antisocial behavior – Sociology Eso Science http://www.sociologyesoscience.com/ Fri, 25 Feb 2022 01:01:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://www.sociologyesoscience.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/favicon-6-150x150.png antisocial behavior – Sociology Eso Science http://www.sociologyesoscience.com/ 32 32 Teenager flagged for ‘senseless behaviour’ after spray painting in Inverkeithing https://www.sociologyesoscience.com/teenager-flagged-for-senseless-behaviour-after-spray-painting-in-inverkeithing/ Fri, 25 Feb 2022 01:01:29 +0000 https://www.sociologyesoscience.com/teenager-flagged-for-senseless-behaviour-after-spray-painting-in-inverkeithing/ A teenager is being reported for ‘insane behaviour’ in relation to vandalism in Inverkeithing involving spray paint on walls. South West Fife Police tweeted at 9.44pm tonight (Thursday) that the incident happened in the port town of Fife, south east of Rosyth, near the Firth of Forth and north west of ‘Edinburgh. It read: “I’m […]]]>

A teenager is being reported for ‘insane behaviour’ in relation to vandalism in Inverkeithing involving spray paint on walls.

South West Fife Police tweeted at 9.44pm tonight (Thursday) that the incident happened in the port town of Fife, south east of Rosyth, near the Firth of Forth and north west of ‘Edinburgh.

It read: “I’m sticking to the topic of foolish behavior tonight. A 19-year-old man is being reported to the tax prosecutor in connection with vandalism at the #Ferrytoll Park and Ride in #Inverkeithing. Not sure what they were expecting in spray painting several #Courtyard walls.”

The reference to ‘senseless behaviour’ followed an earlier Twitter post from South West Fife Police, who said a patrol had been sent to the Ferrytoll Park and Ride in Inverkeithing in the evening due to some reported problems with antisocial behavior and graffiti. “Somebody’s gonna have a guy on their doorstep soon,” the post said. “How can you not see these CCTV cameras? Car registration…”



“Somebody’s gonna have a guy on their doorstep soon,” police tweeted, “How can you not see those CCTV cameras?”

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Covid 19 Protest at Omicron Houses of Parliament: Wellington residents and businesses call for police action https://www.sociologyesoscience.com/covid-19-protest-at-omicron-houses-of-parliament-wellington-residents-and-businesses-call-for-police-action/ Sat, 19 Feb 2022 17:39:37 +0000 https://www.sociologyesoscience.com/covid-19-protest-at-omicron-houses-of-parliament-wellington-residents-and-businesses-call-for-police-action/ 19th February 2022 There were 1901 new cases of Covid-19 in the community today as more people head to the protester-occupied Parliament grounds in Wellington. Video / NZ Herald / George Heard / Mike Scott Tempers in the capital are waning as the anti-mandate protest in parliament continues to grow and nears its third week. […]]]>

19th February 2022 There were 1901 new cases of Covid-19 in the community today as more people head to the protester-occupied Parliament grounds in Wellington. Video / NZ Herald / George Heard / Mike Scott

Tempers in the capital are waning as the anti-mandate protest in parliament continues to grow and nears its third week.

Several reports over the past 12 days cite antisocial behavior by protesters, including abuse of bystanders – among them children – for wearing masks, and surrounding streets and buildings have been overrun with tents, campsites -cars and cars.

The protest camp grew bigger yesterday when a new convoy of cars – which started in Auckland – arrived in Wellington.

As the number of protesters grew, police warned of “serious concerns” for safety during a concert at the site on Saturday evening.

The “Rhythm & Rights” concert, organized by the Destiny Church-aligned Freedom and Rights Coalition began at 4 p.m. and included performances by Shane Walker, Dam Native, Sweet & Irie and DJ Raw.

‘Police are aware of a concert planned on the grounds of Parliament this evening and have serious concerns about the health and safety of such an event,’ police said in a statement.

“We continue to maintain a highly visible and reassuring presence at the site, and staff are engaging with the public and protesters to provide guidance and, if necessary, take enforcement action.”

Police confirmed they attended at least six medical events as part of the protest and urged anyone illegally parked to remove their vehicle and allow rapid access to emergency services.

Around 800 vehicles are illegally parked around the protest site.

Police cleared illegally parked vehicles on Thorndon Quay – 15 were moved by protesters after police spoke to them and two were towed away. Most of the cars, which were originally parked in the middle lane, were removed by the owners peacefully.

Police added of the illegal parking situation last night: “Police are also noting the registration of vehicles currently obstructing traffic for follow-up action, and structures such as tents and marquees are being removed from any site that is not part of the main event region.

“The Sky Stadium car park is at capacity.”

On Sunday, Wellington City Councilor Rebecca Matthews told the Herald that police had to find a way to bring the situation under control.

“I think that’s what Wellingtonians particularly want to see: it’s all contained and not growing.”

She said residents were “very scared” and people were reporting “more brazen” harassment that had spread across the city.

“It seems to be happening in the direct presence of the police, and without any action being taken to protect people.”

Although protesters say they are fighting for “freedom”, Matthews said Wellingtonians had less and less freedom because of the protest.

“We have the impression that the city is no longer ours.”

She said wearing a mask to protect yourself and others had almost become a “marker” for being abused by protesters.

