Violent crime spree #565604587048 over for the time being in Australia’s most progressive utopia:
“All six youths suspected of a violent two-night home invasion and car theft crime spree across Melbourne have been arrested.
Police on Thursday morning confirmed they were not looking for anyone else after a mob of youths allegedly smashed into homes with knives and poles, assaulted families, terrified elderly residents and carjacked a young mother and her baby.
In a rare move, police earlier released the names and photos of two 17-year-olds after the Children’s Court gave approval to identify them to help the manhunt.The court order was revoked on Thursday morning when the teenagers were arrested. A stolen Honda HRV station wagon has also been found.
The two 17-year-olds in custody takes the total number of those arrested to six.”
Too late, crimes have been committed by repeat offenders.
But it wasn’t gang crime.
All it needs now are the usual lip service statements and fake promises from Daniel Andrews about “getting tough on crime” and “more Police” while not actually doing anything tangible to solve it.
What will really grind your gears however, is this account from one of the victims:
Anyone from Victoria Police or the anti-gun crowd want to jump in here and tell us what being a victim achieved? This family’s life will never be the same, but that doesn’t matter because it hasn’t happened to you.
This is also just days after Victoria Police made outlandish statements blaming all men for the murder of Courtney Herron, because it is easier for them to do that than admit they can’t protect the public and have lost control. Pathetic, but not really news anymore.
Sounding like a broken record here, but what is an Australian citizen supposed to do? The federal government voted against the public carrying pepper spray, the Victorian government voted against the public carrying pepper spray and Victoria Police are telling the public to “just be compliant” during violent crime.
To be brutally honest, it’s really not worth calling the Police anymore.
Those calling for “tougher laws” need to re-examine their position. Tougher laws, while in theory ok after the fact, do nothing for the intended victims during the fact of a violent crime encounter and you’re then purely relying on the Police and the courts to actually follow through. How many examples of those failures do you need?
In other words, you’re willing to trade your ability to prevent or respond to an imminent physical threat, in the chance that the offenders are caught, prosecuted and given a decent sentence. If you’re willing to risk psychological, physical injury or death to yourself or family members on that gamble and live with the consequences then you go right ahead. However, you have absolutely no business denying others who are willing to protect themselves and their families purely because you don’t want the responsibility, and quite frankly, often don’t have the courage to do so.
That’s what the self-defence debate is really about: self-responsibility. Many Australians scream for “muh tougher laws” but actively oppose self-defence items being deregulated. In other words, they want someone else to deal with it and wear the risk.
It’s often a cop out argument. Straya mate, we’re different.
And for those people saying “don’t blame the Police”: these are the same Police who actively lobby against your right to protect yourselves with self-defence items while using the same to protect themselves, will often charge you for protecting yourself and then tell you to “just be compliant” during a home invasion or violent crime encounter. Or they’ll accuse you of being a “vigilante”, as if protecting yourself and your family when the state has failed is some evil lawless pursuit, when in reality it’s a deliberate conflation to derail the self-defence debate.
Think about that before you start mindlessly praising public servants, as seems to be Australian custom.
If Police want to swallow their pride and start encouraging the public to protect themselves where reasonable to do so, instead of being patronising hypocrites on self-defence, we would absolutely welcome that. Right now though, they and their culture are just as much part of the problem as the judicial system, Daniel Andrews, Australia’s mass immigration program and the rest of the factors contributing to this problem. And this is only going to get worse as Victoria’s economy deteriorates.
If you have time, this is well worth a watch:
Making good people helpless will not make bad people harmless, no matter what comforting lies you tell yourself.