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NT News - - OPINION -

AND so just when are the Gov­ern­ment go­ing to grow a set and ac­tu­ally get a clue that we, the great un­washed, are sick and tired of their joint fee­ble at­tempts at tack­ling this epi­demic of Youth Crime.

We have at least one at­tempted break and en­ter or theft ev­ery cou­ple of weeks in our area (Leanyer). The po­lice do a re­mark­able job where and when they can and are to­tally un­sup­ported by the other agen­cies, eg the courts and jus­tice or­gan­i­sa­tions.

When was it a fash­ion­able thing to pro­vide TVs and Mac­Don­ald’s Meals in 31/2 fa­cil­i­ties, af­ter be­ing found guilty of an of­fence, and in some cases of over 50 prior guilt find­ings. The sur­round­ings should be stark, the regime tough and un­bend­ing. Ev­ery time th­ese lit­tle dar­lings don’t like some­thing they riot, de­stroy and burn. Sorry but it’s time to get tough and don’t bother try­ing to tell me they have had a bad up­bring­ing, not in­ter­ested. No one handed me any­thing on a plate, and if you want to come and steal the things from me that I have worked hard to buy, you bet­ter be pre­pared to run up against a hard edge. Sick of your bleat­ing and sook­ing. Get a job, ed­u­cate your­self or reap the whirl­wind

Nigel Bren­ton, Dar­win

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