Friday, May 22, 2015

Community Safety Domestic Violence Female Violence Female Aggression "Woman charged after stabbing Male Partner in the Chest" Sydney, Australia 9news.com.au May 23rd 2015 Female Violence against Males Gender Equality Gender-Equal Application of the Law Rule of Law IS One Size Fits All Social Exclusion Family Violence


The man was taken to Westmead Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, while his partner was arrested near the bottle shop a short time later.


She was charged with wound person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
She will appear at Parramatta local court today after being refused bail.




Woman charged after man stabbed in chest at Sydney bottle shop

May 22, 2015: A 39-year-old woman has been charged after allegedly attacking her partner in a Dundas bottle shop.9NEWS
May 22, 2015:A woman has been charged after a man was allegedly stabbed in the chest at a bottle shop in Sydney's northwest. 
Police were called to the bottle shop in Dundas just before 7.30pm yesterday, where they found the 35-year-old man bleeding from his chest.
The man was taken to Westmead Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, while his partner was arrested near the bottle shop a short time later.
A woman has been charged after a man was allegedly stabbed in the chest at a bottle shop in Sydney's northwest. 
Police were called to the bottle shop in Dundas just before 7.30pm yesterday, where they found the 35-year-old man bleeding from his chest.
The man was taken to Westmead Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, while his partner was arrested near the bottle shop a short time later.
Police were called to the Cellarbrations bottle shop in Dundas at around 7:30pm last night. (9NEWS)
Police were called to the Cellarbrations bottle shop in Dundas at around 7:30pm last night. (9NEWS)
A 39-year-old woman has been charged. (9NEWS)

A 39-year-old woman has been charged. (9NEWS)
She was charged with wound person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
She will appear at Parramatta local court today after being refused bail.
The man was taken to Westmead Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. (9NEWS)
The man was taken to Westmead Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. (9NEWS)

© AAP 2015


http://www.9news.com.au/National/2015/05/23/05/58/Woman-charged-over-NSW-stabbing

Community Safety Cyber Bullying Covert Bullying Anti-Social Vigilantism Ignominy by Covert Bullying Defamation Racism Facebook Social Media "The Madness of Hyper-Vigilance" & VIDEO Edward R. Murrow - on Sen. Joe McCarthy See It Now (March 9, 1954) Hyper-Vigilantism Social Exclusion Appropriate Attitudes towards Men Sexism Gender Equality Rule of Law Due Process Gender-Equal Application of the Law Rule of Law IS One Size Fits All Respect of One Person for Another







The Madness of Hyper-Vigilance: 

Anti-Social Vigilantism/ Covert Bullying
reminds me of this scene from the movie The Front (1976) Directed by Martin Ritt:


"I'm innocent! I never joined anything. A terrible mistake has been made"
 

"I sympathise, unfortunately I can only help people who are willing to make a clean breast of what they've done"
 

"But I haven't done anything"
 

"That's why I can't help you"

Hollywood Actor protesting his being placed on the black-list as a Communist
during the Senator Joe McCarthy Communist witch-hunts in 1950's America


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_McCarthy

Previously in Melbourne if one had done something wrong one could redeem oneself, and if one hadn’t done anything wrong, one could feel confident one would not be deemed a “social undesirable.”

Now in this hyper-vigilant era one can be denounced by a vigilante spreading lies and rumours and be denied a forum to refute the rumours.

In other words, if you haven’t done anything wrong, 

you can’t redeem your social reputation!

Guilty until proven innocent
by vigilantes!


Pete Dowe



"Rule of law, equal application of the law, due process, respect of one person for another are necessary for a peaceful productive society" 



Malcolm Fraser


Ed Murrow on Sen. Joe McCarthy

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Community Safety Cyber Bullying Covert Bullying Anti-Social Vigilantism Ignominy by Covert Bullying Defamation Racism Facebook Social Media "The Madness of Hyper-Vigilance" Hyper-Vigilantism Social Exclusion Appropriate Attitudes towards Men Sexism Gender Equality Rule of Law Due Process Gender-Equal Application of the Law Rule of Law IS One Size Fits All Respect of One Person for Another


The Madness of Hyper-Vigilance: 

Anti-Social Vigilantism/ Covert Bullying
reminds me of this scene from the movie The Front (1976) Directed by Martin Ritt:


"I'm innocent! I never joined anything. A terrible mistake has been made"
 

"I sympathise, unfortunately I can only help people who are willing to make a clean breast of what they've done"
 

"But I haven't done anything"
 

"That's why I can't help you"

Hollywood Actor protesting his being placed on the black-list as a Communist
during the Senator Joe McCarthy Communist witch-hunts in 1950's America


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_McCarthy

Previously in Melbourne if one had done something wrong one could redeem oneself, and if one hadn’t done anything wrong, one could feel confident one would not be deemed a “social undesirable.”

Now in this hyper-vigilant era one can be denounced by a vigilante spreading lies and rumours and be denied a forum to refute the rumours.

In other words, if you haven’t done anything wrong, 

you can’t redeem your social reputation!

