Yet another Canberra bashing incident caught on film

jennybel75 29 May 2008 39 have this story on a bashing incident which apparently occured at Woden Plaza and for which the footage is now up on Youtube.

Anyone know anything about this?

It’s a rather sad indictment on society that such actions provide such entertainment (and, yes, I’m aware of the irony of me posting information about it here and, thus, potentially ensuring more people are “entertained” by it).

[Ed.(Jazz) this came in from a few people, including Toriness who actually found the vid in question. I suggest its not for everyone if you are thinking of watching it]

HORRIFIC footage of a group of teenage girls bashing a mother at a shopping centre is being examined by police.

Graphic footage of the fight, which appeared to have been filmed on a mobile phone by a teenage bystander outside of a Westfield shopping centre, has been viewed more than 140,000 times since it was uploaded onto the internet last week.

An ACT Police spokesman said the incident appeared to have taken place at the entrance of Westfield Woden, but was unsure when the attack occurred.

Warning: Video contains explicit language and violence. Click here to watch the video.

The spokesman said a formal report was not made to police over the incident.

Full story here

I can never fathom the stupidity of people placing footage of a crime they committed online for the world to see – I guess in this case it was a bystander, but why on earth didn’t they step in to help? And the rest of the cowards in the crowd doing the same, and even worse cheering these teenrats on???? What is wrong with people!

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39 Responses to Yet another Canberra bashing incident caught on film
Tooks Tooks 9:44 am 20 Oct 10

4ondafloor said :

Its been 3 years since this shocking crime happened,and still no justice.

Yep. All four of them should’ve been charged with fighting in a public place.

4ondafloor 4ondafloor 8:30 am 20 Oct 10

Its been 3 years since this shocking crime happened,and still no justice.

realityskin realityskin 12:10 pm 06 Jun 08

Girls caught after YouTube bashing video,23599,23820035-29277,00.html

Timberwolf65 Timberwolf65 2:10 pm 31 May 08

PBO said :

When we had good old corporal punishment working in our schools there was a better standard of kid around because they knew not be be little S#*ts.

The police should charge these girls to the fullest extent of the law to set an example to todays youth that this type of behavior is not acceptable. These girls should be ashamed of themselves for such a cowardly attack.

I couldn’t agree more, The youth of today have no bloody respect,because of lack of discipline.

tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 11:08 am 30 May 08

Here’s a novel idea – maybe the Police AND mall security should treat this particular shithole part of the Plaza as a “hot spot”, and for more than a few hours or days. Do regular patrols, and sit there all day until the idiots move on, and stay moved on. While McDonalds will loose the majority of their repeat business – good. Maybe they’ll shut down soon too and give these lovely Canberra residents less reason to hang around there. It’s interesting to consider there is a direct link to that location and McDonalds. No surprise really. Eat shit – become shit?!

This “hot-spot” approach worked years ago when I was younger. They used to have Metro Amusements down in the Plaza interchange. Huge groups of us used to hang out there (mind you – not spitting and fighting people) but we were loitering and without doubt intimidating people by us regularly being there in large numbers. Eventually we were all moved away by persistent attention by the cops, and while we were pissed off at the time, we all got a bit more of a life, stayed away – and in turn the Amusement place shut down. This also helped remove the temptation to go there. For a long time before, the Metro owners were pleading with the security and cops to leave the “customers” alone. F**k me!

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 10:08 am 30 May 08

What about the hero doing the filming?! He seems like a nice piece of work egging them on…

Jazz Jazz 7:55 am 30 May 08

even when the mum was obviously getting smacked around towards the end and pleaing for help.

nyssa76 nyssa76 7:16 am 30 May 08

I’m sure their parents are so proud.

What pisses me off more is that people just stood there rubbernecking.

F&^king retards.

toriness toriness 10:56 pm 29 May 08

i only just got to watch the footage now – while i had the link at work today, the firewall prevented me from watching it – and yes it looks like the mother did make the first move, but she was probably reacting to something one of these little sh!ts said about her daughter. i mean, what sort of actions did these teenrats do to her daughter to cause her to go down the mall and confront them? 3 on 1 attack is cowardly and appalling, i stand by my original comment saying they are idiots to post this on the net – hope these brats are caught and reprimanded.

ant ant 10:18 pm 29 May 08

I don’t think it’s possible to say that the vicious girls were justified. If a group can attack a single person for being nasty to them, our society is in a lot of trouble. The woman doesn’t appear to be an innocent passer-by, but no one deserves what they did.

hutch hutch 10:00 pm 29 May 08

Having spent many years working for Shopping centres, there’s no doubt that mall security would have stepped in and broken up the fight, had they been around… It only went for just over a minute and they can’t be everywhere at once. At the end of the day, the only reason this is news is cause it was caught on camera, i’m pretty sure this repeated all over the place many times a day! Next…

Vic Bitterman Vic Bitterman 9:12 pm 29 May 08

I can’t find it on nothing toxic. It’s been removed from youtube.

Any other mirros?

bd84 bd84 8:57 pm 29 May 08

Looks like they were all as bad as each other and all as guilty too, probably why the “mother” didn’t make a report.

Ozhair Ozhair 8:53 pm 29 May 08

From the sound of things, the mum was having a go at the girls at the start for picking on her daughter. But it does seem as though she was the one to step up and start the physical side of things, however I wouldn’t really class the actions of the girls, especially the third one who laid in with the knee, as “self defence”. Pleasant bunch of people all round 😛

ant ant 8:47 pm 29 May 08

The Nothing Toxic version got shown on WIN news tonight. The cops would very much like info about this incident, if anyone’s got any.

madman madman 8:31 pm 29 May 08

It’s great to see BenMac serving the retarted of this site! Good on ya Ben and Thanks!!! ;-p

sepi sepi 8:30 pm 29 May 08

it’s on the daily tele page now.

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 8:26 pm 29 May 08

Whilst we’re tyalking about fights on youtube, not long ago, I found this video about the Summernats. I know there was some talk about the Summernats security being heavy handed, but did anyone see the video?

BenMac BenMac 8:23 pm 29 May 08

For those who have trouble searching websites, here’s the video

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