The world’s most liveable city is about to become the world’s most leave-able city:
“Two men have been shot dead in Meadow Heights overnight.
One man was found dead on Huntly Court and the other was found in Morris Court about 10.15pm. One of the victims was seen being pushed by another man in a shopping trolley.
The man in the trolley told a witness he’d been shot twice and asked him to call police, the witness went inside his home and called Triple 0 and when he came back outside the man was gone.
Acting Commissioner Crime Command Michael Frewen confirmed the two shootings overnight are the same incident.
“A 40-year-old and a 28-year-old have been shot as a result of contact between themselves and other parties,” Commissioner Frewen said. “Both between Friday, Sunday and last night’s shootings we’ve got no evidence to connect any of the shootings or people to each other in each of the circumstances.”
Four men have now been shot dead across Melbourne in as many days.
“We’re back to the bad old days of gang wars,” Neil Mitchell said.
“Did you see the dash cam footage (of Friday night’s incident in Kensington)? It was pure Los Angeles, not Melbourne, men running around shooting in the street.
Veteran Herald Sun crime reporter Mark Buttler told Neil some of the men police are searching for in relation to these matters have been wanted by Victoria Police for about “10 years”.
“There appears to have been quite a bit of conflict between parties involved in the Kensington shooting prior to what happened on Friday night,” Mark said.”
And how does the Alannah and Madeline Foundation plan to stop all this, Neil?
The very laws designed to stop people of this ilk getting hold of firearms failed yet again. Quelle surprise. Gun laws have now become a meaningless platitude and it’s obvious if you want them you can get them, and in many cases it appears easier acquiring them illegally than bothering to go through the process legally.
Violent criminals offing each other may save the taxpayer the trouble, but it’s when the public is on the receiving end of such crime that we have a huge problem, as we see nearly every day now in Victoria.
Meanwhile, women with babies are getting bashed in Geelong:
“A mother held her arms up to protect her young baby from blows as she was attacked with a wooden garden stake and robbed in the middle of the afternoon in Geelong.
The 31-year-old woman was on a popular walking track with her five-month-old son in a sling across her chest, just before 3.30pm on Tuesday, near the corner of Drysdale Avenue and Hillwood Close in Geelong.
A man appeared from behind some bushes and approached the woman, mumbling something before he began hitting her with a wooden stake. He hit her on the legs and face several times while she protected her baby, police said.
When the victim dropped her wallet, the man picked it up and ran off. She was left bloodied and bruised and was taken to the Geelong Hospital.
“The lady has bled onto her baby which would obviously be very distressing,” Detective Sergeant Gary Arnold told reporters on Wednesday. “She was distraught… she was holding her arms up to protect her child. He’s struck her number of times in the face and the arms.”
That’s alright, just hold your arms up. Don’t worry about the physical and mental trauma you’ll have to endure for the rest of your life.
Not helped at all by the fact that politicians are nearly unanimously voting against self-defence tools while virtue signalling about equality.
As Melbourne’s housing market and the national economy gets worse, so will the crime. If you think it’s been bad for a while, we haven’t seen anything yet.
It’s quite obvious that the main problems are porous borders, both in terms of illegal firearms and poor immigration controls, a weak and corrupt judiciary, overwhelmed correctional facilities and understaffed and ineffective policing. No-one, least of all Daniel Andrews and Lisa Neville, wants to seriously address these save for the token nod about “tougher laws” and feigned outrage.
Melbourne’s got nothing but crime, coffees and pretentiousness. You can keep all three.
It’s a shithole.