Mr Edman, whose electorate includes youth crime hotspots Kwinana and Rockingham, said juvenile policing seemed to focus on “locking up kids”. “This is a Neanderthal approach,” he said. “We’re going the way of America.”
Upper House Liberal MP Phil Edman has hit out at what he says is a “Neanderthal” approach to juvenile policing after Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan refused to back down from plans to withdraw officers from Police Community Youth Centres.
I ask the question to Phil Edman, whose fault is it for cutting back services that forces Karl O’Callaghan to do this?
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Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan wants the courts to lock up repeat juvenile offenders sooner to increase their chances of rehabilitation and reduce home invasions and other serious crimes.
This is one issue I have to agree with Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan on, because of personal experience along with several neighbours of mine. Repeatedly weak gutless judges let repeat offenders back on the street feeling sorry for their social plight. In the meantime, I live in a suburb where abuse, burglary, theft, violence and even where a house was burnt down by a small group of teenage thugs.
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