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The Courier Mail
Top cop Ashton returns to work after sick leaveparticularly those who worked through the busy Christmas and New Year period.
The Courier Mail / Posted 11 days ago
particularly those who worked through the busy Christmas and New Year period. Deputy Commissioner Andrew Crisp and Shane Patton shared the top post during Mr Ashton’s absence. In June, Mr Ashton announced he will only serve one five-year... Read more
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Geelong Advertiser
Vic’s top cop returns from fatigue leaveand now take the necessary time to deal with my fatigue issues." During his ab
Geelong Advertiser / Posted 11 days ago
and now take the necessary time to deal with my fatigue issues." During his absence, deputy commissioners Andrew Crisp and Shane Patton have managed major incidents including the Flinders Street attack and African youth crime furore. Mr Ashton has... Read more
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Herald Sun
Top cop Ashton returns to work after sick leaveparticularly those who worked through the busy Christmas and New Year period.
Herald Sun / Posted 12 days ago
particularly those who worked through the busy Christmas and New Year period. Deputy Commissioner Andrew Crisp and Shane Patton shared the top post during Mr Ashton’s absence. In June, Mr Ashton announced he will only serve one five-year... Read more
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News.com.au
Vic’s top cop returns from fatigue leaveand now take the necessary time to deal with my fatigue issues." During his ab
News.com.au / Posted 12 days ago
and now take the necessary time to deal with my fatigue issues." During his absence, deputy commissioners Andrew Crisp and Shane Patton have managed major incidents including the Flinders Street attack and African youth crime furore. Mr Ashton has... Read more
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News.com.au
Top cop Ashton returns to work after sick leaveparticularly those who worked through the busy Christmas and New Year period.
News.com.au / Posted 12 days ago
particularly those who worked through the busy Christmas and New Year period. Deputy Commissioner Andrew Crisp and Shane Patton shared the top post during Mr Ashton’s absence. In June, Mr Ashton announced he will only serve one five-year... Read more
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Geelong Advertiser
Top cop Ashton returns to work after sick leaveparticularly those who worked through the busy Christmas and New Year period.
Geelong Advertiser / Posted 12 days ago
particularly those who worked through the busy Christmas and New Year period. Deputy Commissioner Andrew Crisp and Shane Patton shared the top post during Mr Ashton’s absence. In June, Mr Ashton announced he will only serve one five-year... Read more
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Canberra Times
Poll shows African youth crime a key issue, and Andrews better to deal with itof those polled said they or someone they knew had been a gang violence victim
Canberra Times / Posted 12 days ago
of those polled said they or someone they knew had been a gang violence victim in the last year. Acting Chief Commissioner Shane Patton speaks to the media about the perceived threat of African youth crime. Photo: Chris Hopkins The poll also... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Poll shows African youth crime a key issue, and Andrews better to deal with itbelieve Premier Daniel Andrews will better tackle crime than Opposition Leader
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 12 days ago
believe Premier Daniel Andrews will better tackle crime than Opposition Leader Matthew Guy. Acting Chief Commissioner Shane Patton speaks to the media about the perceived threat of African youth crime. Photo: Chris Hopkins The ReachTEL phone... Read more
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The Age
Poll shows African youth crime a key issue, and Andrews better to deal with itbelieve Premier Daniel Andrews will better tackle crime than Opposition Leader
The Age / Posted 12 days ago
believe Premier Daniel Andrews will better tackle crime than Opposition Leader Matthew Guy. Acting Chief Commissioner Shane Patton speaks to the media about the perceived threat of African youth crime. Photo: Chris Hopkins The ReachTEL phone... Read more
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Canberra Times
African youth crime: 'How can you respect someone who doesn't respect you?'as Richard Deng believe that using the term is, at the very least, unhelpful an
Canberra Times / Posted 14 days ago
as Richard Deng believe that using the term is, at the very least, unhelpful and inaccurate. But acting Chief Commissioner Shane Patton made a point of doing so this week, after police had been less definitive publicly as the issue built. The... Read more
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The Border Mail
African youth crime: 'How can you respect someone who doesn't respect you?'as Richard Deng believe that using the term is, at the very least, unhelpful an
The Border Mail / Posted 14 days ago
as Richard Deng believe that using the term is, at the very least, unhelpful and inaccurate. But acting Chief Commissioner Shane Patton made a point of doing so this week, after police had been less definitive publicly as the issue built. The... Read more
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The Courier
African youth crime: 'How can you respect someone who doesn't respect you?'as Richard Deng believe that using the term is, at the very least, unhelpful an
The Courier / Posted 14 days ago
as Richard Deng believe that using the term is, at the very least, unhelpful and inaccurate. But acting Chief Commissioner Shane Patton made a point of doing so this week, after police had been less definitive publicly as the issue built. The... Read more
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The Age
African youth crime: 'How can you respect someone who doesn't respect you?'as Richard Deng believe that using the term is, at the very least, unhelpful an
The Age / Posted 14 days ago
