6 June 2013

Who Let the Ferals Out?

| MrMagoo
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On my afternoon commute back to Belco yesterday afternoon and on the bus radio there came the reminder to all drivers regarding a ‘gang’ of youths acting in a dangerous and threatening manner to the public and to enter the Belconnen area with caution.

Upon arrival at Westfield, there was a group of up to 25 younger people being rather noisy but nonetheless keeping to themselves.

However upon a discussion with an ACTION Supervisor I was informed that these people weren’t the real issue but rather an earlier group wielding knives that had moved on.

However, the lot that was there had congregated as a result of the other group, perhaps waiting for something to kick off.

The ACTION supervisor said they were waiting for Westfield Security to address the issue.

    1. Why security and not the Police?

    2. What was the Security going to do anyway?

I’d have though once outside on the interchange/bus platform it isn’t their issue to manage anyway? Also, wondering did anything come of it, did the knife wielding group succumb to the long arm of ‘security’?

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dungfungus said :

Disturbing that these kids have knives – I thought they were illegal in the ACT.

Cant eat a steak with a soup spoon. It might be illegal to conceal carry them but knives aren’t hard to get or illegal to own.

Someonesmother4:30 pm 10 Jun 13

Oh that bought back memories of the skinheads and the sharps at Woden interchange in the 70s a scary place to be on a Friday night after work. Yeah I know I’m old

incredulousandridiculous10:09 am 10 Jun 13

Rattenbury is simply a more erudite version of his cousins in this article, who keep the original family surname, Ratstailbury. Seriously, though, these are the same lowlifes he wants to keep pampered in a human rights prison when they turn 18.

I’d love to see Rattenbury move to the Northbourne housing commission flats, or the ones across from Manuka. Of course, housing commission residents aren’t all criminals, but he would see enough despicable behaviour at those complexes. And probably be he recipient of it, too.

eyeLikeCarrots8:10 am 07 Jun 13

I used to be a guard many years ago – the kids:

A) Know thier rights and know that guards have no legal right to touch them.
B) Know that guards don’t carry weapons. And if they do, rarley receive the training to use them.

The guard probably would have died if it kicked off.

Rattenbury: “I take a lot of time looking closely at the science” – except when it’s a matter of a crop you happen to take exception to at CSIRO, Mr Rattenbury? And endorse a couple of eco-punks going in with whippersnippers and wrecking years of several PhD candidates’ work, and threatening their doctorates? Where was the science you so respect then, Mr Rattenbury?

Where is Dirty Harry when there are some punks that need to be sorted out?
Disturbing that these kids have knives – I thought they were illegal in the ACT.

Time for a bogan cull, Mayor Rattenbury?????

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