posted on Dec, 22 2010 @ 06:37 PM
I saw the cctv footage of these incidents on TV last night (either A Current Affair or Today Tonight). I live in Sydney and commute everyday and I
have never witnessed anything like this during peak time but there have been a few cases in NSW on very isolated stations and late at night/early
morning. The officers involved were prosecuted with the support of witnesses and footage.
I am disgusted to think that thugs like these "ticket inspectors" in Victoria even have a job especially after I read online yesterday at
www.news.com.au that several of them have convictions and charges for drugs, theft and assault etc. I noticed (and it was mentioned in the story last
night) that the people they are roughing up are smaller adolescent males. So that in itself is very telling of the mentality of these aholes when they
pick on guys smaller than themselves. It is never justifiable to assault any passenger unless in self defence. These thugs were not being threatened,
they have blatantly bashed and assaulted passengers. They have also endangered the lives of other people on the platform as they pushed one guy off
the train into another person attempting to get on the train just as the doors were closing. Officially employed Ticket Inspectors pushing people off
These guys are bullies and should be sacked immediately.
The footage showed at least 3 inspectors and one incident involved about 5 inspectors all jumping on this small young bloke, pulling his arms up
behind his back and face down into the ground. One other guy had his face smashed into a concrete wall...
I am trying to keep a balanced view here as I have also witnessed the antics of the drug and alcohol effected, the out of control pack of males and
females who can't string a sentence together without the dropping F and C bombs and calling everyone a slut. The arrogant, moronic and belligerent
people who refuse to buy a ticket, those that make the train trip very uncomfortable with their drunken rants and threats. They do not scare me but
many times I have wished their was a Transit Officer on that trip.
The people who do these jobs are not all bad but the bad need to be weeded out...just like the Police
take care all
edit on 22-12-2010 by resistancia because: (no reason given)