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Police seek Parkwood Witnesses

By johnboy - 13 March 2012 30

ACT Policing is calling for witnesses to an aggravated burglary at the Parkwood Egg Farm in Macgregor overnight, which has resulted in significant damage to the farm’s production equipment.

Police believe the offender(s) gained entry to the property late last night sometime between 11pm (Monday, March 12) and 6am today (Tuesday, March 13).

The criminal damage included smashed glass in the office area, cut conveyor belts, water damage to egg packaging, and smashed control equipment. Production at the facility is likely to be significantly affected as a result of the damage.

Police are also investing a link between this burglary, and the posting of an internet message and video, claiming responsibility for the offence.

Anyone who may have seen or heard any suspicious activity in the area of the facility late last night or early this morning is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Police seek Parkwood Witnesses
Tooks 8:24 am 14 Mar 12

So, you agree that the police media team is equivalent to the ‘school retard’?

Pretty much. You catch on quick.

You also see no problem with police media relations being in the hands of the ‘school retard’ (your words).

Nope, your words. I never said I don’t have a problem with it. I think many of the media releases are extremely poor. What I’m tired of reading is you constantly dissecting media releases thinking you’re very clever for doing so. It’s not clever. If you’re that worked up about it, pass your feedback on to the appropriate people.

Canberra is awash with people who can write clear, grammatical English.

Fewer than there used to be…

Firstly, there is miscommunication in individual releases. There was an example of this on RA not long ago where it was not clear when or why someone died after a car accident.

You’d have to link me to that particular release, because I don’t remember reading it. Despite the poor writing in many of these releases, I’ve never once misunderstood the message they’re trying to convey, as clumsy as that may be.

Secondly, it goes to the culture of ACT Policing – how is someone who is so demonstrably incompetent allowed to continue to publicly demonstrate their incompetence for so long?

How so? Maybe media releases are a small part of this person’s role. Perhaps the rest of their role they do at a very high standard.

What worries me is, if they are prepared to support this very public poor performance, what is happening in the areas that we can’t see? It goes to the culture of the organisation. If they are not even embarrassed about this, what does it take to embarrass them?

A civilian writing crappy media releases is somehow indicative of the entire organisation? What a load of bollocks.

breda 12:50 am 14 Mar 12

Tooks said:

“Picking on the police media team is like picking on the school retard. It’s not clever, funny, interesting, or productive.”
____________________________________

So, you agree that the police media team is equivalent to the ‘school retard’? You also see no problem with police media relations being in the hands of the ‘school retard’ (your words). Well done, that boy.

Canberra is awash with people who can write clear, grammatical English. I periodically poke fun at the individual in the ACT Policing media unit – let’s hope there is only one – who would not have passed my sixth class grammar test in NSW decades ago. Often the errors are trivial, or funny (like the guy who ‘self-evacuated’ when his flat was on fire) – but there is a serious point here.

Firstly, there is miscommunication in individual releases. There was an example of this on RA not long ago where it was not clear when or why someone died after a car accident.

Secondly, it goes to the culture of ACT Policing – how is someone who is so demonstrably incompetent allowed to continue to publicly demonstrate their incompetence for so long?

What worries me is, if they are prepared to support this very public poor performance, what is happening in the areas that we can’t see? It goes to the culture of the organisation. If they are not even embarrassed about this, what does it take to embarrass them?

Captain RAAF 9:46 pm 13 Mar 12

North-side, nuff said, nothing to see here, move along, move along…

IrishPete 8:52 pm 13 Mar 12

Tooks said :

Picking on the police media team is like picking on the school retard. It’s not clever, funny, interesting, or productive.

Using words like “retard” is not clever, funny, interesting, or productive. And lampooning the powerful is way different from being the school bully.

IP

Tooks 2:13 pm 13 Mar 12

breda said :

Ah, it’s our friend with the photos and videos and incriminating text messages in the media unit at work again.

See – the redundant ‘has’ in the first sentence.

Marvel at – ‘sometime’ being used instead of ‘some time’.

Chuckle at – ‘investing the link’. Or is this a new revenue raising initiative?

Kyle Sandilands is looking for a ghostwriter, BTW.

Picking on the police media team is like picking on the school retard. It’s not clever, funny, interesting, or productive.

arescarti42 1:41 pm 13 Mar 12

Called it.

poetix 1:41 pm 13 Mar 12
Pandy 1:23 pm 13 Mar 12

Forensics into the post on RA?

breda 1:07 pm 13 Mar 12

Ah, it’s our friend with the photos and videos and incriminating text messages in the media unit at work again.

See – the redundant ‘has’ in the first sentence.

Marvel at – ‘sometime’ being used instead of ‘some time’.

Chuckle at – ‘investing the link’. Or is this a new revenue raising initiative?

Kyle Sandilands is looking for a ghostwriter, BTW.

G-Fresh 12:51 pm 13 Mar 12

“Police are also investing a link between this burglary, and the posting of an internet message and video, claiming responsibility for the offence.”

By george I think they’ve got it!

EvanJames 12:39 pm 13 Mar 12

p1 said :

For maximum comedy points, I really hope they uploaded from Parkwood using the farms WiFi.

That would be sheer brilliance!

p1 12:24 pm 13 Mar 12

EvanJames said :

reading between the lines above, they’ll be getting a warrant to get the RiotAct logs so they can get the IP number of leonoos-thingy and trace him/her. Which presumably leonoos-etc knew so I imagine they used an internet cafe/library, or an anonymiser. They’ll be doing the same with YouTube, to find where the video was uploaded from too. And possibly the IP of where the You Tube account was opened, that often is something people forget to cloak.

For maximum comedy points, I really hope they uploaded from Parkwood using the farms WiFi.

EvanJames 12:10 pm 13 Mar 12

reading between the lines above, they’ll be getting a warrant to get the RiotAct logs so they can get the IP number of leonoos-thingy and trace him/her. Which presumably leonoos-etc knew so I imagine they used an internet cafe/library, or an anonymiser. They’ll be doing the same with YouTube, to find where the video was uploaded from too. And possibly the IP of where the You Tube account was opened, that often is something people forget to cloak.

Holden Caulfield 12:08 pm 13 Mar 12

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise

buzz819 11:53 am 13 Mar 12

I believe they should be pointed in the direction of leonoosthuizen, they seemed to know quite a bit about the damage and why it was damaged etc.

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