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The Plusses of Busses – The 30 to Giralang on 8.7.10

By Rollersk8r - 9 July 2010 39

I think this post may draw some predictable responses (if any).

Last night on the 5pm Giralang bus (30) from Civic I witnessed one of the most sickening displays on anti-social behaviour of my life.  Two girls, approximately 16 years old, and a male of similar age, pulled out their graffiti paint pens and began writing all over the seats – in plain view of a full bus. Nobody said anything or stopped them because they seemed like the types spoiling for a reaction. From their expletive-filled conversation I’m sure they are no strangers to the local authorities.

The main offender wrote “Tamyka” several times in pink and yellow paint, which I assume is this little darling’s name.

But this wasn’t enough.  They soon began picking on people for no reason.  They racially abused a middle-aged asian woman who was trying to ignore them.  When the woman asked why they were drawing on the seats they flat out denied doing it, and taunted her to prove it, call the Police etc.  Their language was unrepeatable and their abuse was ferocious.

Once they finally got off (at the first stop inside Kaleen) the bus breathed a collective sigh of relief – then began an open conversation on what someone should have said or done.  Strangers apologised to each other for tolerating their behaviour, especially the racial abuse.  Sad that it took something so appalling to generate some conversation on the bus.  I have never seen anything like it.

As you might say – I was just as responsible as anyone else for not stopping them.  And I agree.  But other than reporting it to the driver and the police, which I did, what can you do?

What’s Your opinion?


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39 Responses to
The Plusses of Busses – The 30 to Giralang on 8.7.10
astrojax 9:16 pm 09 Jul 10

i’d have taken out my red textra and corrected their mistakes – grammar nazis always win these battles and they would have sulked off, ashamed and demoralised…

sexynotsmart 8:51 pm 09 Jul 10

+1 for camera phone.

Coz pictures are the gift that give twice. A judge may find them interesting, and JohnBoy could post them here.

UrbanAdventure.org 8:18 pm 09 Jul 10

georgesgenitals said :

vg said :

“But other than reporting it to the driver and the police, which I did, what can you do?”

Grow an effing pair and step in.

And do what? You can tell them to settle down, sure, but the second physical contact is made (regardless of who starts it), the cops will be all over you.

I agree with this. I mean, what are we to do? You talk to kids and they’ll start to abuse and threaten you. You stand up to them and before you know it, the kids of today pull a knife. They don’t play by the rules. They don’t respect authority. They’ve got no issues taking people on. They know if you merely touch them they can yell assault and put you in a world of legal shit.

Now I’m not saying nothing should be done. I’d want to tell those kids to stop vandali the bus, and I’d really want to tell them to cut out the racism but yeah, having been shot at once and being thretened with a cross bow, that’s rap I’d rather avoid.

Some times it is better not to react. It sucks, but yeah, some times that’s the betoption. The other option is we hike it up, get involved, have a punch up or worse.

I think the poster did right thing by reporting it to the bus driver and police. We’re not super heros and no one was in danger so there’s no need to take the law into our own hands. Still, some times, I wish we could, and belt the crap out of those little punks.

Kuku 7:11 pm 09 Jul 10

Sorry, I have problems with a bus full of adults letting three teenagers act in that way. It’s NOT someone else’s problem. It’s yours.
Suck it up and deal with it. You’re supposed to be the adults. Don’t tut tut about kids behaviour if you’re not willing to do something about it.

And, it takes a community to raise a child. While everyone is whinging about Tyffphannee, Tamyeekhar and Tyson-Beeber and their anti social behaviour, just remember, each time you do nothing – and the on-lookers do nothing, you are condoning that behaviour. It’s not for the Police or the Gubament or the social services to deal with…..

Or maybe you just like venting here?

MrPC 6:55 pm 09 Jul 10

ACTION buses have a minimum of three cameras monitoring the interior (plus a fourth recording the driver’s view). Why bother with a cameraphone? ACTION already has all the evidence that it needs if it wants to prosecute the matter.

Wraith 6:52 pm 09 Jul 10

I like the bravehearts on this site, “grow a pair and step in” “personally I’d feel ashamed” Get over yourselves!!.

Are you forgetting these little darlings like to carry knives these days, they think its tough and impresses the girls (god knows why), so how would you feel if little darling boy produced a knife in a bus with you having no where to move and he manages to stick it in your ribs, because face facts, if he is writing on a seat in a bus, he isn’t smart enough to stop and think, if I put this knife in someone its a bad thing……..

And to back up George, you are dead right.

Deadmandrinking 6:40 pm 09 Jul 10

georgesgenitals said :

vg said :

“But other than reporting it to the driver and the police, which I did, what can you do?”

Grow an effing pair and step in.

And do what? You can tell them to settle down, sure, but the second physical contact is made (regardless of who starts it), the cops will be all over you.

Not to mention we have no idea who the poster is, how big they are etc. 16 is almost fully grown…

georgesgenitals 6:08 pm 09 Jul 10

vg said :

“But other than reporting it to the driver and the police, which I did, what can you do?”

Grow an effing pair and step in.

And do what? You can tell them to settle down, sure, but the second physical contact is made (regardless of who starts it), the cops will be all over you.

Erg0 5:39 pm 09 Jul 10

Just on the off chance that anyone’s interested:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bystander_effect

Funky1 5:21 pm 09 Jul 10

If anyone had a cameraphone, the first thing you could have done was catch them in action. Then at least you have some evidence to show the authorities and they can confirm if they are ‘known’ repeat offenders or not.

Garran 5:02 pm 09 Jul 10

Were they these kids, circa 15-16 years old, two girls (one named Tamika) and a boy?

http://www.news.com.au/national/police-stopped-chase-before-fatal-crash/story-e6frfkvr-1225843411620

Funny how stories continue with the same cast of idiots.

PS: Also disgusted with the whole situation, I’m sorry to hear you encountered it directly.

Pommy bastard 5:02 pm 09 Jul 10

You said :

Was the entire bus made up of kids, because I find it amazing that no one, including yourself, had the balls to confront a bunch of teenage plebs about what they were doing. Including racially abusing someone.

Personally, i’d feel pretty ashamed.

+1

Erg0 4:42 pm 09 Jul 10

Mob Justice: it’s not just for big cities!

vg 4:37 pm 09 Jul 10

“But other than reporting it to the driver and the police, which I did, what can you do?”

Grow an effing pair and step in.

You 4:30 pm 09 Jul 10

Was the entire bus made up of kids, because I find it amazing that no one, including yourself, had the balls to confront a bunch of teenage plebs about what they were doing. Including racially abusing someone.

Personally, i’d feel pretty ashamed.

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