The Northern Territory news Tue 13 Aug 2019
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TUESDAY AUGUST 13 2019 NEWS 15 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA POLICE will take a stance on crime in Palmerston and the rural area by holding drop-in sessions with the public. The sessions will be held on a needs basis at the community hall at the new Palmerston Police Station. Senior Sergeant Trevor Owen said the sessions would allow police to interact with the public in a safe setting and hear ideas they might have about tackling issues. We need to be adaptable to what the public needs and wants, he said. You need to consult with the community and listen to what needs to change. I dont think anybodys Drop-in to fight crime JUDITH AISTHORPE Crime reporter idea is bad unless its unlawful. He said while the idea of holding crime forums was not new, the fact that they would be held in a police-owned building was. Its an environment where we are able to do so separate from it being a public library or hall controlled by someone else, he said. So they can voice their concerns without involvement from other sectors of the community. NT Powersports, who have been targeted by thieves on several occasions since January, welcomed the news. Owner Inga Macfarlane said the meetings would be helpful but stressed there needed to be tougher consequences for offenders. Viral video sparks response from Gunner JASON WALLS email@example.com CHIEF Minister Michael Gunner says the Territory Government is doing everything we can to address anti-social behaviour after footage of children hurling abuse at a Karama man went viral on social media. Mr Gunner told Mix FM while he hadnt seen the footage himself, his government was investing a lot of time and attention into youth diversion. We have increased the Larrakia day patrol and night patrol and the amount of police we have on the streets to make sure we are doing everything we can to deal with anti-social behaviour, he said. We dont want anyone in the community to feel not safe; we want to make sure it is easy to report and there is a quick response so weve increased those resources and hopefully, in this incident, there was a quick response. Mr Gunner said a perception youth offenders did not face consequences for their actions was wrong. Footage of children hurling abuse at a Karama man has gone viral on social media Picture: SUPPLIED