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Australia, Home of the Drunken Brawl

Posted: December 22nd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: CRIME!, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Australia, Home of the Drunken Brawl

Australia, Home of the Drunken Brawl-447723Australian Media, over the past couple of weekends, have highlighted the nations problem with alcohol. Headlines such as “Take Back the Streets, Two Nights of Living Hell and Police stabbed in Drunken Brawl” splashed across the front pages of the nations newspapers.

In New South Wales the Premier and Police Commissioner gave a press conference after a weekend of alcohol-fuelled violence which saw 540 arrests in one weekend. Police claim the arrests are evidence that messages about sensible drinking are not getting through, and that simply putting more officers on the street will not solve the problem.

However, the weekends arrests only came after a national police crackdown on drinking – Operation Unite last weekend, Rushmore this weekend – the reality is police operations are entirely symbolic, alcohol and drug fueled violence is an ongoing reality in Australia, not a one-off weekend of over-exuberant drinking.

A quick skip through the nations newspapers confirms the problem is national, and just like the management of the problem – alcoholism – no overbearing solution has been offered for what looks like a nation of overdrinkers.

If only it were that simple. The latest trend for revellers is a dangerous cocktail of alcohol and ice. The combination of a drug that increases stupidity – alcohol – and an illicit substance – methamphetamine – that causes uncontrollable anger and aggression has taken a solid hold in the Australian party scene  :: Read the full article »»»»

Operation Orion Nets Nearly 200 Child Pornographers

Posted: June 12th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CRIME!, Hard Pill to Swallow, News, Paedophile | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Operation Orion Nets Nearly 200 Child Pornographers

Operation Orion Nets Nearly 200 Online Child PredatorsLaw enforcement agents in the United States have arrested 190 people in a cross-border investigation into child pornography. A taskforce of Immigration and Customs Enforcement – ICE – Homeland Security Investigations – HSI – agents under the banner Operation Orian have arrested nearly 200 alleged child pornographers and rescued 18 minors during a month long investigation.

While the investigation identified only 18 minors, investigators said the number of victims could actually be in the hundreds and stressed the need for parents to be vigilant. ICE director John Morton, who headed up the taskforce said many of the cases started with a child or teenager “chatting with someone he or she met online,”

Operation Orion focused on the possession, distribution and production of pornographic images of children, leading to arrests across the United States as well as in Spain, Argentina, Britain and the Philippines :: Read the full article »»»»