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Aboriginal Gangs Control Town

PORT Augusta is heading for an “explosion” of violence because local police are failing to control rampaging gangs of youths, former policeman and Aboriginal elder Aaron Stuart has warned.

“The policing service here is the worst in the world, it should be a service to the our community but the police here are gutless to do anything,” he said.

“What they do is send one carload to a house, start a fight, then send a text or ring their friends who are in two other cars around the corner and then they also join in,” he said.

“If nothing is …

Adelaide’s gangsters must go

Doug Robertson, Police Reporter: The Advertiser | October 06, 2008

http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,24451792-5006301,00.html

GUN-WIELDING “gangsters” are making the city unsafe and their haunts must be shut down immediately, Adelaide Lord Mayor Michael Harbison says.

In the wake of yesterday’s dramatic early morning shooting in Gouger St where a person was wounded and a bystander injured, Mr Harbison has challenged the State Government to institute the “clean-up”.

While Mr Harbison wants businesses to bring back a feeling of community safety, political leaders called for a greater police presence on the beat. [more …]


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Woman stabbed by Aboriginal gang in front of city shoppers

Renato Castello: The Advertiser | September 13, 2008

http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,,24340766-5006301,00.html

A WOMAN has been stabbed in front of shoppers in what is believed to have been an unprovoked attack in the city centre this afternoon.

The 22-year-old Brompton woman rang police and ambulance to report she had been stabbed in the chest outside the Southern Cross Arcade on King William St.

She was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital just after 1pm with non-life threatening injuries.

A witness to the attack said the woman was sitting outside the Southern Cross Photo store with a male companion when she was approached by …

African youth gangs assault Indian taxi drivers

Mike Edmonds: Herald Sun | September 13, 2008

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,24337433-2862,00.html

MELBOURNE’S Indian and Pakistani taxi drivers are being bashed and robbed by African youth gangs.

And there are fears the number of attacks reported to Victoria Police is only the tip of the iceberg.

The hot spot for inter-racial violence is Melbourne’s inner north. This year between May 8 and August 2 there were 12 reported robberies on taxi drivers in Flemington, Moonee Ponds and Ascot Vale.

Police will not officially acknowledge any particular ethnic group is a target, or that any other group is carrying out the crimes.

But in …

Draconian Laws to ‘Squash’ Bikers & Everyone Else Along With Them

Law passed to ‘squash’ bikies

Joanna Vaughan, Political Reporter: The Advertiser | May 08, 2008

http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,23662466-2682,00.html

POLICE soon will have the power to “squash” bikie gangs and force them to move elsewhere after the Government’s controversial anti-bikie legislation passed through Parliament last night.
Police Minister Paul Holloway said SA was on the verge of having the nation’s and perhaps the world’s toughest anti-bikie laws.

“These are the laws that police have asked for and, finally, we are able to ensure police have exactly what they need to take on these criminal bikie gangs,” he said.

When the laws are gazetted,