Not one day removed from a similar vehicle attack in WA, another day in the glorious utopia of Victoria.
Paging Lisa Neville:
A NEIGHBOUR has described seeing a car “trying to run a guy over” in a Braybrook street where a man died in an attack involving a machete-wielding gang.
One man is dead and another fighting for life after the gang allegedly used their car as a weapon last night. Police are now hunting for the gang of thugs responsible for the altercation which happened around 9.30pm last night.
Police believe two men in their 40s were at Castley Crescent in Braybrook when they were allegedly set upon by a group of four to six men of African appearance. The group allegedly struck the two men with a car before they assaulted them with weapons including a machete.
The offenders allegedly fled the scene in a silver or grey hatchback car and struck both victims while leaving. The Herald Sun believes the car involved in the incident has been dumped in a nearby suburb.
A 44-year-old Braybrook man was taken to hospital with life threatening injuries, while a 40-year-old Braybrook man was also taken to hospital with life threatening injuries where he later died.
It is unknown whether the victims knew their alleged attackers.”
Note that a vehicle was once again used as a weapon but that doesn’t count because they “aren’t designed to kill”. Another moral superiority win.
More of the facts will come out in the wash, but what can you say really?
On face value, a gang of armed crooks kill a defenceless guy and seriously injure another and Police weren’t there in time to stop it. Their investigation won’t bring the deceased back to life and the Victorian judicial system will likely grant the offenders bail or give them a Community Corrections Order because something about a tough upbringing or whatever the local pro bono human rights’ lawyers concoct.
Will this guy’s family get fined $50,000 for being a victim of crime?
Sure, it’s easy to be cynical at this point but as we’ve said time and again, until the public demand access to appropriate self-defence tools this will continue to happen, no matter how much hubris and meaningless platitudes from the Police Commissioners and Police Ministers about “being safe” and “community safety” are trotted out.
This exchange could have been ended very swiftly with merely the presentation of a concealed firearm and the gang would have been on their way.
Instead, we have another two victims of Victoria’s crime wave and no answers as usual from Daniel Andrews or Lisa Neville.