Cockburn Gazette - - OPINION -

WHEN are Fre­man­tle’s coun­cil­lors go­ing to come out from be­hind their big desks in their com­fort­able coun­cil of­fices and do some­thing about the in­creas­ing vi­o­lence and anti-so­cial be­hav­iour on the streets of Fre­man­tle?

Last week, in the car park of Coles su­per­mar­ket, we wit­nessed a fight be­tween two Abo­rig­i­nal women, the com­bat­ants be­ing urged on by a vo­cal group of other Abo­rig­i­nal women.

Two shocked Ir­ish tourists came up to us, say­ing “This is a fine advert for Fre­man­tle”.

Ring­ing the po­lice is a waste of time as, due to our penny-pinch­ing politi­cians, it is no longer pos­si­ble to get through to our lo­cal po­lice sta­tion.

This an on­go­ing, se­ri­ous prob­lem that needs a se­ri­ous so­lu­tion now.

Per­haps by spend­ing less on a new or up­graded town hall, the money saved could be bet­ter spent put­ting po­lice on the street. BOB LOF­TUS, Fre­man­tle.

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