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In defence of Snorkel Massey

By johnboy 11 October 2013 46

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Matthew Massey has apparently made a friend and that friend has made it onto the internet to lecture us all:

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helpless
3:08 pm, 11 Oct 13

I know Matty personally and along with many other of Matty’s friends or those that know him would agree with me, He is a Kind & Loyal friend who just wants to be loved, like most of us. You people just sit on your asses with an opinon about everyone and everything, Yes! Matty has done wrong by some but look at who these people are. He has only ever hurt scum junkies or low lives that are a waste of of oxygen. The law continues to set Matty up to fail. They let him out to clean up our streets to do what law should be doing, then throw him back in jail until needed next time.Yes he has a bad reputation but do any of you know about what he has gone through growing up? No, I believe not. If we didnt have our famous Matt Massey, believe me the street would be so much more worse then what they are. I have seen Matty talking to young ones that wont to get a name for them selfs and he was continuely preaching to them not to be like him, to “live a good life with a job”. He really does try, if only someone would give him the chance to do the right thing! you would see the real Matty, not this person he has been made out to be. Dont set him up to fail again please.

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PBO 11:23 am 24 Nov 13

justicewillbeserved said :

I understand how a bad childhood could affect the outcome of a person, not progressing through any of the human development milestones, but something that I find interesting is Matt has a brother which you probably don’t know about because he has no criminal record an is a contributing member of society. Goes to show that you can’t blame the bad childhood, I take it that he had such a shit childhood that he wanted to change for the better.
Another thing is that if someone is institutionalised they need to be rehabilitated to become a member of society. If someone spends their whole life in jail someone who clearly needs help, you can’t let them out of jail into society and expect them to live a normal life. The government needs to start helping these criminal I know they don’t deserve it but they will eventually be out so why not help. Something needs to be done about the parol system, when they release people that have spent there adult life behind bars they need to be watched closer as they are more likely to re-offend, take a look at Corey Martian out on parol high on drugs an murdered a man. Take a look at the serial rapist out on parol and raped an murdered that Victorian woman. In closing I want to say that I know of Matt, I know that he has a big heart but I know that he is a violent person an unfortunately will spend the rest of his life being a criminal lets hope he doesn’t kill someone next time he’s out on parol.

“Parole”

Silentforce 1:38 pm 23 Nov 13

Best to be slow on the take-up than not to have commented at all.

justicewillbeserved 6:42 am 23 Nov 13

I understand how a bad childhood could affect the outcome of a person, not progressing through any of the human development milestones, but something that I find interesting is Matt has a brother which you probably don’t know about because he has no criminal record an is a contributing member of society. Goes to show that you can’t blame the bad childhood, I take it that he had such a shit childhood that he wanted to change for the better.
Another thing is that if someone is institutionalised they need to be rehabilitated to become a member of society. If someone spends their whole life in jail someone who clearly needs help, you can’t let them out of jail into society and expect them to live a normal life. The government needs to start helping these criminal I know they don’t deserve it but they will eventually be out so why not help. Something needs to be done about the parol system, when they release people that have spent there adult life behind bars they need to be watched closer as they are more likely to re-offend, take a look at Corey Martian out on parol high on drugs an murdered a man. Take a look at the serial rapist out on parol and raped an murdered that Victorian woman. In closing I want to say that I know of Matt, I know that he has a big heart but I know that he is a violent person an unfortunately will spend the rest of his life being a criminal lets hope he doesn’t kill someone next time he’s out on parol.

carnardly 4:51 pm 04 Nov 13

maybe he could draw you a map of where he hid stuff while he’s in prison. Oh hang on – the guards might find it and tell the coppers who get to the loot first…. oops – sorry – that was already done by another Massey maggot.

PBO 4:01 pm 04 Nov 13

stormboy said :

^

I believe whatevr PBO is on can be purchased through a hole in a big fence out on the Monaro Hwy.

Half right, if you must know you must go to -36.268420, 149.164542. and you will see a sign that aludes to my old fella. Follow that until you cannot follow it anymore and look around to see where you are. If you cannot find where you are then use your imagination. Now your imagination should be saying something along the lines of: That prick has brought me out to the middle of no-where, I should have noticed something was up when i saw the name of the road.