as Richard Deng believe that using the term is, at the very least, unhelpful and inaccurate. But acting Chief Commissioner Shane Patton made a point of doing so this week, after police had been less definitive publicly as the issue built. The... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
African youth crime: 'How can you respect someone who doesn't respect you?'as Richard Deng believe that using the term is, at the very least, unhelpful an
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 14 days ago
as Richard Deng believe that using the term is, at the very least, unhelpful and inaccurate. But acting Chief Commissioner Shane Patton made a point of doing so this week, after police had been less definitive publicly as the issue built. The... Read more
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The Border Mail
How African youth crime in Victoria became a political stormpolitics" with serious issues by Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese. Ms Nevil
The Border Mail / Posted 15 days ago
politics" with serious issues by Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese. Ms Neville and Victoria's Acting Chief Commissioner Shane Patton this week vowed to stamp out street gangs, while playing down concerns that the state is awash with crime. They... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
How African youth crime in Victoria became a political stormpolitics” with serious issues by Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese. Ms Nevil
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 15 days ago
politics” with serious issues by Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese. Ms Neville and Victoria's Acting Chief Commissioner Shane Patton this week vowed to stamp out street gangs, while playing down concerns that the state is awash with crime. They... Read more
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The Age
How African youth crime in Victoria became a political stormpolitics” with serious issues by Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese. Ms Nevil
The Age / Posted 15 days ago
politics” with serious issues by Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese. Ms Neville and Victoria's Acting Chief Commissioner Shane Patton this week vowed to stamp out street gangs, while playing down concerns that the state is awash with crime. They... Read more
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16d
Canberra Times
Victorians scared to go to restaurants at night because of street gang violence: Peter Dutton weak" decisions by some magistrates. On Tuesday, Victorian Police Minister Lis
Canberra Times / Posted 16 days ago
weak" decisions by some magistrates. On Tuesday, Victorian Police Minister Lisa Neville and acting chief commissioner Shane Patton vowed youth gangs would be stamped out but sought to downplay concerns the state was facing a crisis. Ms... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Gangs, Race and Melbournein the tag of “gang”. Label and be damned. “These young thugs, these young crim
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 16 days ago
in the tag of “gang”. Label and be damned. “These young thugs, these young criminals,” claimed Acting Commissioner Shane Patton, “they’re not an organised crime group like a Middle Eastern organised crime group or an outlaw motorcycle gang.... Read more
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The Border Mail
Victorians are scared to go to restaurants because of African gang violence: Peter Duttonweak" decisions by some magistrates. On Tuesday, Victorian Police Minister Lis
The Border Mail / Posted 16 days ago
weak" decisions by some magistrates. On Tuesday, Victorian Police Minister Lisa Neville and acting chief commissioner Shane Patton vowed youth gangs would be stamped out but sought to downplay concerns the state was facing a crisis. Ms... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Victorians are scared to go to restaurants because of African gang violence: Peter Duttonweak" decisions by some magistrates. On Tuesday, Victorian Police Minister Lis
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 16 days ago
weak" decisions by some magistrates. On Tuesday, Victorian Police Minister Lisa Neville and acting chief commissioner Shane Patton vowed youth gangs would be stamped out but sought to downplay concerns the state was facing a crisis. Ms... Read more
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The Courier
Victorians are scared to go to restaurants because of African gang violence: Peter Duttonweak" decisions by some magistrates. On Tuesday, Victorian Police Minister Lis
The Courier / Posted 16 days ago
weak" decisions by some magistrates. On Tuesday, Victorian Police Minister Lisa Neville and acting chief commissioner Shane Patton vowed youth gangs would be stamped out but sought to downplay concerns the state was facing a crisis. Ms... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
Victorians are scared to go to restaurants because of African gang violence: Peter Duttonweak" decisions by some magistrates. On Tuesday, Victorian Police Minister Lis
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 16 days ago
weak" decisions by some magistrates. On Tuesday, Victorian Police Minister Lisa Neville and acting chief commissioner Shane Patton vowed youth gangs would be stamped out but sought to downplay concerns the state was facing a crisis. Ms... Read more
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Western Advocate
Victorians are scared to go to restaurants because of African gang violence: Peter Duttonweak" decisions by some magistrates. On Tuesday, Victorian Police Minister Lis
Western Advocate / Posted 16 days ago
weak" decisions by some magistrates. On Tuesday, Victorian Police Minister Lisa Neville and acting chief commissioner Shane Patton vowed youth gangs would be stamped out but sought to downplay concerns the state was facing a crisis. Ms... Read more
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Manning River Times
Victorians are scared to go to restaurants because of African gang violence: Peter Duttonweak" decisions by some magistrates. On Tuesday, Victorian Police Minister Lis
Manning River Times / Posted 16 days ago
weak" decisions by some magistrates. On Tuesday, Victorian Police Minister Lisa Neville and acting chief commissioner Shane Patton vowed youth gangs would be stamped out but sought to downplay concerns the state was facing a crisis. Ms... Read more