“We want to see more active policing, everyone supports the right to protest, we’re used to it in Welly, it’s part of our town, but we don’t think these people have the right to bully and harass Wellingtonians.

“Where are the police? We don’t want to be collateral damage.”

In response, a police spokesman told Herald Police they recognize the continued impact of the protest, particularly on residents of the town center and Thorndon area.

“The police have a strong presence in the area and [have] visits some residents, especially those most affected by the protest. »

In a separate statement last night, the police said they had a team ready to respond to incidents outside the parliamentary precincts.

“Police are also noting the registration of vehicles that are currently obstructing traffic for follow-up enforcement action.

“Police attended at least six medical events as part of the protest and continue to urge anyone illegally parked to remove their vehicle and allow rapid access to emergency services.”

On Friday, the country’s top police official said negotiation and de-escalation were the only sure and most desirable ways to resolve the protest.

Police yesterday confirmed that the number of people arriving on the grounds of Parliament to protest against Covid-19 vaccination orders and a host of other causes and grievances had increased.

Police surrounded a car in the middle strip of Featherston Street in a short-lived operation in which several cars were towed away and others voluntarily moved out.  Photo/George Heard
Police surrounded a car in the middle strip of Featherston Street in a short-lived operation in which several cars were towed away and others voluntarily moved out. Photo/George Heard

Wellington Mayor Andy Foster and the city’s business leaders have written to Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Small Business Minister Stuart Nash asking for urgent financial support as protests in Parliament unfold in their second week.

“The pandemic is having a significant impact on businesses in Wellington, some of which are now on the verge of closing,” Foster said.

Foot traffic and spending in the city center is down 20-30% since the end of last year.

A Hawke’s Bay couple, who will not be named, said the warrants did not affect their work, but they were concerned about the vaccine itself, saying they had friends hospitalized as a result.

“Why isn’t the media reporting this? »

According to the latest safety report published by Medsafe on January 31, there have been 51,710 adverse events following reports of vaccination since the start of the Pfizer vaccination program in New Zealand.

Of these, 2,447 were considered serious and 49,263 non-serious.

More than 9.45 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered in New Zealand.

“The protective benefits of vaccination against Covid-19 far outweigh the potential risks of vaccination,” Medsafe said.

Experts, such as University of Auckland vaccinologist Dr Helen Petousis-Harris, have also backed the vaccine.

It had “absolutely been sped up”.

“It’s not because steps were missed, but because layers of bureaucracy and tight funding were removed virtually overnight and companies that normally compete with each other collaborated instead.

“The technology was already available.”

This protester was in Parliament with a syringe-shaped ear ring.  Photo/Mike Scott
This protester was in Parliament with a syringe-shaped ear ring. Photo/Mike Scott

On Friday, Police Commissioner Andrew Coster said police would not take enforcement action against protesters despite the protest site growing by the day.

Most of the protesters were peaceful and the protest groups had established some internal discipline, Coster said.

He also reneged on an earlier promise to start towing vehicles through the busy streets around Parliament, saying it would only escalate tensions.

“We had to explore this option and test what the reaction would be. This approach would have been provocative and unnecessary.”

A resident told the Herald on Sunday that while he supports the right to protest, he was sad that the university had to close for eight weeks and the impact it had on some businesses and commuters.

This shower was built against Wellington's Cenotaph, which commemorates New Zealand war dead, before it was moved.  Photo/George Heard
This shower was built against Wellington’s Cenotaph, which commemorates New Zealand war dead, before it was moved. Photo/George Heard

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Wollongong sites to crack down on anti-social behavior https://www.sociologyesoscience.com/wollongong-sites-to-crack-down-on-anti-social-behavior/ Thu, 17 Feb 2022 19:54:49 +0000 https://www.sociologyesoscience.com/wollongong-sites-to-crack-down-on-anti-social-behavior/ 15 licensed sites in Wollongong are tired of a few bad eggs spoiling others. From today, any patron who behaves inappropriately at participating pubs and clubs across the city and does not leave or displays anti-social or violent behavior will be banned from the venue and from others anywhere between 24 hours and a lifespan […]]]>

15 licensed sites in Wollongong are tired of a few bad eggs spoiling others.

From today, any patron who behaves inappropriately at participating pubs and clubs across the city and does not leave or displays anti-social or violent behavior will be banned from the venue and from others anywhere between 24 hours and a lifespan dependent on the offense.

Ryan Aitchison of the Illawarra Hotel said the “Barred from one, barred from all” initiative is about not letting the actions of a small minority spoil the social experiences of the vast majority.

“We’re just not going to accept bad behavior.

“We need to make sure the consequences are in place for this very small minority of people who don’t know how to behave properly in social settings and ruin other people’s nights,” he said.

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Police will continue to issue $550 fines to people who refuse to comply with places asking them to leave or who exhibit antisocial behavior,” Aitchison said.

“We all have to make sure we’re controlling the chaos and that it’s as safe an environment as possible for everyone to go out and have fun,” he said.

Participating Wollongong sites include;

The Illawarra Hotel, Dicey Rileys Hotel, The Prince, The Howlin Wolf, Pepes on the Beach, TBH, Mr Crown, The Harp, Tusk, North Gong Hotel and others.

