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Police happy with Summernats

By johnboy - 8 January 2012 19

ACT Policing has not made an arrest, nor has been called to intercede in this year’s Summernats car festival in Canberra, an outcome which has prompted praise from the event’s Operational Commander.

Superintendent Lesa Gale said that for an event of this size and characteristics to run arrest-free is a tribute to the organisers, and the planning.

“Police worked very closely with the organisers in the lead-up to the event. This year we made the operational decision to have our officers on high-visibility, proactive patrols inside Summernats and the general feedback we have had from patrons and, in particular, the stallholders and small business operators within the precinct, that this was a very positive move,” Superintendent Gale said.

“We maintained a regular dialogue with the organisers throughout the event and when requested, our officers supported security staff in evicting patrons causing issues.

“We will be looking to engage with the organisers again in readiness for next year, to look at new or different processes and practices to keep patrons safe and encourage responsible behaviour,” Superintendent Gale added.

Outside the event precinct, witnesses in Watson yesterday reported a Holden Commodore doing a burnout in the street to police, who identified the vehicle involved and will issue a summons to the P-plate driver from NSW.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Police happy with Summernats
HenryBG 4:59 pm 09 Jan 12

The Antichrist said :

Brianna said :

but it’s still unacceptable behaviour

Who died and made you the boss of determining what is acceptable behaviour ?

This is the scary bit – there are a hell of a lot of people out there who believe they are entitled to enforce their standards and beliefs onto others.

Mothers breast-feeding their infants *still* occasionally cop this kind of crap from demented moralisers like Brianna.

I blame religion. Ban religion. Religion is totally unacceptable behaviour.

TheObserver 4:49 pm 09 Jan 12

Doing the rounds on Twitter is a note to the event that on the Channel 10 news there is a report on drunken blokes harassing and assaulting girls. Pretty easy to be pleased with Summernats if you’ve ignored the stuff that the cameras manage to pick up. Maybe the plods had ‘riding instructions.’

R. Slicker 2:39 pm 09 Jan 12

Brianna said :

Apparently the security guard was jacking off.

Damn! I missed it! If anybody has recorded this, please send it to my email ASAP! Phew, I need a cold shower . . .

Mysteryman 2:33 pm 09 Jan 12

Funky1 said :

Brianna said :

I don’t know how the police weren’t called. I know from a friend who went last night that there was the “miss summernats” competition final which was based on the girls stripping naked and dancing with guys, then it was basically porn with the other entrants. They said it was filthy and disgusting. There were about 400 people watching this, then recorded, then a bdsm show of the girls on their knees. Then the girls pulled bondage whips between their legs humping them, one stripping off a leather bra and crawling across the stage. How can Summernats be touted as a family event when this stuff happens? Apparently the security guard was jacking off. Admittedly this was close to midnight but it’s still unacceptable behaviour.

Either your ‘friend’ had way too many drinks to be able to differentiate fact from fiction or you are over exagerating what was said to you. And to say you “KNOW from a friend who went” reduces the credibility of any facts immediately.

Were you there? Can you refute the claims?

NoImRight 2:11 pm 09 Jan 12

My kids were safely home working on their “show us your tits” signs when this happened so I slept comfortably like any good parent should.

Funky1 1:49 pm 09 Jan 12

Brianna said :

I don’t know how the police weren’t called. I know from a friend who went last night that there was the “miss summernats” competition final which was based on the girls stripping naked and dancing with guys, then it was basically porn with the other entrants. They said it was filthy and disgusting. There were about 400 people watching this, then recorded, then a bdsm show of the girls on their knees. Then the girls pulled bondage whips between their legs humping them, one stripping off a leather bra and crawling across the stage. How can Summernats be touted as a family event when this stuff happens? Apparently the security guard was jacking off. Admittedly this was close to midnight but it’s still unacceptable behaviour.

Either your ‘friend’ had way too many drinks to be able to differentiate fact from fiction or you are over exagerating what was said to you. And to say you “KNOW from a friend who went” reduces the credibility of any facts immediately.

steveu 1:31 pm 09 Jan 12

Hmm…sounds like they didnt want to associate the stuff that was happening in the vicinity of summernats with the event itself. I understand ACT Policing were quite busy.

Watson 11:52 am 09 Jan 12

sepi said :

Did they really have to amplify their firework show? those things are loud enough anyway.

I guess their main audience are mostly a bit deaf from all the doof doof and burnouts.

Fireworks weren’t as loud as they were last year. Though it is possible I have become less sensitive to it now I don’t have to watch my dog get herself into a panic.

sepi 8:47 am 09 Jan 12

Did they really have to amplify their firework show? those things are loud enough anyway.

I guess their main audience are mostly a bit deaf from all the doof doof and burnouts.

Thumper 8:33 am 09 Jan 12

I played a gig many, many years ago with a heap of strippers on stage as we played.

