It has now been confirmed that:
- ‘about 20’ people were involved in the brawl, which resulted in one person being murdered; and
- three men (who have now been named) and one 11 year old child have been charged with the murder.
What about the other 16 or so people involved? Who were these ‘two large groups’ of people? What kind of threat do they still pose to the public? Will they ever be charged with anything? If not, why?
If you and 10 of your best friends and family decided to rip up some bricks in public and start chucking them around everywhere until the police came along, what do you think would happen?
Something also tells me that it will be a cold day in hell before the people involved pay for the cost of repairing the damaged public property.
And why hasn’t the victim been named? Where is the usual media story about how a life was tragically cut short and how the victim used to sell cookies as a boy scout?
What other important details regarding this matter that are being withheld?
(Thanks to reader DF).
Why has it taken an Aboriginal elder to finally bring us some of the truth and start a real discussion on this matter? Why were the ‘questions of many’ kept so ‘silent’ until now?
Outside court, Mr Taylor implored for something to be done and said he was tired of watching “his young people die”.
Respected Aboriginal elder Ben Taylor’s comments outside Perth Children’s Court yesterday echoed the silent questions of many after a slightly built 11-year-old boy faced court charged with murder.
“As an Aboriginal elder I am very saddened by all this, you know,” Mr Taylor said.
“A young 11-year-old boy roaming the street at three o’clock in the morning with knives and all that feuding going on.”
Noongar elder and 2015 West Australian of the Year Robert Isaacs echoed Mr Taylor’s calls for parents to take greater responsibility for their children.
Mr Isaacs said too many children were being left with extended family and could not be controlled.
“Enough is enough, it has been talked about for all these years,” Mr Isaacs said.