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Tim the Lyneham stabbing victim speaks out, and sends in a picture of his wounds

By johnboy 20 November 2008 117

[First filed: November 20, 2008 @ 07:01]

In the discussion of the Lyneham Flats stabbing a new commenter claiming to be the victim has had his say at 4:30 this morning. I’d advise taking this with a grain of salt, but he’s also sent in this picture of his injury:

    Thanks for all yr support out there ppl, Thanks willo,.. cept 4u mary how can someone deserved 2b stabbed…

Please show some respect and go easy on his language as the bloke is obviously going through a lot.

While it might be a bit daunting, if anyone can help with walking his dogs email me ( john@the-riotact.com ) and I can put you in touch.

UPDATED: Tim has requested, on advice from the officer in charge of his case, that his comments be removed. Interesting while they lasted.

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Holden Caulfield 3:43 pm 01 Dec 08

The window-brothels are pretty amazing. I haven’t been to Amsterdam in over 10 years, but some of the ladies in the “shops” when I was there were stunning. Not that you can’t be a babe and a prostitute I suppose, but it was a bit of an eye-opener for me that’s for sure.

Skidbladnir 2:55 pm 01 Dec 08

Amsterdam (in general) is no more seedy than any other eight-hundred year old city, but if the story is on prostitutes, its being filmed in Walletjes (the red-light district) which is seedy because thats exactly what its meant to be.
It is afterall, home of the window-brothel.

If its on marijuana, and they say its -legal-, then they’re lying.
Cannabis is against the law in Nederlands (and technically carries a fine, and the coffee houses are techincally illegal), but not against customary practice, so is now “non-enforced” to the point that higher courts have a history of overturning successfully prosecuted charges in lower courts.

And its still not a free-for-all on weed.
If you want a basic clarification of what can and cannot be done, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gedoogbeleid

sepi 2:29 pm 01 Dec 08

Amsterdam always looks really seedy in media articles.

hrazor 2:23 pm 01 Dec 08

Yeah Granny i remember those days, when i first got my license (1980) i never had to lock my car, my mum always left the back door unlocked. like they say it’s not the poor users fault (they are going to use anyway) We all know that rehab doesn’t work. it’s the dealers that cause the problems, they get the drugs cheaper cause they buy them in bulk (some cut it to make more profitable) there is so much money to be made in a short period of time dealing drugs.
We just had a Ice Dealer busted in our street last week,(finally as we had only been talking to the police about it 4 the last 6 mths) they were found with an undisclosed amount of Ice & Heroin as well as 17 thousand dollars in the cupboard (now who has that amount of cash laying around)
I’M sick of walking the streets and finding used needles all over the area (i do pick them up when i can, CAREFULLY, because there is a lot of children in the area that don’t need to find them)
Just the other day i was walking the streets after midnight, & bumped into one of my old neighbors, when i asked where he had been because i hadn’t seen him for awhile, he said he’d been locked up for the past 6 mths just got out that arvo & was already looking to score (why i don’t know, would think that now he was clean that he would want to stay that way?)

I think that we should Legalize it like Amsterdam has done, (even 4 a trial period) & i think that the drug problem would decrease over time like it has over there

DJ 10:03 pm 22 Nov 08

astrojax said :

i have to agree with da shab man. legalising it makes the state the dealer, makes the game safer for the user and loses all the associated crime (well a lot of it) such as b&e’s by toe-rags looking for quick bucks for their hit. as he points out, a lot of users will use anyway, legal or not, but a lot of use might be curtailed if it isn’t so ‘outlaw’. if anyone can do it, the ‘cool dudes’ won’t be so cool for lawbreaking and won’t set such a ‘cool’ role model.

imarty points out, folks have gotten high for aeons, for whole evolutions probably – many animals have some behaviours where they seek a ‘high’, why should it be outlawed? it would save a lot of police time too…

So if smokes were illegal then there would be more problems than there are now?

And: When you make anything legal, you make it cheap

So since all legitimate/legal medication is so cheap then why can’t everybody afford it?

astrojax 6:26 pm 22 Nov 08

i have to agree with da shab man. legalising it makes the state the dealer, makes the game safer for the user and loses all the associated crime (well a lot of it) such as b&e’s by toe-rags looking for quick bucks for their hit. as he points out, a lot of users will use anyway, legal or not, but a lot of use might be curtailed if it isn’t so ‘outlaw’. if anyone can do it, the ‘cool dudes’ won’t be so cool for lawbreaking and won’t set such a ‘cool’ role model.

imarty points out, folks have gotten high for aeons, for whole evolutions probably – many animals have some behaviours where they seek a ‘high’, why should it be outlawed? it would save a lot of police time too…

Granny 2:14 pm 21 Nov 08

LOL

Isn’t that how crack originated?

Mr_Shab 2:07 pm 21 Nov 08

…and crack their heads on the pavement. The daily tele would be howling for the government to “do something!”. Kids would be fitted with anti-spin devices. The police would squander millions trying to prevent people spinning around on the spot – setting up observation posts in public places. Politicians would admit to having spun round on the spot, but not really enjoying it that much. Bill Clinton would say he spun round once, but only because someone behind him asked him an important question.

Roll on knock-off time.

Granny 2:05 pm 21 Nov 08

That’s what the kids have to do ….

; )

imarty 1:52 pm 21 Nov 08

Mr Shab has made I think the most sensible comment thus far.
There will always be people who want to get high, if there were no drugs or alcohol, people would spin around until they fell over.

Mr_Shab 1:01 pm 21 Nov 08

Why not try legalising everying? That would be my approach.

It’s pretty much impossible to outlaw people’s vices. If someone really wants to do something, they’ll do it anyway. I’m not sure it’s the place of the law to decide the nature of personal vice anyway (by which I mean, people should be masters of their own person).

When drugs stop being clandestine, you can have a slightly more mature debate about them (well…if we discount Kevin’s moral panic about drinking…). You can provide actual facts about the effects of drugs, instead of the shrill cries of “Drugs killed my father and raped my mother!!!!” People will still get addicted, but it can be more legitimately treated as a medical issue.

When you make anything legal, you make it cheap. If someone can get their hit of smack/ice/etc from a government shopfront, where it’s of a known purity, you’ll get fewer OD’s. Useage and can be monitored for “higher risk” drugs.

As it stands, it seems the only people benefiting are crims – everyone else suffers. People will still suffer under a legalisation regime, you just won’t get the same level of criminal profit. Making public policy on drug use is a matter of looking for the “least worst” solution. I think legalisation is where it’s at.

sepi 11:58 am 21 Nov 08

Canberra was also about half the size then.

Granny 11:11 am 21 Nov 08

I love my kids and my grandkids. Why wouldn’t it be my problem? Besides, I’m not dead yet.

I think people took a lot more responsibility in the past. Nowadays people just walk away if it isn’t specifically their problem.

Granny 11:02 am 21 Nov 08

Well, they didn’t appear to menace our houses much either.

dexi 11:02 am 21 Nov 08

Llamafrog its time you stopped using your car. You pose a greater threat to the planet than an illegal drug user’s. Don’t try that denial stuff. Its the first defense of an addict justifying his drug use.

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