IT’S A BIT RICH.

Anyone else struck by they utter hypocrisy of Albury Councilor Darryl Bettridge’s call for Albury police to rid “his shop” of illicit drugs and antisocial behaviour? (Border Mail, front page 17/9/11)

Let’s be utterly clear on one issue right from the start, Sweethearts pizza in Dean Street has been little more than a haven for crime, violence, obnoxious drunken behaviour and anti-social malingering for as long as I can remember.

As if this wasn’t enough on its own, it’ proprietor Daryl Betteridge (who was shoehorned into council on the support of the “Dean Street Trader’s Association” essentially a lobby group of powerful and well cashed up grog peddlers and poker machine merchants) has consistently and obstinately fought against and defied calls by Albury police to reduce his late night trading hours to assist them in their efforts to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in the CBD at night.

Now, despite styming them at every conceivable opportunity “civic-minded” Daza, is calling for Albury police to use their time and resources to clean up his hovel of a pizzeria.

I can tell you right now the fastest way to clean the joint up. CLOSE IT DOWN.

If it’s absolutely IMPERATIVE for the good of the community to be able to get the worst pizza ever made at five am, RUN IT AS A DELIVERY ONLY PIZZARIA AFTER MIDNGHT.

In other words STOP PROVIDING A VENUE FOR CRIME AND ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR TO LINE YOUR OWN FILTHY POCKETS AND THEN PRETENDING IT’S SOMEONE ELSE’S RESPONSIBILITY TO KEEP IT UNDER CONTROL.

For once in your entire life Mr. Bettridge, just one time, put the overall good of the community ahead of your own profit motive.

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Hi I'm Jack Stone (a pseudonym), I'm a long-time Albury resident and I think it's a great place to live and work. I have a strong interest in local events and media and I started this site because I think a different perspective is often needed when reporting local news. I take a keen interest in local politics, as well as what's going on at the state and federal level, I'm also a supporter of social justice issues, the envirionment and the need for people to have a say in the events that effect their lives. I'm a fan of the Border Bandits and I'd love to see both teams take the flag this year, and next year, and maybe the one after that too.
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2 Responses to IT’S A BIT RICH.

  1. Greg Naylor says:

    Jack – welcome home after a lenghthy hiatus. I am still here living with prostate cancer and have actually strated blogging again – as has Ray Dixon. The last of the old crew, Dave is still twittering and writing for Crikey..
    Anyhow … a good post and a valid opinion … we need more like this. It is the same as the clubs complaining loss of income with the proposed pokies regulations – when, in fact, they are admitting they are profiting from problem gamblers.

  2. well I’m glad to hear you’re still kicking on mate, that’s great news.

    Yes I’m afraid it seems it’s human nature that wherever there is a human weakness, there’s another equally weak human right there to make a dollar out of it.

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