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Police Wrap – 17 July

By johnboy - 17 July 2009 25

1. Thuggies come to Civic:

    ACT Legislative Assembly car park Friday, July 17, 2009 in which two males were assaulted and had cash and mobile phones stolen.

    ACT Policing Beats Team responded to the incident, in which it had been reported that the two males were assaulted by a group of five males. An 18-year-old man from Red Hill received a possible jaw fracture while another 18-year-old man from Downer received soft tissue issues to his face.

    Police had stopped and questioned five male youths as persons of interest for suspicious behaviour earlier in the evening and suspect the same group may have been involved in the aggravated robbery.

    Enquiries are continuing.

    Police would urge anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity or behaviour in Civic, particularly around the Legislative Assembly car park on London Circuit, in the early hours of this morning, possibly involving a group of five male youths, should contact Crime Stoppers.

If you can help police contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online.

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Jim Jones 3:31 pm 20 Jul 09

Also, what kids today need is a damn good war.

Jim Jones 3:26 pm 20 Jul 09

Honestly, this whole ‘the kids today are worse than we were in our day blah blah blah’ is such a load of complete bollocks.

The greatest surge in recorded violent crime in Australia occurred in the 1970s (see David Indermur’s paper “Violent crime in Australia: interpreting the trends”). From 1973 to 1993, assault (violent, not sexual) per 100,000 of the population rose from 20 to 120, a 500% increase. The subsequent rise in assault crimes has been insignificant. According to the Australian Institute of Criminology figures there were around 144,000 assaults in 1997, and around 176,000 in 2007 — most of that 20% rise accounted for by population increase.

The kind of ranting about ‘the lazy youth of today’ by DJ and others here sounds exactly like the way that previous generations have bleated about how ‘the youth are running wild’. The Ancient Romans did it, the Ancient Egyptians did it, and now some dufus on an internet forum is utterly convinced that “kids today have no respect for themselves or anything else.”

When you’re a little older and finished school, you will have learnt the word ‘sarcasm’, even if just for a spelling test.

The old ‘but someone else did it’ is sloppy thinking. Didn’t your mother teach you that two wrongs don’t make a right?

Deadmandrinking 2:56 pm 20 Jul 09

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

Deadmandrinking said :

So they never had crime in the 50’s then?

No DMD. They NEVER did.

Right…

I think we should turn off your oxygen now, gramps.

Deadmandrinking said :

So they never had crime in the 50’s then?

No DMD. They NEVER did.

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