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St John’s vandalism, charges pending.

By johnboy - 20 June 2011 49

broken headstones

Members from ACT Policing’s Crime Targeting Team are expected to charge a 24-year-old man with property damage after a large number of headstones at Saint John’s Anglican Church in Reid were extensively damaged last month (May 23).

Police were called to the church on 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.

The man, who is currently in custody for unrelated matters, will be charged with property damage when he appears in the ACT Magistrates Court this Thursday (June 23).

[Courtesy ACT Policing

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St John’s vandalism, charges pending.
Mysteryman 6:07 pm 20 Jun 11

PBO said :

Ahh Chain gangs is one thing that we actually do need in Canberra, no joke.

I really like the idea of putting this little fu*#ker on a chain gang on Northbourne, I really do, but our softer than air judges would not allow it.

The doo gooders will not allow it because it might shame the criminals.

The crims wouldnt like it because people would see who they were and they would not be able to get around unrecognized.

Katy Gallagher will not allow it because she would have the wrong idea about it (like ciggies being worse than heroin in jails) and she would screw it up by appointing a committee of lefties and greenies to look into the viability of it.

The greens wouldnt allow it because it might work and it is not a progressive approach.

The unions would not allow it because it might make their workers look bad and lazy.

TAMS wouldnt want it because much needed work might get done and it would make them look bad.

But all this would lead to a massive saving in the ACT budget and our “leaders” fail to realise it is sometimes better to go old school.

I say install a set of stocks in Garema.

+1. I would LOVE to see this approach implemented.

Mysteryman 6:05 pm 20 Jun 11

Grumpy Old Fart said :

@chop71, @Mysteryman ……….you guys are dreaming right???? Based on the team that has arrested him and that he is already in custody on unrelated charges we will all be paying for him.

Perhaps he should be staked to the ground in the graveyard overnight for many months

No, me saying “he will certainly be held financially responsible for the damage” would be dreaming.

fgzk 5:34 pm 20 Jun 11

PBO” But all this would lead to a massive saving in the ACT budget and our “leaders” fail to realise it is sometimes better to go old school.”

If the tax payer does not mind putting in the investment in guards, vehicles, and mobile security. Not to mention the searches for lost prisoners. Then there is the opportunity for prisoners to interact with the general public.You know what that means. ….Score.

I think you may have failed to remember “old school” was mostly crap.

The Frots 3:27 pm 20 Jun 11

PBO said :

Ahh Chain gangs is one thing that we actually do need in Canberra, no joke.

I really like the idea of putting this little fu*#ker on a chain gang on Northbourne, I really do, but our softer than air judges would not allow it.

The doo gooders will not allow it because it might shame the criminals.

The crims wouldnt like it because people would see who they were and they would not be able to get around unrecognized.

Katy Gallagher will not allow it because she would have the wrong idea about it (like ciggies being worse than heroin in jails) and she would screw it up by appointing a committee of lefties and greenies to look into the viability of it.

The greens wouldnt allow it because it might work and it is not a progressive approach.

The unions would not allow it because it might make their workers look bad and lazy.

TAMS wouldnt want it because much needed work might get done and it would make them look bad.

But all this would lead to a massive saving in the ACT budget and our “leaders” fail to realise it is sometimes better to go old school.

I say install a set of stocks in Garema.

You have my vote!!

PBO 2:48 pm 20 Jun 11

Ahh Chain gangs is one thing that we actually do need in Canberra, no joke.

I really like the idea of putting this little fu*#ker on a chain gang on Northbourne, I really do, but our softer than air judges would not allow it.

The doo gooders will not allow it because it might shame the criminals.

The crims wouldnt like it because people would see who they were and they would not be able to get around unrecognized.

Katy Gallagher will not allow it because she would have the wrong idea about it (like ciggies being worse than heroin in jails) and she would screw it up by appointing a committee of lefties and greenies to look into the viability of it.

The greens wouldnt allow it because it might work and it is not a progressive approach.

The unions would not allow it because it might make their workers look bad and lazy.

TAMS wouldnt want it because much needed work might get done and it would make them look bad.

But all this would lead to a massive saving in the ACT budget and our “leaders” fail to realise it is sometimes better to go old school.

I say install a set of stocks in Garema.

Jivrashia 12:50 pm 20 Jun 11

Henry82 said :

I like Chop71’s idea, but i doubt the scum will ever earn over 50k.

Sell his kidneys. He’ll probably be able to afford an iPad with the left over change.

The Frots 12:41 pm 20 Jun 11

Classified said :

No doubt he was ‘suffering from a mental illness’ and got ‘angry’ but ‘didn’t mean it’, and so there will be no real consequences.

Yep – I can see it playing out that way as well. I suggest that whatever he owns (furniture, phone, car, bedding, hoodie, medication, tatt sleaves,etc) be taken from him to a public place and burned. Let him feel the rage that the public are feeling.

fgzk 12:39 pm 20 Jun 11

Henry82 said :

I like Chop71’s idea, but i doubt the scum will ever earn over 50k.

There really needs to be [stronger] laws in place to stop this anti social behaviour like glassing, and property damage. Compulsory prison sentences or chain gangs on northborne to demonstrate to other members of society what not to do. Cutting government support for those that break the law sounds like a good start.

So sad, yet you have demonstrated what not to do.

Classified 12:18 pm 20 Jun 11

No doubt he was ‘suffering from a mental illness’ and got ‘angry’ but ‘didn’t mean it’, and so there will be no real consequences.

Henry82 12:18 pm 20 Jun 11

I like Chop71’s idea, but i doubt the scum will ever earn over 50k.

There really needs to be [stronger] laws in place to stop this anti social behaviour like glassing, and property damage. Compulsory prison sentences or chain gangs on northborne to demonstrate to other members of society what not to do. Cutting government support for those that break the law sounds like a good start.

Grumpy Old Fart 11:39 am 20 Jun 11

@chop71, @Mysteryman ……….you guys are dreaming right???? Based on the team that has arrested him and that he is already in custody on unrelated charges we will all be paying for him.

Perhaps he should be staked to the ground in the graveyard overnight for many months

Mysteryman 11:24 am 20 Jun 11

I’d like to see the culprit pay for the damage out of his/her own pocket.

ConanOfCooma 11:14 am 20 Jun 11

Ah, be a good day when this bastards name is announced in the crime department. I know of several grave buffs that have their spears sharpened already. Literally. Maybe not spears, but ready for preventative measures none the less.

Chop71 11:12 am 20 Jun 11

just add the 20k to his taxes like a HECS debt (and charge interest at CPI), if he ever earns more than 50k a year he starts paying it off.

eily 10:58 am 20 Jun 11

Hope they throw the book at him.

No. On second thought, throw a piece of broken headstone at him. A large piece. A VERY large piece.

Then plant whats left head first in a deep dark hole.

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