We had a drink and a yarn to them after the gig, they were pretty much just ordinary girls, most were at uni, and were using the gig/ strip shows to make some money.

No dry humping, no whips, no bondage or masturbating security guards.

Still, it was an experience playing loud rock and roll with half a dozen seriously hot naked girls dancing around us.

Deref 7:50 am 09 Jan 12

Good to see that the great Australian tradition of wowserism is alive and well.

johny 11:24 pm 08 Jan 12

Brianna said :

I don’t know how the police weren’t called. I know from a friend who went last night that there was the “miss summernats” competition final which was based on the girls stripping naked and dancing with guys, then it was basically porn with the other entrants. They said it was filthy and disgusting. There were about 400 people watching this, then recorded, then a bdsm show of the girls on their knees. Then the girls pulled bondage whips between their legs humping them, one stripping off a leather bra and crawling across the stage. How can Summernats be touted as a family event when this stuff happens? Apparently the security guard was jacking off. Admittedly this was close to midnight but it’s still unacceptable behaviour.

I am guessing that you are talking about the fever exotic dancers that was on last night at 11 not the miss summernats comp that was held at lunch time. The exotic dancers started at 11 after the screaming jets, who finished around 10.15. There was plenty of notice given to familys that there was about to be a strip show and plenty of chances for parents to take there children home. Other than that i saw plenty of familys enjoying the weekend. I also highly doubt that a security guard was standing in a public place masturbating, sounds far fetched but im sure your second hand information is 100% correct.

The Antichrist 11:21 pm 08 Jan 12

Brianna said :

I don’t know how the police weren’t called

Maybe nobody else thought it was worth the trouble ?

Brianna said :

I know from a friend who went last night

aah yes, 2nd hand information is always accurate and reliable.

Brianna said :

They said it was filthy and disgusting

sounds to me like you are just pissed you didn’t get to see the show for yourself !

Brianna said :

There were about 400 people watching this, then blah blah blah bondage blah blah whips blah blah leather

Pics or it never happened !

Brianna said :

How can Summernats be touted as a family event when this stuff happens?

Stop the presses ! Tits out at Summernats !! Who would have thought ?

Brianna said :

Apparently the security guard was jacking off

Apparently you are regurgitating 3rd-hand info that may not be all it is cracked up to be.

Brianna said :

Admittedly this was close to midnight

Oh you mean that time when kids are safely tucked up into bed, and pole-dancers are in full swing at Mitchell ?

Brianna said :

but it’s still unacceptable behaviour

Who died and made you the boss of determining what is acceptable behaviour ?

jamiescot 11:09 pm 08 Jan 12

Brianna said :

I don’t know how the police weren’t called. I know from a friend who went last night that there was the “miss summernats” competition final which was based on the girls stripping naked and dancing with guys, then it was basically porn with the other entrants. They said it was filthy and disgusting. There were about 400 people watching this, then recorded, then a bdsm show of the girls on their knees. Then the girls pulled bondage whips between their legs humping them, one stripping off a leather bra and crawling across the stage. How can Summernats be touted as a family event when this stuff happens? Apparently the security guard was jacking off. Admittedly this was close to midnight but it’s still unacceptable behaviour.

Firstly, why would the police be called to a (albeit large) strip show? It’s legal. Might not be to your “friends” taste, but legal none the less. I don’t like Vegemite. Call the cops

The indecent exposure allegation? I’m assuming your “friend” brought this to the attention of security management, event organisers and/or the police? I find it highly unlikely that a security guard (wearing a company uniform with a logo, and a licence number, making him and his last address easily available) would do this. But if it did, the above details would be enough to find the guard and reprimand them either within the company or through the courts.

In regards to the show, no matter how “family friendly” Summernats is billed, it also advertises an ADULT show after the main entertainment. A sensible parent would have their darlings tucked up in bed by midnight anyhow. I assume this is also the logical for the earlier fireworks in Civic for families….so they don’t have to drag the kids through groups of drunks being sick and fighting, girls wearing next to nothing, etc

Before anyone asks, don’t work for/like/ever want to go to Summernats. I live in Watson and the last for days has not been entirely pleasant, but I appreciate that appeals to a percentage of the population who are entitled to have some entertainment from time to time (and it sounded like they had a ball!)

I’m also not a cyclist

Brianna 9:51 pm 08 Jan 12

I don’t know how the police weren’t called. I know from a friend who went last night that there was the “miss summernats” competition final which was based on the girls stripping naked and dancing with guys, then it was basically porn with the other entrants. They said it was filthy and disgusting. There were about 400 people watching this, then recorded, then a bdsm show of the girls on their knees. Then the girls pulled bondage whips between their legs humping them, one stripping off a leather bra and crawling across the stage. How can Summernats be touted as a family event when this stuff happens? Apparently the security guard was jacking off. Admittedly this was close to midnight but it’s still unacceptable behaviour.

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