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Comment on COVID-19 ‘ignorance’ as large crowd attacks police by Chris.

There is an old saying. Problems are just opportunities for solutions. Maybe we are looking at this virus all wrong? Did someone mention natural selection?

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This whole border thing is a joke. We at Kulgera Roadhouse have seen so many people from interstate come through, with most on their way to Darwin, potentially spreading the disease as they go.
I even asked a couple in a backpacker van where they were going to quarantine.
They told us they hadn’t decided yet, probably a national park and that they were self contained in their van anyway.
I asked where their toilet and shower were as clearly they did not have one.
Their response: “I guess we aren’t self contained.” But were quite happy to continue their travels regardless.
It seems to me we are ruining the economy only to have the selfish carry on anyway no doubt very happy with the extra money the government is handing out.

Thief snatches fortnight’s money from age pensioner
Jack: “Lilly livered responses like yours are one of the reasons there is so much crime in our town”.
Really? You may want to reread and have a bit of a think about what you just wrote.
I didn’t say I thought it was right, I clearly stated I would love to see crims punished and the rights of innocents upheld.
I think our law system is way too soft on crime.
As an employer myself, I have a fairly good understanding of the legal side and ramifications if an employee gets hurt.
Trust me, even when you do have procedures, and an employee breaks them, it still isn’t enough to get you off the hook.
I don’t agree that it should be this way, but they are not my rules, if they were, it would be very different world we live in.
These crims are getting more brazen and I have personally had one threaten me with a pair of scissors, so to assume they are unarmed would be at your own peril.
I can and do stand up against crime and have gotten physical on numerous occasions. For what it is worth, just last night I caught and detained two people, one adult and one youth who had broken in to a pub and stolen alcohol.
When I rang the police and told them, I was told that they were not going to send out a patrol. We had to wait until someone was knocked out and another person attacked with a shifter before Darwin comms thought it was worth sending a patrol out for.
My point is yes, I believe the security guard should have stopped it, and I would have, but if he is at risk of losing his job and may not be financially well off, as well as all of the extra risks of injury as well as ramifications from the justice system, then you can’t really blame him for not stepping in.
Remember the “consequences will flow” speech?

Thief snatches fortnight’s money from age pensioner
Well Evelyn its like this, since you rightly mentioned duty of care.
The security guards’ employer also has a duty of care to his employees which would be their no 1 priority or risk huge fines and potential jail time.
Do security guards carry weapons? I would think not.
So I would say they are there as a deterrent, albeit a very poor one.
I would love to see the rights of honest citizens upheld and looked after with crooks deservedly punished.
Unfortunately the lines are very blurry and there are no definitive answers about how far someone can go to do an arrest. It all comes down to who has the better lawyer in court.

Thief snatches fortnight’s money from age pensioner
No, I don’t believe it is a cop out from the security guard.
I am not normally one to make an assumption, but the way Occupational Health and Safety is as part of employment, if he were allowed to intervene and did get hurt, then no doubt his employer would be open for suing and workers comp etc.
If he is not allowed, but intervenes anyway, then he could lose his job for breach of contract. Unfortunately until we have some major changes, this will become the norm not just for Alice but around the country.

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Here is an idea: If you don’t want to be part of the “scheme” as some people call it, then get a job and pay your own way.
And don’t try and use the old, there is no work excuse because that is crap.
And for those who think it doesn’t work, I witness its success nearly on a daily basis for the benefit of children.

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