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St Johns grave desecration. Police calling for witnesses.

By johnboy 24 May 2011 38

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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an act of vandalism which occurred at Saint John’s Anglican Church in Reid, last night (Monday, May 23).

Police were called to the church this morning (Tuesday, May 24) in relation to a report that a large number of headstones had been extensively and maliciously damaged.

The cost of the damage is estimated around $20,000.

Police are urging anyone who was in the area overnight and may have seen any suspicious activity to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

broken gravestones

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Mr Evil 1:50 pm 01 Jun 11

fgzk said :

The frots “But you can’t be in your ‘right mind’ to do this can you?”

My thought is you bring this kind of behavior onto yourself. If your practice the desecration of peoples special places then you can expect that people will desecrate your special places. Probably an inside job. Someone from the church.

Man, what the hell are you smoking???

The Frots 12:53 pm 01 Jun 11

Thumper said :

My thought is you bring this kind of behavior onto yourself. If your practice the desecration of peoples special places then you can expect that people will desecrate your special places. Probably an inside job. Someone from the church.

I think i’ll just step quietly and unobtrusively away now…..

Ahh…………………….can I come with you?

Thumper 12:50 pm 01 Jun 11

My thought is you bring this kind of behavior onto yourself. If your practice the desecration of peoples special places then you can expect that people will desecrate your special places. Probably an inside job. Someone from the church.

I think i’ll just step quietly and unobtrusively away now…..

fgzk said :

The frots “But you can’t be in your ‘right mind’ to do this can you?”

My thought is you bring this kind of behavior onto yourself. If your practice the desecration of peoples special places then you can expect that people will desecrate your special places. Probably an inside job. Someone from the church.

*readjusts tin foil hat*

fgzk 11:08 am 01 Jun 11

The frots “But you can’t be in your ‘right mind’ to do this can you?”

My thought is you bring this kind of behavior onto yourself. If your practice the desecration of peoples special places then you can expect that people will desecrate your special places. Probably an inside job. Someone from the church.

The Frots 9:43 am 31 May 11

colourful sydney racing identity said :

The Frots said :

OzChick said :

Rumour has it that it was a mentally ill person that did this.

Probably goes without saying given what they did. Absolute morons…………….

There is a difference between being mentally ill and a moron.

Where did this rumour start? Who told you about it?

If someone has knowledge they should take it to the police – unless this is just an attempt to tarnish the reputation of people suffering a mental illness.

It wasn’t meant to be a slight against anyone suffering from a mental illness – not in the literal sense. But you can’t be in your ‘right mind’ to do this can you?

The Frots said :

OzChick said :

Rumour has it that it was a mentally ill person that did this.

Probably goes without saying given what they did. Absolute morons…………….

There is a difference between being mentally ill and a moron.

Where did this rumour start? Who told you about it?

If someone has knowledge they should take it to the police – unless this is just an attempt to tarnish the reputation of people suffering a mental illness.

The Frots 9:25 am 31 May 11

OzChick said :

Rumour has it that it was a mentally ill person that did this.

Probably goes without saying given what they did. Absolute morons…………….

Mr Evil 10:27 pm 30 May 11

OzChick said :

Rumour has it that it was a mentally ill person that did this.

Wasn’t a bloke from Griffith, was it?

OzChick 10:02 pm 30 May 11

Rumour has it that it was a mentally ill person that did this.

staminaman62 2:26 pm 25 May 11

fgzk said :

staminaman62 said :

fgzk said :

What goes around, comes around. The Cambell’s did their fair share of desecrating sacred sites when they arrived in the region.

A reasonable person would understand that the decent thing to do here is to condemn what is clearly a despicable act and leave it at that. Instead, you choose to try link it to something entirely irrelevant.

I guess you consider your statement which is so contrary to a reasonable response as counterintuitive and clever in some way. It’s not clever at all. In fact, you’ve shown that your moral compass is wildly askew.

Get a life.

So sorry. I should have posted in the thread condeming the youth of today as mindless senseless scum who should be stoned to death. More of what goes around I suppose.

All you needed to say was that you condemn the desecration of the graves, and you hope that the perpetrators are caught and punished. It’s really not complicated.

fgzk 2:04 pm 25 May 11

staminaman62 said :

fgzk said :

What goes around, comes around. The Cambell’s did their fair share of desecrating sacred sites when they arrived in the region.

