"We ring parents and say 'little Johnny's down here, you better come in and get him'. And parents don't even care. They say 'he got there and can get his way back'."
Crime involving adolescents had become a major concern, particularly when they were fuelled by alcohol. And part of the problem was the disinterest shown by their parents.
"Don't underestimate the problems that we're having with young people who aren't bound by the licensing laws because they shouldn't be getting into licensed premises to begin with," he said.
"They're coming in preloaded. They go and get plastered and then they want to fight the world.
"We grab them off the streets, children 14-13, who are drunk that we come across in the city in the Cross and in Oxford St.
Tim Colwill wrote:...just like in video games?
MunchY wrote:a pedastool....
Mekon wrote:MunchY wrote:a pedastool....
Is that like a pouffe?
Mekon wrote:it's noteworthy because ladies of the night are all too often victims of violence, disproportionately so compared to the rest of the population. Added to which, it's the whole violence against women thing, which is a Western societal taboo.
""That's not going to affect the vast majority but it's only got to affect one or two and what have you got? You've got some potentially really disturbed young person out there who's got access to weapons like knives or is good with the fist, can go out there and almost live that life now in the streets of modern Australia. That's concerning."