Images: Illawarra Hotel and NSW Police

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The city hit by a wave of chaos… where something is seriously wrong https://www.sociologyesoscience.com/the-city-hit-by-a-wave-of-chaos-where-something-is-seriously-wrong/ Sat, 12 Feb 2022 21:21:10 +0000 https://www.sociologyesoscience.com/the-city-hit-by-a-wave-of-chaos-where-something-is-seriously-wrong/ Alan Sutcliffe was returning from the pub when he saw flames in the nearby park. Police were on the scene, but Alan says another group was already heading towards the park as he drove away. A wave of anti-social behavior has hit the town of Denton in Tameside in recent months. READ MORE:A police investigation […]]]>

Alan Sutcliffe was returning from the pub when he saw flames in the nearby park.

Police were on the scene, but Alan says another group was already heading towards the park as he drove away.

A wave of anti-social behavior has hit the town of Denton in Tameside in recent months.

READ MORE:A police investigation is underway after a ‘seriously injured’ man was found lying in the middle of a road

At its peak, groups of “30 or 40 young people or so” regularly descended on Crownpoint Shopping Park, particularly outside McDonald’s.

Authorities timed and work intensified in the area. Unruly gatherings have diminished.

But that left a smaller number of people, determined to cause unrest in the community, to disperse to other parts of the city.

Victoria Park – tucked away behind Denton Town Hall and Civic Square near Stockport Road – saw two fires in two days on a busy weekend for police and firefighters.

Trash cans were dragged over the park’s Grade II listed bandstand, which is over 100 years old, and set on fire on January 29 and 30.

Alan saw what happened the second of those days.



The fire of January 30, with the police on the scene

He told the Manchester Evening News “I was coming back from the pub when I saw the fire.

“I went to the second gate, I could see the police were already there and I could hear the fire department coming, they got here pretty quickly.

“As I was coming back there was another group of guys on bikes, going back to the park. Around the area there are a lot of guys on scooters and bikes going around.

“They are lucky. The bandstand is old and the roof is wooden, the heat could have done something if it had been left to burn.



Firefighters and police descended on Victoria Park after a fire at the Bandstand
Firefighters and police descended on Victoria Park after a fire at the Bandstand

“There are a few shops where there is always trash outside – are they going to set them on fire too?”

Alan says the park is a hive of activity in the community – with a nearby center where older residents can meet and enjoy tea and toast.

A number of community groups spend their time volunteering to make the area stand out, such as the Trash Pickers and Friends of Victoria Park, while the Denton Park Social Bowling Club plays on the park’s bocce court.

The Yobs targeted the club last summer – rushing onto the green, doing wheelies on bicycles to trash the lush lawn and hurling abuse at its members.

Other members of the Denton community – including Tameside Youth Services, PCSOs and local politicians – rallied in support of the club following the event.

It’s the same community spirit that has driven Neighborhood Police, Council, voluntary groups and businesses to come together to tackle anti-social behavior in Denton.



‘We expect anti-social behavior from the kids and they get out there and move on – but that seems to be something seriously wrong’ (stock image)

So when club secretary Tony Moran heard about the January 30 arson, he “felt physically ill”.

He said: “We thought the tide had turned, we got a lot of support from the community, but to be honest it set our volunteers back a bit. You think, going back hell.

“Everyone is contributing – but it’s still arson.

“We expect anti-social behavior from the kids and they get over it and move on – but that seems like something really wrong.”

Tony says the park has been a “lifeline” for many in the community during the pandemic, but issues of antisocial behavior have shaken the confidence of some.



It's not the first time the bandstand has been targeted
It’s not the first time the bandstand has been targeted

Both Tony and Alan noted that the gates to the park were open on the evening of the fire, although they had been closed on the evening of last year following a previous wave of anti-social behavior.

Arsonists targeted the Denton Park Social clubhouse in 2018.

Two years ago the park experienced three similar bandstand fires in the space of a month, leading Tony to label Victoria Park a ‘no go zone’ at the time.

As more recently, work was put in place to stem the issue in the community in January 2020.

But turbulent scenes at Crownpoint have since been followed by flashes of anti-social behavior across the city, including “young people throwing bottles” in Civic Square, Tony says.

“I think downtown is getting a reputation as a bed,” he added.

“We have people not walking in the park because of this incident with the youngsters, and it’s sad.

“We want to restore the confidence of some of our elderly residents who want to use the park.

“For our part, we will crack to do what we do.”

The problem of anti-social behavior in Denton is well known to MP Andrew Gwynne.



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Labor MP Andrew Gwynne

He says there has been a ‘massive crackdown’ on the issue at Crownpoint, particularly at McDonald’s, but it has ‘moved’ it to other parts of the city such as Victoria Park.

The Labor MP for Denton said the recent incidents highlight the need to invest in both neighborhood policing and youth services – giving young people something positive to do, while allowing officers to to attack those who intend to wreak havoc.

Andrew said: “The city center is safe overall, but the perception is often very different – when you see kids hanging around and people are worried something is going to happen.

“I get it. That’s why I want the police and youth services to work together, let’s tackle the problem head on, but also advocate for more resources so that the neighborhood police nip this in the bud rather than that. not become a problem.

“It also shows the value of youth work. It’s something that over the last decade has become a Cinderella service.