Guilty until proven innocent
by vigilantes!


Pete Dowe



"Rule of law, equal application of the law, due process, respect of one person for another are necessary for a peaceful productive society" 



Malcolm Fraser
 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Community Safety Covert Bullying Workplace Bullying Female Aggression Female Workplace Bullying " Why Women Are The Worst Kind of Bullies" Forbes May 1st 2012 Ignominy by Covert Bullying Innuendo Defamation Social Exclusion Cyber Bullying Appropriate Attitudes towards Males and Females Sexism Gender Equality Rule of Law Due Process Gender-Equal Application of the Law Rule of Law IS One Size Fits All Respect of One Person for Another




Why don't we support women who are bullied by other women?

Let's try that one!


Pete Dowe





"Rule of law, equal application of the law, due process, respect of one person for another are necessary for a peaceful productive society" 



Malcolm Fraser




“Women bullies will often befriend you and then air all your secrets later, in boardrooms or at office gatherings. I’ve had patients that just can’t trust again after being humiliated like that at work,” says Dr. Namie.

The problem persists, as there are no anti-bullying ethics or law in practice, unlike legal protection against sexual harassment or racial discrimination.

Less than one percent of co-workers will stand up when they see their colleagues tormented, fearing their own jobs.

There’s only one truly effective way to report workplace bullying: treat it like a business problem. Dr. Namie says:
“Report to your superiors and make it a business case on how the bully is affecting your productivity and driving up absenteeism. The minute you talk about how emotionally traumatized you are, you’re unlikely to get any help.”

http://www.forbes.com/sites/worldviews/2012/04/30/why-women-are-the-worst-kind-of-bullies/



Why Women Are The Worst Kind of Bullies








Women can be nastier bullies than men, at the workplace. What’s the best way to deal?

A Bully Free Zone sign - School in Berea, Ohio
A Bully Free Zone sign - School in Berea, Ohio (Photo credit: Wikipedia)




When Lady Gaga declared her hero was Emily-Anne, the 18-year-old pioneer of WeStopHate.org against teen bullying, I could completely identify. I had a flashback to my traumatic adolescent years. The memories alone made me feel like Emily-Anne could be my hero too.
However, I didn’t expect bullying to be so prevalent at the workplace. Adults are facing it pretty tough, with woman-on-woman harassment on the rise. Thirty-five percent of Americans reported being bullied at work, according to a 2010 survey by the Workplace Bullying Institute. Women make much nastier office bullies than men, says psychologist Dr. Gary Namie, co-founder of the Institute.
Workplace bullying is four times more common than sexual harassment and racial discrimination, found the same study. Girls are taught to be critical about each other from adolescence, and it’s particularly vicious among working women; from playing favourites to badmouthing colleagues. Common careers where women face bullying? Law, finance or any other job where “women feel the need to be hyper-aggressive to get ahead in a male-dominated environment,” says Dr. Namie.
Debra Falzoi, a communications coordinator who was terrorized by a female boss at a Boston university, says:

“My female bully lied and gossiped about me and others. She used all indirect tactics. I have seen men also use indirect bullying tactics, but they’re much less frequent, and they have seemed solely to protect their ego rather than proactive moves to sabotage.
Falzoi eventually quit her job after reporting the harassment. Her boss did nothing, despite multiple complaints against the same woman.
Samantha Brick, a British journalist, wrote a story titled: ‘There are downsides to looking this pretty’: Why women hate me for being beautiful. ‘ It went viral, supplemented by comments questioning her beauty. Some readers even called her “ugly as a troll.” I’m not going to debate her story, but I thought the Financial Times Weekend published the best response to the media maelstrom. The controversy showed how women sabotage the careers of other women by being unsupportive, it said. The columnist highlighted “rope ladders,” where women climb to senior positions, then promptly haul up the ladder right behind them. While some tactically avoid helping other women in their careers, others can resort to passive-agressive behavior to protect their interests.
“Women bullies will often befriend you and then air all your secrets later, in boardrooms or at office gatherings. I’ve had patients that just can’t trust again after being humiliated like that at work,” says Dr. Namie. The problem persists, as there are no anti-bullying ethics or law in practice, unlike legal protection against sexual harassment or racial discrimination. Less than one percent of co-workers will stand up when they see their colleagues tormented, fearing their own jobs.
There’s only one truly effective way to report workplace bullying: treat it like a business problem. Dr. Namie says:

“Report to your superiors and make it a business case on how the bully is affecting your productivity and driving up absenteeism. The minute you talk about how emotionally traumatized you are, you’re unlikely to get any help.”
Your managers could brush it off by saying it’s a cultural difference or clash of ideas, he says. Follow your instincts if you think you’re in a hostile work environment, and report it the right way. The only time when you should leave your job without making a case is if you work in a small family-run business, according to him.

Have you ever been bullied at work? Is there a difference between male and female bullies, in your experience?

