Neil Mitchell’s four-point plan to “reclaim the streets” of Melbourne
Neil Mitchell has a four-point plan to help “reclaim the streets” of Melbourne.
It follows yet another chaotic scene in the city sparked by gang-related violence involving youths of African descent.
“It’s time to review the tactics,” Neil Mitchell said.
The 3AW Mornings host has been contacted by a number of former police members since Saturday night’s incident at Collingwood.
Here is Neil’s four-point plan;
- MORE DOGS: “Experienced street police tell me crowds like this hate police dogs. They’re worth a number of officers. So, station them at hot spots and have them ready to go.”
- MORE ARRESTS: “Action demands quick consequence. Some police tell me they don’t actually have the power to make them. If that’s right, give them the power.”
- THE RETURN OF THE FLYING SQUAD: “Trained, equipped and quickly mobile police. Maybe they (still) exist. If so, where were they?”
- REVIEW THE LAW: “Years ago there was a thing called the riot act which meant people could be locked up if they didn’t move on after 5-10 minutes.”
Click PLAY below to hear Neil explain his ideas