“It was easy to cut it because it’s not a statutory service, but if you cut work and youth supply at the same time as neighborhood policing you get the perfect storm.”

Andrew notes that the most deprived areas have seen the heaviest cuts to youth services in what has become a “vicious circle”, and believes that investing in young people should be a key part of the ” upgrade” of the government.



The city center is safe overall, but the perception is often very different” (stock image)

“There is no magic money hidden at the town hall,” he added.

Tameside’s new Chief Superintendent Rob Cousen is intent on upending the reputation of Greater Manchester Police among community members, admitting confidence in the force has diminished of late.

He points to the force record in the borough since he took office four months ago – with more than 1,100 arrests and Tameside has seen reductions in a number of different crimes, including anti-social behavior – both as a measure of success and a statement of intent. .

But Chf Supt Cousen admits anti-social behavior at Denton is a key issue.



Chief Superintendent of Tameside, Rob Cousen
Chief Superintendent of Tameside, Rob Cousen

Officers targeted the area outside McDonald’s at Crownpoint, cutting wi-fi and using CCTV to ensure the area no longer attracted loiterers.

The hotspot had attracted groups “of about 30 to 40 people”, says Chf Supt Cousen, but now incidents elsewhere in the city are being carried out by much smaller groups.

The “senseless damage” seen at Victoria Park – with incidents on January 29 and 30 said to be linked – was an issue that had been anticipated by officers following the work at Crownpoint, it adds.

“There’s certainly not a feeling that it’s lawless in Denton,” Superintendent Cousen said.

“The PCSOs and community officers have done an absolutely wonderful job, there is also a lot of work going on with the schools around education.”



Crownpoint Shopping Center (file image)

Chf Supt Cousen says Denton has a great community spirit and a drive to tackle the problem – working with volunteers and businesses.

Events that had dwindled during the pandemic to build trust in the community, like surgeries and neighborhood watch groups, are making a comeback.

Yet while GMP “tries to get people in the right places at the right time”, the force says it depends on community intelligence to get the problem under control.

“We have a small group of young people who intend to provoke anti-social behavior,” added Chf Supt Cousen.

“We will be relentless in prosecuting and deterring them – and if necessary, bringing them to justice.

“We prefer to educate them. We don’t want to criminalize young people but when they trash things that people have put in place, we can’t allow them to do that, we have to do something.”

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Freedom Convoy: Why are Canadian truckers protesting and what are the other effects of their action outside of Ottawa? | world news https://www.sociologyesoscience.com/freedom-convoy-why-are-canadian-truckers-protesting-and-what-are-the-other-effects-of-their-action-outside-of-ottawa-world-news/ Wed, 09 Feb 2022 14:08:52 +0000 https://www.sociologyesoscience.com/freedom-convoy-why-are-canadian-truckers-protesting-and-what-are-the-other-effects-of-their-action-outside-of-ottawa-world-news/ Canada’s capital, Ottawa, has been jammed by truckers who have been protesting for nearly two weeks now. Truckers started protesting in the west Canada on January 9 about new COVID legislation that requires people crossing the Canada-US border to be fully vaccinated. Although up to 90% of Canada’s 120,000 truckers working on cross-border routes are […]]]>

Canada’s capital, Ottawa, has been jammed by truckers who have been protesting for nearly two weeks now.

Truckers started protesting in the west Canada on January 9 about new COVID legislation that requires people crossing the Canada-US border to be fully vaccinated.

Although up to 90% of Canada’s 120,000 truckers working on cross-border routes are thought to be fully vaccinated, fears of supply chain issues and that others could be forced out of their jobs have sparked fury .

The protests then began to move east towards Ottawa in a so-called “freedom convoy” beginning January 28.

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Truck blockades in Ottawa carry signs saying ‘freedom mandate’

Read more: Trudeau calls for end to trucker protests

Since then, they have spread to other Canadian cities, the United States and New Zealand, attracting celebrity attention and widening to become a broader rejection of Justin Trudeau’s government and its COVID policies. -19.

Here, Sky News looks at what truckers want, what they’re doing to achieve it and how the movement has spread beyond Canada’s borders.

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Hundreds of trucks and cars took part in a “freedom convoy” in Canada, to protest the vaccination mandates.

How did the protests start?

On November 19, the Canadian Department of Transport announced that from January 15 “essential service providers, including truck drivers” who were previously exempt from mandatory vaccinations would have to be vaccinated to leave the country.

This meant that any unvaccinated trucker would have to be quarantined upon returning to Canada, leading to driver shortages, supply chain issues and loss of income for employees.

Similar rules for foreign truck drivers have been in effect in the United States since January 22.

Protesters block a highway in Milk River, Alta., last week.  Photo: AP
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Protesters block a highway in Milk River, Alta., last week. Photo: AP

Angered by the new measures and Prime Minister Trudeau’s strict policies on COVID in general, a coalition of trucking associations and conservative groups organized a cross-country drive from western Canada to the capital.

Led by the organization Canada Unity, the so-called “Freedom Convoy” saw thousands of trucks traveling 3,100 miles to Ottawa, Ontario, which began arriving around January 28.

