REGARDLESS OF THE DEATHS ... ALL THE WARNINGS ...THIS CONFRONTATION ON HINDLEY STREET SAW TWO KING HITS IN A MATTER OF SECONDS...
THE KID IN THE PURPLE HOODIE THUMPS ANOTHER ... THEN WHILE CALMLY WALKING AWAY ... COPS A DOSE OF HIS OWN MEDICINE....
THESE COWARDLY ACTIONS ARE ALL TOO COMMON IN ADELAIDE AFTER DARK
"Hhose next. whose next. how are you going to control this?" said Freddy Taiba.
AND THAT'S THE QUESTION THE WHOLE COUNTRY HAS BEEN ASKING.... HOW TO STOP A DRUNK OR DRUG CRAZED THUG THROWING A KILLER PUNCH...
AT PEOPLE LIKE SECURITY GUARD FREDDY TAIBA ... OR KING HIT FATALITY SAMMY DAVIS
"This is about society, this is a social disease that we need to address," said Nat Cook.
THE ANSWER ACCORDING TO ONE POLITICIAN IS SENDING THEM DIRECTLY TO JAIL
"Too many victims and too many families are totally fed up with what we've been seeing here in South Australia," said Rob Brokenshire.
TODAY .. FAMILY FIRST MLC ROB BROKENSHIRE TOOK THE GLOVES OFF AND DEMANDED WE FOLLOW THE NEW SOUTH WALES LEAD WITH TOUGHER PENALTIES
"There's no doubt that there is a definite gap in our laws at the moment and clever solicitors and lawyers are getting sentences reduced and the community are telling me they've had ennough," said Rob Brokenshire.
UNDER THE CONTROVERSIAL PLAN.. ONE PUNCH KILLERS WILL FACE ... A MINIMUM MANDATORY JAIL TERM OF 8 YEARS AND UP TO 25 YEARS FOR THOSE FUELLED BY DRUGS OR ALCOHOL
"The message through the media goes out to these perpetrators if you're going to leave home with most of the time a clear intention to take somebody out to give you some weird enjoyment then you run the risk of 8 years in jail," said Rob Brokenshire.
AND MR BROKENSHIRE IS ASKING THE MAJOR PARTIES TO SUPPORT HIM .. AND THOUGH PRVIOUSL;Y A SCEPTIC ... THE AG JOHN RAU IS PERHAPS NOPW SENSING THE PUBLIC GROUNDSWELL ..
"We really haven't done well... want fixed," said Rob Brokenshire.
NO HESITATION HOWEVER .. FROM THE PEOPLE WHO SEE AND FEAR THE VIOLENCE THE MOST .. ADELAIDE'S YOUTH.
"I think it should be longer it's not fair you shouldn't just go out and punch someone like an innocent person for no reason."
"People that would've thought about doing a punch, having a go at someone maybe back off if they thought that maybe they could go to jail for 8 years if they end up killing 44."
"I think that people are fed up with the light sentences, people are fed up with the suspended sentences, people are fed up with things like the bloke who killed Thomas Kelly getting just four years when tougher sentence was obviously available," said David Pemberthy.
5AA BREKKIE HOST AND COMMENTATOR DAVID PEMBERTHY SAYS IT'S ABOUT TIME THESE THUGS - WHO OFTEN BOAST ABOUT THEIR CRIMES ON SOCIAL MEDIA GOT A WAKE UP CALL.
"I'm a fan of the digital age and I spend a lot of time on social media but I think that its definite downside is that everyone can be a hero in cyberspace and you've got these screwed up blokes such as the one who's been charged with the murder of Daniel Christie his facebook is his own personal shrine to his physical prowess he's posing with his ripped shirt, tats on his neck, pumping up his pecs, being a big man and it does mean that maladjusted individuals can deify themselves out there in cyberspace," said David Pemberthy.
BUT NOT EVERYONE THINKS THE BULK OF THE SOLUTION LIES IN THE SENTENCING
"We have to for me the sentencing the laws is all about closing the back door, what you need to do is focus on the front door, the front door for us is about ensuring that levels of responsibility are understood and accepted by the community, that we start very early in the life cycle about creating really good, resilient, solid citizens," said Nat Cook.
AND SAMMY D FOUNDATION CEO NAT COOK ADDS IT'S ALSO TOO RESTRICTIVE TO ONLY TARGET CBD PUBS AND CLUBS
"A number of significant incidences have happened over the last 10 years that have involved people well away from entertainment precincts, none of that would have helped my son, he died outside a private house party, that is all about community awareness and education and peer education," said Nat Cook.
HOWEVER ALL AGREE .. AT LEAST WER'E CONFRONTING THE PROBLEM ... RATHER THAN SITTING ON OUR HANDS WAITING TO THE NEXT COWARDS PUNCH ...