Thats all I ever use and it seems to do alright.

stormboy 2:34 pm 04 Nov 13

^ I believe whatevr PBO is on can be purchased through a hole in a big fence out on the Monaro Hwy.

Tooks 1:51 pm 04 Nov 13

PBO said :

Tooks said :

rocky said :

I knew Matt for a while in 07 or 08. I can only speak for myself but I found him to be a real good bloke. Don’t believe me? Fine. Yeah he’s a badass, but he only preyed on other criminals. He has his own moral code which is a bit different to the average. But I can honestly say he was nice to me and he didn’t have to be. You people need to let go of your Derryn Hinch shtick and realize that not everybody has a perfect upbringing. Noone would claim Matt is a model citizen, but Lord there are worse people in the world to hate on than him.

I’m sure he was a good bloke to his mates. I’m sure Adolf Hitler had mates who thought he was a good bloke. How about you stop trying to perpetuate the myth that he only preys on criminals? Have a think about the robberies he’s been convicted of, the burglaries, the petty theft, the assaults.

Also, his mates need to stop trying to paint him as some kind of altruistic vigilante. He robs and bashes criminals because he knows they won’t talk to the cops. That’s the one and only reason.

If he was fair dinkum about turning his life around, he’d leave the ACT when he’s released. But I guess then he wouldn’t have the notoriety he loves so much.

He is a failed criminal that even the bikies don’t want a bar of.

Tooks! Now I usually agree with you, but dont bring Hitler into this one because he was a tad more organised than “The Snork” and I dont want to have to kill another thread with my eccentric views on the world!

But I will say that I did think for a second that you said “Autistic Vigilante” instead of “Altruistic Vigilante” and that sent my mind off on a tangent that would have made an awesome comic strip.

Our scene opens with Mattman holding a crim worse than him over a ledge;

Crim: Who are you??!!
Mattman: hnnnngggg mmmmmmm geeee I’MMATTMANnnnnnnnghh. Squeeeeee! You gone now you doer of badstuff. hu hu hurrr.
Crim: Whaa tha Fuhhhhhh????
Mattman: Yaaaay I did good (proceeds to crap pants in triumph)

Pretty sad state of mind for me (and possibly you as well) if we can giggle at that for a while.

Has anyone ever looked at the origins of the Massey surname?

I did and it gave me a bit of a giggle:

Massey: May be a short form of the Roman ‘Massius’ (from the personal name ‘Matthew’, meaning ‘gift of Yahweh’).

There you have it, Snorkel is a gift from God with a circular name here to show us the error of our ways, associations and postcodes.

TUNE IN NEXT WEEK. SAME MATT-TIME, SAME MATT-CHANNEL

Whatever you’re on…I WANT SOME!!

PBO 1:21 pm 04 Nov 13

Tooks said :

rocky said :

I knew Matt for a while in 07 or 08. I can only speak for myself but I found him to be a real good bloke. Don’t believe me? Fine. Yeah he’s a badass, but he only preyed on other criminals. He has his own moral code which is a bit different to the average. But I can honestly say he was nice to me and he didn’t have to be. You people need to let go of your Derryn Hinch shtick and realize that not everybody has a perfect upbringing. Noone would claim Matt is a model citizen, but Lord there are worse people in the world to hate on than him.

I’m sure he was a good bloke to his mates. I’m sure Adolf Hitler had mates who thought he was a good bloke. How about you stop trying to perpetuate the myth that he only preys on criminals? Have a think about the robberies he’s been convicted of, the burglaries, the petty theft, the assaults.

Also, his mates need to stop trying to paint him as some kind of altruistic vigilante. He robs and bashes criminals because he knows they won’t talk to the cops. That’s the one and only reason.

If he was fair dinkum about turning his life around, he’d leave the ACT when he’s released. But I guess then he wouldn’t have the notoriety he loves so much.

He is a failed criminal that even the bikies don’t want a bar of.

Tooks! Now I usually agree with you, but dont bring Hitler into this one because he was a tad more organised than “The Snork” and I dont want to have to kill another thread with my eccentric views on the world!

But I will say that I did think for a second that you said “Autistic Vigilante” instead of “Altruistic Vigilante” and that sent my mind off on a tangent that would have made an awesome comic strip.