Signs sit on a police barracks as truckers and their supporters continue to protest coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination mandates, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, February 7, 2022. REUTERS/ Patrick Doyle
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A barricade in downtown Ottawa. Photo: AP

What is Canadian unity?

Until the end of 2021, Canada Unity was a relatively unknown group.

He had previously tried unsuccessfully to stage nationwide protests, but gained real momentum after Mr Trudeau’s Liberal government announced the new laws for truckers in November.

Its founder, James Bauder, is a supporter of the QAnon conspiracy theory and has openly called for Mr. Trudeau to be tried for treason for his COVID policies.

He and his supporters believe that mandatory vaccines are against the country’s constitution and that an election should be called to oust Mr Trudeau.

Other key figures include Tamara Lich, formerly of the Maverick Party, a far-right fringe organization calling for independence for Western Canada; QAnon supporter Romana Didulo, who describes herself as the “Queen of Canada”; and Benjamin Ditcher, who publicly condemned “the growing Islamization of Canada.”

According to the Canadian Trucking Alliance, between 85% and 90% of Canadian truckers who regularly cross the US border are vaccinated.

The alliance has expressed concern many of those protesting have no connection to the transportation industry after neo-Nazi, QAnon and far-right symbols, including the US Confederate flag, were seen at rallies .

How do they protest?

Protests have largely been centered in Ottawa, with thousands of trucks traveling from across Canada in late January to rally around Parliament Hill.

Nearly two weeks after the arrival of the Freedom Convoy in the capital, an estimated 500 trucks are still blocking the main roads in the city center.

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Canada Unity protesters flock to the streets of downtown Ottawa

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson said emergency state to deal with the crisis on February 6.

The city’s deputy police chief, Steve Bell, warned this week: “Our message to protesters remains the same: don’t come. If you do, there will be consequences.

Protesters take to the streets of Toronto on February 5.  Photo: AP
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Protesters take to the streets of Toronto on February 5. Photo: AP

On February 7, an Ottawa judge ruled that prohibit truckers from honking for 10 days after residents complained of widespread antisocial behavior.

Although the protests were largely peaceful, violence erupted at several protest locations, with up to 80 criminal investigations opened into protesters’ conduct, including criminal damages and hate crimes.

Police bosses have also expressed safety concerns over claims that 25% of vehicles currently still in Ottawa have children on board.

Mr Bauder and his team had asked their supporters to sign a ‘memorandum of understanding’ outlining Canada Unity’s demands, but it has since been withdrawn as it ‘does not reflect the spirit and intent of the movement Freedom Convoy”.

Police and protesters come face to face in Vancouver.  Photo: AP
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Police and counter-protesters come face to face in Vancouver. Photo: AP

Where have other protests taken place?

On February 7, about 800 miles from Ottawa, on the Canada-US border in Ontario, truckers blocked the Ambassador Bridge, which accounts for 25% of all trade between the two countries.

As up to 60 business leaders called for an end to the blockade, carriers were forced to change routes and travel hundreds of extra miles to cross the United States.

Ambassador Bridge, Detroit Monday.  Photo: AP
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Ambassador Bridge, Detroit Monday. Photo: AP

Authorities were forced to close the bridge in both directions, with only the Canadian side now open.

Anti-vax protests and counter-protests by healthcare workers also took place in Toronto, Quebec, Vancouver, parts of Alberta and Manitoba.

Solidarity trucker protests take place near New Zealand's parliament in Wellington on February 8.  Photo: AP
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Protests of solidarity between truckers take place near the New Zealand parliament in Wellington on February 8. Photo: AP

People also joined the Freedom Convoy from Alaska and other parts of the United Stateswhile solidarity demonstrations took place in the New Zealand cities of Wellington and Canberra.

The movement has drawn support from celebrities such as comedian Russell Brand, Tesla founder Elon Musk, former US President Donald Trump and Canadian actress Evangeline Lilly.

What could we do to stop them?

Speaking to reporters in Ottawa this week, protesters said they would occupy the city “for as long as it takes” to get the government to scrap mandatory COVID shots.

Returning to Parliament after a period of self-isolation, Justin Trudeau said “everyone is fed up with this pandemic” but “Canadians chose vaccines. They chose science.”

He added that Ottawa residents “deserve to have their safety respected and their lives back,” showing no signs he was willing to negotiate on vaccination mandates.

But in the state of Alberta they were scrapped on January 9, although Premier Jason Jenney denied that was the result of pressure from the protests.

In the western state of Saskatchewan, leaders said they were also ready to lift more COVID restrictions.

Meanwhile, local and federal police chiefs have warned protesters of a new crackdown against the blocking of essential services, anti-social behavior and violence.

Crowdfunder GoFundMe has also set up a fundraising page which has raised C$10m (£5.8m) to pay for protesters’ travel, food and lost income.

A man relaxes in his van as truckers and supporters continue to protest against COVID-19 vaccination mandates in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, February 6, 2022. REUTERS/Patrick Doyle
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A protester sits on his truck in Ottawa, Ontario

They said organizers violated their terms, giving hope to Ottawa residents that the protests could be starved of resources and forced to end.

But alternative crowdfunders have already appeared, including one using Bitcoin.

An Ontario resident has filed a $9.8m (£7.2m) lawsuit in the Ontario Superior Court seeking damages for ’emotional and mental distress’ caused by truckers.

