The gang crime our leaders help create

The gang crime our leaders help create

The gang crime our leaders help create
COMMENT: Talk about gangs has probably always created gangs, at least as far back as the Mods and Rockers in the UK in the 1960s. But it's worse now.

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Dennis Smith
Dennis Smith 5 days ago

Serious crime is up.......Home Invasions are something never experienced before.......car jackings has never been experience before. Andrews labor is still in denial......whats going on.?

Frank Connolly
Frank Connolly 5 days ago

The Age "journos" are at least consistent with their inane ideology. They continue to blame and point fingers at every person and every institution except the actual perpetrators of the crimes.

Dave Clayden
Dave Clayden 5 days ago

Everything is worse now because the internet is loaded with right wing extremists and their bots trying to destroy the modern world.
52% of all internet traffic now generated by bots.

Chris Mitmita
Chris Mitmita 5 days ago

Cue the racist comments hidden by a tenuous grasp at free speech, enabled by a fear mongering government trying to sway a state election. Those who feel hindered by political correctness, probably should assess if they are being discriminatory.
To break it down into layman’s terms;
One is free to swing their fists wildly through the air. This right to do so ends where the other persons nose begins.
If you feel yourself associating a minority population with crime, you’re probably being racist. The vast majority of serious crimes are still perpetrated by white males and not Africans.

Stanislaw Wawrzyczek
Stanislaw Wawrzyczek 5 days ago

Quality jurnalism. Pieces like this make The Age worth reading. Unfortunately, vulgus profanum and their newspapers are more interested in sensation and scaremongering than facts and reason.

Asokan Anil
Asokan Anil 5 days ago

I feel Age has given a better account than Herald Sun which I find is bias and in many ways closed. It's true we have African gangs who allegedly terrorise the streets and yet we have hoons driving their cars for the thrill which has been going on for a long time irrespective on government of the day. We have street shootings (not as high as in the US) and we have carjacking (which is not new). Peter Dutton and his colleagues in the federal parliament wants to make this a political issue which is shouldn't. One reason for that is obvious - elections is just round the corner. So if these gangs have been around only comparatively shorter time than other crimes why has it been singled out? Liberals feed on terror news anything that might produce a scare. That's their style. Besides they have never taken responsibility for anything. Always pointing a finger to every other party but themselves. With present day economical situation many might resort to violence, thefts and drugs.

Wahang F Lo
Wahang F Lo 5 days ago

Lets get down to the bottom of the problem. This is a multi-cultural country, of which we are all immigrants except for the original land owners. What has happened is we have had many migrant groups migrate to Australia for a better life. The Europeans who helped build this country with their blood sweat and tears, followed by the new waves of migrants. Most of which are law abiding citizens. The problem that is happening now is NOT a racial one, but it is a lack of discipline problem. Solution is very simple, instead of pointing fingers at who is at fault, lets look at how the laws are working out. The punishments should fit the crimes, everyone included. Australia is divided into states and each state has different laws and punishments. Not long ago we witnessed how cruel the authorities were to the indigenous youth in NT. Heavy punishments should be Australia wide for serious crimes committed, not bail, not tickets to the cricket, softly softly.....The only deterrent is punishment JAIL TIME....Watch what happens in a short amount of time....

Graeme Clarke
Graeme Clarke 5 days ago

Inciting crime.
Nice job useless government puppets. Incompetent much or just complete dumbasses.
Pull your heads in or lose them as it's obvious and perceived your ignorant mind's are useless.
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