We heard a few days ago about a family in Melbourne’s west that were held at knife point during a home invasion by African gangs. Well here’s another one that will grind your gears:
40 minutes to call the victims back and then answered with a simple drive past and didn’t see anything, that’s if they really drove past at all. And this is all because they were tied up with other home invasions and didn’t follow up at all afterwards.
Just further evidence that when seconds count, Police are minutes away – if at all. We saw this tragically during the Dean Webber case late last year when Queensland Police failed to turn up and he was forced to stab two home invaders.
Neil Mitchell is one of the few people in the lame stream media still talking about this epidemic, but nonetheless he’s still a raging hypocrite who infamously told a caller last year who was prepared to defend himself to just wait for the Police. Guess that seat on the board of the Alannah and Madeline Foundation and the money that comes with it buys silence. Conflicted much, Neil?
It’s understandable that Victoria Police are understaffed to deal with this kind of stuff, however, the fact Victoria Police have actively opposed practical self-defence measures for law abiding citizens speaks volumes. They can’t admit they can’t protect you, because essentially that would red pill a lot of the public about the whole “only Police can protect you and should have the tools to do so” meme.
How does this fit with the usual messaging Victoria Police have been issuing recently such as “just be compliant” and blaming all men for violent crime?
40 minutes is unacceptable. Not being able to protect yourself adequately under the law is unforgiveable.
Yes, you have the right in Victoria under Section 462a of the Crimes Act but you don’t have access to the practical means. Firearm storage laws make it nigh on impossible to deploy firearms effectively, but even then, you’ll have them taken off you after the fact by Police and likely spend two years and most of your cash trying to protect yourself.
You defend yourself twice in Australia.
Castle doctrine is the first step for change. Practical self-defence tools and a reworking of the firearm storage laws comes next.
Until then, this is just going to keep happening especially as Victoria’s economy continues to nosedive.