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The thief catcher at Supabarn Civic

By loopol 18 April 2012 70

Last night’s ‘A Current Affair’ featured a story about ‘thief catcher’ Shane who has made a name for himself spoting shoplifters in supermarkets. 

The story saw him parked outside Civic’s Superbarn supermarket, where he caught out a number of shoplifters from a variety of walks of life. 

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buzz819 4:37 pm 21 Apr 12

Skyring said :

HenryBG said :

I think the intelligence of a police officer is more than enough to respond adequately to the insane gibberish you’ve presented us with.

I dunno. I’ve seen some pretty stupid cops. The web is full of ’em. Like this one.

I like it how Taxi drivers always cry fowl at the drop of a hat, yet they park in all the no parking area’s around Civic, out the front of Gus’ Cafe, Academy, then double park on London Cct, not just one but 6 Taxi’s. Then on top of that they choose to ignore all the no entry signs around the City bus interchange. Start following the rules and people will start respecting taxi ranks.

But yeah, some cops can be dicks, some teaches are dicks, most public servants are wankers, some security staff are over the top, some bar tenders rip you off, some supermarkets are more expensive then others some people on the riot act have clear mental health issues.

I’ve met 3 good taxi drivers though, 3 in Canberra in the last 20 years, I’ve caught quite a few taxi’s as well.

screaming banshee 3:33 pm 21 Apr 12

I’ve seen plenty of stupid taxi drivers too, take your police hate somewhere else

insert miscellaneous video of stupid taxi driver in another country here

Skyring 9:03 am 21 Apr 12

HenryBG said :

I think the intelligence of a police officer is more than enough to respond adequately to the insane gibberish you’ve presented us with.

I dunno. I’ve seen some pretty stupid cops. The web is full of ’em. Like this one.

chilli 9:45 pm 20 Apr 12

chilli said :

I think the intelligence of a police officer is more than enough to respond adequately to the insane gibberish you’ve presented us with.

If a drug-#$@%ed loon decides to impede police, gets tasered and for reasons of self-inflicted ill-health dies, it isn’t the police’s fault.

I personally would like there to be far *more* police out on the streets tasering rubbish instead of tucked in behind their nice shiny desks munching on donuts all day.

A boy who’s done no one any serious harm is ‘rubbish’ and dies of ‘self-inflicted illhealth’?

What, are you the coroner? He didn’t die of ‘self inflicted ill-health’ – he died because a bunch of over-excited police tasered him to death. And they tasered him because of a report that he allegedly shop-lifted some biscuits. Truly, is that your idea of a proportionate response?

And how does allegedly stealing a packet of biscuits qualify him as ‘rubbish’?

Hmm. First 3 paragraphs of the above is quoting #60 Henry BG. Next 3 paras are my response.

chilli 9:01 pm 20 Apr 12

I think the intelligence of a police officer is more than enough to respond adequately to the insane gibberish you’ve presented us with.

If a drug-#$@%ed loon decides to impede police, gets tasered and for reasons of self-inflicted ill-health dies, it isn’t the police’s fault.

I personally would like there to be far *more* police out on the streets tasering rubbish instead of tucked in behind their nice shiny desks munching on donuts all day.

A boy who’s done no one any serious harm is ‘rubbish’ and dies of ‘self-inflicted illhealth’?

What, are you the coroner? He didn’t die of ‘self inflicted ill-health’ – he died because a bunch of over-excited police tasered him to death. And they tasered him because of a report that he allegedly shop-lifted some biscuits. Truly, is that your idea of a proportionate response?

And how does allegedly stealing a packet of biscuits qualify him as ‘rubbish’?

Dilandach 2:14 pm 20 Apr 12

HenryBG said :

They should have just shot her. Worked a treat on that french guy with the knife at Bondi.

What’s a knife wielding maniac to do these days? Can’t even catch a break walking along a beach ranting and raving while threatening self harm and harm to others.

Let’s just hang back and let Stabby McStabs tire himself out slashing up random people.

HenryBG 1:59 pm 20 Apr 12

phototext said :

“What a load of total bull sh%t! Police love to inflict as much violence as they possibly can, they love the adrenaline and they love having control. They would not be police officers if they did not.”

What crap!

I lived next door to a schizophrenic for a couple of years (in Sydney) and when she went off her meds she would really lose the plot. At one point, for a period of a couple of months, me and my housemate where having to call the police several times a night. It was very very bad. Despite being assaulted, abused, spat on, things being thrown at them, refusing to comply to any lawful orders or requests every police officer we dealt with and saw interact with her was patient, understanding and professional. Not once, over at least fifty call outs, did any of the officers act violently towards her, the stuff she got away with was amazing.

Sure, there are some dodgy officers out there but from my experience the majority are doing their best at a hard and thankless job.

They should have just shot her. Worked a treat on that french guy with the knife at Bondi.

phototext 1:50 pm 20 Apr 12

“What a load of total bull sh%t! Police love to inflict as much violence as they possibly can, they love the adrenaline and they love having control. They would not be police officers if they did not.”

What crap!

I lived next door to a schizophrenic for a couple of years (in Sydney) and when she went off her meds she would really lose the plot. At one point, for a period of a couple of months, me and my housemate where having to call the police several times a night. It was very very bad. Despite being assaulted, abused, spat on, things being thrown at them, refusing to comply to any lawful orders or requests every police officer we dealt with and saw interact with her was patient, understanding and professional. Not once, over at least fifty call outs, did any of the officers act violently towards her, the stuff she got away with was amazing.

Sure, there are some dodgy officers out there but from my experience the majority are doing their best at a hard and thankless job.

FioBla 1:46 pm 20 Apr 12

It’s been 2 days, and this ninemsn video still hasn’t loaded.

buzz819 1:30 pm 20 Apr 12

HenryBG said :

aceofspades said :

Dilandach said :

aceofspades said :

Dilandach said :

I personally would like there to be far *more* police out on the streets tasering rubbish instead of tucked in behind their nice shiny desks munching on donuts all day.

I doubt that happens that much these days, I mean can you even get Krispy Kreme any more? There’s no point with any other doughnut.

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