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03/10/2010 10:15 PM ID: 83292 Permalink   

Australian Man Beats Canadian in Wheelchair

 

A 35-year-old Canadian who uses a wheelchair was beaten in Sydney, Australia, on Tuesday and is in hospital in serious condition, according to police reports.

The man, Heath Proden is from Manitoba, was waiting to catch a train at a city train station at about 11 p.m. local time when he was approached and verbally assaulted by two teenage boys, the New South Wales police said.

"I know he was quite intimidated and the only way for him to escape was by the lift, which unfortunately was where they trapped him and beat him," his girlfriend, Kristin Sharrock, told CBC News.

 
  Source: news.sympatico.cbc.ca  
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This is NO GOOD, beating a Wheelchair bound person.
http://news.sympatico.cbc.ca/...
 
  by: skcusswentrohs     03/10/2010 10:22 PM     
  Kids...  
 
they won´t get long for that! It makes me sick! There is a breakout of these as fast as any viruses. If they get three years they will kill with in 3 to five years.
 
  by: captainJane     03/10/2010 10:46 PM     
  This kind of needed...  
 
to happen, purely for the fact that the government doesn´t acknowledge that something is wrong unless it receives international attention.

That said, i live about 10min away from MT Druitt and it´s a hole but nothing special in terms of crime in comparison to the general area.

For assault the Local Government Area was ranked 45 out of the 140 Local Government Areas that have populations greater than 3000.

For Harassment, threatening behavior and private nuisance the area was rated 34 our of the 140 Local Government Areas that have populations greater than 3000.

What these stats say to me is that for the most part these people bark is worse than their bite.

Persons born overseas make up 45.7% of the town population as apposed to the national average of 22%.

More interesting stats on mt druitt :)
http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/...
 
  by: shiftyfarker   03/10/2010 11:42 PM     
  @ Shifty..  
 
I can´t open that link!
 
  by: captainJane     03/11/2010 12:05 AM     
  Cowards.  
 
Let´s see them take on someone who can walk.
 
  by: walter3ca   03/11/2010 12:48 AM     
  @Jane  
 
Here try this link:

http://projecstasy.com/...

Not sure why the other didn´t work, possibly region lock or something, although i know it works from a US and AUS location.
 
  by: shiftyfarker   03/11/2010 03:02 AM     
  Thanks Shirfty. :)  
 
Nt
 
  by: captainJane     03/11/2010 04:29 AM     
  The kids should go to prison  
 
strapped in wheelchairs.
 
  by: luxfestinus     03/11/2010 06:56 AM     
  This is what happens when you ban guns...  
 
the hooligans run amuck, free reign to do whatever, the great equalizer has been removed from the equation.

These guys won´t do will in prison when the other inmates find out what they are in for. Most likely they will leave prison in a wheelchair or a box.
 
  by: valkyrie123     03/11/2010 03:27 PM     
  I am sorry to say this. @ val  
 
But I hope you are right!
 
  by: captainJane     03/11/2010 03:51 PM     
  @Valk  
 
You´re entirely right. If guns weren´t banned then he would have most likely pulled out a pistol and shot them both as that is the situation that most commonly arises. /sarcasm


Seriously, who do you think would most likely be carrying a gun, a dude in a wheelchair or 2 thugs who go around robbing and kicking the crap out of people? Why even bring an argument like that into a news story like this? It´s baiting to derail it into an argument on gun laws.

"the hooligans run amuck, free reign to do whatever, the great equalizer has been removed from the equation. "

Hooligans run amuck in any country whether they have gun control or not.
 
  by: Anost1   03/11/2010 07:06 PM     
  hmm  
 
well if it was me i would of ran their asses over! bastards!
 
  by: groomsy     03/11/2010 07:34 PM     
  @valk  
 
You are right, we should be looking to America as a shining beacon of light.
 
  by: shiftyfarker   03/11/2010 07:55 PM     
  I want...  
 
to see a summary of those to meeting their
match in jail.
 
  by: captainJane     03/11/2010 08:40 PM     
  @Jane  
 
It won´t happen, they are only 15 & 16, correctional facilities here are aimed at rehabilitation for the most part not making them worse.
 
  by: shiftyfarker   03/11/2010 09:01 PM     
 
 
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