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Police Wrap – 16 April

By johnboy - 16 April 2009 29

1. Do you know where your children are?

    ACT Policing has summonsed a 34-year-old south Canberra woman over allegedly failing to ensure the compulsory attendance of her three children at school.

    She will be charged with three counts under Section 11 (3) of the ACT Education Act 2004.

    This follows an incident on April 6 in which police found a seven-year-old boy riding his bike on a suburban street during school hours. Subsequent enquiries at the school found that the boy and his two siblings, aged 6 and 11, had attended less than a quarter of their possible maximum of 43 days of the previous term.

    The most full days attended during the term by any one of the children was 13.

    The mother of the children has been summonsed to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court on Friday, April 17.

    This offence carries a maximum penalty of $500.

2. Griffith Stabbing:

    ACT Policing has arrested a man after a stabbing which occurred in Light Street, Griffith, yesterday (April 15).

    Around 11pm yesterday police received reports of an altercation between two men at Stuart Flats during which a 42-year-old Griffith man was allegedly stabbed a number of times. A third man who was also present suffered a broken arm after allegedly being hit with a piece of wood. Both victims were conveyed to the Canberra Hospital.

    AFP Forensic Services attended the scene and investigations into the circumstances surrounding the incident are continuing.

    A 36-year-old Griffith man was arrested at the scene and is expected to face the ACT Magistrates Court tomorrow morning (April 17).

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FC 2:15 pm 17 Apr 09

peterh said :

what happens when these little buggers are in the real world as young adults and cannot afford the cocktail of pills to keep them “sane”? I wonder how many are on these drugs and really didn’t need to be. Time will tell, i guess.

not even mentioning the long term effects of being on such drugs.

peterh 2:11 pm 17 Apr 09

what happens when these little buggers are in the real world as young adults and cannot afford the cocktail of pills to keep them “sane”? I wonder how many are on these drugs and really didn’t need to be. Time will tell, i guess.

neanderthalsis 1:16 pm 17 Apr 09

peterh said :

all the behavioral problems that have manifested today in kids didn’t exist when i was in school – primary, or till year 10 in high school.

They all existed, some just didn’t have a name or a little white pill to dope the kid out of what ever behaviour they were exhibiting.

In a former life I ran alternative education programs for kids removed from the school environment. The vast majority of these kids were diagnosed as having ADHD or ADHD – Asperger’s and took a cocktail of pills at morning, noon and night to alter moods and behaviours. Most just acted like kids act when they have a high sugar diet, which when you consider that some drank at least 2 litres of coke a day, isn’t surprising. IMHO, most simply suffered from LODD (lack of discipline disorder) or in a couple of cases, ELSD (evil little sod disorder).

FC 1:03 pm 17 Apr 09

dvaey said :

peterh said :

all the behavioral problems that have manifested today in kids didn’t exist when i was in school – primary, or till year 10 in high school. Then the cuts were removed. I received the cuts maybe 20 times in my school life, but i didn’t skip or wag school, and the cuts i received usually were followed up by a clip over the ear by my dad.

My mate has 4 kids who run riot (makes this place just look like a little mellee). Many years ago, these children learnt the effect of telling the school counsellor when they got a smack at home, and the trouble mum and dad get into. Because of this, these kids rarely do as theyre told, as they know nothing will happen. On occasion, if he says ‘do you want a smack?’ the kids fire back with ‘Ill tell welfare’.

While you might think its a hollow promise, my mate has been arrested twice for domestic violence for smacking his children, both times at about 1am after they’d been told for over 5 hours to go to bed on a school night.

If kids KNOW they can get away with anything, and have no repurcussions, whats going to happen when they hit the real world, and suddenly find out that when you get thrown in a jail cell, there aint no ‘welfare’ you can go complain to. One of my mates even got dobbed in for ‘abuse’ because he only gave his 3 kids $35 each to goto the show when it was on. Welfare came over and investigated both him, and his family. No allegation has ever been proven, but because of the political correctness these days, every claim has to be investigated, even if the last 100 have been proven false.

Sounds like a lot of bullocks to me.
Someone would not be arrested in the middle of the night for simly “smacking” their kids.
The Canberra show scenario seems even less likely.
I think you’ve been had mate.

Thumper 1:01 pm 17 Apr 09

Ah, thanks. Yes that was it.

I obviously didn’t pay enough attention in some of my lectures 😉

SheepGroper 12:48 pm 17 Apr 09

“The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.”

Attributed to Socrates, but it may be a fake.

dvaey 12:18 pm 17 Apr 09

peterh said :

all the behavioral problems that have manifested today in kids didn’t exist when i was in school – primary, or till year 10 in high school. Then the cuts were removed. I received the cuts maybe 20 times in my school life, but i didn’t skip or wag school, and the cuts i received usually were followed up by a clip over the ear by my dad.

My mate has 4 kids who run riot (makes this place just look like a little mellee). Many years ago, these children learnt the effect of telling the school counsellor when they got a smack at home, and the trouble mum and dad get into. Because of this, these kids rarely do as theyre told, as they know nothing will happen. On occasion, if he says ‘do you want a smack?’ the kids fire back with ‘Ill tell welfare’.

While you might think its a hollow promise, my mate has been arrested twice for domestic violence for smacking his children, both times at about 1am after they’d been told for over 5 hours to go to bed on a school night.

If kids KNOW they can get away with anything, and have no repurcussions, whats going to happen when they hit the real world, and suddenly find out that when you get thrown in a jail cell, there aint no ‘welfare’ you can go complain to. One of my mates even got dobbed in for ‘abuse’ because he only gave his 3 kids $35 each to goto the show when it was on. Welfare came over and investigated both him, and his family. No allegation has ever been proven, but because of the political correctness these days, every claim has to be investigated, even if the last 100 have been proven false.

Pommy bastard 11:38 am 17 Apr 09

Thumper said :

I once read an account while I was at uni studying teaching written by a Roman bemoaning the youth of today as slovenly, lazy, irresponsible, unable to take orders, disrespectful, etc.

Today being about 100BC.

I wish I still had the article.

I’m sure they were complaining back then, and I’m sure they felt that their society would be better if certain standards were upheld. I’ve no problem with that.

I cannot speak for Aus, but I know that every one of my mates back in the UK, from my college days, who went into teaching has now left. Some bloody good teachers amongst them. The main reason they give without fail for their leaving is “fed up with being abused, fed up with not having any recourse to stop the abuse, fed up of the perpetrators (of bullying, vandalism, bunking off etc) being treated better than victims, the school property, the teachers”.

Thumper 10:45 am 17 Apr 09

I once read an account while I was at uni studying teaching written by a Roman bemoaning the youth of today as slovenly, lazy, irresponsible, unable to take orders, disrespectful, etc.

Today being about 100BC.

I wish I still had the article.

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