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Cycling Safety Anti-Social Vigilantism Around the Bay in a Day "Tack attack deflates bay cyclists" The Age October 17, 2011 Rule of Law Due Process Equal Application of the Law Rule of Law IS One Size Fits All Respect of One Person for Another




"Rule of law, equal application of the law, due process, respect of one person for another are necessary for a peaceful productive society" 



Malcolm Fraser



This blog condemns anti-social vigilantism towards cyclists and indeed any citizen.

Anti-social vigilantism is a community safety problem which destroys the lives of innocent people.


Pete Dowe


Re Vigilantism the voiceover on the promo for the Mad Max Movie re-make says:

"He is Mad Max, searching for a righteous cause"

Why? Nothing better to do?

Stay out of it Maxy!

Leave it to VicPol


Pete Dowe 
 



“You can’t expect not to be subject to the law

if you want to be treated equally”


Klaus Mueller, President, CycleSport Victoria

Mordialloc Chelsea Leader May 18th 2009




“It’s only fair that all vehicle users are treated equally”

Gary Brennan, Bicycle Victoria

Mordialloc Chelsea Leader May 18th 2009


 




Tack attack deflates bay cyclists

Date
Thumb tacks were deliberately thrown across the road during yesterday's Around the Bay, puncturing the tyres of up to 12 cyclists who have blasted the stunt as dangerous and "revolting".
Cyclists in the 210-kilometre event around Port Phillip, Australia's largest bike ride, were nearing Rosebud when their tyres began popping about 3.30pm.
Simon Kennedy said one of his cycling group received a puncture, while up to 12 others in nearby riding groups also had to stop and fix their pierced tyres.
They discovered another 20 thumb tacks scattered across the road and cleared them away.
"Everybody was having to fix their wheels and we found probably 20 odd drawing pins on the road," he said.
"It was clearly deliberate, which is outrageous.
"If you get a very fast puncture like that people can come off. It's just a revolting thing to do.
"Overall it was a great day, but this was just ugly."
Around the Bay is Australia's largest bike ride, with more than 16,500 people participating last year.
Bicycle Victoria spokesman Garry Brennan said similar incidents were reported each year.
"This happens every year in the same location, between Rosebud and Frankston," he said, adding that it was not known who the culprits were.
"It's disappointing that someone tries to deliberately spoil a great day out for so many people."
Mr Kennedy said it was another example of aggression towards cyclists.
"There is a level of aggression towards bike riders that sometimes comes out in people," he said.
"Most people are fine of course but there are a percentage of people who consider it their right to try to knock people off or scare them or shout abuse. This is just the really thin edge of the wedge."


http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/tack-attack-deflates-bay-cyclists-20111017-1lt2w.html




"you only have vigilantes where there is an absence of law"
Paul Watson 

EcoPirate



Cooperation on the roads, cycling legitimacy and equality, which cyclists say they want, depends on being predictable by being law abiding. The road rules are in effect ‘safety regulations’ of a ‘life and death environment’.

Vigilante acts, ‘taking the law into one’s own hands’ (what a misnomer!) universally occur when the law (the road rules) is not being enforced.

Yet the enforcement of these safety regulations/ road rules for cyclists is touted by the cycling community as unfairly ‘punishing cyclists’

This is nonsense. Vigilante acts punish cyclists! Not law enforcement.

Vigilante acts such as: dooring, placing tacks on Beach Road 'Just plain tacky'  Cyclists put in danger by tacks placed on road motorists driving at bunch cyclists, Bike ride rage taking over  cyclists being kicked, punched or otherwise struck by a bottle or rock, definitely punish cyclists, unfairly. Nobody deserves to get hit Robbie McEwen Robbie McEwen's tweet

Whereas a traffic infringement penalty is an appropriate, just, ‘gentle’* penalty for a traffic infringement, and a cycling safety measure.

Bicycle Victoria has stated that their Review of Cycle Deaths in Victoria (2002) shows that cyclists who break the law are much more likely to be killed and seriously injured. 

Vigilante acts punish cyclists, not law enforcement

* one is handed a piece of paper by the constabulary rather than copping a rock in the head!

Pete Dowe
Road Safety Advocate



http://petedoweroadsafetyadvocate.blogspot.com.au/2011/11/cyclists-identification-cycling.html

Nobody Deserves to get Hit Robbie McEwen


http://www.heraldsun.com.au/ipad/lest-we-forget-these-brave-men/story-fn6bn88w-1226183965699

http://petedoweroadsafetyadvocate.blogspot.com/2011/11/beachroadcyclingnostoppingzones-you.html


http://www.theage.com.au/national/letters/show-us-what-makes-a-leader-20120208-1repi.html#ixzz1lnWUFbjP

http://petedoweroadsafetyadvocate.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/cyclists-id-not-just-for-fun-age-feb.html

http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/images/stories/committees/rsc/motorcycle_safety/Submissions/30_PDowe_22072011.pdf

http://www.theage.com.au/executive-style/fitness/blogs/on-your-bike/why-cyclists-should-never-pay-rego-20120614-20bk6.html