The military and companies with large tow trucks known as “wreckers” could also be called upon to dismantle the protests.

But the large number of vehicles still in Ottawa and the towing companies’ ties to the truckers themselves would make this extremely difficult.

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60 days with the gypsies: Ed Stafford urges travelers to consider Cornish locals https://www.sociologyesoscience.com/60-days-with-the-gypsies-ed-stafford-urges-travelers-to-consider-cornish-locals/ Mon, 07 Feb 2022 22:55:33 +0000 https://www.sociologyesoscience.com/60-days-with-the-gypsies-ed-stafford-urges-travelers-to-consider-cornish-locals/ Ed Stafford has encouraged travelers to be more respectful of locals after joining a group of gypsies who have taken up residence in a Cornish car park. In the new documentary, Ed encounters a family of Irish travelers who have a bad reputation for anti-social behavior, after setting up camp in a car park in […]]]>

Ed Stafford has encouraged travelers to be more respectful of locals after joining a group of gypsies who have taken up residence in a Cornish car park.

In the new documentary, Ed encounters a family of Irish travelers who have a bad reputation for anti-social behavior, after setting up camp in a car park in Newquay town center for a summer by the beach.

It is at the Newquay site that Ed also experiences the cycle of evictions. Having only been there six days, he and the group are forced to leave.

Read more: Trigger Point’s audio is so bad that viewers are ‘dropping out’ due to poor sound quality

During his stay, Stafford encountered some of the stereotypes typically associated with the community: some groups playing dance music until late, trash, and kids riding around on noisy motorbikes.

As a result, the police threaten bailiffs to arrive, but David, a father of five, knows they currently need a court order. “We want to be treated fairly,” he says.

Ed notes: “I guess one thing that bothers me is that if you don’t want to be bothered by the police you have to think about anti-social behavior, surely a little consideration for the locals makes sense.”

David’s 11-year-old son John Francis, who has already left school and is training as a boxer, says of authorities, “F*** ’em”, as he shows off his brass knuckles.

But Ed later reasoned, “Sometimes what you see is antisocial behavior, but if you corner a dog, it will eventually bite you. They travel in large numbers, not to be intimidating but for the safety of numbers so that they are not targeted. They fear being persecuted.

“John Francis is a good boy, he has a sparkle in his eye. He has charisma. I was initially shocked that he was taken out of school at 11, I wouldn’t do that, but my son is being raised in a very different world.

“John Francis must have a different skill set to stand on his own. Resourcefulness, insight, ability to earn work – they all become much more relevant.

“There is a real positive in the way children like him live. They are outside all the time.

“They bring a lot about themselves, they don’t always play by the rules,” Ed explains, “But society doesn’t make it easy.”

Throughout the episode, he also traveled to Chichester to hang out with a group of families who have set up camp by a busy A-road next to a housing estate.

The explorer and former army captain then traveled to Derbyshire to meet a vulnerable elderly family who are camping on the edge of the town’s train station car park awaiting news of a permanent council site.

60 Days with the Gypsies continues tomorrow night – Tuesday February 8 – on Channel 4 at 9 p.m.

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Councils ‘must have the power’ to evict a ‘small minority’ of troublemakers https://www.sociologyesoscience.com/councils-must-have-the-power-to-evict-a-small-minority-of-troublemakers/ Sun, 30 Jan 2022 09:18:58 +0000 https://www.sociologyesoscience.com/councils-must-have-the-power-to-evict-a-small-minority-of-troublemakers/ More than 500 complaints about anti-social behavior at Dublin City Council properties were received last year in an area with just 4,000 council tenants. The complaints have been received in Dublin’s northeast city centre, which stretches from the East Wall to Phoenix Park. On average, more than 40 complaints of antisocial behavior were received each […]]]>

More than 500 complaints about anti-social behavior at Dublin City Council properties were received last year in an area with just 4,000 council tenants.

The complaints have been received in Dublin’s northeast city centre, which stretches from the East Wall to Phoenix Park.

On average, more than 40 complaints of antisocial behavior were received each month in the region.

More than 500 complaints about anti-social behavior at Dublin City Council properties were received last year in an area with just 4,000 council tenants.

However, less than a quarter of those subject to complaints have been formally interviewed by the council. And a much smaller figure was again referred to the local authority’s central anti-social policy unit.

Dublin City Council told Extra.ie this week that only three people were evicted from their properties in the last year for anti-social behavior across the city.

It comes as the council’s housing committee met this week to consider a new draft strategy for dealing with anti-social behavior at council properties.

Councilors agreed that the power of eviction should “be the biggest weapon” in their arsenal.

“We’ve seen it in downtown north where one or two people can move into an area and just destroy things for everyone.”

Nial Ring is a councilor in Dublin’s North City Centre, who has one of the most reported anti-social behaviors in local authority-owned housing.

“We moved a family into an estate here whose son had murdered the son of another family in the compound.

Nial Ring is a councilor in Dublin’s North City Centre, who has one of the most reported anti-social behaviors in local authority-owned housing.

“The council placed the families next to each other despite being informed of the circumstances and warned of what was going to happen.

“Every time the mother of the boy who was murdered passed by the family home, they made intimidating gestures.