Our scene opens with Mattman holding a crim worse than him over a ledge;

Crim: Who are you??!!
Mattman: hnnnngggg mmmmmmm geeee I’MMATTMANnnnnnnnghh. Squeeeeee! You gone now you doer of badstuff. hu hu hurrr.
Crim: Whaa tha Fuhhhhhh????
Mattman: Yaaaay I did good (proceeds to crap pants in triumph)

Pretty sad state of mind for me (and possibly you as well) if we can giggle at that for a while.

Has anyone ever looked at the origins of the Massey surname?

I did and it gave me a bit of a giggle:

Massey: May be a short form of the Roman ‘Massius’ (from the personal name ‘Matthew’, meaning ‘gift of Yahweh’).

There you have it, Snorkel is a gift from God with a circular name here to show us the error of our ways, associations and postcodes.

TUNE IN NEXT WEEK. SAME MATT-TIME, SAME MATT-CHANNEL

YeahBuddy 1:08 pm 04 Nov 13

Ghettosmurf87 said :

Keepinitreal said :

I appreciate your ability to ask reasonable and practical questions and I will answer them to the best of my knowledge and ability and I also thank u for not coming up with some petty and thoughtless comment about my punctuation :-)) firstly who is supposed to quite him well when u have spent majority of your life in jail and have never been an active member of a commmunity ACT corrective services can not expect u to be a productive member rod a community or society with our ever having the akill knowledge or tools to be accepted into mainstream society but that is exactly whya the do the had him his property at the gate and say bye Matthew for come back the off no guidance or cognigative skills and throw him in the deep end with out so much as a counsellor and no they don’t give u guidence counsollers in jail t upon release so there fore he is doomed to fail he had a very harsh and unstable up bringing so no was not instilled with the average values morals and beliefs and ACT spend so much money trying to rehabilitate or drug uses addicts and such but have not considered implimenting a gradual release program so long term
Inmates are slowly slowly introduced back into our community and please be aware Matthew is institutionalised as that’s all he knows and is not aware of what’s acceptable Behaviours in our community done misinterpret what I’m saying he knows right from wrong but out here it is very over whelming for him because he doesn’t know what’s coming and it’s very routine in jail and not often he is overwhelmed in there but it is out here is unpredictable and I think a slow release program
Could only benefit someone like Matthew who give the chance and tools to bette thin self as a proactive member of our community

Why is it the responsibility of Corrective Services to hand Matt Massey his rehabilitation on a silver platter. At some point in time a person has to take a modicum of personal responsibility and actually SEEK help.

And what sort of overwhelming situation prompts you to commit armed robbery? If he knows right from wrong then there is no excuse for such behaviour.

One might consider that he should have learnt by now “what is socially acceptable” by a process of elimination. I.e. everything he has been locked up for is NOT socially acceptable, therefore he shouldn’t do it.

As a final thought, seeing as you and NathanMac know Matt so well and apparently have a firm grasp of right/wrong and acceptable behaviour, why have you both not taken steps to help Matt’s rehabilitation and prevent him from committing crimes again and again and again. You can’t just put your hand out and expect that the government will fix everything for you, you should take some responsibility yourselves.

Or is it simply easier to paint Matt as a victim, excuse his behaviour as a symptom of a hard life and in turn justify your own behaviour…hmmmm?

I am surprised you could make enough sense of that to respond! I stopped reading after the first sentence (or at least what should have been the first sentence) as my brain cells were fleeing in terror

thebrownstreak69 12:58 pm 04 Nov 13

neanderthalsis said :

So all the people who had their houses broken into by Massey are actually criminals and he was just out their doing a spot of wealth redistribution?

He’s like a modern day Robin Hood.

Tooks 11:27 am 04 Nov 13

rocky said :

I knew Matt for a while in 07 or 08. I can only speak for myself but I found him to be a real good bloke. Don’t believe me? Fine. Yeah he’s a badass, but he only preyed on other criminals. He has his own moral code which is a bit different to the average. But I can honestly say he was nice to me and he didn’t have to be. You people need to let go of your Derryn Hinch shtick and realize that not everybody has a perfect upbringing. Noone would claim Matt is a model citizen, but Lord there are worse people in the world to hate on than him.

I’m sure he was a good bloke to his mates. I’m sure Adolf Hitler had mates who thought he was a good bloke. How about you stop trying to perpetuate the myth that he only preys on criminals? Have a think about the robberies he’s been convicted of, the burglaries, the petty theft, the assaults.

