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Something big at Lyneham flats

By johnboy 14 November 2008 78

[First filed: November 13, 2008 @ 17:02]

A huge chunk of Northbourne Avenue opposite the Dickson Shops is covered in blue tape at the moment and a very large number of police vehicles are in attendance with the constabulary taking copious notes and talking to a lot of people.

Local residents across the road were out watching the show but when asked what had taken place replied “I don’t know and I don’t care”.

More on this as it comes to hand.

UPDATED: ABC radio news is reporting a stabbing after an altercation between two men.

ANOTHER UPDATE: The Canberra Times has a lengthy report with the implication a 42 year old man might have been stabbed by a 29 year old woman. The ABC story has a link to some video.

FURTHER UPDATE: The police have now issued not one, but two media releases. The first simply details the time of the stabbing and calls for witnesses. The second says a 29 year old woman has been charged with “intentionally inflicting grievous bodily harm and possession of a knife in a public place”.

Yet Another Update: The police have updated the charges they’re now: “intentionally inflicting grievous bodily harm and using an offensive weapon”

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hrazor 11:27 pm 06 Dec 08

Funny how our dogs seem to be barking alot at night, since she has come out, normaly they only bark when there is something out there & i’ll be buggered if i’m going to get up every time they bark…

willo 1:53 pm 04 Dec 08

bailed yesterday apparently

willo 1:38 pm 04 Dec 08

I have just been informed that this drug addled skank was given bail this morning and released back into the community to offend again…..what the hell is going on????????

Granny 2:02 pm 20 Nov 08

The internet has ruined my life.

Deadmandrinking 1:13 pm 20 Nov 08

Granny said :

There should be a government funded hose program for pot smokers.

You’re my new best friend Granny!

Not for any reason in particular…stop looking at me like that…I gave up, I swear!

Seriously though, Big Dave, weed isn’t in the same vein (no pun intended) as Ice or heroin. Compare the amount of people who smoke it casually, and those who are addicted. Then make a comparison with Heroin and Ice.

Pot CAN ruin some lives, but then again, so can the bloody internet!

Jim Jones 9:14 am 18 Nov 08

Kickass Dexi!!!

dexi 7:25 am 18 Nov 08

Starscream.. “Houso scumbags, These type of people do not deserve what they are given and should all be locked up or killed. They add absolutely nothing to society, take our tax money and cause nothing but trouble.
All the government flats need to be demolished as 90% of them are nothing but lunatics, junkies and criminals.”

It’s so easy to attack the weak, vulnerable targets. Government housing is for people that, for what ever reason, will never be able to acquire a home. It’s a simple affair, where our difficult, sick, and poor are side stepped. They are provided a basic living environment. Saying they don’t contribute to our society only makes them neutral. Houso scum didn’t bring you this recession. Houso scum haven’t closed businesses or robbed the elderly of their income. Rampant development and greed has. Houso scum haven’t created scum pools of our rivers, wastelands of our forests or poisoned our oceans on an industrial scale. Houso scums haven’t consumed a disproportionate amount of resources per person as you may have. Houso scum, are a very small reflection, of how we as a society live on this planet. Who are the real lunatics, junkies and criminals? For the cause of society’s troubles, you might like to look in the mirror. Your comments have the stench of a scapegoat.

rubuyred 12:42 am 18 Nov 08

Hi dexi

Thats exactly what it is, but there is a new ice on the streets of Canberra (much worse) then the other, if thats possible, don’t you guys read the Canberra Times, I know most of the time their full of bullshit and like to make a story sensational by connecting another story to it!
I hope they catch the scumbags who are making it.

Thumper 8:26 am 17 Nov 08

Geez, I dunno. Baringa Gardens was like a warzone. Coppers going in there should have received the AASM.

Something akin to Northern Ireland at it’s worst. I’m glad they flattened that place.

Granny 8:03 am 17 Nov 08

There should be a government funded hose program for pot smokers.

dexi 7:44 am 17 Nov 08

DJ Pot smokers just need reassurance that they have a real drug habit with major druggie issues. Its probably just a short term memory thing.

bigred 11:41 pm 16 Nov 08

was there another incident there on Saturday arvo? Saw around half a dozen plods heading that way.

DJ 9:28 pm 16 Nov 08

Deadmandrinking said :

Starscream, that’s a major generalization, mate. I’ve known people who’ve lived in flats that are classed as junkie flats because of the cheap rent. None of them were major druggies (well, maybe they smoked a bit of pot, but that’s not real drug use). Not all pensioners will get a house if they want one, pensioners includes people with disabilities and mental health issues.

As always a stupid comment relating to drug use. What would “real” drug use be or is it how the drug is administered?

willo 7:29 pm 16 Nov 08

ricketyclik said :

Seems to me it’s a mistake to “ghetto-ize” people with social problems. Better to sprinkle them through the rest of the community, in amongst well-adjusted (lucky) people demonstrating how to live well, rather than make their own anti-social behaviour seem normal by surrounding them with other people with problems.

i reckon you have a point mate i can remember baringa gardens at melba when i was a young bloke….an absolute disaster area but when the government demolished the joint they just started congregating these people in smaller groups at other complexes throughout canberra…….BIG MISTAKE

ricketyclik 7:19 pm 16 Nov 08

Seems to me it’s a mistake to “ghetto-ize” people with social problems. Better to sprinkle them through the rest of the community, in amongst well-adjusted (lucky) people demonstrating how to live well, rather than make their own anti-social behaviour seem normal by surrounding them with other people with problems.

willo 3:04 am 16 Nov 08

dexi said :

Ta Willo. I hope your mate gets well.

he’s goin alright and got a bit of a giggle out of your previous post…

Deadmandrinking 1:03 pm 15 Nov 08

Good point, but a good deal of these people find themselves so far down the line that’s it’s extremely difficult to change even if they want to. Perhaps we should be looking at ways you can sever the bonds lives of heavy drug-use tend to snare people by.

Starscream 12:59 pm 15 Nov 08

They need to want to change first. You cant force them to be good people.

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