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Posted in alcohol, anti-social, city of fremantle, law&order, police, violence by freoview on December 1, 2016

It is a crying shame that there has been another stabbing in Fremantle, this time a 17-year-old boy was stabbed just before midnight in front of a kebab shop on the Cappuccino Strip last night. Earlier this week a man who had been stabbed near the railway station died, and reports of violence in the inner city are damaging Fremantle’s reputation as a family friendly city.

My observations when walking through the CBD daily is that at daytime there is not enough police on the beat but there is good visual presence of CoF security officers, however the latter only work till early in the evening and not at night so the cops need to increase their foot patrols at night.

Violence and anti social behaviour is not something council can fix, but the City of Fremantle needs to start looking at rigorously implementing its alcohol policy and not adding more fuel to the fire by allowing more alcohol outlets.

I am not sure that I like the big billboard on Stirling Highway at all that proudly announces that Bathers Beach is the first beach in Australia where one can drink alcohol on the beach. It’s not the sort of reputation Fremantle needs.

Roel Loopers

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  1. Caroline said, on December 2, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    It is meth mixed with alcohol when people react violently and inappropriately. Black white and rainbow. I do not go out at night any more and miss so much live music. Wish we could have a community bus that picks people up and takes them to venues and drops them home as in some cities.

  2. freoview said, on December 1, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    I have no idea who did it Lionel. Have not heard anything about it in the media.


  3. Lionel said, on December 1, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    If we were to start blaming the people who did this then we would be labelled racist

  4. freoview said, on December 1, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    I could not agree more Jay. We have a drinking and drug problem in Australia and people react with huge anger, so what are the reasons in a cvountry where most people live pretty well? Why have we become so selfish and inconsiderate and why does a life mean so little?


  5. Jay said, on December 1, 2016 at 9:15 am

    It’s sad that people keep blaming the police and council for incidents like this. How about blaming the people who can’t control their anger or feel the need to carry a knife! Obviously Freo, Perth and Northbridge as “night time” destinations will cop more of these incidents than other areas, but i think culturally we need to take a good hard look at changing our behaviour and the way we interact with other people so that everytime somebody gets angry or upset another person doesnt end up in hospital or dead! Maybe then incidents like this wont happen so often.

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