- Created on 18 October 2012
THERE seems to be an increasing number of violent incidents reported in the media.
Whilst there have always been punch-ups, fights and brawls, they are dominating news headlines recently.
Firstly, there was the incident when 18-year-old Thomas Kelly was walking through Kings Cross, Sydney, and was fatally king-hit in an unprovoked attack.
Then incidents started happening in South Australia. A teenager died after being stabbed outside a nightclub in August. Jason Lindsley spent two weeks in an induced coma after an alleged assault at a city night spot and a Dutch man died after intervening in a car park brawl outside a Gawler hotel.
Now, this week, two separate alcohol- fuelled incidents in Adelaide have left one person fighting for his life in hospital and a woman was punched in the face.
Neil Davis and Nat Cook know the heartbreak of losing a child to violence after their 17-year-old son, Sam Davis, was a victim of an assault at a party in 2008.
They have since established the Sammy D Foundation which runs several programs including Sammy D Impact, focusing on safe choices and preventing violence.
Yorke Peninsula isn’t immune to violent incidents and the reality is it can take only one punch to turn a good night out into a tragedy. Judgement is clouded under the influence of alcohol and wrong choices made. If you are in a situation which looks like it could turn ugly, don’t fuel the fire.
Walk away and you could save a life — it might even be your own.
Let there be light
We turned the clocks forward one hour on Sunday morning, it’s now darker in the morning and lighter at night — must be time for the daylight saving debate.
There are those who like it (9-5 workers) and those who don’t (farmers).
Farmers want to cram as much work as they can into daylight hours, especially as things crank up for harvest, but can’t access services (or have to pay extra) outside business hours.
Like it or loathe it, daylight saving is here until April 7.
Amie Brokenshire, Editor