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#1 marple

Posted 13 August 2019 - 05:12 PM

I'm referring to the group of men who stopped the guy with the knife in Sydney today. So brave. One was older, one was a banker, there was  a tradie and a firey and I think a visiting pommie.  I may not have that quite right but what fabulous examples of the good that is out there in men.
No unnecessary violence, looking out for others, putting themselves in harms way.
My sympathies to the woman who was murdered and to the two injured women.

Edited by marple, 13 August 2019 - 05:14 PM.


#2 born.a.girl

Posted 13 August 2019 - 05:20 PM

Truly awful - so many people affected.


I must confess when I heard a woman had died, I wondered how many would be dead if he'd had easy access to firearms.

#3 Riotproof

Posted 13 August 2019 - 06:04 PM

And the response of the men who caught him. “No, no, wait for the cops”.

#4 28 Barbary Lane

Posted 13 August 2019 - 06:18 PM

So brave, amazing people like that, so glad they are around

#5 Charli73

Posted 13 August 2019 - 06:26 PM

Amazing Australians, just sick of idiots, I think we’re all sick of the violence.
Well done to them for not just walking away.

#6 dadwasathome

Posted 13 August 2019 - 06:30 PM

One of them is on the same football team  as one of my colleagues.

It’s been suggested in their whatsapp group that “hero” should deffo go on his Tinder profile :)

Edited by dadwasathome, 13 August 2019 - 06:30 PM.


#7 JoanJett

Posted 13 August 2019 - 06:44 PM

It is terribly sad that a woman died and another was physically injured, and will no doubt have emotional/psychological injury from random violence.

I can't help but compare to recent events in the US - if this man, who from all accounts is/appeared mentally ill (and perhaps subject to religious ideology) had been armed with a gun, the outcome would have been even more devastating.

I admire the fact that these men stood up and acted bravely and reasonably to secure the safety of the people in the environment, but also ensured that the offender was kept safe from a crowbar, and wanted evidence preserved to boot.  

When I see that humanity, it reminds me that there is so much good in our every day world.

Edited by JoanJett, 13 August 2019 - 07:21 PM.


#8 TheGreenSheep

Posted 13 August 2019 - 07:12 PM

Well done. Superheroes don’t always wear capes.

#9 born.a.girl

Posted 13 August 2019 - 07:18 PM

Fortunately, too, they all came out of it unharmed.

Must be two decades ago now, when a man on his way to work was shot dead, trying to protect someone from being shot.

Another case for Leigh Sales' 'Any Ordinary Day'.  A great read if you've not yet done so.

#10 Chelli

Posted 13 August 2019 - 08:07 PM

I'm also in awe of the bravery of the men who put a stop to him, and also glad we don't have easy access to high powered assault weapons in this country.

#11 katpaws

Posted 14 August 2019 - 09:12 AM

Also glad that these people were not hurt in detaining the attacker.

Glad to see the bystander effect was not in play.

My heart goes out to the woman who died, and to her family.

Hopefully the person hurt will be ok.

#12 PrincessPeach

Posted 14 August 2019 - 12:58 PM

Joanjett - the comparison memes have already started circulating.

These guys did an amazing act, i do hope they get acknowledgement of it in an official way because they truely deserve it.

#13 SeaPrincess

Posted 14 August 2019 - 01:05 PM

View PostRiotproof, on 13 August 2019 - 06:04 PM, said:

And the response of the men who caught him. “No, no, wait for the cops”.

Those guys were great.
Unfortunate that the comment was directed at the guy who was ready to bash him, and not to mention the guy in a suit who had already booted him when he was down.

#14 Lunafreya

Posted 14 August 2019 - 01:11 PM

View PostTheGreenSheep, on 13 August 2019 - 07:12 PM, said:

Well done. Superheroes don’t always wear capes.
No, they carry crates.

#15 MurderBritches

Posted 14 August 2019 - 02:22 PM

These guys were great and could not have done what they did if he had had a gun.

I am a little annoyed that the memes comparing guns and milk crates are being brought down  by some who think they are trivializing  the womens death.  Because we can't possibly poke fun at the US gun issues as well as feel desperate sorrow at her death. Personally I  feel mentioning what she did for work trivializes her way more than any comparison meme.

#16 Chaotic Pogo

Posted 14 August 2019 - 02:33 PM

View Postborn.a.girl, on 13 August 2019 - 07:18 PM, said:

Fortunately, too, they all came out of it unharmed.

Must be two decades ago now, when a man on his way to work was shot dead, trying to protect someone from being shot.

Another case for Leigh Sales' 'Any Ordinary Day'.  A great read if you've not yet done so.

I walked past the funeral for him near my work.  2 major roads pretty much at a standstill due to the crowds. Incredibly sad and I thought a turning point for people becoming less willing to get involved.

His children must be adults by now.  A cold comfort to them that he died a hero.

#17 born.a.girl

Posted 14 August 2019 - 02:36 PM

View PostMurderBritches, on 14 August 2019 - 02:22 PM, said:

These guys were great and could not have done what they did if he had had a gun.

I am a little annoyed that the memes comparing guns and milk crates are being brought down  by some who think they are trivializing  the womens death.  Because we can't possibly poke fun at the US gun issues as well as feel desperate sorrow at her death. Personally I  feel mentioning what she did for work trivializes her way more than any comparison meme.


It's very unfortunate that her work has been mentioned.  I guess it's inevitable given the only other probable connection is a relationship between them.   Probably better for the details to be officially announced, than some scum like the Daily Mail have 'scoop' coverage of the salacious details.

EFS

Edited by born.a.girl, 14 August 2019 - 08:05 PM.


#18 JoanJett

Posted 14 August 2019 - 07:47 PM

I don't see any need to mention Michaela Dunn's work in the stories about her death.  It diminishes the egregious violence of her death and devalues her life.  

To me, the subtext dialogue is "sex worker" culpable in her own death vs the storyline of girlfriend/acquaintance/bystander who was innocent and a victim.

Michaela was murdered.  She was the victim of random violence.  She, and her family, don't deserve to see her life and her death treated any differently than any other victim of unprovoked violence.  We have seen vigils for young women murdered in unprovoked attacks in recent months.  She is no different.  






#19 TheGreenSheep

Posted 14 August 2019 - 07:56 PM

View PostLunafreya, on 14 August 2019 - 01:11 PM, said:


No, they carry crates.
LOL




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