Here is another reason why we see these penalties.
Kryties, here is where your bills are going bro.
This, below, is clearly another reason why Govt, both local and state level have legislated tough laws and Law enforcement and Courts are starting to
hand out sentences.
YOUTHS and drunken louts are trashing NSW at a record rate, with graffiti or vandalism being reported to police every five minutes.
Malicious damage incidents have climbed sharply - as other crimes are falling - leaving councils and state government agencies with an estimated $200
million clean-up bill last year.
$200 million dollars, and this is only the public sector. What is the private incurring?
This is what the police have to deal with....WTF.
The Daily Telegraph can reveal new figures showing police handled 107,586 graffiti and malicious damage reports last year.
And people are screaming that this is an over reaction. Please!.
Its obvious, people have had enough, councils have had enough and the state Govt. has had enough.
But its only her first offence I hear you say.
After 107,586 other incidences, tolerance finally ran out. Compasion was exhausted, patience had run dry, as dry as the coffers of the councils and
govt. of the people, for the people, law abiding people, honest people, hard working people.
For those of you that cry Injustice, and those that criticise the firm nature of this court, where is your voice when victims are left with the mess,
where is your support of the public servants that are tied by the same tolerance and compassion that renders them useless against offenders that have
long been favoured by those very graces.
I am sick to my back teeth at the re-actionaries that sit impotent in there own society, grossly ignorant and all the while slef-rightous. These very
people that attack the laws, those that make them, those that enforce them, yet they seem to care little about why or how these laws come about, maybe
even ignoring or failing to participate in the system that generates such laws and sentences. A system that serves them. I hear sheeple bandied about
here quiet often.
You may scream at the injustice of the end result without even asking how we got there. You can derive conclusions from one act and draw a picture of
courts as tyranny all the while ignoring those that the court has no such liberty to ignore, the victims, the society, those that act in a way that
does not break the law and cost us all nought. You offer no solutions other than, this is too harsh, you make excuses for the individual that broke
the law and offer little to show that the law has other, unexplored or tested options in enforcing legislation aimed at protecting private and public
This is the real world, some people do not give a %^&* about what they do. Sometimes we have to deal with that in a way that says, we ain't taking
your $%^& anymore, from anyone, at any time, period.
After $200,000,000 dollars and 100k calls in one year, the State of NSW ain't taking this @#$% any more, from anyone.
CONVERSATIONS YOU WON'T HEAR.
GRAFFITI KID 1:3 months for writing your name on the wall, man that is harsh, maybe I won't graffiti this property that is owned by another person or
possiblly belongs to the state and is also used by other members of society that I share.
GRAFFITI KID 2: Dude, current NSW legislation recently passed by both houses states that 6 months inprisonment and up to $2,000 dollars in fines are
applicable, 3 months if you are lucky, lucky to ponder what 6 months would be like. Given the risk involved in satisfying my own selfish need to label
any public or private property with a tag or symbol relevant to my sub-culture or affiliated group or groups, I am now inclined to refraime from
partaking in what was previously looked upon as a minor offence often tolerated by the juvenile and criminal courts and often let go with warnings,
community services or miniscule fines. Add to this no liability in aiding those victim of said minor offences in recovering any cost, losses and such
and we now have a new paradigm of criminal risk/self reward versus criminal risk/societal punishment. I think you need to put the lid back on that
texta while we re-evaluate the consequences of our previously harmless endeavour, and I believe I need to specify that it was harmless to us yet was
not so to those, the victims of said previously harmless actions.
GRAFFITI KID 1: Yes(placing lid back on texta), I see the conundrum we now face, all be it that this is entirely solvable, it still presents some what
of a problem. Do I not graffiti and therefor not worry about the tyranny you mention, that being the spectre of a court no longer favouring such
endeavours as tolerable and unworthy of punishment in so much as inprisonment, or do I not give a @#$% as I have done so in the past, possibly
inspired by said courts graces as evident in the historical context of previously administered judgement often resulting in little or no real
punishment, now delivering a judgement entirely without such a grace, terrorfying indeed. Yes, shall we sit over there and ponder this.
GRAFFITI KID 2: No, not over there, some @#$% has written all over it white marker and I don't want these new baggies marked.