neighbours will participate when they see others are prepared to back them up.

2/ Seek contributions towards motion activated cctv systems on some houses (100 metre skid marks should pass at least half a dozen houses) but don’t film the actual property (I think there are laws in the ACT against doing that).

3/ Tell your police neighbour that you are going to post the street details on RA if nothing gets done. (I would like to see the Google Sat image). If you follow through though you might need to back this up with your own details to avoid another silver commodore thread.

Swaggie 12:44 pm 02 Jul 11

That last paragraph is a classic but if the Police can’t help then the answer lies in the Hardware section at Bunnings – cars can’t do burnouts with sharp nails in their tyres.

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