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The North West Star
Victorians are scared to go to restaurants because of African gang violence: Peter Duttonweak" decisions by some magistrates. On Tuesday, Victorian Police Minister Lis
The North West Star / Posted 16 days ago
weak" decisions by some magistrates. On Tuesday, Victorian Police Minister Lisa Neville and acting chief commissioner Shane Patton vowed youth gangs would be stamped out but sought to downplay concerns the state was facing a crisis. Ms... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Victorians are scared to go to restaurants because of African gang violence: Peter Duttonweak" decisions by some magistrates. On Tuesday, Victorian Police Minister Lis
Daily Liberal / Posted 16 days ago
weak" decisions by some magistrates. On Tuesday, Victorian Police Minister Lisa Neville and acting chief commissioner Shane Patton vowed youth gangs would be stamped out but sought to downplay concerns the state was facing a crisis. Ms... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Victorians scared to go to restaurants at night because of street gang violence: Peter Dutton weak" decisions by some magistrates. On Tuesday, Victorian Police Minister Lis
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 16 days ago
weak" decisions by some magistrates. On Tuesday, Victorian Police Minister Lisa Neville and acting chief commissioner Shane Patton vowed youth gangs would be stamped out but sought to downplay concerns the state was facing a crisis. Ms... Read more
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The Age
Victorians scared to go to restaurants at night because of street gang violence: Peter Dutton weak" decisions by some magistrates. On Tuesday, Victorian Police Minister Lis
The Age / Posted 16 days ago
weak" decisions by some magistrates. On Tuesday, Victorian Police Minister Lisa Neville and acting chief commissioner Shane Patton vowed youth gangs would be stamped out but sought to downplay concerns the state was facing a crisis. Ms... Read more
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News.com.au
No quick fix for youth crime: Vic govtas a decline in the proportion of total crime committed by young people, over t
News.com.au / Posted 16 days ago
as a decline in the proportion of total crime committed by young people, over the past 10 years. Acting Chief Commissioner Shane Patton said Victoria Police had been tackling the issue for the past two years. "There's a common misconception that... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
African migrants 'face unfair stigma' as gang stoush escalatesput a line between the criminals and the African community at large." Yesterda
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 17 days ago
put a line between the criminals and the African community at large." Yesterday, Victoria Police Acting Chief Commissioner Shane Patton said African youth were overrepresented in serious and violent crime and public disorder offences. "These young... Read more
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Canberra Times
Explainer: Does Melbourne have a street gang problem? have known, recognised, that there are a small number but a core group ... of c
Canberra Times / Posted 17 days ago
have known, recognised, that there are a small number but a core group ... of criminal thugs." Acting Chief Commissioner Shane Patton and police minister Lisa Neville speak about youth crime. Photo: Chris Hopkins What is a street gang? Acting... Read more
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The Courier
Explainer: Does Melbourne have a street gang problem?group of youths bent on trashing and occupying a local park in Tarneit. What i
The Courier / Posted 17 days ago
group of youths bent on trashing and occupying a local park in Tarneit. What is a street gang? Acting Chief Commissioner Shane Patton said on Tuesday that youths involved in recent offending were members of street gangs, but was careful to... Read more
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The Border Mail
Explainer: Does Melbourne have a street gang problem?group of youths bent on trashing and occupying a local park in Tarneit. What i
The Border Mail / Posted 17 days ago
group of youths bent on trashing and occupying a local park in Tarneit. What is a street gang? Acting Chief Commissioner Shane Patton said on Tuesday that youths involved in recent offending were members of street gangs, but was careful to... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Explainer: Does Melbourne have a street gang problem? have known, recognised, that there are a small number but a core group ... of c
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 17 days ago
have known, recognised, that there are a small number but a core group ... of criminal thugs." Acting Chief Commissioner Shane Patton and police minister Lisa Neville speak about youth crime. Photo: Chris Hopkins What is a street gang? Acting... Read more
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The Age
Explainer: Does Melbourne have a street gang problem? have known, recognised, that there are a small number but a core group ... of c
The Age / Posted 17 days ago
have known, recognised, that there are a small number but a core group ... of criminal thugs." Acting Chief Commissioner Shane Patton and police minister Lisa Neville speak about youth crime. Photo: Chris Hopkins What is a street gang? Acting... Read more
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The Courier Mail
MP wants international driver crackdownhighlighted as one of the critical issues for road safety improvement," Ms Nevi
The Courier Mail / Posted 17 days ago
highlighted as one of the critical issues for road safety improvement," Ms Neville said. Acting police chief commissioner Shane Patton said Victoria would also need to balance its international obligations. "There are obviously international... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Youth street gangs will be stamped out: police minister, chief commissionermoving to downplay concerns the state is awash with crime. Police Minister Lis