“Downtown North is a great place to live where the vast, vast majority are ordinary, decent people, but you get bad apples like this and it ruins everyone’s reputation.

“No one should have to put up with it. You have to get the message across, it’s not because you have a social apartment once you have the right to it for life, you have to behave yourself.

Sinn Féin councilor Daithí Doolan, who represents Ballyfermot and Drimnagh, said there were many vulnerable people in council-owned properties who preyed on others.

“We used to have the Residents’ Committee and they had a say in running the estate and it was a good system and I would love to see it again.”

Sinn Féin councilor Daithí Doolan, who represents Ballyfermot and Drimnagh, said there were many vulnerable people in council-owned properties who preyed on others.

Mr Doolan said: ‘Many drug dealers live in swanky suburban homes and take over municipal property to deal with them.’ The person in this house is as terrified as anyone else on the estate.

A Dublin City Council Housing Committee meeting recently heard of a woman who took her own life after her flat was taken over by a gang to sell drugs.

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Fears over new rules at Pendle to help end bad behavior in parks and spaces https://www.sociologyesoscience.com/fears-over-new-rules-at-pendle-to-help-end-bad-behavior-in-parks-and-spaces/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://www.sociologyesoscience.com/fears-over-new-rules-at-pendle-to-help-end-bad-behavior-in-parks-and-spaces/ Concerns have been raised over proposed new powers, which would allow Borough and Pendle Parish Council officials to request the names and addresses of people suspected of breaking the rules in parks and open spaces, such as dog owners who do not put their animals on a leash or who collect dog excrement in a […]]]>

Concerns have been raised over proposed new powers, which would allow Borough and Pendle Parish Council officials to request the names and addresses of people suspected of breaking the rules in parks and open spaces, such as dog owners who do not put their animals on a leash or who collect dog excrement in a bag when asked.

Pendle Borough Council has updated public space protection orders designed to stop bad behavior in parks, sports grounds or other places such as squares or town centres.

The orders are similar to antisocial behavior orders that can be imposed on individuals to control their conduct. But instead, they set the rules for everyone’s behavior in a place.

Borough councilors are recommended by officers to update the ordinances for another three years. In addition, councilors are recommended to add a new offense of failing to provide a name and address, or giving false details, when requested by a council official if they have been seen in violation. of an order relating to the public space.

The councilors of all the sector committees of the borough were invited this month to give their opinion on the decrees which are ready to be renewed.

But doubts were expressed at the last meeting of the Barrowford & Western Parish Committee. Some advisers asked how willing their counterparts would be to approach strangers in the parks and ask for their contact details. Concerns about data protection and privacy have also been raised.

Conservative Councilor Nadeem Ahmed, who is also head of the Council, said: “This is something we need to look at and revisit. I agree with the first recommendation, but I am slightly concerned about the second recommendation. These are “agents” of the council and make it an offense if someone does not provide them with their name and address,

“I understand why credentials are requested because some people will refuse to give their details. My concern is, are these powers going too far?

Robert Oliver, representing Barrowford Parish Council, said: “I understand you are not obliged to give your details to the police unless you are arrested, so I don’t know how that would be done.”

Councilors were informed that the borough’s Nelson, Brierfield and Reedley Committee had recently accepted the additional recommendations. However, the Colne committee was less sure and unsure how the additional rules might work.

Robin Willoughby, representing Higham Parish Council at the Barrowford committee meeting, said: “A few parish councils need to be included in relation to their own parks. However, who is an “authorized” agent? We had a conversation about it. Does this include parish councilors with their parks?

“I understand that the first part of the schedule is putting a dog on a leash at the request of an ‘officer’ which includes parish councillors. The second part is to have the dog owner show they have a bag to pick up dog dirt, and that includes parish councilors.

“As far as asking for names and addresses, do parish councilors have that power or not? I think they should and we support that. This should be added (to public space protection orders).

“Authorized persons must be satisfied that another offense has been committed before requesting a name and address. Chances are they’re having a conversation about a leash or a doggie bag. But unless they can get a name and address, those credentials wouldn’t be of much use.”

He added: “There are other situations that could require a fine, but that is only something an authorized Pendle Borough Council officer could do.

Councilor Ahmed added: “There are legitimate concerns about the disorder of the dogs and other issues. But any action must be done with sensitivity and fairness. How often do members of the public refuse to give their contact details to our officers? It would be interesting to know the numbers. If it’s a high number, like 50%, then that’s a problem. But if it’s only occasional, maybe it’s not serious? But we need to know the numbers before making a decision.

A council official said the figure could be provided at a later meeting and reported to the borough’s more powerful policy and resources committee, which often has the final say on decisions.

But Conservative adviser Carlo Lionti stressed: “We have to find out about the legality. What kind of power do we have? A council officer should be able to tell us what’s going on? »

Councilor Ahmed added: “There is enough information about the process. But we ask, do “authorized” agents have the legal power to ask these questions? We’ll have to take advice from the officers in the legal department.

Mr Willoughby said some parish councils may be reluctant to use the new name and address request powers,

David Goldsbrough, representing the Barley Parish Council, said: “People are going to ask where the data is stored? Data protection means that information must be stored correctly. You cannot leave someone’s name and address on a notebook. He needs to go somewhere safe. ”

Councilor Ahmed said the various concerns would be forwarded to the Borough’s Policy and Resources Committee.

