Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Bikie War

I think it was day we lunched at Clematis. In the morning and once we were home in the afternoon the noise of motor bikes was horrendous in The Highrise. A week or so later on the radio I heard the Deputy Police Commissioner take a call from someone in the country complaining about the noise of motor bikes in the bush. In the meantime I had sent an email to the Station Commander at the St Kilda Road Police Station who told me noisy motor bikes was a matter for the Environment Protection Authority.

This was very naughty of him. Noisy motorbikes are a roadworthy matter and certainly up for policing by VicPol. A police officer should pull over a vehicle they suspect to be in breach of noise limits and order them to attend the EPA for a noise check. What I am annoyed about is that a blind eye is turned to all these noisy motor bikes that ride around and the offenders not policed at all by VicPol. The noisy bikies are a law unto themselves.

After 9/11 all rubbish bins were removed from outside the St Kilda Road Police Station. The result was litter of cigarette butts everywhere. It was a long time before cigarette butt bins were installed.

When the motor bikes were at their worst, R came up with the theory that they were 'buzzing' the police station. I think he may have correct. Bikies and the police had been much in the news of late. As the police have removed fortifications at bikie club houses, the police have been fortifying their own buildings.

A week or so ago I noticed the door to police station car park was not open during the day. It is normally open during the day with a guard inside. It is now locked all day and only opened as required.

Over the past year or so extra external lighting and cameras have been installed. It seemed wasteful to me as the police are supposed to move out of the building soon.

And then this. I couldn't believe it. They have barricaded their own easy street parking at 412 St Kilda Road.

I think it is very clear that police feel under threat, and who else but from bikies? Of course if they enforced noise laws, there would be barely a bikie on the road. That is all they have to do. There is no need for absurd laws such as have been enacted in Queensland and other states. Enforce the existing laws and the bikies will be harassed off the roads. Too easy.

Closed car park. I did not really frame the photos. It was a quick snap as I was moving. There are so many cctv lens on the building.


St Kilda Road barricades. Are we living in 70s Belfast?


Bowen Crescent. It is not even Police Headquarters, although the media say it is at times.


Protecting the electricals in Queens Lane.


If I disappear without explanation, you can assume that it was an extra big bomb that went off. It may be the actions of bikies at the police station or Moslems at the synagogue. Lordy, threats in all directions.

11 comments:

  1. I once knew a bikie he is in jail now or might even be out, He was involved in The Fathers day killing at Milperra. He lived in the same block of flats we lived in, this was in the70's, we never saw any others in the gang but a few days before the shootout at Milperra they all turned up at his flat, there were about 100 bikes all roaring up the street now that was frighting, they stayed a couple of hours and then all left together and I heard on the radio a couple of days later about the shooting.
    We were all shocked because he seems ok and pretty much a calm person but the gang rules their actions.
    Merle........

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    1. I remember the massacre well Merle. What an extraordinary personal connection. I always knew you were good value, haha.

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  2. Good bye, see you in heaven (where the angels ride noiseless bikes !)

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    1. Gattina, I may go in the other direction, down, deep into the fires of hell, but I will be in the company of all the fun people.

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  3. I doubt that would solve the problem. They would just ignore the fine . You will probably be getting more due to the new crazy laws here.

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    1. Diane, there is a process for the fine to be pursued, but given the level of unpaid fines, you may be be right. Can Newman last more than one term? I never thought Victorian Premier Kennett would, but he did.

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  4. Interesting. My uncle used to be in a bikie gang, but he got out a few years ago. I should sit down with him at Christmas and ask questions.

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    1. Fen, unless is usually young for an uncle, I doubt he would know much about gang activity.

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    2. Oh he does, that was part of the reason he left. He's super paranoid about certain people tracking him down... not sure why! Not sure I want to know why.

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  5. The last time I saw hundreds of bikies together (a week ago) they were riding up the Freeway with stuffed toys sticking out of their jackets and back packs on the way up to the children's hospital to donate for Christmas.. hard to believe when you see them like this that they can be so gang orientated.

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    1. Grace, yes they do that here too, with police approval and escorts. At least they don't go around committing random violence and keep it among themselves.

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