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Police dismiss safety concerns

By johnboy 25 August 2005 23

ABC Online brings the not entirely re-assuring news that “Police have denied Civic is unsafe at night.”

Federal police spokesman Sandi Logan says Canberra is one of the safest cities in Australia.

“But there is an element of personal safety and personal security that we need to exercise when we are out at night, don’t go down the dark alley ways if it’s not a well lit area, stay away from it,” she said.

“If you’re at an ATM make sure you’re not being watched if you feel uncomfortable don’t got to the ATM at that time I mean there are some simple steps we all need to take.”.

I’ve been out late in manhattan, paris, london, and prague, I’ve seen a knife fight in the muslim quarter of beijing, I’ve seen people glassed, knifed and shot. I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion..

Civic late at night is as scary a place as I’ve ever seen. I don’t care what Sandi says.

UPDATED: The Canberra Times has more on the blame-the-victim-while denying-the-problem approach AFP media is taking.

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GGGAinslie 11:31 am 26 Aug 05

You must not eat anything from Chicken Gourmet, or drink at Chicken O’Malleys. The dark side is strong there.

Recently had a taxi driver who said, “I wouldn’t walk around Civic at night. Nope, I wouldn’t do that. Noooo way.”, in a very creepy manner that made me ask him to drop me on the corner of my street so he wouldn’t know where I lived.

Yes, much drunkeness is much scariness. Northbridge in Perth on a Friday night; agro guys and big girls poured into lycra… errgh.

redneck_ninja 9:20 am 26 Aug 05

I bet it’s the chicken salt from Chicken Gormet that makes people go mad every now and then…that stuff’s nasty.

Thumper 8:10 am 26 Aug 05

Yep JB,

You’re right on that score. Its the random violence that’s the worry….

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