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Man “drives electric scooter against cop” as MORE problems erupt at Metrolink stop, crime hit https://www.sociologyesoscience.com/man-drives-electric-scooter-against-cop-as-more-problems-erupt-at-metrolink-stop-crime-hit/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 11:00:08 +0000 https://www.sociologyesoscience.com/man-drives-electric-scooter-against-cop-as-more-problems-erupt-at-metrolink-stop-crime-hit/ A yob has been arrested after problems once again erupted at a Metrolink station plagued by antisocial behavior. Police issued a dispersal order for Radcliffe light rail station and parking lot on Sunday after a large group of young people became abusive towards police and Metrolink staff. The order, which gives officers the power to […]]]>

A yob has been arrested after problems once again erupted at a Metrolink station plagued by antisocial behavior.

Police issued a dispersal order for Radcliffe light rail station and parking lot on Sunday after a large group of young people became abusive towards police and Metrolink staff.

The order, which gives officers the power to remove anyone who provokes or is likely to provoke antisocial behavior, was in effect until 5:45 p.m. on Monday, January 10.

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However, police said they continued to suffer abuse from thugs gathering yesterday in the train station’s underpass and in the parking lot.

In a separate incident, an officer was “driven by a man on an electric scooter”.

In an article posted on the GMP Bury South Facebook page, officers said: “Once again, police officers and Metrolink staff were abused by large groups of young people gathering in the underpass. and in the parking lot.

“Police and Metrolink personnel were deployed to the area over the weekend due to concerns from local residents about anti-social behavior at night.



Police issued a dispersal order for Radcliffe Metrolink and its parking lot on Sunday

“During this disorder, PCSOs and police officers issued several ‘instructions to leave’ in order to disperse the crowd.

“Eventually the crowd dispersed and details of the trouble were gathered.

“During the incident, a minor was arrested for not dispersing and for a breach of public order.

“Later, while assisting Metrolink personnel on the platform, an officer was driven by a man on an electric scooter.

“This man was trying to flee from Metrolink staff because he had not purchased a ticket to use the service. The scooter was subsequently seized.

“This weekend a total of 15 parents were visited by the police regarding their children’s behavior and there are other parents to visit.



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“Neighborhood Police Patrols will continue to deploy to the streetcar stop in support of Metrolink staff and members of the public. “

It is understood that officers were called to an area around the Metrolink stop near downtown Radcliffe on Sunday evening in response to a large gang causing trouble.

The streetcar stop was also hit by a wave of chaos last fall, when two teenagers were allegedly assaulted within two months, while mindless vandals smashed the windows of the streetcar in August.

Councilor Carol Birchmore, who represents Radcliffe East, said she believed young people could travel to town from elsewhere in Greater Manchester before causing problems.

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Lessons Learned from the Pandemic in Addressing Antisocial Behavior https://www.sociologyesoscience.com/lessons-learned-from-the-pandemic-in-addressing-antisocial-behavior/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 17:03:00 +0000 https://www.sociologyesoscience.com/lessons-learned-from-the-pandemic-in-addressing-antisocial-behavior/ Posted: 5:03 p.m. January 5, 2022 Lessons for tackling anti-social behavior can be learned from the radical response to ending homelessness during the pandemic, a council official said. In a briefing on Tuesday of the West Norfolk Council Environment and Community Panel, Officer Mark Whitmore explained how the authority has dealt with anti-social behavior in […]]]>


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Lessons for tackling anti-social behavior can be learned from the radical response to ending homelessness during the pandemic, a council official said.

In a briefing on Tuesday of the West Norfolk Council Environment and Community Panel, Officer Mark Whitmore explained how the authority has dealt with anti-social behavior in recent years.

He gave a case study of a street drinker who committed 99 intoxicated and disorderly offenses in 2017 alone.

The person had been homeless for about 15 years and was reportedly “very aggressive, abusive and intimidating when drunk”.

Two Antisocial Behavior Orders (ASBO) and two Criminal Behavior Orders (CBO) were issued, resulting in one night’s custody and a small fine.

This was followed by an injunction, but it was repeatedly violated by the serial drinker, who was sentenced to six months in prison.

“But that didn’t change behavior,” Mr. Whitmore said.

“We were looping with this person, unfortunately, being dealt with through criminal and civil proceedings.”

“In 2020, Covid hit, and we had an ‘all inclusive’ process for roaming and that in fact, if there could ever be a benefit to a global pandemic – which you can’t – being not really saying that there is – the ‘all-in’ for homelessness has given us the opportunity to reset this particular problem and the individual.

The approach mentioned by Mr Whitmore has seen the government tell local authorities to bring in “everyone”, helping anyone sleeping rough to move into self-contained accommodation.

The person in the case study received a rental that they were “really happy with”, as well as a support program.

Their anti-social behavior eased and they reconnected with their elderly parents, whom they now see regularly.


Conservative adviser Ian Devereux said the case study was “fascinating”.
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Conservative adviser Ian Devereux said: “It is fascinating that the pandemic actions that have addressed homelessness appear to provide a solution to many years of legal action – and I wonder if there is any potential for it. that as an approach.

“Are there any indications of actions we can take in the future? “


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