"Police have charged 67 people after the Undie 500 rally deteriorated into a weekend of violence in Dunedin.
Charges include breaching the temporary liquor ban, disorderly behaviour, obstruction and wilfully setting fire to property.
Most of those charged will appear in the Dunedin District Court on Thursday and Friday, with three appearing tomorrow..."
So they want to ban the Undie 500.
Wrong way to go. Play the ball, not the player!
How many time do I have to repeat that banning does sod all?
What they DO need to do is to sentence convicted rioters with the full penalties in law. If this buggers up their oh-so-promising futures- tough shit.
Actions should have consequences.
See if a cop done for DUI gets let off with diversion? not likely, and that is how it should be.
No doubt these young crap-heads will have mumsy and daddy digging deep to have a high-powered lawyer find some loophole, like a spelling mistake in the charge sheet.
These sort of parents are as bad as the shit in the dock- and no doubt are a major part of the problem.
While I'm on the subject, Dunedin might be a good place to deploy a water cannon unit. The type of water cannon that injects marker dye and OC.