Also, his mates need to stop trying to paint him as some kind of altruistic vigilante. He robs and bashes criminals because he knows they won’t talk to the cops. That’s the one and only reason.

If he was fair dinkum about turning his life around, he’d leave the ACT when he’s released. But I guess then he wouldn’t have the notoriety he loves so much.

He is a failed criminal that even the bikies don’t want a bar of.

neanderthalsis 11:10 am 04 Nov 13

rocky said :

I knew Matt for a while in 07 or 08. I can only speak for myself but I found him to be a real good bloke. Don’t believe me? Fine. Yeah he’s a badass, but he only preyed on other criminals. He has his own moral code which is a bit different to the average. But I can honestly say he was nice to me and he didn’t have to be. You people need to let go of your Derryn Hinch shtick and realize that not everybody has a perfect upbringing. Noone would claim Matt is a model citizen, but Lord there are worse people in the world to hate on than him.

So all the people who had their houses broken into by Massey are actually criminals and he was just out their doing a spot of wealth redistribution?

The guy was a petty criminal who tried too hard to go big time in the crime world. May he and his kin rot in pokey for a very long time.

rocky 10:22 am 04 Nov 13

I knew Matt for a while in 07 or 08. I can only speak for myself but I found him to be a real good bloke. Don’t believe me? Fine. Yeah he’s a badass, but he only preyed on other criminals. He has his own moral code which is a bit different to the average. But I can honestly say he was nice to me and he didn’t have to be. You people need to let go of your Derryn Hinch shtick and realize that not everybody has a perfect upbringing. Noone would claim Matt is a model citizen, but Lord there are worse people in the world to hate on than him.

Becmaster78 9:22 am 03 Nov 13

I love you PBO…Brilliant

PBO 11:43 am 30 Oct 13

I will straight up say free the guy because Canberra is boring and I like reading about the continuing adventures of Matt-man and his never ending struggle to remove all crime from the streets by doing it all himself.

He started this endeavour when he tried doing all the drugs in a vain effort to get them off the streets and in his mind, he felt that it was working.

Ma-ma ma-ma ma-ma ma-ma Mattman!

Masseyman, Masseyman,
Does whatever drugs he can.
Spins a web, with his lies,
But we let him off just because he tries.

Look out! Here comes the Masseyman.

Is he strong? Listen bud—
He’s got meth in his blood.
Think he understands this demeaning thread?
Then just refer to whats been said.

Hey there! There goes Masseyman.

In the chill of the night,
At the scene of the crime,
Like a streak of light,
He does the bolt just in time!

Look out!
Here comes the Masseyman…..

FioBla 9:51 am 30 Oct 13

im convicned free matty gentleman respect

Ghettosmurf87 9:40 am 30 Oct 13

Keepinitreal said :

I appreciate your ability to ask reasonable and practical questions and I will answer them to the best of my knowledge and ability and I also thank u for not coming up with some petty and thoughtless comment about my punctuation :-)) firstly who is supposed to quite him well when u have spent majority of your life in jail and have never been an active member of a commmunity ACT corrective services can not expect u to be a productive member rod a community or society with our ever having the akill knowledge or tools to be accepted into mainstream society but that is exactly whya the do the had him his property at the gate and say bye Matthew for come back the off no guidance or cognigative skills and throw him in the deep end with out so much as a counsellor and no they don’t give u guidence counsollers in jail t upon release so there fore he is doomed to fail he had a very harsh and unstable up bringing so no was not instilled with the average values morals and beliefs and ACT spend so much money trying to rehabilitate or drug uses addicts and such but have not considered implimenting a gradual release program so long term
Inmates are slowly slowly introduced back into our community and please be aware Matthew is institutionalised as that’s all he knows and is not aware of what’s acceptable Behaviours in our community done misinterpret what I’m saying he knows right from wrong but out here it is very over whelming for him because he doesn’t know what’s coming and it’s very routine in jail and not often he is overwhelmed in there but it is out here is unpredictable and I think a slow release program
Could only benefit someone like Matthew who give the chance and tools to bette thin self as a proactive member of our community

Why is it the responsibility of Corrective Services to hand Matt Massey his rehabilitation on a silver platter. At some point in time a person has to take a modicum of personal responsibility and actually SEEK help.

And what sort of overwhelming situation prompts you to commit armed robbery? If he knows right from wrong then there is no excuse for such behaviour.

