I've been following all the recent news stories about the sickening violence that people have to endure on a night out. That story about the young guy who was killed in Kings Cross was just awful. A report on the ABC featured the head doctor in the emergency department of a Sydney hospital and his view was that young people think being drunk, taking drugs, all of this is cool and acceptable because they see their favourite celebrities and sports people being celebrated because of it. He also said that there has been a dramatic change in the last 10years of the type of injuries he sees at 3am in the morning. 10 years ago if a person was beaten to the ground, they would not be kicked or punched repeatedly by several people, which is what they are now seeing. Gangs attacking 1 or 2 people. It makes me so worried for the future - what my children will be facing when they are old enough to go out.
I've been totally out of this kind of scene for years - do you think it is getting worse...if so, why? Is it simply too much booze and drugs or is it a social change, people really thinking it is acceptable?
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16-07-2012 21:41 #1Senior Member
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Nightlcub/Street violence - why is it increasing?
16-07-2012 22:52 #2Senior Member
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The recent death in king cross was terrible. I think the attack was either drug induced or racially motivated.
I think the level of violence is getting worse due to drugs like ice. Im not really sure if there is a social change of thinking its acceptable. Certainly not with any of the people ive come into contact with
16-07-2012 23:16 #3
Not sure if it is. I know personally the families of 3 guys who were killed in pub brawls in the 70 and early 80s. Also my father and uncle often tell me of fights they were involved in back in the 70s in the local pubs and clubs.
03-08-2012 10:52 #4do you think it is getting worse...if so, why?
Is it simply too much booze and drugs or is it a social change, people really thinking it is acceptable?
I'm no Bernard Salt but extended alcohol sales in clubs and bottlos...sometimes 24/7, have contributed to the type of violence that we are seeing.
Given the fact too that alcohol is lauded and revered in this society, well, it's hardly surprising that this is happening. Thing is, 99% of what's really going on out there never makes the media. Trail a paramedic, copper or street worker for a night and you'll see what I mean.
03-08-2012 10:53 #5
Tom, D.i.c.k. and Harry. As in short for Richard! *LMAO*
Ah, love that banned words list...
03-08-2012 12:04 #6
I think it is. People aren't raised with the same level of discipline any more. I'm not talking about physical discipline either; it just seems that a lot of parents these days have very loose (if any) moral guidelines set for kids to follow into adulthood.
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03-08-2012 15:48 #7
I think part of the issue is Australian society.
We have no respect for others, ourselves, and especially not those in charge.
Even small kids are being taught by their parents that the police are just basta**s who will fine you for *gasp* breaking the law, stop all your fun and pick on you.
I know my DH was raised in a very anti-police family, if they got a noise complaint for a party that went into the A.M, they'd encourage the kids to join in a mass flip-the-bird to the police over the fence.
A lot of families they associate with also take this view that the Services exist only to ruin your fun, so it's not just them.
For example, take those The Janoskians group.
Their sole amusement and reason for fame is traveling the trains as a gang, picking on the helpless, elderly and non-English speaking, filming the harassment, and putting it on Youtube.
They're getting their own TV show and are writing a book. They've already had photoshoots in magazines like Girlfriend, and are being paid by Youtube per view on their youtube channel.
Bullying and violence is rewarded with fame and money.
03-08-2012 15:54 #8
I think it's a combination of drugs which tend to solicit violent behaviour, extended alcohol sales, lax responses to 'shutting out' intoxicated people (usually it's standard to refuse entry and they can come back in half an hour), pre-drinks at home before even going out.
Also, notoriety is glorified in this country - Corey Worthington for instance.
I absolutely hate it when DP is working Friday or Saturday nights. I get so worried, especially because of the area she works in.
03-08-2012 16:39 #9Senior Member
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Because the police have NO POWER!!!! Theres so much of this 'i know my rights' cr@p, the police have more rules than power!!!
This gets me so angry...bring back the days of beating criminals and corpral punishment and i guarentee you people will think twice about breaking the law!
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