Laurie: Racism? Really, you complain that Yeperenye Shopping Centre have …

Comment on Black security guards hired to mask racism? by Scotty.

Laurie: Racism? Really, you complain that Yeperenye Shopping Centre have Sudanese security officers and not Caucasian officers (they only are the Police members conducting bottle shop duties, you say)
So Sudanese people want to work (security) and you complain. Caucasian people want to work (police) and you complain.
Employers hire people that want to work, not to bypass racism.
You state that Aboriginal people are asked to move on when being noisy talking to family members.
But then you complain about seating arrangements only available in noisy food mart. Have you thought that security are aiming for a peaceful relaxing environment (which is why they are asked to move on, whatever race)?
Finally, you complain about supermarket chains in all states. I find you playing the racism card, no one else. If you are unhappy with town, you can always stay out at Santa Teresa.

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Black security guards hired to mask racism?
Michael: Read my prior comment. Sorry, it took so long to reply to you as I had to work.


Black security guards hired to mask racism?
Michael: You ask if it’s only Aboriginal people who cause problems?
The NT Police Commissioner has said that “police alone cannot solve the acutely dysfunctional social elements in Alice Springs. 90% of crime Territory-wide is alcohol-related and involves Indigenous people. You’re not going to remove Aboriginals, but we can address the problem of alcohol.” (Advocate, 7/5/12).
Think about that. Remember, please: “No More Excuses.”


Black security guards hired to mask racism?
Michael: Just stating the facts. No more excuses, please.
This is personal to me as it should be for all Alice Springs residents.
In no way am I trying to create race hate relationships between people as you state.
I have numerous friends who are Aboriginal, who work hard and I have great respect for. They too are sick of people (whatever the race) who bludge off others and are a burden to society.
Now think for yourself. Who do you see drinking at the Memo Club on weekdays, Todd Tavern animal bar, and other pubs in town. Causing anti social problems, fighting in town, ending up in police custody. Not my fault they are an Alice Springs problem, please no more excuses.


Recent Comments by Scotty

Lambley says Gunner won’t discuss rising crime
I have finally resorted to self protection. A firearm is in my household and if anyone breaks in I’m going to use it.
As Robyn has stated the NT (Alice Springs) crime rate is out of control.
No longer do I have confidence that government organisations (police, etc.) can protect innocent citizens. Not the police’s fault, their hands are tied.
The justice system is a joke. The offenders go to court smiling and are proud to brag to other offenders regarding their illegal acts. They get bail and re-offend. I personally think judges should be held accountable.
I have also bought a trained guard dog from interstate.
I guarantee no one is coming into my yard. You might think I am bragging or going to far.
For me my family is priority. Pity I had to resort to this to protect my residence and family in Alice Springs.


Wowser games?
Well done NT Government.
We are pulling out our team that we had organised to participate in the Masters Games.
Will not even consider participating again until full strength beer, wine and spirits are back on the menu.
We will take our money elsewhere.
Sorry to the hard working event organizers.


Five youths arrested after armed robbery
Mabel: Could not agree with a comment more than yours.
This town is out of control with Aboriginals. People are civilized and do not rob, bash, steal from innocent people.
I agree more police are needed in this town but the bigger issue is what happens to the people when they are arrested and front court.
Back in the 60s and 70s gaol with hard labour was usual. Bring back tough sentencing instead of the slap on the wrist from lenient judges.
Offenders should be responsible for their actions. No excuses brought up in court for their illegal actions. Sentencing should be harsh just like the old days.


Coniston Massacre remembered
Constable Murray was a hero. If you look back at the times they lived in and what was required, he did what was needed.
Wish he was here nowadays. Alice Springs would be a better place.
Respect Constable Murray.


Lhere Artepe director on aggravated assault charge
Davo: The only way you will get solutions for this town is to not be scared to say how it really is. Sorry that you seem to be a do-gooder who seems offended by the truth.
If Mr Lindner is not an Aboriginal I will say sorry but truth is he is.
There is a reason race is important to solutions in this town. Almost all offending is committed by Aboriginals. I believe this is very important. You it seems do not. Put your head in the sand again.


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