A reasonable person would understand that the decent thing to do here is to condemn what is clearly a despicable act and leave it at that. Instead, you choose to try link it to something entirely irrelevant.

I guess you consider your statement which is so contrary to a reasonable response as counterintuitive and clever in some way. It’s not clever at all. In fact, you’ve shown that your moral compass is wildly askew.

Get a life.

So sorry. I should have posted in the thread condeming the youth of today as mindless senseless scum who should be stoned to death. More of what goes around I suppose.

staminaman62 1:56 pm 25 May 11

fgzk said :

What goes around, comes around. The Cambell’s did their fair share of desecrating sacred sites when they arrived in the region.

A reasonable person would understand that the decent thing to do here is to condemn what is clearly a despicable act and leave it at that. Instead, you choose to try link it to something entirely irrelevant.

I guess you consider your statement which is so contrary to a reasonable response as counterintuitive and clever in some way. It’s not clever at all. In fact, you’ve shown that your moral compass is wildly askew.

Get a life.

Spideydog 11:59 am 25 May 11

fgzk said :

johnboy said :

fgzk said :

What goes around, comes around. The Cambell’s did their fair share of desecrating sacred sites when they arrived in the region.

Is that a widely held opinion in the indigenous community? Or just some special crazy you’re bringing to the party?

I wouldn’t know what the opinion of the indigenous community is. You should ask them.

So this would be me own special crazy.

In 1825 Robert Cambell was granted land in Limestone Plains to the value of 1000 pounds and sheep to an equal value, as recompense for the loss of the ship “Sydney”, in 1806. It took sixteen years to negotiate his claim with the Government.

My opinion about him could start here, as in 1806 the Government had appointed him treasurer of public funds, naval officer and collector of taxes. In 1825 he was appointed as a member of the first New South Wales Legislative Council, the same year he employed James Ainslie to collect his “compensation”, the sheep from the government flock and find suitable grazing land in the limestone plains area.

Mr Ainslie made his camp “Pilaligo” and ran Mr Campbell’s sheep on the grassy plains. In 1860 ( It might have been George Campbell) the property was divided into 100 paddocks and was known as Duntroon.

Inside the bend of the river was the main corobboree ground “Pialigo” for all the local tribes. In 1862 they held their last corroboree.

Its probably all just coincidence. Still my “special crazy” makes me think the Campbells desecrated other peoples “special” place.

Wow, this was certainly from left field ……. and had absolutely nothing to do with the original story

red_dog 11:09 am 25 May 11

That’s simply senseless destructive bullsh*t.

Hopefully they videoed themselves doing it and it’ll surface on someone’s facebook.

SigmaOctantis said :

Is anyone else on here thinking that vigilantism is the way to go with worthless gutter scum like this? It’s not like they’ll actually be punished if caught.

Interesting, uphold the law by breaking the law.

fgzk 11:01 am 25 May 11

johnboy said :

fgzk said :

What goes around, comes around. The Cambell’s did their fair share of desecrating sacred sites when they arrived in the region.

Is that a widely held opinion in the indigenous community? Or just some special crazy you’re bringing to the party?

I wouldn’t know what the opinion of the indigenous community is. You should ask them.

So this would be me own special crazy.

In 1825 Robert Cambell was granted land in Limestone Plains to the value of 1000 pounds and sheep to an equal value, as recompense for the loss of the ship “Sydney”, in 1806. It took sixteen years to negotiate his claim with the Government.

My opinion about him could start here, as in 1806 the Government had appointed him treasurer of public funds, naval officer and collector of taxes. In 1825 he was appointed as a member of the first New South Wales Legislative Council, the same year he employed James Ainslie to collect his “compensation”, the sheep from the government flock and find suitable grazing land in the limestone plains area.

Mr Ainslie made his camp “Pilaligo” and ran Mr Campbell’s sheep on the grassy plains. In 1860 ( It might have been George Campbell) the property was divided into 100 paddocks and was known as Duntroon.

Inside the bend of the river was the main corobboree ground “Pialigo” for all the local tribes. In 1862 they held their last corroboree.

Its probably all just coincidence. Still my “special crazy” makes me think the Campbells desecrated other peoples “special” place.

Jim Jones 10:55 am 25 May 11

SigmaOctantis said :

Is anyone else on here thinking that vigilantism is the way to go with worthless gutter scum like this? It’s not like they’ll actually be punished if caught.

So, you’re going to hang around graveyards waiting for people to vandalise them?

Good luck with that.

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