F-em. Prison time all round – its not like it is hard to figure out who they are.
I believe in Law and Order. I believe anyone who does crime leaving physical victims actually harmed needs harsh punishment.
But then I think the Invasion of Mexico by the invading army of Drug Cartel mass killers is a war on our doorstep – one which Absloutely effects Americians – and destroys our Neighbor and Ally, Mexico. I would a thousand times rather the Biden (crime family) directed the $113,000,000,000 they used to create WWIII in a far off place which is nothing to do with us – I wish the corrupt Democrats spent it on war on the Cartels! On building up our fellow Americans – the Mexicans and other Americans.
The Mexicans are great – hard working, want what is best, love their families – If Biden spent that money fixing Mexico – turning it into China Mark II by destroying the Cartels and corruption, and opening loads of industry and factories – it would be Amazing!!!!
Canada is a resource Pool extraordinary – like Russia. USA is money, industry, tech, every kind of intellectual property to the max – loads of resources, seas, lots of skilled people, rule of law (except where the Satan Soros ilk has laid his wicked hand)
And Mexico could be the industry and maker of goods, as they are more and more – We would be Amazing! USA + Canada + Mexico! Safe, secure, prosperous….
If only the Biden corrupt white house devoted our economic and military aid in Mexico instead of Ukraine every person on this Continent would prosper! Crush the invading crime armies there – invest in the people and infrastructure and industry there. Let the EU fix Ukraine. Look – Ukraine is per person GDP one of the poorest countries in the world, one of the most corrupt!!! And it is right there, and EU has done nothing for them – it is not America’s problem. You fix them, USA fix Mexico.
Crime is wrecking the Americas – and Government Encourages it! We could be so well off if we just made war on it – instead of on ourselves and on foreigners across the world.
Or we could just legalize it for adults, tax it like cigarettes, and take all the wind out of their sails. They could go back to being the drunk punks they used to be.
They just fight between themselves anyway. As long as the public isn’t being harmed let them get on with it, the more that are bumped off the less it costs the state in the long run
If you tax drugs then you will create a black market based on evading the tax.
to polidori redux: Absolutely true – there is already a massive trade in smuggling cigarettes and alcohol to avoid tax.
The perfect solution in fact.
That works a treat in the States doesn’t it! They hand out exceedingly long sentences in poorly run prisons for relatively minor offences, and despite having a prison population much larger than almost any other country the levels of drug abuse, violent crime and murder are well above almost any other first world nation
Just one point: Section 501 of the Migration Act 1958 was NOT promulgated in 2015. I worked to administer it within the Immigration Department in 2006, and the provisions the author mentions (“it gives the Immigration Minister the power to deport people born in another country if they’ve spent 12 or more months in jail.”) had been in the Act since the dawn of time.
There may have indeed been a change to section 501 in 2015 (I have been retired for a while) but it was NOT the cancellation of a visa after 12 months’ jail – that specific ministerial power has been in place forever.
It needs to be remembered moreover that this provision is a common element of international law, and that many, many countries do it: if a person is a citizen of one country and only resides in another country as a privilege granted by that second country, the country of residence has a perfect right to revoke that privilege and send the miscreant back to his or her country of citizenship.
“There would be no illicit drug trade to control if it wasn’t for the global war on drugs, now into its second century of failure…After all, getting caught means a long jail sentence whether it’s 20kg or two tonnes — so why not go all in?”
Perhaps getting caught could mean something other than a long jail sentence? I hear Singapore fights its war on drugs very successfully indeed.
I live in Sydney – a true “underbelly” of difference. Western Sydney can seem like a different world to the East (I live in Lower North Sydney). Reading this, I recall Helen Dale’s comments about Australian police officers, how they look like British cops, but act like American ones. I’d add, so are our judges, gangsters and lawyers. Didn’t get much of a mention here, but Melbourne is sadly experiencing excessive crime, as is Brisbane and other areas in QLD.
I have lived in Melbourne since 1988 but had no idea about what lies beneath Australia’s fake facade of law and order until 2009, when I became an instant and concurrent adversary to police and organised crime, trying to report crimes punishable by 10 years in jail that I witnessed as a public servant. Look up my name to see a slice of what will never appear in crime statistics. As of today 26 June 2023 my second LinkedIn profile is still visible. I lost the first one last year for speaking out too candidly.
PS: several of my public LinkedIn posts expressing angst about Australia never having had functional law-enforcement, bikies making billions $ in the drug-trade yearly, and our dismal prospects, given Clare O’Neil’s* incompetent hubris/vanity have disappeared without warning.
Tech, including cyber-tech far beyond what’s known to civilian experts at the time have been used against me since 2009 in an ongoing crime-spree in physical and cyber-space by an ex-coworker stalker organised-crime info source. I never even dated the stalker. Using tech not known to civilian experts in bizarre, seemingly pointless crimes is a long-established crime witness/victim discreditation strategy of Victoria Police officers and their accomplices. See Raymond T. Hoser’s brave publications about Victoria Police corruption.
The disappearance of my public LinkedIn posts that were possibly damaging to the ongoing risk-free operation of Australia’s bikie gangs has nothing to do with bikies doing victory-laps around my home since I discovered the disappearance. Of course not.
As a public servant witness to crimes punishable by 10 years in jail/worse, whom Victoria Police have been trying to silence since 2009, I will continue making public interest disclosures about Australia’s absurd crime reality via every possible platform, until I see positive, material changes to Australia’s crime fighting ability/willingness. Since Australia faked its way into Five Eyes, AUKUS, etc., and the Internet is everywhere, Australia’s lawlessness poses a significant global threat.
* Australia’s Minister for Cyber Security AND Home Affairs no less since mid-2022.
A good article. The only point I’d like to add is that some being sent to NZ haven’t actually been charged with any specific crime but are guilty of knocking around with wrong uns. Many left NZ as small children so arrive knowing nobody and fall straight into the gangs as it’s the only contacts they have.
I’m not blaming Australia for this by the way, they’re free to act as they please
The early colony of New South Wales was ruled by bully-boy soldiers, who set themselves up nicely by stealing all imported goods that arrived in the government stores, and selling them at a profit, and, of course, by trading in the prevailing currency, rum. Nothing much has changed.