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Punching police to save your New Year’s rum nets good behaviour order

By johnboy 14 May 2009 37

The ABC brings the interesting news of Mosiah Luteru, 18, from Florey, who hospitalised a police officer on New Year’s Eve after they caught him with rum in the dry zone.

Today he’s been sentenced to an 18 month good behaviour order by Magistrate Karen Fryar.

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The_Baron 3:09 pm 15 May 09

vandam said :

bigred said :

The plods on here should take a reality check on their chosen profession rather than considering a critic has a chip on their shoulder. My simple message is that their service delivery is highly variable, going from extremely good to plain awful. This is something that some senior AFP officers acknowledge. The attitude expressed by the minority of plod posting (in private time, of course) here would suggest which end of the spectrum their outcomes lurk in. Oh for true accountability in this moribund organisation.

Bigred you have always made your feelings clear about the cops in this town. Firstly, like all organisations in this town you get the good and the bad. I’ve never gone to Coles and had great service every single time, So get over it.

Secondly if you don’t like the cops here then move somewhere else where you do like the cops.

You will be surprised to know that the cops here do a hell of a lot more than other states. If you place gets robbed in NSW, your lucky if NSW Police even turn up.

And lastly, whether or not this cop was ‘good’ cop or ‘bad’ cop, he doesn’t deserved to be punched in the face for doing his job. Like the Coles Checkout chick, they don’t deserve to have milk thrown in their face because of poor service.

Excuse me, but why are you comparing the AFP and Coles?
Coles is a supermarket.

ant 2:50 pm 15 May 09

You can’t keep punch in your pocket! That doesn’t make sense.

Mr Evil 2:29 pm 15 May 09

ant said :

I expressed it better though.

Bollocks! 🙂

ant 2:11 pm 15 May 09

I expressed it better though.

Tooks 2:00 pm 15 May 09

That’s plagiarism, ant (see #27). Tut tut…

ant 1:47 pm 15 May 09

Poor policeman, he was after rum but all he got was punch.

shutterbug 1:13 pm 15 May 09

jakez said :

What the hell is a dry zone?

I don’t know, but if you get caught in one, it sure won’t be dry for long.

Deadmandrinking 11:37 am 15 May 09

Madame Workalot said :

Deadmandrinking said :

johnboy said :

I thought he did it to hang onto his rum!

More seriously though. Gareth Higgins taught us that belting the Chief Justice was A-OK.

I’m sorry, but i do take issue with the fact that people are so willing to damn Justice Higgins over domestic issues within his home. I remember talking to some cops in a pub (off-duty) and they were going on about the domestic issues in the Higgins home – whilst they were otherwise nice people, I wasn’t impressed by what the cops had said regarding Higgins and his son.

It’s plain and simple: domestic issues happen in many homes, belonging to people from all walks of life. Confrontations between fathers and sons are common ones (I certainly had some bad confrontations with my step-dad and real father, although not in the same caliber as rumor put it in the Higgins home). These things are none of the public’s business, really.

Do you say the same thing in traditional domestic violence situations as well DMD? Is a husband hitting his wife ‘none of the public’s business’? Because I’m struggling to see the difference.

Let me hypothesize, if Karen Fryar had been beaten by a partner, would we be mentioning that partner in the same light as Gareth was mentioned?

Spideydog 11:29 am 15 May 09

bigred said :

The plods on here should take a reality check on their chosen profession rather than considering a critic has a chip on their shoulder. My simple message is that their service delivery is highly variable, going from extremely good to plain awful. This is something that some senior AFP officers acknowledge. The attitude expressed by the minority of plod posting (in private time, of course) here would suggest which end of the spectrum their outcomes lurk in. Oh for true accountability in this moribund organisation.

You make a derogatory remark and get one back ….. then you cry poor professionalism. If you have a gripe about the AFP put it across in a better manner and you may get a better response, but don’t cry foul when you sling mud and some comes back in your face.

Not sure how we got on to bagging the cops here. Frankly, the piece of shit who belted the cop should have gotten some time in our newly opened rehabilitation facility.

Oh, and as far as I’m concerned, violence is illegal in Australia, be it in the home or elsewhere.

Mr Evil 10:53 am 15 May 09

“Officer, it’s not Rum in my pocket, it’s actually Punch”.

Jim Jones 10:34 am 15 May 09

Depends on how sh1t the opinion is.

ant 10:31 am 15 May 09

OTOH, attacking someone for expressing an opinion is a poor way to win an argument.

BerraBoy68 10:17 am 15 May 09

Good comments Vandam.

As for other comments on the AFP, any profession that requires the individual to put themselves in harms way for the benefit of others gets my vote as role-models, and certainly so over sportspeople. I recall asking a couple of AFP Sergeants how they cope with death, carnage etc. after I witnessed two people die. Their answer was “alcohol and mates – both in great quantity”. Sure, there will always be bad cops, lazy cops etc but these are certainly in the minority in my humble experience. I believe those that undertake this role deserve our respect until they do something lose it. In which case Tooks has provided the answer – make a complaint.

Tooks 10:02 am 15 May 09

bigred, my advice to you (and anyone else) would be to make a formal complaint if you receive what you consider to be unsatisfactory service (that goes for any organisation, not just police).

There’s little point ranting about it here (apart from letting off steam).

vandam 9:51 am 15 May 09

bigred said :

The plods on here should take a reality check on their chosen profession rather than considering a critic has a chip on their shoulder. My simple message is that their service delivery is highly variable, going from extremely good to plain awful. This is something that some senior AFP officers acknowledge. The attitude expressed by the minority of plod posting (in private time, of course) here would suggest which end of the spectrum their outcomes lurk in. Oh for true accountability in this moribund organisation.

Bigred you have always made your feelings clear about the cops in this town. Firstly, like all organisations in this town you get the good and the bad. I’ve never gone to Coles and had great service every single time, So get over it.

Secondly if you don’t like the cops here then move somewhere else where you do like the cops.

You will be surprised to know that the cops here do a hell of a lot more than other states. If you place gets robbed in NSW, your lucky if NSW Police even turn up.

And lastly, whether or not this cop was ‘good’ cop or ‘bad’ cop, he doesn’t deserved to be punched in the face for doing his job. Like the Coles Checkout chick, they don’t deserve to have milk thrown in their face because of poor service.

Mr Evil 9:45 am 15 May 09

OMG, the article didn’t even say he felt remorseful for his actions!

Maybe Fryer felt that if she sent him to the new, improved, UN approved prison he might catch a cold.

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