Friday, April 05, 2019

Scum on our streets

Scum number 1, an alleged unprovoked attack by Enea Myrteza, now arrested.

The assault was thought to be a random attack, with police describing it as "terrifying" and the worst assault they have seen.
"He strikes him to the point he's unconscious, hovers over him and appears to taunt him," Detective Senior Constable Matthew Coleiro said.
"Once he regains consciousness he again continues the assault until he's unconscious again, hovers over him again, then leaves him in the middle of the road unconscious."
The 32-year-old eventually regained consciousness and walked towards a main road for help, where he was found by a passer-by almost half an hour after the attack happened.
"It appears to be unmotivated at this point, the victim is seen quite clearly stepping off a tram walking on his own, this unknown male runs up to him and we don't know why at this point," Senior Constable Coleiro said.
"The vision is very confronting, we're only releasing parts of it."
The victim, a travelling musician visiting Melbourne, has required two surgeries since the attack to stop the bleeding on his brain, as well as for a broken jaw.
He was due to fly home on Saturday after spending six weeks in Australia.
It is alleged that this is the scum, Enea Myrteza, who attacked the American.


Scum number 2, the cat thrower, Cheng Lu. In an extraordinary decision by Magistrate Costas Killias, he dismissed the charges of him throwing a cat off the 45th level balcony of a city apartment building. Apparently you can accidently throw a cat off a balcony.


Magistrate Costas Killias on Tuesday dismissed charges of animal cruelty and reckless endangerment against Mr Lu, finding the university computer sciences student threw the cat over the balcony but had no criminal case to answer.

The only comfort is that that the internet does not forget things like this. Both will be forever damned.

24 comments:

  1. Sick Sick Sick! What is wrong with people!?!?!? This makes me so sad for our planet Annster's Domain

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  2. Scum indeed. I would add the magistrate to the damned list as well.

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    1. It would be interesting to hear his reasoning EC. I can still imagine gasps at the decision.

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  3. These two are shockers,I wonder if in the second case the revenue derived from his wealthy parents for his education was deemed more important than the life of the poor animal.Hoping karma gets them in the end.

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    1. Cheryl, that may very well be. We know there are people from China here who hold great political influence.

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  4. When Myrteza is gaoled, he may experience some of his own behaviour from the other inmates.

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    1. Hels, and see how tough he is then.

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  5. I'm speechless...words fail me...but emotions haven't...

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    1. Too horrible Lee. The cat one is outrageous, and perhaps I am a little sorry for inflicting the story on cat lovers.

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  6. Sad stories - where on earth do you find them Andrew?
    Trouble is you can scrape scum off - not sure what you could call these two, .....lowest of the low, dregs of society. Scum still has more aggression doesn't it!

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    1. Cathy, all in The Age online and I suppose in print too.

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  7. There are some VERY nasty people around. All we can hope for, is not to encounter them.

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    1. Cro, and generally we don't, thankfully.

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  8. I knew about the cat throwing and there's NO WAY that is accidental, it was in our newspaper and I think the judge is so wrong. He must be one of the many judges who give violent criminals a slap on the wrist instead of decades in solitary confinement. I didn't know about the other incident which is equally horrendous. Maybe it's mean of me, but I think their punishment should be the same as what they did. It's a good thing I'm not saying that out loud, right?

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    1. River, we all have our dark thoughts about meeting out appropriate justice.

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  9. Awful people indeed! I just wish the cat thrower had been jailed for cruelty! Not impressed with the magistrate either :(

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    1. Sami, I hope the decision is appealed, but by who? The Public Prosecutor who has much on its plate?

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  10. I know hate is a strong word, but that's truly what I feel for those who abuse animals, children, the elderly or anyone else. I'm with River - I wish the punishment for these senseless acts was for the aggressors to suffer the same as their victims. Then I think "does that make me as low as they are?" and truthfully, some days I don't care. I just want it to stop.

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    1. Jenny, yes, exasperation with the court system is felt by many, especially outcomes.

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  11. Good heavens, how dreadful as these two.

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    1. They certainly are, Margaret.

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  12. I can't say more than anyone else has. But throwing a cat is beyond despicable!
    Did you hear ours about the woman throwing a chair off a condo balcony next to the Gardiner?

    https://globalnews.ca/news/4960434/toronto-woman-chair-throwing-balcony-peer-pressure/
    "Feeling peer pressure", poot thing, what an idiot.
    What a shame, that it will live forever on the internet...

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    1. Jackie, I didn't hear about that. So dangerous.

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