Two men have been remanded in custody over the alledged bashing murder of a Wodonga man in the carpark of the Birallee Tavern leaving the region in a state of shock over the brutality.
We certainly like to think of ourselves as a caring community “family values” and all that but the events of the past twenty four hours would tend to paint a wholly different picture.
I’m not talking about the brutal act of violence itself, that alone is quite bad enough, rather the reaction of members of the community has compounded the horror of the event.
Take Simmonds court resident Mavis Edwards, proudly posing for the camera in today’s Border Mail, something of a study in bystander appathy, is woken by enraged screams of a man screeching “I’ll kill you” and then, as one does, rolls over for a little more beauty sleep.
Apparently the act of picking up a telephone reciever and dialling tripple zero would actually have killed her, even if it saved the life of someone else.
Thanks Mavis, your community spirit and concern for the suffering of your fellow human beings is a guiding light to all.
I hope she never sleeps again. Somehow however, I suspect she’s unlikely to lose any sleep whatsoever.
Then there’s the steady stream of ghoulish onlookers trailing by Wodonga’s newest tourist attraction, the tent erected to conceal the broken body of a 52 year old man horribly slain, presumably bludgeoned to death cave-man style with a lump of wood which was being used to stake up a nearby tree.
My guess is it’ll be these same morons waxing lyrical for the re-introduction of the death penalty, presumably to satisfy their morbid craving to see even more death.
I am often aghast at the lack of character in my fellow “border residents” I admit it, when they vote en masse to return a corrupt politician clearly in the back pocket of vested interest groups or rally behind a patently absurd proposal to erect/ maintain/ preserve some pig-in-a-poke endeavour, but it’s rare that I am truly disgusted with them.
I am today.