Shed a tear: watch as police crush 5 Aussie and Japanese classics
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Oh Australia, why must you anger me so.
This isn't the first time we've seen law enforcement over the ditch take an extreme view to 'hoon' drivers and their cars. Last April a couple of Commodore V8s met their maker after their owners got done for various offences, with video of the destruction going viral on social media.
Almost a year later, and here we are again with more fresh footage from over the ditch of cars owned by 'hoons' getting crushed on camera with the hopes of teaching drivers a lesson in safety; this time from the Victoria Police.
The five cars at the center of the video — a Nissan Skyline R33, a Holden VS or VR Commodore on steelies, a Holden VY SS ute, a Ford Falcon BA Ghia, and a rather clean Nissan 180SX — were all involved in various instances of dangerous driving on public roads in Melbourne across 2015 and 2016. And another three cars are also set to meet the crusher according to a Victoria Police press release.
The cars are all connected by organised 'hoon meets' — the organisers of which have also been charged.
“Police have no tolerance for people who plan, organise or engage in deliberate, risky behaviour at hoon meets,” said Detective Inspector Mick Daly.
“These irresponsible people, including the event organisers and drivers, place their lives and the lives of others at serious risk. We’ve previously seen the tragic consequences of hoon driving where lives have been lost, but the reckless driving behaviour continues to plague our suburbs.
“Police will continue to work with the community to identify, disrupt and apprehend anyone taking part in this kind of dangerous behaviour on our roads.”
Back in April I wrote that this stuff was senseless destruction, and a wasteful resolution that defies logic. Those who performed the dangerous acts, they should feel the wrath of their garbage decision-making skills — but including the cars in that equation serves nothing but to increase the animosity to the police force. Cars could be stripped of their parts, donated to educational institutions, sold off ... they're all better options.