Bikey voilence in Australia is being used in the same way war on terror is used in America
I live in south Australia and a fee years ago it was our state who first bought in the controversial bikey legislation.
The bikey's were getting a little out if control in our state with shootings in the CBD and a few night clubs being shot up.
The state used these to bring in dracon laws that took away peoples freddom to assemble and other crazy stuff.
I for one agree if they brake the law then deal with them but our bikey's were used like the USA's fight against Arabs.
They over exagerated there crimes and used our fear to keep us quiet while they stripped a little more of our freddom.
It was already illegal to have a gun without a licence and it was already illegal to shoot a weapon in a unsafe mammer they didn't have to change
laws there were already laws in place to convict them for there bad behavour.
I was in QLD when the gold coast volience erupted a few weeks ago and on reading the qld papers I all the same minipulation and proper gander to take
banana benders rights away.
And i hope that as other posters have stated that the army was only used beacuse of there heavy lifting truck and that we are not being desensitised
to see our armed forces in policing roles in the future
Draconian laws which took away peoples freedoms?
Are you kidding me?
The laws were targeted against criminal organizations such the Finks MC.
What the new laws did was allow the Police to take harsher action DIRECTLY against the biker gangs.
Me, the guy down the street, you(assuming you are an innocent civilian and not involved with biker gangs), have nothing to fear.
The laws were not and never will be targeted at us.
Abide by the law, do the right thing, stay out of trouble, and don't associate with criminals.
It's that simple.
You are either an honest, law abiding citizen, or you are connected to the criminal under world in some way.
If you are connected to the under world in some way, then you should be scared.
You should be very scared.
Not only because governments will continue to give Police more and more powers to come after people like you, but because the bigger the drug trade
becomes, the more dangerous it will become for those involved.
I'm not accusing you of being involved. Nor do I care if you are.
But to suggest that the government/police started taking away our freedoms and rights, is ridiculous.
You may not be involved, but you are obviously a victim of the bikie propaganda that they started spinning when the government said enough is enough,
drew a line in the sand and declared war on the CRIMINAL GANGS.
What they immediately did was band together, and start trying to convince the Australian public that they were a bunch of honest blokes, mostly, who
were only motorbike enthuthiasts and enjoyed hanging out with their mates, and that there were only a few bad apples in their bunch(as their
inevitably always are in any group of people).
What they wanted was to convince enough people that they weren't ORGANIZED CRIME GANGS, so that there would be public pressure on the government.
Where do you think they got the money to pay for their high paid lawyers? Queens Counsel...do you know how many hundreds of dollars an hour, per case,
a QC is paid?
Do you know how many hundreds of hours that would have been put in by these QC's on behalf of the bikie gangs?
Sure, they probably used their legitimate business fronts to pay for them.
Do you know where they got the money to buy those legitimate business fronts? Or would you like to know how they came to be involved in those
legitimate businesses...how they became the silent partners?
Do you know what purpose those legitimate business fronts serve an organized crime outfit? They launder money through them.
Stop being so naive.
The Hells Angels, Finks/Mongols, Rebels, Gypsy Jokers, Bandidos, and the rest of the 1%, are ORGANIZED CRIMINAL ORGANIZATIONS. All of which have
You think in South Australia it was just a couple shootings that caused the government to move against them?
The stuff you saw on your nightly news, the shoot outs, the drive by shootings, the attempted bombing assassination at Vince Foccarellis house which
ended badly for the Hells Angels when the bomb detonated up the street prematurely, that is just the TIP OF THE ICEBERG. And it's a very large
The stuff that happens in the public domain with innocent onlookers, is the stuff that is spilling onto our streets. There is a much much more that is
happening that isn't on the news.
For it to get as bad as it has on our streets, there is some serious sh** going on.
The police do not just sit around waiting for the next shooting.
They are busy gathering intelligence on these criminals and their associates.
Do you know why the Finks were declared? Because of the intelligence gathered on them.
We aren't going to be privy to all of that information.
But for that to happen, it's a pretty big move in it self, then the police obviously have some very disturbing intelligence.
Have you heard about the secret appearances that criminal underworld figures are summonsed to before the federal crime commission? Do you have any
idea just how high that goes?
Do you understand just how much money and time is being invested into tackling the organized crime problem in Australia? Do you understand there is a
problem first of all and it's getting worse?
The brawls and shootings on the Gold Coast in recent weeks are just one more city to experience the spill of violence into the public domain.
Retribution wont necessarily come in a few days or weeks or months. It could come in a couple of years.
This cycle of violence does not end with these criminal organizations.
That is why it is important that governments and police tackle this problem hard and with ferocity.
Everything needs to be thrown at these criminal organizations to bring them down, dismantle them, and lock those involved with them up for a very very
Just think of all the drug over doses that happen every single day, especially on weekends when young people head out to clubs in their tens of
thousands across every Australian city.
And the problem of illicit drugs, particularly the manufactured drugs, has spread beyond our cities, and into our rural and outback communities.
And the problem is not only drugs, it is guns. Illegal guns.
Not only are they bringing in illegal high powered guns, they are manufacturing their own guns, and even rocket launchers.
There have been numerous busts of "gun factories" around Australia.
In one such factory, they were making high powered automatic assault rifles.
You think it's just about getting one AK47 off the street? It's about bringing these criminal gangs down for good, one step at a time.
How many times have they been caught with military grade rocket launchers as well? Too many.
And since you are in South Australia, I hope you remember that "former" Finks member whose home was targeted by the Hells Angels in a home invasion
which ended up with his young underage son being shot.
Remember what the "former" Fink said in front of the tv cameras?
That "they" will find who did this, and get them back.
These people are bringing their violence onto our streets, into the public domain, and are not even afraid to make death threats on tv!!