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Ngunnawal burglars disturbed

johnboy 27 April 2011 22

Three young males have been arrested for aggravated burglary in Ngunnawal yesterday (Monday, April 25).

About 5.30pm the complainant arrived to his home on Yumba Avenue where he disturbed three young males in his living room. One of the offenders threw a kitchen knife at the complainant as he fled the room, which missed and hit the wall.

The offenders immediately fled the scene before police were called. Police patrols located the offenders minutes after with the stolen property, where the offenders attempted to flee.

All three offenders were arrested and were conveyed to the ACT Watch House and will face court at a later date. At this time two offenders have been charged with bail opposed with police awaiting forensics confirmation before preferring charges on the third male.

Any member of the community who sees people acting suspiciously is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]


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Jethro Jethro 9:23 am 16 Apr 12

Ben_Dover said :

Jethro said :

Locking him up for a few years may serve the mobs thirst for vengeance, but its not going to do anything constructive.

It’s statements like that which show all which is wrong in society today.

How so. Look at Norway’s system of rehabilitation and there far far lower rates of recidivism.

The problem with Norway’s system is that it doesn’t satisfy calls for vengeance.

Mothy Mothy 9:14 am 16 Apr 12

Is it wrong that I read this bit of the sentencing report:

He made contact with an employee whom he found “awesome” and that may provide him with future opportunities in horticulture where he sees his future.

And think that “opportunities in horticulture” is a pretty thinly veiled euphemism for running a nice hydroponic setup in the ceiling cavity?

Ben_Dover Ben_Dover 8:01 am 16 Apr 12

Jethro said :

Locking him up for a few years may serve the mobs thirst for vengeance, but its not going to do anything constructive.

It’s statements like that which show all which is wrong in society today.

milkman milkman 7:47 am 16 Apr 12

Jethro said :

Locking him up for a few years may serve the mobs thirst for vengeance, but its not going to do anything constructive.

Locking him up for a few a years is probably the most constructive thing we can do. We already know he has zero respect for the law or others, so protecting society from him is the best thing we can do.

Felix the Cat Felix the Cat 6:43 am 16 Apr 12

I’d bet the offenders wouldn’t get suspended sentances if they broke into a magistrate’s house.

Jethro Jethro 6:13 am 16 Apr 12

I’m sorry. How you could read through that and not have a bit of empathy for the kid is beyond me.

I’m not saying he should go unpunished but, like many young offenders, his path was pretty much chosen for him at birth.

I’m not sure how locking him up for 2 or 3 years is going to serve anybody. He’ll just come out meaner and angrier than he already is. As it stands, this kid will likely be in and out of the prison system for the rest of his life.

Locking him up for a few years may serve the mobs thirst for vengeance, but its not going to do anything constructive.

buzz819 buzz819 5:48 am 16 Apr 12

The problem that you have is not in fact the Magistrates, but the Legislative Assembly. The Magistrates can only impose penalties that are allowed by the Government, ours is a bleeding heart, human rights seeking hippy fest of a government.

It feels at times they are more protecting the rights of the offenders, softly softly, they will change there ways, blah blah blah.

But as I have said before, retribution and rehabilitation very rarely work together in a criminal justice system, while the public want eye for an eye, it is not conducive to lowering the recidivism rate, but I have no idea what it, all I know is that I don’t think our system works.

gazket gazket 11:59 pm 15 Apr 12

People work hard for what they have and Judges just let thieves have a rails run at it all.

Martlark Martlark 10:09 pm 15 Apr 12

Special G said :

And the results are in

http://www.courts.act.gov.au/supreme/sentence/view/1131/title/r-v-bm

Reading through pages of decisions it seems you have to be a really dedicated offender to get any time at all. I wonder what Magistrates are on to have such a rosy view of the world?

farnarkler farnarkler 7:45 pm 15 Apr 12

Come now Captain, surely you’re not insinuating the accused used his indigenous background to influence the magistrate are you??

Tooks Tooks 7:35 pm 15 Apr 12

Once they’re in their twenties and still committing burglaries, they’ll start getting stiffer sentences (a year or two at a time). Great, isn’t it?

Captain RAAF Captain RAAF 5:25 pm 15 Apr 12

He was always going to be let off as soon as this was mentioned…..

‘BM has an indigenous heritage. His mother’s father came from the Noongar people in Western Australia.’

Who cares! Probably the same gang of three that tried to steal my car when we lived in Ngunnawal and they ran off when my 50kg wife ran outside in her nightie!!!!!

The courts will get the message when someone takes the law into their own hands and kills an intruder! I would have no hesitation offing a knife wielding burglar in my house, no hesitation at all!

farout farout 3:38 pm 15 Apr 12

So how does the average joe go about letting the magistrates know that this is getting beyond absurd now? Just because someone claims a troubled past, they get carte blanche to break in, throw knives, and get off with a suspended sentence? I certainly don’t want a cretin ransacking my place and chucking a knife at me – and I don’t give a rats whether said cretin was abused as kids or not.

Dilandach Dilandach 2:35 pm 15 Apr 12

georgesgenitals said :

Yep, kudos to the cops on this. Good to see scum getting caught.

…and quickly released.

milkman milkman 1:43 pm 15 Apr 12

Translation: commit crimes at will, be let off.

Ben_Dover Ben_Dover 11:54 am 15 Apr 12

HenryBG said :

What does our limp-wristed magistrature think is reasonable for 12 burglaries committed against innocent Canberra residents?

“I have said that the total sentence should be two years and 10 months, but I am not going to require you to serve any more time in fulltime custody. I am releasing you today …”

They suspend the worthless little scumbag’s sentence.

.

Lunacy.

farnarkler farnarkler 11:47 am 15 Apr 12

The sentence should be trying to survive five rounds with the reigning Australian heavyweight boxing champion.

HenryBG HenryBG 10:29 am 15 Apr 12

Special G said :

And the results are in

http://www.courts.act.gov.au/supreme/sentence/view/1131/title/r-v-bm

What does our limp-wristed magistrature think is reasonable for 12 burglaries committed against innocent Canberra residents?

“I have said that the total sentence should be two years and 10 months, but I am not going to require you to serve any more time in fulltime custody. I am releasing you today …”

They suspend the worthless little scumbag’s sentence.

Nice one.

Special G Special G 7:19 am 15 Apr 12
georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 10:07 am 28 Apr 11

Yep, kudos to the cops on this. Good to see scum getting caught.

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