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Stanhope urges calm.

By Thumper 29 January 2008 47

The Daily telegraph is reporting that Mr Stanhope is playing down the alleged street violence of the past few weeks.

Rather than actually do anything about the perpetrators, Mr Stanhope wants a review of licensing laws and called on Canberrans to “be calm and objective”.

Sounds like it’s our fault again.

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Davo111 10:08 pm 30 Jan 08

Higher punishments for alcohol related violence/vandalism etc – make them face the consequences of their own actions. Also, reduce drink prices back to normal for the people who can act sensibly. All back to normal /thread

Special G 7:58 pm 30 Jan 08

There you go Mikey – lets blame everyone else for what the pissed idiots did. Put the blame where it lies with the people doing the drinking. If they want to sauce themselves up so much that they ‘don’t’ know what they are doing then they where the consequences.

No one is forcing them to tip the sh*t down their throats.

mikey 7:26 pm 30 Jan 08

Everytime a pub or club kicks a troublesome punter out in the street, they make it the community’s problem after having profited nicely from filling up the punter on their premises. Licensed venues are too easily allowed to wash their hands of responsibility for the trouble they tip out onto the streets. Maybe neighbouring businesses in places such as Manuka should get together and collectively present the pub or club the bill for the damage done to their premises as a result of their serving practises. Sounds a bit litigious I know, but why should 9-5 business operators have to cop the extra cost of protecting their business because of the reckless practises of the pub down the street. Last time I looked, disgruntled punters weren’t trashing Manuka because Paperchain didn’t have the latest Harry Potter or because Baker’s Delight had run out of chocolate croissants. Extra police on the streets, sure, but let’s get those who help create the need for more police contribute more to covering the cost to the community as a result of their business practices.

vandam 6:51 pm 30 Jan 08

The only power Police have in regards to sale of intox persons is to put together a report and pass it on liquor licensing. They then when they can, go out and check it out (investigate it) and then if found guilty impose restrictions on the club.

Police have their hands tied when dealing with the liquor laws.

I say cut off grog at 2am everywhere, get cabs in there and have a good Police presence. At least this way its easier to manage, rather than getting all clubs closing at different times.

Deadmandrinking 1:24 pm 30 Jan 08

Al Grassby was a nice man.

Mr Evil 12:39 pm 30 Jan 08

DMD – are you trying to tell us something?

Deadmandrinking 12:03 pm 30 Jan 08

I’ve only ever been cut off by a bartender who knew me. Even then, he let my friend buy drinks for me with a shake of the head and a sigh.

And f-k you Evil, Rum and Coke is awesome. I must be John Hargreaves.

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