What, good unarmed basically trained security guards with no more …

Comment on Gunner re-opens the Rivers of Grog floodgates by Chris2.

What, good unarmed basically trained security guards with no more power than Joe citizen hovering about the interior of a grog outlet? I doubt the outcome at the Gap where a good man got his jaw broken requiring re construction in Darwin would have been any different.
Seems to me if the police don’t like the idea of being a visible deterrent out front of the former declared precincts then they need an attitude adjustment instilled from the top.
Oh, that’s right, Gunner is at the top. Gunner, who promised nothing would change when he re-introduced the totally useless banned drinkers register.
Cops at the shops would remain. But he was a clever little fast talking pollie, somewhere in that machine gun diatribe was the qualification “over the Christmas period”.
Now any of us that live anywhere near a grog shop see the consequences.

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