|Avoid being bashed - install a baby capsule|
Another appalling crime has shocked Sydney. Jeremy Nunes was carrying his
baby daughter home in a baby-pouch when he was attacked by a gang of four or
five youths who beat him (and in the process his baby daughter) to the
ground. Jeremy escaped with bruises, but his baby daughter sustained a
'An unavoidable tragedy' some may say, 'these things just
happen' others will cry, along with 'why doesn't the government do
more?'. A closer examination suggests that perhaps the government (once
again) did too much.
Jeremy dined out with friends, and afterwards needed to get home. The only
car available didn't have a legally mandated baby seat, and transporting babies
in cars without a government approved child seat is, as we all know, illegal.
Parents, it seems, are not qualified to make decisions about the safety of
their children - that can only be done by the all-knowing and all-powerful
government. So he was faced with a choice: either break the law by transporting
his daughter in a relatively safe car, or obey the law and brave the city
streets on foot. Foolishly, perhaps, he chose to obey the law and was attacked
within 50 meters of his home.
Almost as sick as the attack itself was the appearance of an apparently
outraged Bob Carr. He was taking the photo opportunity, but not taking any
responsibility for his governments legislation.
Another example of the nanny state making us safer.