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Crikey says: Sydney violence out of control

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We were wrong. The streets of Sydney really are becoming more violent. A particularly nasty incident yesterday is a prime example …

It’s what Sydney’s newspapers — and David Gyngell’s own television network — have been saying for some time: there’s an insidious culture of bogans punching on and creating fear in the community.

Barry O’Farrell’s crackdown on violence is timely. The community must be protected from these thugs, who have little regard for decency and, apparently, personal integrity.

If you spot the suspects please alert the police. Immediately.

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    zut alors
    Posted Monday, 5 May 2014 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    This is precisely the type of story beloved by A Current Affair. Two vital elements ie: bozos, violence.

    Surely they’ll be running it as their lead story tonight…?

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    paddy
    Posted Monday, 5 May 2014 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

    Deeply disappointed that Crikey didn’t practice “chequebook journalism” with the lunch money & scoop the MSM with the pics.

  • 3
    Electric Lardyland
    Posted Monday, 5 May 2014 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    Of course, in commercial media world, they’re not thugs, they’re lovable Aussie larrikins.

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    AR
    Posted Monday, 5 May 2014 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    No need for CCTV or interviewing witnesses - surely the offence of “public affray” is clear & unarguable?

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