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 17 days ago
moving to downplay concerns the state is awash with crime. Police Minister Lisa Neville and Acting Chief Commissioner Shane Patton said the four separate incidents in December linked to African youths had given rise to a misconception police... Read more
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The Age
Youth street gangs will be stamped out: police minister, chief commissionermoving to downplay concerns the state is awash with crime. Police Minister Lis
The Age / Posted 17 days ago
moving to downplay concerns the state is awash with crime. Police Minister Lisa Neville and Acting Chief Commissioner Shane Patton said the four separate incidents in December linked to African youths had given rise to a misconception police... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Police admit Melbourne has gang problem, Government defends strategyDeputy Commissioner Andrew Crisp said he did "not accept for a minute that we d
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 17 days ago
Deputy Commissioner Andrew Crisp said he did "not accept for a minute that we do have gangs", Acting Chief Commissioner Shane Patton said there were African street gangs in Melbourne. "We have for a significant period of time said that there is... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Gang denial: ‘Enough is enough’or offenders across the state of violent incidents in December are linked. How
The Courier Mail / Posted 18 days ago
or offenders across the state of violent incidents in December are linked. However, its acting chief commissioner Shane Patton distanced himself from a local superintendent who downplayed the issue. “The leaders in the African community... Read more
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The Age
There's no denying it: Melbourne does have a problem with youth violencecomfort, but it also paints a disturbing picture of what the situation has come
The Age / Posted 18 days ago
comfort, but it also paints a disturbing picture of what the situation has come to. As police acting Chief Commissioner Shane Patton acknowledged last week, this is not just a police issue. It is about disengagement and unemployment too. A... Read more
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The Manila Times
Sydney extravaganza kicks off 2018 partiesploughed a car into a crowd of pedestrians in Melbourne. “You’re going to see
The Manila Times / Posted 19 days ago
ploughed a car into a crowd of pedestrians in Melbourne. “You’re going to see more police than ever out, it will be our largest contingent… (given) the current security environment,” Victoria state police acting chief commissioner Shane Patton s... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Sydney extravaganza kicks off global New Year partiesour largest contingent ... (given) the current security environment," said Vict
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 19 days ago
our largest contingent ... (given) the current security environment," said Victoria state police acting chief commissioner Shane Patton. Other cities are also on alert following deadly vehicle assaults over the past two years in Barcelona, Nice... Read more
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The Hindu
New Zealand, Australia kick off global New Year partiesour largest contingent... (given) the current security environment,” said Victo
The Hindu / Posted 19 days ago
our largest contingent... (given) the current security environment,” said Victoria State police acting chief commissioner Shane Patton. Other cities are also on alert following deadly vehicle assaults over the past two years in Barcelona, Nice... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Sydney extravaganza to kick off global New Year partiesour largest contingent ... (given) the current security environment," said Vict
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 19 days ago
our largest contingent ... (given) the current security environment," said Victoria state police acting chief commissioner Shane Patton. Other cities are also on alert following deadly vehicle assaults over the past two years in Barcelona, Nice... Read more
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Business Standard India
Sydney extravaganza to kick off New Year celebrations around the globebe our largest contingent... (given) the current security environment," Victori
Business Standard India / Posted 19 days ago
be our largest contingent... (given) the current security environment," Victoria state police acting chief commissioner Shane Patton said. Other cities are also preparing for possible threats following deadly vehicle assaults over the past two... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Sydney extravaganza to kick off global 2018 partiesour largest contingent... (given) the current security environment,” said Victo
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 19 days ago
our largest contingent... (given) the current security environment,” said Victoria state police acting chief commissioner Shane Patton. Other cities are also preparing for possible threats following deadly vehicle assaults over the past two years... Read more
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Daily Mirror
"Idiot" drink-driver was an "insane" amount over the limit when pulled by policewere conducting breath tests last night at around 8pm. Addressing the defendan
Daily Mirror / Posted 22 days ago
were conducting breath tests last night at around 8pm. Addressing the defendant, Victoria Police Acting Chief Commissioner Shane Patton said in court: "I don't know how much alcohol you'd have to consume to get to that level but to think that you... Read more
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The Courier
Police chose not to use new alarm system during Flinders Street carnageto go during last week's Flinders Street carnage, however, police decided not t
The Courier / Posted 22 days ago
to go during last week's Flinders Street carnage, however, police decided not to use it. Acting Police Chief Commissioner Shane Patton said police chose not to activate the alarms last Thursday when a driver allegedly drove into a crowded... Read more
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