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Old 12th August 2019, 10:11 PM   #1
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Stabbings in Sydney

https://www.theguardian.com/australi...e-streets-live

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Dramatic footage shows the young man walking across a city street, waving a knife and jumping on to the bonnet of a car. The vehicle drives forward and he rolls off the back before walking away, chased by members of the public.

He screams: “Shoot me, ******* shoot me in the ******* head, shoot me, I want to ******* die.”

In separate footage members of the public and firefighters restrain him on the ground with cafe chairs and milk crates. He is clearly a young man, and has blood on his hands and shirt.
A lot of swearing on the video. No reported fatalities to date.

A few points

There are disturbed young white men in Australia, but their inability to easily get guns means massacres are unlikely.

Because of the above, citizens can effectively fight back. Great citizen’s arrest and effective use of a milk crate.

I actually feel more unsafe in the centre of Sydney than any European or Asian city I’ve visited because of the large number of threatening and disturbed people who seem to walk the streets there, many of them beggars. I don’t experience the same things in similarly sized Melbourne.
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Old 12th August 2019, 10:12 PM   #2
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Latest news is that the man has been arrested. One woman was injured and is receiving treatment at St Vincent's Hospital.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-...ation/11409194
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Old 12th August 2019, 10:24 PM   #3
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Drugged out of his brain.

Heard on the radio earlier he was seen tossing down pills before hand.
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I generally oppose gun control, but I support the ban on assault weapons and I support a slightly longer waiting period to purchase a gun. With today’s Internet technology we should be able to tell within 72-hours if a potential gun owner has a record.

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Old 12th August 2019, 10:39 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
Latest news is that the man has been arrested. One woman was injured and is receiving treatment at St Vincent's Hospital.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-...ation/11409194
It is an age old saying, but again it is shown to have import'

"Never trust a man who still wears those old style undies and hasn't changed to boxer shorts"
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I generally oppose gun control, but I support the ban on assault weapons and I support a slightly longer waiting period to purchase a gun. With today’s Internet technology we should be able to tell within 72-hours if a potential gun owner has a record.

Source: The America We Deserve, by Donald Trump, p.102 , Jul 2, 2000
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Old 12th August 2019, 11:27 PM   #5
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A woman's body has been found in a building in the CBD near where the man was arrested. The ABC says that a police source says that she has stab wounds, but they have not yet said whether it is related.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-...abbed/11409194
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Old 12th August 2019, 11:37 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
A woman's body has been found in a building in the CBD near where the man was arrested. The ABC says that a police source says that she has stab wounds, but they have not yet said whether it is related.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-...abbed/11409194
Oh dear. Now a murder. Hope no other bodies are discovered.
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Old 12th August 2019, 11:39 PM   #7
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Okay, an alert on my watch has told me that the link is now confirmed.

ETA: https://www.theguardian.com/australi...d-knife-attack
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Old 13th August 2019, 01:57 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by lionking View Post
https://www.theguardian.com/australi...e-streets-live



A lot of swearing on the video. No reported fatalities to date.

A few points

There are disturbed young white men in Australia, but their inability to easily get guns means massacres are unlikely.

Because of the above, citizens can effectively fight back. Great citizen’s arrest and effective use of a milk crate.

I actually feel more unsafe in the centre of Sydney than any European or Asian city I’ve visited because of the large number of threatening and disturbed people who seem to walk the streets there, many of them beggars. I don’t experience the same things in similarly sized Melbourne.
What a strange, strange post. ETA >> which is to say, there's something off-key in the segues between your "points".
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Old 13th August 2019, 02:11 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by IsThisTheLife View Post
What a strange, strange post. ETA >> which is to say, there's something off-key in the segues between your "points".
Is English not your first language?

The points look simply stated to me. I’m not the only person to observe that without Australia’s gun laws, 20 or 30 may have been killed today.

Was it not a good citizen’s arrest?

Yes the third point was a personal anecdote, but when I last checked these are allowable.
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It is an age old saying, but again it is shown to have import'

"Never trust a man who still wears those old style undies and hasn't changed to boxer shorts"

Never trust a man who is preoccupied with the kind of underwear men wear.
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Old 13th August 2019, 05:40 AM   #11
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Opps.
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Opps.
Is that the username or the password?
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Weird loner who never spoke to anyone at school. The woman he killed was a sex worker he had met. Isolated young men get all kinds of crazy **** going through their heads.
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The milk crate memes going around right now are a riot.
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