Beverley, you have clearly had a traumatic incident. My point though, …

Comment on Police injured: Three incidents in one week by Surprised!.

Beverley, you have clearly had a traumatic incident.
My point though, is that the police need to ALWAYS be respected and supported in their jobs.
They should not be above the law. If they break the law, they too should be held accountable.
But, most police are professional and their job is to deliver the messages (rules) of the governments that we vote for. So, it’s unfair to attack the messengers.
If we continue to encourage these attacks on the police as the government is now doing, we will end up in an ugly anarchical society with the ironic twist of hoping the police will help us.

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Police injured: Three incidents in one week
While the Government continues to allow attacks on police, things will get worse.
Simply put, by having no serious penalties for attacks on police, our pollies are actually encouraging this disgusting behaviour.
It will get to some point, where someone gets badly hurt!
It is the employer’s lawful responsibility to provide a safe workplace, in this instance it’s the Government. While policing is of course a higher risk workplace, the Government still retains that responsibility, but more importantly should be held accountable when they neglect.
By doing nothing, attacks on police will continue and unfortunately get worse.
When some poor police officer shoots someone who is attacking them, all the do-gooders will be up in arms and the pollies will be running around like mice in a grain shed.
The unfortunate police officer will be subjected to all sorts of shit, because they were simply going about their job and got attacked.
Well, if I carried a gun in my job and had to use it, I would.
So, yet another challenge for the gutless fat cats, protect the police in their jobs, come down heavy on those who assault police, or be prepared for what happens.


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$12m for new mountain biking tracks, camps
I’m not a mountain biker, but I do like camping.
Given the social issues in Alice Springs at the moment, perhaps the $12m would be better spent making the tourists safer in town, rather than getting them them safely out of town!?
There are plenty of beautiful spots to ride and camp already. We don’t need them handed on a plate.
It is insulting to think the government thinks we are all that stupid, that by funding this will somehow make us all forget the core issues it has created.


Kids in the justice system: The stark numbers
The stats are not surprising. Interestingly on an Australia wide note (as well), people complain that there are more Aboriginals (ratio) than non-Aboriginal people in custody. But nobody seems to be able to work out why.
Perhaps it is because there are more convictions of Aboriginals? Note there is no mention of offences, only convictions.
Perhaps Ms Wakefield needs to wake up and do something measurable to address this in the Territory?
Perhaps also, the taxpayer funded NGOs should be contributing 100 times more financially.
It’s really all taxpayer money anyway, but a token gesture would go a long way to acknowledging they are at least taking this massive issue seriously.


Will we say sorry to the Abandoned Generation in 10 years?
Until the parents take responsibility and or are held accountable for their children’s actions, things will only get worse.
Until society accepts that a unified approach to addressing the issues is accepted, things will only get worse.
Until we stop blaming our childhood for our adult actions, things will only get worse.
Until we show respect for each other, things will only get worse.
Until we cease revisiting the Stolen Generation (when it suits us) and accept that it happened, was managed abhorrently, people were treated cruelly, it should never have happened that way, but until we move on, things will only get worse.
On the Stolen Generation, people never seem to mention the thousands of children from the UK, supposedly orphans (many weren’t) forced to come to Australia in the 50s to 70s, so it was not only the Aboriginal children that were the Stolen Generation.
What many seem to ignore or accept, is that the fact that this happened, has in many cases provided opportunities that these people may never have had and many have attained great things because of this.
Before some readers arc up at this comment: No, the ends doesn’t justify the means.
We as a society have made some horrible mistakes and inflicted lots of suffering to our fellow man and to our world.
This downfall of society and the moral values such as respect, honesty, integrity and many other things is only exacerbated by our politicians’ weak leadership, their convenient morals and our own apathy as a whole.
We all need to move on, stop revisiting the past and build a better world for us all.
Let us start by adopting a unified approach to deal with the real issues, learn from our mistakes and use this knowledge for the benefit of our society.


‘Profiteering’ industry must act on grog harm: Police Association
@ Chris2: I’m unsure where you get your comment from: “It’s what the majority of citizens of this town want.”
What I think people want is to be able to live their lives in peace and not be threatened, sworn at, assaulted, or have their property vandalised or stolen.
So you need police for that. Whilst standing at the grog shops is not what I call real police work, they (police) should be on the beat.
Let the taxpayer funded NGOs provide the people for the grog shops and let the police do their serve and protect of us innocent bystanders.


And now: Car invasion
When I was a lad and in the cubs and later scouts, we were hammered with the words “Be Prepared”.
So now that I am older and try to be prepared, does that mean I should make sure all the car doors are locked when I’m driving and carry a big stick in the car and carry it when I’m walking with my dog?
I am sure that if I was stopped by the police and they saw my stick, I would be charged with some offence.
So, I guess I have to wait til I have been assaulted … before any “action” is taken.
As usual, we have to wait till we are accosted or assaulted before anything “happens”. Nothing happens as a result as the do-gooders stand in the way of real justice.
I’m not really a fan of carrying a heavy blunt object, but I am less of a fan being accosted or assaulted by a group of mongrels.
So much for being prepared 🙂


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