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Repeal ‘paperless arrest’ law: Coroner
It is not my wish to offend the family and friends of the late Mr. Langdon, they have my deepest sympathies at his sad passing under such unfortunate circumstances. However the Coroner’s political comment deserves some analysis given the horrific social consequence of this kind of thinking.
This is a continuation of political comment from the bench in recent years, all apparently motivated by a blinkered client association that appears to have some on the bench identifying and sympathizing with those that appear before it rather than the wider community whom they are supposedly there to protect. That is a wider egalitarian society trying to regulate a reasonably civilized existence for all its peoples, equally. The comments appear to display a disassociated Academic Paternalism, the most insidious destructive form that racism takes, a willingness to single out one particular race for special treatment no matter what effect that special treatment has on the rest of the population while also being all encompassing of the particular race in question in the usual paternalistic manner, assuming that everyone who identifies as belonging to that particular group is sympathetic to an individual’s plight. The same kind of thinking that in the past has seen serious offenders, murderers, rapists, receiving lenient sentences and returned home to communities simply because they were of that origin without the slightest regard for the hellish effect that outcome had on those trying to live a normal peaceful civilized life within those communities.
The Coroner is requesting the removal of paperless arrest because they capture more Aboriginal people than other Community members, this apparently being discriminatory and divisive. Has it occurred I wonder to the Coroner, that these same laws may also “protect” more Aboriginal people, more women and kids from the results of drunken behavior?
Further if it is necessary to remove this law because of the over representation of Aboriginal persons wouldn’t it then follow that it would also be necessary to remove laws relating to violent assault, rape, murder and robbery, given that Aboriginal people are also over represented in these areas?
Maybe if we stopped and thought awhile before tearing off down the self sacrificing road on which this ridiculous Paternalistic approach to law enforcement would set us we would also take into account the victims! Those who are being subjected to these appalling criminal abuses! Where surprise, surprise, the numbers of Aboriginal people are also disproportionate!
How do we protect them?
Aren’t the honorable intentions of our Egalitarian laws to protect everybody equally? If that is not the outcome, is that because of the written Law, or because of the actions of those charged with implementing them? Is the Coroner saying our Police are racist in their implementation and if that is so then surely doesn’t the answer lie in dealing with that abuse? Not in changing our Laws!
While analyzing implementation we need to keep in mind that not arresting someone because they are of a particular race is every bit as racist as arresting someone because they are of a particular Race!
The Coroner’s venture into the world of political comment is ill considered. His comments if taken at a somewhat flippant face value are utterly flabbergasting, the concern appears to be division, but the remedy is also division? So if the Coroner doesn’t want society to use the law to discourage, dare I say change, particular behavior, what other options does a Community have? A free for all!
Taking the comments at face value the Territory should be allowing the consumption of alcohol in its public places, we need to do this because not everybody could be bothered freshening up to get into a pub and because apparently it’s a whole lot better to die on the streets or in a back alley than it is in a supervised jail cell. Further to that, those actually doing the right thing, obeying a law which unfortunately applies equally to everyone, by drinking in pubs and clubs are arrogant snobs who need to be brought to level. This could be achieved by implementing a boozy free-for-all.


Recent Comments by Steve Brown

Gallery fiasco: school heritage process ‘massively flawed’
Oddly enough Domeninco, from around 1984 I’ve noted an escalating deterioration of our town’s earlier strengths and character.
Those of us who are amongst the town’s earliest families, the builders of the Alice and other towns in the Territory, understood what it took to create healthy, well balanced, economically viable, communities.
Unfortunately the vibrancy once driven by a very healthy private sector has long since given way to petty bureaucracy and welfareism along with all the blow in petty politic of envy and ignorance those sectors brought with them.
Replacing vibrancy, hope and belief with a petty mentality of obstructionism and envy, glaring down, standing in the way of, anything that might create, dare I say, the dirty words economic progress!
This attempt to save an ugly, rotten old, asbestos riddled building of no architectural merit is just another example of that moronic stifling mentality.
Crime and corruption about which these people winge constantly, flourishes in places that don’t offer hope and progress!
Sloth and disillusionment flourish in places of bureaucratic overload and petty envious obstructionism!
To clean our town up, to get it moving, to offer hope, we need to deal with those things!
We simply must learn to walk right on bye the wingers, specially the blow-in wingers, and to get right on with building our town, a place of enormous potential if only it is given enough air to breathe.


Gallery fiasco: school heritage process ‘massively flawed’
There is absolutely nothing architecturally noteworthy about this crappy old building, just because a particular person visited, walked past, looked at or went to this school doesn’t make it a place that must be preserved!
It would hang like a millstone around the community’s collective necks for perpetuity.
This building has been sitting there rotting for years yet you suddenly find a deep underlying passion and love for it when another use for its location is found?
I cry BS on this claim!
You are simply being obstructionist! As per usual I might add!
Keeping old completely un-noteworthy buildings in premier positions simply creates an enormously expensive ulcerating rot in the central locations of town, forcing us to extend our CBD over a wider and wider area destroying along with that expansion any chance of creating a thriving central CBD.
So while there certainly are buildings that are noteworthy and worth preserving despite this fact ie Flynn Church and Adelaide House etc.
Much less noteworthy building such as this old school must give way to the new!


Private forecaster tips massive rains for Alice
Heavy rains will certainly be welcome, no doubt about it Ed, but 30 to 50mm is a long way short of what’s required to produce floods like the one pictured.
That kind of flood requires closer to 200mm over a fairly short period of time … wouldn’t that be nice?


Big crowd at local School Strike 4 Climate Action
@ Evelyn: While I agree with the general intent of your comment it is important to note for the interested children’s education, that neither their action nor any taken by this nation will have the slightest effect on the world climate! Even if we could completely halt all of our carbon production tomorrow, it would not make the slightest difference to climate change.
So by all means kids work towards a cleaner environment, cleaner air and cleaner oceans, but don’t be taken for a ride by those who seek to create irrational fears about your own beautiful world, through politically motivated, fear mongering garbage, about climate change.
It is a natural part of our world and always will be!
The thing we really do need to need fear and guard against, are the mindless efforts of indoctrinated climate fanatics who seek through their ignorance and city bred real world isolation, to do something irrational about planetary warming.
It would benefit everyone to keep in mind that a warming climate is a more productive climate, while on the other hand a cooling climate very quickly becomes a threat to all life on earth, through starvation!
Let’s hope we get to sit somewhere in between. In the meantime there is one very real threat we should all fight and guard against, the life threatening efforts of climate science to artificially interfere with our climate. One stupid mistake and “Winter really will be coming”!


‘Arrogant’ government fails to answer 20 questions
Didn’t Robyn spruik long and loud the benefits of having an Independent Member for Araluen?
Now she is completely bound up in petty squabbling about more resources.
And not one single question to Government about things that affect the rest of us.
While the Territory goes to hell in a hand basket!
No pressure on Government at all!
Talk about ineffective.
You are payed a dam good wage plus expenses. Write your own speeches and for the Territory’s sake, get on with the job.
[ED – Mr Brown was the CLP candidate for Araluen.]


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