One might consider that he should have learnt by now “what is socially acceptable” by a process of elimination. I.e. everything he has been locked up for is NOT socially acceptable, therefore he shouldn’t do it.

As a final thought, seeing as you and NathanMac know Matt so well and apparently have a firm grasp of right/wrong and acceptable behaviour, why have you both not taken steps to help Matt’s rehabilitation and prevent him from committing crimes again and again and again. You can’t just put your hand out and expect that the government will fix everything for you, you should take some responsibility yourselves.

Or is it simply easier to paint Matt as a victim, excuse his behaviour as a symptom of a hard life and in turn justify your own behaviour…hmmmm?

Deref 8:34 am 30 Oct 13

you

Keepinitreal 5:23 am 30 Oct 13

KB1971 said :

Keepinitreal said :

Here here well said for those of you who do not know Matty you haven’t walked a mile in his shoes so who are you to judge he is a true gentleman and as stated constantly tries to teach the younger generations not to try to become a notorious criminal and ACT police and corrective services have a lot to answer for in regards to my mate Matthew Massey and yes they do constantly set him up for failure and never give him the guidance he needs to succeed as a citizen in our community so before any of you keyboard warriors have anything to say find out about the man and not the criminal before you judge I am grateful that someone has also had the courage and intellegwnce to write something poaitive about a wonderful man who is a victim of circumstance god bless you Matty

I am not going to insult you like others here will but I will ask you these questions.

Who is supposed to guide him? He is an adult now isnt he?

I know in my life I have managed to keep out of trouble, first with the guidence of my parents as a child (he may have missed out on that) & then through my own thoughts as an adult.

I know what is right and wrong and what will get me sent to jail so I dont do it.

Isnt the fact that he has been to jail enough ‘guidence’ for him to stop re-offending? Have ‘guidence’ councillors in jail not said to him “stay off the drugs, stay away from your old mates who get you into trouble, get a job and behave yourself”?

There comes a time in peoples lives that they need to man up and take responsibility for THEIR actions, not blame other people

That will help his life considerably.

I appreciate your ability to ask reasonable and practical questions and I will answer them to the best of my knowledge and ability and I also thank u for not coming up with some petty and thoughtless comment about my punctuation :-)) firstly who is supposed to quite him well when u have spent majority of your life in jail and have never been an active member of a commmunity ACT corrective services can not expect u to be a productive member rod a community or society with our ever having the akill knowledge or tools to be accepted into mainstream society but that is exactly whya the do the had him his property at the gate and say bye Matthew for come back the off no guidance or cognigative skills and throw him in the deep end with out so much as a counsellor and no they don’t give u guidence counsollers in jail t upon release so there fore he is doomed to fail he had a very harsh and unstable up bringing so no was not instilled with the average values morals and beliefs and ACT spend so much money trying to rehabilitate or drug uses addicts and such but have not considered implimenting a gradual release program so long term
Inmates are slowly slowly introduced back into our community and please be aware Matthew is institutionalised as that’s all he knows and is not aware of what’s acceptable Behaviours in our community done misinterpret what I’m saying he knows right from wrong but out here it is very over whelming for him because he doesn’t know what’s coming and it’s very routine in jail and not often he is overwhelmed in there but it is out here is unpredictable and I think a slow release program
Could only benefit someone like Matthew who give the chance and tools to bette thin self as a proactive member of our community

Keepinitreal 5:05 am 30 Oct 13

Proboscus said :

Keepinitreal said :

Here here well said for those of you who do not know Matty you haven’t walked a mile in his shoes so who are you to judge he is a true gentleman and as stated constantly tries to teach the younger generations not to try to become a notorious criminal and ACT police and corrective services have a lot to answer for in regards to my mate Matthew Massey and yes they do constantly set him up for failure and never give him the guidance he needs to succeed as a citizen in our community so before any of you keyboard warriors have anything to say find out about the man and not the criminal before you judge I am grateful that someone has also had the courage and intellegwnce to write something poaitive about a wonderful man who is a victim of circumstance god bless you Matty

Is your keyboard missing the “fullstop” key or are you lazy, stupid or both?

Is that’s the best u got u narrow minded little individual? Your going to reprimand me on my grammar and punctuation pffft please go and find something constructive to criticise your truly pathetic!!!!!!

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